Birmingham: Darren Law race report

Darren Law Completes Busy Race Weekend at Barber With Competitive 6th Place Finish Grand American Rolex Series regular competitor Darren Law took a red-eye flight Saturday night following a race on the west coast, and arrived ready for action in...

Darren Law Completes Busy Race Weekend at Barber With Competitive 6th Place Finish

Grand American Rolex Series regular competitor Darren Law took a red-eye flight Saturday night following a race on the west coast, and arrived ready for action in Alabama Sunday morning for the Porsche 250 presented by Bradley Arant at Barber Motorsports Park. Law of Phoenix, Arizona joined David Donohue and the Brumos Porsche squad, as they tackled the Rolex Series competition with their #58 Red Bull sponsored Brumos Porsche Fabcar Daytona Prototype, and came away with a well earned 6th place finish.

Qualifying

Donohue qualified the #58 a respectable 12th on the grid with a lap 1:23.747 around the 2.3- mile 15-turn natural terrain road course. With fifth through fifteenth qualifying positions separated by one second, the race promised to be close, and a clean, mistake free run was at a premium.

Moving Through the Field

Donohue, as qualifier, was obligated to start the race, and took the green flag at 12:14 PM EST in a pack of 20 Daytona Prototypes. After a strong stint, Donohue pitted during a full course caution on lap 44, and Law took over to the end of the 95-lap event.

The start of Darren's stint was in dry conditions, although rain threatened, and indeed a short burst of precipitation created a wet track for a brief period. Through a smart pit strategy and consistent pace, Law was able to gain several positions. As the track dried toward the end of the race, Law was able to maintain his 6th position to the checkered flag.

Quotes

Darren Law

I was happy with that performance across the board. The Brumos guys gave us a solid car, David did a good job with set-up, and I was pleased with my stint. I have to thank Bob Snodgrass (Brumos team Principal) for allowing me the chance to compete in the other race at Portland, and then show up here today for our event. I hope this 6th place finish is a sign of good things to come down the road.

Sponsors

Darren wishes to extend a special thank you to the people at CDOC who provided him with extra driving gear in very short notice for this weekend. CDOC carries a wide range of top level vehicle and driver performance and safety gear, including the OMP gear that Darren wears at all his races, and can be located on the web at www.CDOC.com.

Coming up Next

The Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series will be at Watkins Glen the weekend of August 11-12 for the CompUSA 200, and of course Darren and the Brumos squad will there ready to race.

-www.darrenlaw.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Darren Law , David Donohue , Bob Snodgrass