Grand-Am Rolex Series driver Memo Gidley took some time out of a busy week of getting ready for Round One of the SuperKarts USA Kart series race this weekend at Infineon Raceway. This morning, Memo spoke as part of career week at his local Lynwood Elementary School "No Excuses Career Day."
After leading the race, and with a top-5 finish in sight after 18 hours of almost trouble-free racing in the 47th Annual Rolex 24, the #77 Doran Racing / McDonald’s Doran-Dallara Ford succumbed to the same engine ‘gremlins’ that felled six of the seven Ford-powered Daytona Prototypes in the 49-car starting field. The problem in each case was ultimately traced to the failure of a crankshaft position sensor stator wheel in each of the 500 horsepower Ford V-8 engines.
Doran Racing today announced a ‘dream team’ of top drivers and sponsorship from a high-profile global company as the team prepares for this weekend’s 47th Annual Rolex 24 at Daytona.