Posted by: porschebahn | February 1, 2010

Race Summary for the 2010 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

Action Express Porsche-powered Riley Wins Rolex 24

Porsche Power Succeeds at the Rolex 24 at Daytona as Action Express Racing Porsche Riley Wins Overall; TRG Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Entries Second and Third in GT

Mechanical problems, bad luck, and on-track incidents push Porsche 911 GT3 Cup teams off the top step of the Rolex GT podium; Broken driveshaft, engine ills ruin Brumos Porsche’s chance to repeat

Using a veteran driver line-up including Ryan Dalziel, Mike Rockenfeller, Joao Barbosa, and Terry Borcheller, and support from a veteran team, Brumos Racing, the Action Express Racing Porsche-powered Riley upset the pre-race favorites to win the 48th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

The engine is a Porsche Cayenne-based V8 built as a independent project and mated to a Riley chassis.

Pre-race favorites BMW Riley, Ford Riley, Ford Dallara, and last year’s winner, the Brumos Porsche Riley, all led the race at various times during the day and night, but mechanical gremlins and miscues on the track derailed those efforts, and the Action Express team came away with the win.

In the Rolex GT class, it looked like a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup victory was in the works once the leading Camaro broke overnight, but the leading TRG Porsches lost their advantage in the last four hours of the event.

First, the #71 TRG Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, with NASCAR star Bobby Labonte at the controls, ran out of fuel on the course and had to be towed into the infield, where the TRG crew met the car, gave it a dump-can of fuel, and got it back on the track. However, Labonte had to circle the track again, and then come in for a full fuel stop and driver change under green, and lost the three-lap lead the team had built in the GT class. Only seven minutes later, the new leaders #67 TRG Flying Lizard Porsche 911 GT3 Cup of Seth Neiman/Johannes van Overbeek/Joerg Bergmeister/Patrick Long came into the pits with a broken front shock. The team replaced the shock, but it put them five laps back, and opened the door for the #70 Speedsource Mazda to take the lead – a lead they never relinquished.

The #71 car, with Labonte, Romain Dumas, Timo Bernhard, Spencer Pumpelly and Tim Geroge, Jr., later lost its clutch and ended up ninth in class.

The #67 car finished second, and third place went to the #66 TRG Porsche Ted Ballou, Kelly Collins, Wolf Henzler, Andy Lally, and Patrick Flanagan.

The #59 Brumos Porsche Riley, although many laps down in eighth place, had an emotional moment at the end of the 19th hour as five-time Rolex 24 winner Hurley Haywood stepped out of the car for the last time as he had announced that he would retire after this race.

“I would have liked to finish this with a win, but we gave it a good effort, and I am proud of our entire Brumos team,” said Haywood, who added that he thought about his retirement a little before his last stint, but once he was belted in and out of the pits, it was 100 percent racing.

Other top Porsche GT finishers

Other top Porsche 911 GT3 Cup finishers in the Rolex GT class included the Magnus Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup team (John Potter, Craig Stanton, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Richard Lietz) – fifth; the Foametix/Battery Tender Alex Job Racing Porsche (Claudio Burtin, Jack Baldwin, Mitch Paggerey, Martin Ragginger, Dominik Farnbacher) – 12th; and the Bullet Racing Canadian Porsche (Kees Nierop, Darryl O’Young, Steve Paquette, Sean McIntosh and Ross Bentley) – 13th.

On-line resources




Grand-Am results, event press notes:

Sunday Porsche racing action photos can be downloaded at the following link:

Additional Porsche 911 GT3 Cup competitor action photos can be downloaded at the following link:

Porsche Daytona 24-Hour Facts

Overall Wins: 22 (first in 1968; most recently in 2009 and 2009)

Class Wins: 64

Porsche 911 Wins: 37 Overall and Class Victories

Initial Overall Win: 1968

GT Class Wins: 27

SGS Class wins (class ran only in 2004): 1

20 Race Winning Streak (overall or class): 1966-1987

Finished 1-2 overall in 11 Daytona 24-Hours

GT class winner finishing second overall: 2001, 2004

From 1977 to 1988, Porsche had compiled 12 consecutive overall wins

GTX Series Winner: 1978-1981

GTP Series Winner: 1982-89, 1991

Rolex 24 Final Results

FinPos, StPos, (No), Class, Drivers, Team, Car, Laps, Avg Speed

1. 8. (9) DP; Terry Borcheller, Vero Beach, FL ; Joao Barbosa, Portugal; Ryan Dalziel, Orlando, FL; Action Express Racing; Porsche Riley; 755; 111.930mph.

2. 5. (01) DP; Scott Pruett, Auburn, CA; Memo Rojas, Mexico City, Mexico; Justin Wilson, Dacono, CO ; Max Papis, Mooresville, NC ; TELMEX Chip Ganassi with Felix Sabates; BMW Riley; 755; 111.862mph.

3. 14. (95) DP; Scott Tucker, Overland Park, KS ; Ryan Hunter-Reay, Fort Lauderdale, FL ; Lucas Luhr, Germany; Richard Westbrook, England; Crown Royal/NPN Racing; BMW Riley; 751; 111.235mph.

4. 9. (75) DP; Tracy Krohn, Houston, TX ; Nic Jonsson, Sweden; Ricardo Zonta, Brazil; Colin Braun, Harrisburg, NC ; Krohn Racing; Ford Lola; 735; 108.861mph.

5. 2. (60) DP; John Pew, North Palm Beach, FL ; Oswaldo Negri Jr, Miami, FL; Burt Frisselle, Aspen, CO ; Mark Wilkins, Toronto, ON Canada; Michael Shank Racing; Ford Riley; 726; 107.515mph.

6. 1. (10) DP; Wayne Taylor, Apopka, FL; Max Angelelli, Monaco; Pedro Lamy, Portugal; Ricky Taylor, Apopka, FL ; SunTrust Racing; Ford Dallara; 711; 105.406mph.

7. 3. (6) DP; Mark Patterson, Bronxville, NY ; Michael Valiante, Vancouver, BC Canada; AJ Allmendinger, Denver, CO; Brian Frisselle, Aspen, CO ; Michael Shank Racing; Ford Riley; 707; 111.067mph.

8. 18. (70) GT; David Haskell, Plantation, FL ; Sylvain Tremblay, Coral Springs, FL; Nick Ham, Evergreen, CO ; Jonathan Bomarito, Solana Beach, CA ; SpeedSource; Mazda RX-8; 707; 104.683mph.

9. 22. (67) GT; Jorg Bergmeister, Germany; Patrick Long, Belleair, FL; Seth Neiman, San Francisco, CA ; Johannes van Overbeek, Oakland, CA ; TRG/ Flying Lizards; Porsche GT3 Cup; 703; 104.195mph.

10. 20. (66) GT; Ted Ballou, Corona del Mar, CA ; Kelly Collins, Newport Beach, CA ; Patrick Flanagan, Newport Beach, CA; Wolf Henzler, Germany; Andy Lally, Newport, NY; TRG; Porsche GT3 Cup; 691; 102.330mph.

11. 27. (57) GT; Robin Liddell, England; Andrew Davis, Bogart, GA ; Jan Magnussen, Denmark; Stevenson Motorsports; Camaro GT.R; 683; 101.212mph.

12. 37. (44) GT; John Potter, Salt Lake City, UT ; Craig Stanton, Long Beach, CA ; Richard Lietz, Austria; Magnus Racing; Porsche GT3 Cup; 683; 101.165mph.

13. 30. (40) GT; Joe Foster, Lawrenceville, GA; ; Charles Espenlaub, Lutz, FL ; Scott Maxwell, Toronto, ON Canada; Dempsey Racing; Mazda RX-8; 682; 101.062mph.

14. 29. (43) GT; Joe Sahlen, Elma, NY ; Will Nonnamaker, North Canton, OH ; Wayne Nonnamaker, Massillon, OH; Joe
Nonnamaker, Massillon, OH; Team Sahlen; Mazda RX-8; 682; 101.060mph.

15. 25. (94) GT; Bill Auberlen, Redondo Beach, CA ; Paul Dalla Lana, Toronto, ON Canada; Boris Said, Escondido, CA; Joey Hand, Sacramento, CA ; Turner Motorsport; BMW M6; 675; 100.017mph.

16. 26. (71) GT; Tim George Jr, New York, NY; Spencer Pumpelly, Mason Neck, VA; Timo Bernhard, Germany; Romain Dumas, France; Bobby Labonte, Corpus Christi, TX; TRG; Porsche GT3 Cup; 668; 99.018mph.

17. 35. (97) GT; Gunter Schaldach, Aspen, CO ; Mike Borkowski, Miami Beach, FL ; Matt Bell, Los Altos, CA ; Brady Refenning, Palm City, FL ; Stevenson Motorsports; Camaro GT.R; 661; 97.972mph.

18. 23. (32) GT; Rob Finlay, Peterborough, NH; Jeff Westphal, San Carlos, CA ; Max Hyatt, Santa FE, NM ; Thomas Merrill, Salinas, CA ; Corsa Team PR1; BMW M6; 657; 97.301mph.

19. 36. (23) GT; Claudio Burtin, Marietta, GA ; Jack Baldwin, Marietta, GA ; Mitch Pagerey, Deerfield Beach, FL; Martin Ragginger, Austria; Dominik Farnbacher, Germany; Alex Job Racing; Porsche GT3 Cup; 656; 97.122mph.

20. 31. (22) GT; Ross Bentley, Vancouver, BC Canada; ; Sean McIntosh, Coquitlam, BC Canada; Darryl O’Young, Hong Kong, China; Bullet Racing; Porsche GT3 Cup; 632; 93.621mph.

21. 15. (99) DP; Jon Fogarty, Bend, OR; Alex Gurney, Irvine, CA ; Jimmy Vasser, Las Vegas, NV ; Jimmie Johnson, El Cajon, CA; GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing; Chevrolet Riley; 630; 108.966mph.

22. 24. (41) GT; James Gue, Alpharetta, GA ; Leh Keen, Charleston, SC ; Don Kitch Jr, Bellevue, WA ; Dave Lacey, Toronto, ON Canada; Dempsey Racing/ Team Seattle; Mazda RX-8; 620; 91.820mph.

23. 6. (55) DP; Scott Tucker, Overland Park, KS ; Emmanuel Collard, France; Christophe Bouchut, France; Sascha Maassen, Germany; Crown Royal/NPN Racing; BMW Riley; 619; 102.000mph.

24. 11. (77) DP; Memo Gidley, Novato, CA ; Brad Jaeger, Cincinnati, OH ; Fabrizio Gollin, Italy; Derek Johnston, Nottingham, England; Doran Racing; Ford Dallara; 612; 90.666mph.

25. 44. (14) GT; Seth Thomas, Cumming, GA ; Daniel Graeff, Miami, FL ; Ron Yarab Jr, Poland, OH ; Glen Gatlin, Ft Worth, TX; Autometrics Motorsports; Porsche GT3 Cup; 611; 90.505mph.

26. 7. (59) DP; Darren Law, Phoenix, AZ ; David Donohue, Malvern, PA; Hurley Haywood, Ponte Vedra, FL ; Raphael Matos, Miami, FL ; Brumos Racing; Porsche Riley; 582; 104.440mph.

27. 12. (7) DP; Bill Lester, Atlanta, Ga; Mike Forest, Edmonton, AB Canada; Dion von Moltke, Coral Gables, FL ; Ian James, Phoenix, AZ ; Starworks Motorsport; BMW Riley; 549; 103.419mph.

28. 16. (69) GT; Emil Assentato, Locust Valley, NY ; Jeff Segal, Miami, FL; Nick Longhi, Nyack, NY; Anthony Lazzaro, Atlanta, GA; SpeedSource; Mazda RX-8; 488; 102.526mph.

29. 21. (88) GT; Lance Willsey, Chestnut Hill, MA ; Tom Papadopoulos, East Hills, NY ; John Baker, New York, NY ; Johnny Mowlem, England; Guy Cosmo, West Palm Beach, FL ; Orbit Racing; Porsche GT3 Cup; 444; 98.408mph.

30. 28. (48) GT; Bryce Miller, Summit, NJ; Peter Ludwig, New Paltz, NY ; Kevin Roush, Upland, CA ; Miller Barrett Racing; Porsche GT3 Cup; 411; 77.353mph.

31. 43. (18) GT; Bruce Ledoux III, Southborough, MA ; David Quinlan, Cohasset, MA ; Tom Sheehan, Auburn, NH ; Bob Doyle, Killingworth, CT ; Dan Watkins, Marblehead, MA ; TRG/ Guardian Angel Motorsports; Porsche GT3 Cup; 386; 95.320mph.

32. 10. (90) DP; Antonio Garcia, Spain; Darren Manning, England; Buddy Rice, Phoenix, AZ ; Paul Menard, Cornelius, NC ; Spirit of Daytona Racing; Porsche Coyote; 346; 104.155mph.

33. 38. (63) GT; Henri Richard, Los Altos Hills, CA ; Zak Brown, Carmel, IN ; Rene Villeneuve, Beverly Hills, CA ; Mark Thomas, Houston, TX ; TRG; Porsche GT3 Cup; 335; 49.641mph.

34. 13. (2) DP; Romeo Kapudija, Chicago, IL; Jared Beyer, New Braunfels, TX ; Dane Cameron, Glen Ellen, CA ; Cort Wagner, Pacific Palisades, CA ; Beyer Racing; Chevrolet Crawford; 319; 77.425mph.

35. 42. (19) GT; ; Jason Vinkemulder, Spring Lake, MI ; MCM/Black Flag Racing; Corvette; 316; 56.040mph.

36. 34. (20) GT; ; Matt Connolly Motorsports; Porsche GT3 Cup; 276; 72.770mph.

37. 4. (02) DP; Scott Dixon, New Zealand; Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombia; Dario Franchitti, Scotland; Jamie McMurray, Mooresville, NC ; Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates; BMW Riley; 249; 104.293mph.

38. 19. (07) GT; Paul Edwards, Ft Collins, CO; Davy Jones, Lake Tahoe, NV; Scott Russell, Conyers, GA ; John McCutchen, Dallas, TX ; Godstone Ranch Motorsport/ Team MBR; Corvette; 201; 76.695mph.

39. 41. (21) GT; Gabrio Rosa, Italy; Spencer Trenery, Berkeley, CA ; Jim Briody, Prescott, AZ; Matt Connolly Motorsports; Pontiac GTO.R; 153; 22.665mph.

40. 33. (46) GT; Shane Lewis, Jupiter, FL ; Richard Zahn, Longwood, FL ; Romain Iannetta, France; Autohaus Motorsports; Pontiac GXP.R; 125; 95.912mph.

41. 39. (52) GT; Bob Michaelian, Seal Beach, CA ; Max Schmidt, Big Sky, MT; Wil Mar Racing; Ferrari F430 CH; 112; 37.192mph.

42. 32. (64) GT; ; Tim Sugden, England; Eric Lux, Jacksonville, FL ; JLowe Racing; Porsche GT3 Cup; 100; 95.478mph.

43. 17. (30) GT; ; Jordan Taylor, Apopka, FL ; Todd Lamb, Atlanta, GA ; Racers Edge Motorsports; Mazda RX-8; 69; 91.017mph.

44. 40. (42) GT; Joe Sahlen, Elma, NY ; ; Team Sahlen; Mazda RX-8; 27; 81.623mph.

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