PT and Team P48 at Rolex 24
PT and fellow drivers Jon Bennett, Colin Braun and Dr. Jim Lowe finished 48th overall and 17th in class in their Doran Racing Ford powered Dallara. After leading early, PT went off course and hit a steel-grated drain that ended their race as the car could not be fixed. The team ran 286 laps of the race total 709.
PT P8 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
PT and David Donohue took their #5 Action Express Corvette to P8 at Laguna Seca. PT started the race from P7 but a spin while coming onto the front straight for the start found him actually starting behind some GT cars. He quickly worked his way through the field and by 2:30 left to go he was running some of the fastest laps on track. A yellow flag came out with 2:25 to go and after pitting he restarted P6. PT drove until just a little under 2 hours to go when he handed over the driving duties to Donohue. On the last lap Donohue would get hit and spun in the Andretti hairpin by Max Angelelli and would go on to finish P8.
PT Podiums at Montreal
PT and David Donohue took their #5 Action Express Corvette to P3 at the Circuit Gilles Villenueve in what was a race of extreme ups and downs. Paul started the race and was involved in an incident on the very first lap when Michael Valiante was hit and spun by Darren Law. Paul was directly behind the spin and could not avoid Valiante hitting him and damaging the right front of the Corvette. PT would be able to continue on and the team replaced the damaged front bodywork at a later pit stop. PT stayed in the car until the 1:15 mark when he turned the car over to Donohue. A great pit stop and a couple on track incidents by other cars not involving the #5 saw the Action Express team cycle up to P3 where they finished.
PT Finshes P6 at Indy
PT and Jim Lowe finished P6 in the M&Ms number 77 Ford powered Dallara. Starting P10 Lowe took the first stint on a wet IMS track. With 2 hours 20 minutes left in the timed event PT took over the reins still in P10. By the time of a race restart with 43 minutes left to go PT was in P4 but was penalized for initiating a pass on a lapped car at the start and had to serve a drive-through penalty. PT would stay in the car for the remainder of the race bringing the Generation 2 DP car home in a very respectable P6.
PT Finshes P10 at Six Hours of the Glen
Today PT, Jim Lowe and Brian Frisselle drove the number 77 Ford powered Dallara to a P10 finish at Watkins Glen. Paul drove the final stint taking over driving duties with 1 hour 22 minutes left in the six hour endurance race. Plan on seeing PT back with Lowe at Indy.
PT Finshes P8 in Rolex Sports Car Series at New Jersey
Today PT and Jim Lowe drove the Drive 4 COPD Ford powered Doran Dallara to a P8 finish at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Lowe started the race with Paul taking over driving duties with 1 hour 51 minutes left to go. Lowe would take over to drive the final stint bringing the car home in eighth place. Plan on seeing PT back with Lowe at least a couple more times this season.
PT Finshes P7 at Rolex 24
Despite an early trip to the garage with less than 2 hours gone in the race, the #77 Doran Racing Ford Dallara came home in P7. Once in the garage the crew had to replace a coil and spark plugs to get the car back on track. Then fighting from several laps down, PT along with co-drivers Brian Frisselle, Burt Frisselle and Dr. Jim Lowe kept the car clean for the remaining 22 plus hours. But in a race that saw few cautions and that set a new DP-era record of 761 laps completed at Daytona International Speedway, the group could not come back from their early troubles.