Daytona Beach, Florida – A Porsche 911 GT3 Cup campaigned by Bullet Racing of Vancouver has raised $159,710 for the B.C. Childrens Hospital, finishing 20th overall and 13th in the GT class at the 48th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The car, adorned with the maple leaf, was driven by the all-volunteer team of Ross Bentley, Darryl O’Young, Sean McIntosh, and Kees Nierop, who was behind the wheel for the checkered flag.
Although the team did well at the beginning of the race, the car suffered front end damage and radiator issues, which took it off the track for 90 minutes; further radiator problems later in the race took it off the track for another 60 minutes.
“It was an amazing achievement to finish the race,” McIntosh said. “I didn’t understand how difficult it would be to run for 24 hours, and now I see why it’s such a big deal. It wasn’t easy maintaining focus, but we were here to raise money for the kids and that kept me going.”