Watkins Glen: Bryce Miller race report

Bryce Miller of Summit, N.J., and his Racers Edge Motorsports teammates had a strong start to the Six Hours of The Glen, fifth race in the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. The annual event continues a long tradition of endurance racing on...

Bryce Miller of Summit, N.J., and his Racers Edge Motorsports teammates had a strong start to the Six Hours of The Glen, fifth race in the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. The annual event continues a long tradition of endurance racing on the 3.4-mile Watkins Glen International road course in Watkins Glen, N.Y.

Dane Cameron of Sonoma, Calif., started the No. 30 Marquis Jet Mazda RX-8 sixth on the GT class grid. He moved up to fourth before handing off to Peter Ludwig of New Paltz, N.Y. Ludwig held fourth through his stint, as did Miller, who drove third in the rotation.

Just before the two-hour mark, Miller lost power and was towed back to pit lane, where the crew quickly replaced a broken alternator wire. The three drivers each drove a second stint, but were slowed by trouble with a drop-link pin on the front sway bar. The team persevered, though, and finished with Miller recording the sixth-fastest GT lap of the race.

"I think we were all pretty satisfied with the qualifying position that Dane secured for the race, starting from the third row. That's certainly a good position for a six-hour race," Miller said. "The car was able to show some good pace, but unfortunately, it wasn't able to go for the entire distance. Those things happen during a six-hour race.

"The crew worked very hard to get the car back on the track. We were able to do that and score fast times after the fact. I'm just glad we were able to log as many laps as we were, given some of the gremlins we were battling. That's a credit to the crew."

-credit: brycemiller.net

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Peter Ludwig , Dane Cameron , Bryce Miller
Teams Racers Edge Motorsports