By Michael Harker
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 29, 2008) – Farnbacher Loles Racing veterans Bryce Miller, Leh Keen and Eric Lux were on hand during this week’s October Test Days at Daytona International Speedway to drive the Nos. 86, 87 and 89, with several other drivers taking laps around the track during the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 test.
Miller, who has spent one-and-a-half seasons with Farnbacher Loles, spent time in the car all three days of the test. Keen drove the car on Monday and Tuesday, while Lux was in the car Monday before returning to Jacksonville, Fla., for college classes. Keen and Lux gave Farnbacher Loles its only Rolex Series GT victory in 2008, when they outlasted the inclement weather at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
A runner-up in last year’s Rolex 24 At Daytona, Miller was excited to return to the car for the first time since the season finale at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. With temperatures in the high 50’s and low 60’s, which are temperatures usually encountered during the race, Miller said the weather was ideal in preparing for the race.
“It’s very good,” Miller said. “It came in very favorable conditions. Everything is working very well. It’s very quality track time. At any given moment, the number of cars out there, it’s not very crowded. There aren’t a lot of cars out there, so there aren’t any long lines, holdups, interruptions. Teams are using the time to their advantage. We’re able to make a lot of changes and take the car back to the garages. We can focus, drive and enjoy it.”