Tim got a good start, as usual, and steadily moved through the field in spite of a preponderance of yellow flags. Tim ended up being in the car for about 45 minutes and did somewhere in the vicinity of six laps under green, which was essentially a repeat of his experience at VIR the previous race. The only issue during his stint was some incidental contact with a Mustang in the corkscrew that banged up the right front corner a little bit.
When Tim pitted there was an hour and forty-five minutes remaining in the race. We took fuel and tires and completed the driver change. The pit stop was very well executed, and I rolled back out on track to take my position in line behind the pace car. I noticed a small vibration and a little noise coming from the right front where the Porsche had come in contact with the Mustang, but initially it didn't really seem to be bothering the handling, so I didn't worry about it.
There was a brief restart, followed by another full course caution period, and more laps behind the pace car. I still had a lot of ST cars in front of me in line, so it was difficult to evaluate the power of the car, but I was slightly faster in a straight line than the ST cars I was near, which was an improvement over the Thursday test day.
The next restart actually produced an extended period of green flag racing. We had a component failure that sent the engine into limp mode and I think it probably happened sometime during this period because after a few laps it seemed like at least two GS cars would pass me on every straight. Shortly after this the brake pedal started to get really soft and I had to pump it furiously with my left foot down every straight for the rest of the race. Finally, the contact that Tim had with the Mustang must have knocked the car out of alignment because I couldn't get it to turn in for right hand corners. I was driving a slow car that wouldn't stop or turn right in the midst of a very competitive field of GS cars, which was about as much fun as lighting your hair on fire and putting it out with a hammer.