MOTORSPORTS BACK IN THE SADDLE, AT 200 MPH
After almost a full year without racing, Nick Boulle of de Boulle Motorsports returns to the racetrack — and roars right into a surprise
N ick Boulle, the son of de Boulle founders Denis and Karen Boulle, began racing go-karts in 2004 — at the ripe old age of 12. Since then, he has raced at famous tracks across the United States and Europe. From Daytona to Sebring to Le Mans, Boulle is all about endurance racing. In fact, Boulle was the first authorized Rolex retailer to win at the Rolex 24 At Daytona. (He brought home an engraved Rolex Oys- ter Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona.) This October marked Boulle’s first time to race at the leg- endary Indianapolis Motor Speedway, at the Intercontinen- tal GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli, a long weekend that presented its fair share of challenges. Despite this, the team managed to tackle them head-on. The drivers were Boulle, Adrian D’Silva and Jeff Kingsley, racing for the Earl Bam- ber Motorsport team in the portion of the weekend called the Indianapolis 8 Hour Powered by AWS.
After an engine blow-up in a practice session on Thursday afternoon, the team was up and running again first thing on Friday morning — after a new engine was overnight- ed from California. The team regrouped and went on to progressively improve the car and move forward, before entering the qualifying round on Saturday.
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