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The 86 Farnbacher Loles entry led in the morning but broke an axle later ending their bid for the win - Jim Bourn Photo
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Rolex Grand-Am GT Tuesday - Rolex 24 - Hour 20 Report (January 25th, 2009) By Jim Bourn

Rolex 24-Hour Race report concluding the 20th hour

The Banner Racing team is replacing the front brake pads and rotors during a full course caution.

On lap 466 GT) the #66 TRG Porsche driven by Emmanuel Collard took over the lead when the #86 Farnbacher Loles Porsche of Farnbacher pitted. Matt Marsh is now driving the #86. The lead trio of GT entries are running 8th through 10th overall.

Jorg Bergmeister remains in 3rd just under 16 seconds behind the #86 in his #67 TRG Porsche with Kelly Collins 4th in the #07 Pontiac GXP some 4 laps off the lead. The #33 Porsche now driven by Patrick Pilet is in 5th.

Everything is going ok for us right now, said John Stevenson, owner of the #57 Pontiac and #97 Corvette. We were up to fourth during the night but we blew a tire in turn 3 and had to limp around to the pits. Thankfully it didn't hurt a thing but we lost a few laps with that.

The GT leaders are past the 500 lap mark as the race wears on past 9 AM.

It is 10:30, five hours left to go, and the trio of Porsches, led by the #86 of Kevin Roush, still lead the GT race as all three are running in the top ten.
Andy Lallyis close in 2nd in the #67 TRG Porsche while stable mate Spenser Pumpelly is 3rd but well over a minute behind Lally.
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