Rolex 24 at Daytona hour eight wrap up

No. 12 Risi Competizione Ferari 333SP closes in on the Dyson 16 car Andy Wallace and Eric Van de Poele continue the fight for the lead of the 39th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona, which has now completed its eighth hour of racing at Daytona ...

No. 12 Risi Competizione Ferari 333SP closes in on the Dyson 16 car Andy Wallace and Eric Van de Poele continue the fight for the lead of the 39th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona, which has now completed its eighth hour of racing at Daytona International Speedway. Wallace, who replaced Butch Leitzinger, is the overall race leader, driving the No. 16 Dyson Racing Ford R&S. One lap behind Wallace is Ralf Kelleners in the No. 12 Risi Competizione Ferari 333SP. In third place is the second Dyson Racing entry, car No. 20.

In SportsRacer Prototype II, the No. 89 Porsche Haus Racing Nissan Lola suffered mechanical problems, giving the lead to the No. 22 Archangel Motosport Lola Nissan of Andrew Davis, Jeff Clinton, Mike Durand and Tony Dudek, which now leads the class by eight laps over the No. 62 Mazda Kudzu of Rich Grupp, Dennis Spencer and Ryan Hampton. The class leader is 13th overall.

Ron Fellows remains GTS class leader and is now up to fourth overall, driving the No. 2 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5R. Dale Earnhardt Sr., was just getting into the team’s #3 car to relieve Kelly Collins as the eight-hour point ended. Second place is Herman Buurman in the No. 24 Marcos Mantara. Buurman is three laps down to Fellows, Earnhardt was one lap behind Buurman.

In the GT class, the No 31 White Lightning Racing Porsche 911 GT3R of Lucas Luhr continues to lead, and runs ninth overall. The No. 54 JET Motorsports BMW M3 with Boris Said, Terry Borcheller, Hans Stuck and Tony Jennings driving is second, one lap behind.

The AGT class leader is Dick Greer in the No. 11 Chevrolet Camaro he shares -DIS

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Andy Wallace , Dale Earnhardt , Boris Said , Ron Fellows , Kelly Collins , Lucas Luhr , Terry Borcheller , Jeff Clinton , Dennis Spencer , Andrew Davis , Dick Greer , Herman Buurman , Rich Grupp
Teams Corvette Racing , Risi Competizione , Dyson Racing