Borcheller closes in on championship

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 12, 2003) -- After making it three-in-a-row at the Bully Hill Vineyards 250, Bell Motorsports driver Terry Borcheller moved within one point of Daytona Prototypes points leaders David Donohue and Mike Borkowski in the...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 12, 2003) -- After making it three-in-a-row at the Bully Hill Vineyards 250, Bell Motorsports driver Terry Borcheller moved within one point of Daytona Prototypes points leaders David Donohue and Mike Borkowski in the latest Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series standings.

Red Bull drivers Donohue and Borkowski finished second in last Friday's Bully Hill Vineyards 250, allowing them to maintain their lead by the narrowest of margins. Brumos Racing teammates Hurley Haywood and J.C. France finished fourth, slipping one spot in the standings and to six points behind the points leaders.

The Bell Motorsports No. 54 Chevy jumped to second in the team owner point standings, while the Brumos Racing No. 58 Red Bull Porsche maintained its lead by a single point. The Brumos Racing No. 59 Porsche dropped to third.

Ferrari of Washington co-drivers Cort Wagner and Brent Martini took their second-straight GT class victory and strengthened their lead in the class driver standings. The Ferrari drivers now have 274 points, while BMW drivers Brian Cunningham and Hugh Plumb trail by eight points in second place.

The Ferrari of Washington No. 33 Ferrari 360GT also maintained its lead in GT team owner standings, with the Marcus Motorsports No. 69 BMW M3 holding its second-place position.

In GTS standings, Tommy Riggins and Dave Machavern took advantage of the absence of their rival Joao Barbosa and took a commanding 34-point lead with their third-place finish at The Glen. Barbosa remained third, while Jon Leavy moved into fourth place.

The Heritage Motorsports No. 48 Mustang also continues its dominant hold on the GTS team owner standings.

In the manufacturer standings, Porsche and FABCAR continue to lead in Daytona Prototypes engine and chassis points. Ford kept the lead in the GTS class, while Mosler and Chevrolet are tied for second. Porsche held its lead in the GT class, but Ferrari cut the advantage to only seven points.

The Rolex Sports Car Series will return to action at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant in the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant, September 19-21. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased online at www.lecircuit.com.

For more information on the Rolex Sports Car Series, visit www.grandamerican.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Terry Borcheller , Hurley Haywood , David Donohue , Joao Barbosa , Tommy Riggins , Brian Cunningham , Hugh Plumb , Brent Martini , J.C. Fra , Cort Wagner