The field for the Paul Revere 250 was set based on times from Wednesday's practice sessions following the evening showers. The 20 SportsRacer and SportsRacer Lights cars will be gridded in front of the 26 GT cars, with a field of 46 cars set to...
The field for the Paul Revere 250 was set based on times from Wednesday's practice sessions following the evening showers. The 20 SportsRacer and SportsRacer Lights cars will be gridded in front of the 26 GT cars, with a field of 46 cars set to start. The event will follow NASCAR Winston Cup Series Bud Pole Award qualifying.
GEORGE ROBINSON (No. 74 Informix Riles & Scott Judd) -- This is a whole change of pace to be actually finishing and winning. The last time we were here it was a thrash, but we did manage to finish the Rolex 24. But it's a whole lot easier and a lot more fun when you're winning.
RYAN HAMPTON (No. 22 SRII Archangel Motorsports Nissan Lola, fastest qualifier in class) -- We're still developing the car, and we were real excited because a few of the European factory efforts were coming here. We wanted to see how we would stand up to the yardstick of the European teams who have had their cars for a good year now and have done some development. Obviously, we're doing pretty good, and we're extremely happy with how the car's working. The car is actually very easy to set up. You take it out of the box and race it with a few changes. Basically, all we did today was development work. We're still tweaking the car. I've been here for the 24 Hours before, but Larry has never been here before.
LARRY OBERTO (No. 22 SRII Archangel Motorsports Nissan Lola) -- Race conditions are always a lot different from practice, and qualifying didn't happen. We feel pretty good about going into the race the way the car is. If we keep doing what we're doing, I think we should be victorious.
TERRY BORCHELLER (No. 5 Saleen SR, fastest GTO qualifier) -- (Why they didn't run the Rolex 24) Our car was built in '96, and it really didn't have an endurance mentality. We knew if we ran the car as hard as we needed to run it to be competitive, we wouldn't finish. Tommy Archer outqualified us at Mid-Ohio, but we ran the fastest lap of the race. It was fun to have some competition. I think we have some of the best competition. We just need some more cars.
DARREN LAW (No. 81 G&W Motorsports Porsche, fastest GTU qualifier) -- We didn't expect our fastest practice lap to be our qualifying lap, obviously. The track was slick when we first went out. We did a lot of playing around, and we went in a lot of different directions with the setup. I'm surprised it went as it did.
CRAIG CONWAY (No. 09 Spirit of Daytona Camaro, fastest in American GT) -- We weren't running for the pole, we were just practicing like everybody else. We'll take it however we can get it. We were loose, all over the place, and we were changing the car a lot, and it didn't seem to make much difference. I think we'll be in great shape when we get to the race, as long as it doesn't rain. Our car isn't great in the rain, so we're hoping for it to be dry. The competition is getting tougher, there's more cars coming out. But we're the "homeboys," so hopefully that will help.