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Sunday
Jan312010

Our Just-Past-Halfway Report

4:45am means we are 13 hours and 15 minutes into the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Jeroen put in a stellar stint, recording Magnus Racing's quickest lap time of the race, which Richard Lietz then went out and lowered by two tenths of a second. Our target for the last few hours has been the #88 Orbit Racing Porsche, which we have gained back three laps on but need another four.

John has gottenas back into the No.44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 Cup, and he should carry us into sunrise. We welcome the sun, it is quite cold in the pits - around 50 degrees F. Our neighbors, the Spirit of Daytona team, have retired their car, which is bad news for them but speaking completely selfishly, will give us a little bit more room for our crew, family, and friends when they all wake up and rejoin us in the morning.

Sunday
Jan312010

Coming through the field...again

After the trouble with the nose, Craig put in a bunch of fast laps, resetting Magnus Racing's fastest lap of the race on his way to grabbing 13th position. We are almost at 10 1/2 hours through this race.

Jeroen is now in, and we gave up a spot on the exchange but our flying Dutchman will have that taken care of, no problem.

Sunday
Jan312010

Our bad luck strikes again

Shortly after Craig jumped in the car, he reported a vibration and that the left front fender was coming up a few inches at speed. It took a few pitstops to isolate the problem, but the team finally replaced the nose of the No.44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 Cup but it cost us three positions and a couple of laps.

We can sum up the general feeling of the team with %#$&!!!

Saturday
Jan302010

Just After Eight Hours

Things have been going pretty smoothly. John jumped in after Richard and had a great stint, moving the No.44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 Cup up to 14th position. In fact, his pass for 14th was the first thing we've had to celebrate all day - it was a small victory but a victory nonetheless. We're going fast and staying out of trouble, gaining positions as other cars begin to have trouble.

Right before the eight hour mark, there was a full course yellow, which worked out well with our fuel consumption so we brought John in and sent Craig back out. The pitstop went well, and Craig took off to make up some more time on the field.

Saturday
Jan302010

First batch of photos from 24 Hour

If you aren't our friend on Facebook, add us! We have just uploaded a great batch of photos from Regis, check them out.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000633154523&ref=nf#/album.php?aid=4787&id=100000633154523&ref=mf