The WeatherTech racing team couldn’t catch a break at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. First, one of the their three drivers, Cooper MacNeil, became too sick to drive. Then, Cooper’s backup, Gunnar Jeannette, was ruled ineligible to drive due to lack of the requisite number of night practice laps. This resulted in Leh Keen and Marc Miller deciding to give the race a go with just the two of them. A Herculean task for sure, but a challenge they were up for.
@coopermacneil came down with a fever last night and was ruled not eligible to run the race with his 102* temps and other illnesses. This means @marcmiller001 and I have to do the race by ourselves. Just 2 drivers for the 24 hours. I just got out of the car after about 3 hours and it went well. We are in cruise mode and conserving a little to make sure we have something left in the end! This will be tough. Going for it though!!
Unfortunately, just 4.5 hours into the race, Miller got caught behind another Porsche that was “dumping radiator fluid on the track” at the entrance to the Dunlop Curves. “Its a fifth gear down to fourth [slowdown]. The car went away so fast. Once you go through fluid you are not stopping. I did everything I could really to try and get the car back to the pits, said Miller. I took parts off the car and put it inside the car.” This was the result.
Replay: Super slo-mo of the No. 89 crash. #LeMans24 https://t.co/COXAUaMEWf
— SPEED (@SPEED) June 18, 2016
Fortunately, Miller was okay. Unfortunately, the crash took the 911, and the WeatherTech team, out of the race…