With a little more than twenty laps remaining Joe came into the pits for our final stop. Jay climbed on board as the Orbit crew produced another fast pit stop, which included fuel and tires. After the stop we were in fifth, however, the #66 Porsche still had yet to pit and we suspected that the #67 car may have another stop to make because they had pitted much earlier than we had.
We were in a good position if the race were to continue under green flag conditions, but with around twenty minutes remaining there was a full course yellow. The yellow flag enabled the two Racer's Group cars to pit for fuel and tires. Their stops moved us into third position, but Jay now had to race them on old rubber.
The race was restarted with ten laps remaining, but we only ran a couple laps under green before a big crash in turn one halted the action.
When the green flag dropped the next time there would be a five lap shoot out to the checkered flag. The full course yellow had bunched up the field and now Jay had to contend with Ian James in the #66 Porsche, who was right behind him in line, and Buckler in the #67 car, who was only a couple cars back. On the restart both Racers' Group Porsches were well ahead of Jay by the time they reached the start-finish line. We couldn't see what had happened from our pit stall at the end of the pit lane, but Jay felt that they both jumped the restart. The review by the officials was inconclusive, so Jay had to play catch up.