The end to the Rolex 24 hour race at Daytona was full of excitement, if not controversy as Ricky Taylor of Wayne Taylor Racing made a bold move to pass the Mustang Sampling Cadillac with minutes to go. See the video below to judge for yourself if a penalty should have been imposed. I say no. That's racing and to me Ricky Taylor showed that he is a true racer at heart. This reminds me of the spirit and style of the F1 driver Ayrton Senna. I suggest you see the attached video of Jackie Stewart interviewing Senna several years ago and you will see what I mean.
Ricky- you are out there to win and you did what you had to. You are a true racer and deserving of the win!
See the Video: Ricky's Contact With Mustang Sampling Racing
And now Listen to Ayrton Senna's view on taking an aggressive line: Ayrton Senna's View On Racing For The Win
In the GT Le Mans class the armada of Ford GT's from Chip Ganassi Racing proved too much for the all new Porsche 911 RSR factory team of two cars- but not by much. After 24 hours of racing the 911 car was only 3 seconds behind. Very respectable for an all new car.
For more on all the action see the attached Autoweek article:
And now for my exclusive photo coverage of the weekend- check out the CarCameraStory photos:
This is the first of two posts showing some of the action through my photos. My camera is ready for the next race at Sebring in March in what looks like a season long battle for the IMSA title!
Jeff Gordon and Ricky Taylor Having Fun
Jordan and Ricky Taylor Before The Race
Taylor's and Company At the Office
The Winner in GTLM Class #66 Ford GT
You May never See This Again- All Four Fords In the Pits!
Close To The Wall - Porsche Factory Team 911RSR
Mercedes AMG GT3 in Beautiful Race Livery
GTLM Porsche 911RSR and Prototype Visit Florida Car
Tequilla Patron ESM Pit Action Driver Change
GTD Class Turner Racing BMW
BMW Team RLL BMW M6
Preview of Battle At Race End
Ferrari Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3
Porsche 911 RSR on The Grid
Lexus 3 GT Racing GT Daytona Class
Riley Motorsports-Weather Tech Racing Mercedes AMG GT3
See The New Gallery of Photos Posted Soon