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Law Prepares to Push Porsche Cup Points Lead with Double Duty October Race Weekend Porsche endurance racing specialist Darren Law, of Phoenix, Arizona, in an attempt to maintain his current lead in the worldwide contested 2007 Porsche Cup, has...

Law Prepares to Push Porsche Cup Points Lead with Double Duty October Race Weekend

Porsche endurance racing specialist Darren Law, of Phoenix, Arizona, in an attempt to maintain his current lead in the worldwide contested 2007 Porsche Cup, has ambitious race plans for the upcoming October 2-7 race week. Law will be piloting the #44 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche GT3 RSR in the 10th running of the American Le Mans Series' Petit Le Mans in Atlanta, and after a quick flight to Virginia, will then take to the seat of the #49 Marcus Motorsports Porsche 997 in the Grand-Am Koni Challenge series. Law will need to finish well in both events to earn points for the Porsche Cup, and to allow him to keep ahead of Johannes van Overbeek, who is his main rival for the Cup this year.

Law's primary race of the week will be the 10 hour 1,000 mile Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, which will be the penultimate round of the 2007 American Le Mans Series season. As he has several times this year, Law will again be aboard the #44 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche GT3 RSR, who he typically shares with teammate Seth Neiman of San Francisco, California. For the extended format American Le Mans event, the team will also add driver Lonnie Pechnik to the #44 roster. Law's best finish in the #44 this year was a fine second place in the previous ALMS race at the Detroit Belle Isle event with Porsche works driver Patrick Long. Law has had good runs at Road Atlanta in the past with a third place finish in the #45 Flying Lizard entry in 2005, and is hoping for another strong finish this year.

The Petit Le Mans event will end late Saturday evening, and Darren will take a flight to Virginia to make the 12 noon Sunday start of the last Grand-Am Koni Challenge race of 2008 at Virginia International Raceway. Law will be aboard the #49 Marcus Motorsports Porsche 997 and will be joined by Michael Auriemma and Marcus Motorsports team driver Spencer Pumpelly for the 6-hour endurance event. Although Darren will not get any practice time prior to the VIR race, he has many hours at the technical and elevation filled circuit, and knows it well.

Darren's final race of the 2008 season will be the American Le Mans Series' season ending event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca October 18-20.

Darren Law Quote

"It's going to be a tight battle to the end for the Porsche Cup. I've tried to get into as many Porsche powered cars over the past few events as possible, and although we did not have a great finish at Miller with the Brumos and the Marcus cars, I was able to at least salvage some points with the Doncaster team letting me finish the Rolex race in their GT car. Just about anything can happen at Petit, which is something we usually see with the longer races on the schedule, but the #44 (Flying Lizard Motorsports) has had some strong finishes this year, and the car has been fast. I appreciate it that Steve Marcus is allowing me to join them for the final round of the Koni Challenge series in their Porsche 997. It'll be a long week of racing and hopefully things will go our way."

-credit: dl/JMS

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Series ALMS
Drivers Darren Law , Patrick Long , Johannes van Overbeek , Lonnie Pechnik , Michael Auriemma
Teams Flying Lizard Motorsports