Sunny Voelker | Team Manager
I’m really proud of our
effort and all of our guys. I’m proud of our full time guys at the shop,
our fly-ins, our drivers, and everyone we had to add to the team for
this event. It is a unique event that is challenging
in so many ways that you can’t predict. You can prepare to a certain
degree, but you have to be willing to adjust. We knew what hand we were
dealt when we got here, being behind the time frame to accomplish
everything we needed to with the car. It’s almost
like being a new team in the NFL and you start off with the Super Bowl.
That’s what this felt like, and I’m so proud of the effort we put
forth. We went the distance, and we finished the race. We had things
thrown at us that we didn’t anticipate, and overcame
adversity. The drivers were solid and the crew was solid. We pulled
together and finished the race, which is what we wanted to accomplish.
I’m very pleased and looking forward to Sebring.
We had a hard go at the
Rolex 24 at Daytona. We had some mistakes, and contact from another car
put us back many laps. Everybody drove well, and overall it went fine.
We dug in and finished the race. The rain
was treacherous, and a lot of people were flying off the track. We
focused on keeping the car on track in the final hours and be there to
finish the race.
I want to start my
thanking our team and our mechanics. Those were the people that worked
the hardest for the last 24 hours. They worked on the car for three and a
half hours straight to get us back out there.
It was something I’d never seen before, so it was very motivating. All
of us drivers thought we wanted to finish the race, even just to say
thank you to them. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to take the checker
flag, but the result says we finished the race,
and that’s what we did. It was a tough race for us all the way through.
I think we showed from time to time that we had the pace to fight with
the top guys. All in all, I’m happy with the team and what I’ve done as
well. This was a whole new experience for
me, and I’m looking forward to whatever comes next.
This was an endurance
race, and things surely didn’t go how we planned for them to go, but as a
team, we did our best and took the car to the end. I’m very thankful to
Precision Performance Motorsports, because
even after the contact, they managed to get us back on track and never
give up on fishing the race. Result wise, it’s never ideal. This is the
first race for us in this championship, and there are always things we
can improve and do better, but the team effort
was great, and I’m sure the next one will be much better. Forza PPM and
I’m sure it’ll come.
Two out of three races
at the Rolex 24 At Daytona usually go the way ours went: Where weather
or luck get in the way. Our team did a great job, especially changing a
gearbox in the middle of the night. I think
we would have been close to the lead lap had it not been for a few
moments of bad luck. Overall, I’m really impressed with everything.