Jonny’s ‘awesome experience’ at Daytona 24

Jonny Adam pictured after finishing his final stint in the Daytona 24
Jonny Adam pictured after finishing his final stint in the Daytona 24

Jonny Adam has returned from an ‘awesome experience’ at the Daytona 24 Hour race.

The Kirkcaldy racer received a late call-up to be one of five drivers representing TRG Aston Martin Racing at the Florida

Adam completed two stints in the V12 Vantage – two hours at the start of the race and two hours in the middle of the night – to help the team to a 25th place in the GTD class.

“It was an awesome experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it,” he said.

“We had issues with the car and didn’t finish as high as we would have

“But just finishing the race was a big thing and an achievement in

“The Aston was really quick and we had good pace throughout the weekend.

“It was the first round of the United Sports Car Championship and hopefully the team can go on to win races and get

The event was Adam’s first race on American soil and the Fifer learned a lot from the trip.

“The races in America are different to Europe in terms of rules and regulations,” he said.

“It also opened my eyes to how big the championship is over there, and how big the fan base is.

“The crowds were bigger than I expected and won’t be far away from the biggest I’ve raced in front of.

“Completing the Daytona 24 is a massive box ticked for me.

“Not many people can say they’ve done it.

“It’s also another 24 hour race on my CV that we’ve managed to finish.”

Adam is now back in the UK preparing to defend the British GT Championship with Beechdean Aston Martin.

The team is due to fly to Portugal for the first pre-season testing session on February 21 and 22.

Adam was not the only Kirkcaldy-born racer making his Daytona debut at the weekend.

Peter Dumbreck, driving the distinctive Ferrari F458, helped Krohn Racing to a seventh-place finish in the GT Le Mans category.