It was an exciting weekend coast to coast for Gas Monkey Energy as their backed motorsports teams saw action from Oakland, CA for Daytona Beach, FL.
In the Sunshine State it was everything but sunny as driver’s had to battle a substantial downpour for much of the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona. In fact, weather resulted in nearly 10 hours of cautions throughout the 24-hour endurance race. However, not falling victim to accidents like so many in the rain, the GME backed Precision Performance Motorsports team was ultimately done in by a failed gearbox which resulted in driver Don Yount needing to be towed in and a subsequent three hours in the pit to fix the car.
With the No. 47 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO again performing flawlessly, Yount and his teammates consisting of Linus Lundqvist, Steve Dunn, Miloš Pavlović were able to finish the race in 20th in their GTD class. Next up for the N0. 47 is the 24 Hours of Sebring in mid-March.
Across the country in Oakland it was also ups and downs for the AJE Motorsports team, literally on the dirt track and figuratively addressing injuries. Rider Chris Blose took home his second consecutive top 10 with a 9th place finish in the 250SX class. Chris now sits in 7th overall after 4 of 17 events this season.
Unfortunately, Chris’s fellow GME supported teammates were not able to go after Justin Starling would injure his wrist in qualifying and Dylan Merriam (pictured) continues to recover from a back injury. The AJE Motorsports team will state out west for another supercross clash this weekend at San Diego at PETCO Park.
Also, out west this weekend will be the trio of GME drivers Will Edwards, Ryan Macdermid and Dylan Tavella who are all looking for valuable seat time in their Alliance Racing F4 cars. Though their season officially doesn’t kickoff until April 18 at Road Atlanta they’re taking this weekend to get further race experience by competing in the Formula Pro USA Western Championship’s F4 Winter Series. The two weekend, four race event began this past weekend at Sonoma Raceway and will continue with races three and four this coming weekend.