|Photo: Jim Hunter|
It's a classic, a $14.37 part failed and dropped the 31 Axis of Oversteer Porsche GTC from class leader with less than 3 hours to 12 laps down.
|Kuba admiring wielbłąd toe|
|Jamey Price caught the 31 dragging the bumper|
CG was at the wheel when it happened but he has no idea how, he did not hit anyone and nobody hit him. A mystery, but the upshot was that the rear lights were damaged. It turns out Porsche tail lights are notorious for popping out of their sockets with very little prodding. Usually they get taped down, for whatever reason, this was not done on the 31 car. New clusters went in during a longish pit stop as the sun began to set. Lucky at the time it was under a safety car period so it dropped us from P2 to P4. Kuba, in attack mode dragged the car all the way back to P2 and pressuring Sean Edwards in P1. Edwards made a mistake and went off leaving the underdog Axis team in the lead and looking good.
The NGT crew worked feverishly on the rear but the one light would just not come on. In the end they found the brake pedal sensor had failed and somehow was just sending signal just to the one side.
Eventually the car was fired back up but our race was over.
Congratulations to Carlos, Kuba and Mario for a damn good effort and to Ramez and all at NGT for giving them such a good car. Axis is gutted but Axis was also on TV leading the 12 hours of Sebring and that's just amazing.
Cheers and thanks for all the messages of support, especially the guys following on Pistoheads!
Congratulations to the winners in GTC, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Dion Von Moltke, Cooper McNeil and Alex Job Racing.
Thanks to Andrés Bermudez for the pit reporting!
|The tail pipe also came off at some point...|
|After 12 hours of Gas, Sweat and Tears|