Brumos Racing Returns to its Historic Roots for 2011 Jacksonville, FL: Brumos Racing is pleased to announce plans to campaign a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car for the 2011 season in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask ...
Brumos Racing Returns to its Historic Roots for 2011
Jacksonville, FL: Brumos Racing is pleased to announce plans to campaign a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car for the 2011 season in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No.16. The change will bring Brumos back to its former Jacksonville, Florida race shop, returning the program to the historic roots from which it first began.
Brumos Racing Team Principal Dan Davis said, "Campaigning a Porsche 911 next season in the Rolex Series GT class marks a return to our roots and to an important concept - racing what we sell. We are very thankful for our success in Daytona Prototype racing and grateful to our drivers and team members for their many accomplishments through the years. David Donohue and Darren Law are first class people and very talented drivers who deserve the opportunity to compete for overall wins in the Rolex Series. Even though they will not be competing in our GT car they will always be part of our Brumos family. The Daytona Prototype will remain in North Carolina to become part of the Action Express team, and we wish them continued success. We are pleased to be able to return our program to our race shop in Jacksonville and we anticipate an exciting and successful year."
Brumos welcomes an impressive driver lineup for the 2011 season. Leh Keen and Andrew Davis will team up as drivers for the famous #59 Brumos Porsche. Keen, 2009 Rolex Series GT Champion, competed most recently in a Dempsey Racing Mazda RX8. Davis comes to Brumos from the successful Stevenson Camaro program. Brumos veteran and Vice-President Hurley Haywood is familiar with both drivers, saying, "I have worked for many years with Andrew Davis in his role as a Lead Instructor for the Porsche Sport Driving School. I have watched him win races many times for the GM group. Leh Keen has been successful with the Mazda program as well as a winning a championship with Porsche I really look forward to working with both these talented young drivers and to seeing them win races in the Brumos Porsche #59."
Brumos has been a fixture in sports car racing since Hubert Brundage began racing in 1953. When Peter Gregg purchased Brumos in 1965, he teamed with Hurley Haywood to launch the company on the course that took both drivers and the dealership to the top in sports car competition. That racing legacy has endured through the years, culminating in the memorable Brumos win in the 2009 Rolex 24 at Daytona
The new Brumos Porsche GT will make its first appearance at the upcoming GRAND-AM Rolex Series December test days in Homestead. The #59 Porsche's first race will be the Rolex 24 at Daytona January 29-30, 2011.
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