Mid-Ohio/Mosport: Darren Law race report

Darren Law Shows Competitive Results in Back to Back Grand-Am and ALMS Endurance Events August 11, 2004 -- Standout endurance racer Darren Law had a busy weekend as he finished 4th in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car series Mid-Ohio Road ...

Darren Law Shows Competitive Results in Back to Back Grand-Am and ALMS Endurance Events

August 11, 2004 -- Standout endurance racer Darren Law had a busy weekend as he finished 4th in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car series Mid-Ohio Road Racing Classic, and raced the next day to a podium 3rd place finish in the ALMS GT category at Mosport Park in Toronto.

Rolex Grand-American

Law's busy weekend started as he showed up at Mid-Ohio with the #58 Red Bull Brumos Porsche team to take part in the EMCO Gears Mid-Ohio Road Racing Classic.

After qualifying 6th with a lap of 1:21.332, Law drove the first stint of the endurance event which started Saturday afternoon. Darren was able to work the Brumos Fabcar up to third place before pitting under yellow on lap 37 and turning the car over to David Donohue. "I had a really good run in the first part of the race. The Brumos guys are working hard on developmental parts for the car and each race we are showing improvement. We had a good racecar today, and I'm pretty happy with a 4th place finish. We moved up the field during the race from where we qualified, and that's always a good thing."

American Le Mans Series

Immediately following the Mid-Ohio event, Law jumped aboard a chartered jet for the flight to Toronto where he met up with the Flying Lizard Motorsports team for the ALMS Toronto Grand Prix of Mosport. Law drove the team's #45 ShoreTel/eSilicon/Brocade Porsche GT3 RSR to a 3rd place finish after co-driver Johannes van Overbeek handed the car over at a mid race pit stop.

"I think third was a good finish for us today," said Law after the event. "We were struggling a bit for grip most of the race and just making the podium was a good finish."

With their 5th consecutive podium finish, Law and van Overbeek continue to lead the GT driver's championship point race, but are only 4 points ahead of Alex Job driver Timo Bernhard who won the Mosport event.

"It's good to be leading the championship points race for sure," said Law. "But we know that the Job guys are going to be tough, and we will be trying hard to retain our points lead."

Upcoming Events

Darren's busy month continues as he heads next to Watkins Glen with the #58 Brumos Porsche squad for the Rolex Grand American Sahlen's 200 at the Glen. The 200-mile endurance event is set to start this Friday August 13th at approximately 6:30 pm EST immediately following NASCAR Nextel Cup qualifying. The event will have same day coverage on Speed.

Law's next event with the ALMS will be at Road America the weekend of August 19-21.

-jmsm-

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