2023/2024 deBoulle Magazine

the driver squad of James Vance and Antonio Serravalle, both of Canada, and Yu Kanamaru of Japan. Each brought a wealth of experience to the FastMD Racing team, enter- ing the Rolex 24 confident that both crew and car — the No. 87 Duqueine M30-D08 Nissan, in the LMP3 class — were prepared to take on the monumental challenge. Everyone worked tirelessly in anticipation of the event. Boulle brings years of experience on the world’s greatest endurance racecourses, including Le Mans in France and Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. His greatest notoriety may be when he became the first certified Rolex retailer to win the Rolex 24 At Daytona in the LMPC class, with Performance Tech Motorsports, in 2017. Boulle has previ- ously secured several podium placements. Kicking off the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Champi- onship 2023 season, the race was the 61st running of the famed 24-hour endurance challenge. The crown jewel of the championship, the race features competition in five classes: the headlining Daytona Prototype International (DPi); Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2); Le Mans Prototype 3 (LMP3); and GT Daytona Pro (GTD PRO). This year, 61 cars, including nine in the LMP3 class, were on the entry list, all competing for a podium finish. The Rolex 24 At Daytona took the green flag on Satur- day, January 28, at 1:40 in the afternoon, Eastern time. Here is Boulle’s own recap: “What a crazy 24 hours! We ended up finishing in posi- tion 6 in our class, which is no easy feat. Eighteen hours into the race, we were sitting in position 3 in our class before suffering an issue that forced us to go back to the garage. Absolutely gutting. Our rock-star crew was able to fix the car and get us back on the track, to finish what we started. A mega shout-out to our crew guys for grinding it out all night long and pushing until the end. Our drivers did an outstanding job and we are proud of the effort they put forward, along with the engineering team on the pit wall. We are extremely thankful for all our fans and part- ners for making this experience possible.”

WATKINS GLEN Inside two roaring races at one of the most famous tracks in the world, direct from one of the drivers — our own Nick Boulle Over a long weekend in June, Nick Boulle strapped into a 510-horsepower racing Porsche for two hair-rais- ing races — all part of the Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup North America during the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen, a six-hour endurance race held since 1969 at the famous Watkins Glen International raceway in New York. The winners of that legendary race have included Bruce McLaren and Mario Andretti. Attracting the best Pro, Pro-Am and Amateur sports car drivers from North America and around the world, the Porsche Carrera Cup is the premier one-make champion- ship on the continent, with drivers competing in identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race cars — the racing version based on the current 922 generation road car. The Carrera Cup races across the country at the biggest motorsport events on the North American racing calendar, including the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Long Beach Grand Prix. With capacity fields, breathtaking racing cars and some of the world’s best drivers, 2023 again raised the bar for this incredible championship. Our Nick Boulle was behind the wheel for part of it, driving for 762 Motorsports at 110 miles per hour. For 40 minutes straight. Twice. Here are his raw reactions to the challenge:


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