Mosport: Series spotlight - Darren Law

HOMEWARD BOUND: LAW FINDS FAVOR WITH MOSPORT An American at heart but Canadian by birth, Darren Law will return north of the border with Johannes van Overbeek in one of Flying Lizard Motorsports' GT2 Porsches for Mobil 1 presents...

HOMEWARD BOUND: LAW FINDS FAVOR WITH MOSPORT

An American at heart but Canadian by birth, Darren Law will return north of the border with Johannes van Overbeek in one of Flying Lizard Motorsports' GT2 Porsches for Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport. Law's appearance at Mosport International Raceway will be his first there in American Le Mans Series competition since 2005.

"It's great! It's got a lot of grip and Michelin provides an unbelievable tire, so it makes it a lot of fun," said Law, who will make his sixth start of the season behind the wheel of the No. 44 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. "The track is one of the toughest in North America, but one of the most fun tracks as well."

Law grew up in the United States, but he was born in Canada in 1968. His parents lived in Toronto while his father Peter worked with Penske Racing and Canadian driver Craig Fisher. Fisher teamed with Penske driver Mark Donohue to win the Trans-Am class and finish third overall in the 1968 12 Hours of Sebring. Fisher also was the first Canadian to win a Trans-Am race, with Donohue in 1968.

The Law family returned to the United States when Peter Law joined the Donohue car crew.

"Mosport is not an easy track; it takes a few laps to get into the swing of running it," said Law, who was second in GT2 in 2005 (Alex Job Racing) and third in 2004 (Flying Lizard). But I've been there for the last 10 years, so I don't have to learn the track."

The next round of the American Le Mans Series is Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport at 3:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 30. The race will air live on SPEED. American Le Mans Radio presented by Porsche and Living Timing & Scoring will be available on Racehub at americanlemans.com. Live coverage also can be heard on Sirius 126 in the US and XM 242. You can follow the Series on Twitter (almsnotes).

The race will also mark the eighth round of the 2009 MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge. Tickets are available at americanlemans.com and mosport.com.

-credit: alms

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Series ALMS
Drivers Darren Law , Johannes van Overbeek , Alex Job
Teams Team Penske , Alex Job Racing , Flying Lizard Motorsports