The night before. Still a lot to be done on each car (wiring radios and identification lighting, fixing electrical issues, fixing exhaust leaks, etc.)
On the grid, pre race. Starting #1 in class, #32 overall:
Race morning. Most everything ready:
Saturday afternoon, running strong with a mostly clean start.
Sometime during the night (between 1 and 3:30 am), the #50 retired due to something involving brake duct work (I never did catch up on the story).
Routine fuel and driver change stop for the #35:
The remaining RA Motorsport cars (#40 and #27) on the front straight to take the checkers in formation. #40 P1 in class!
Post-race, looking a little less new than when we started (it didn't look new when we started):
The winning drivers that brought the car home in one piece:
It was exciting to be part of the winning team. There aren't more pictures because it was a rather busy 36 hours from wake up to the race end, with less than 2 hours of sleep. Overall the race was great, with nice (but very cold) weather, relatively few on-track incidents (there were 3 full course yellows to do the corner marshal shift change, then one when a safety truck under local yellow spilled a toolbox on the track). I would say the race went like clockwork and the win went to the E3 team that ran into the fewest issues, but also just happened to be the fastest, too.