Brumos Racing ready to get back to racing at Birmingham

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Brumos Racing press release

Brumos Ready to Get Bank to Business at Barber Motorsports Park

#59 BRUMOS RACING PORSCHE GT3: ANDREW DAVIS, LEH KEEN
#59 BRUMOS RACING PORSCHE GT3: ANDREW DAVIS, LEH KEEN

Photo by: Darren Pierson

Jacksonville, FL: Following months of intense preparation for the challenging Rolex 24 at Daytona, GRAND-AM Rolex Series competitors appreciate a post-race break in the action to regroup and ready themselves for the season ahead. Now, nearly two months since their podium finish at the 2012 Daytona classic, Brumos is eager to return to action in the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park.

The scenic Birmingham venue has long been a favorite of Brumos, but last season Barber marked a critical milestone for the Brumos GT effort, as noted by Andrew Davis. "The Barber Motorsports Park event was very special, as it was the first time our squad worked together as a single unit. Each member of the team brought a wealth of experience, but it was not known at the time how quickly everything would come together. We were on our way to a solid top five until a Daytona Prototype made contact with us, but the strong showing was certainly a sign of things to come. Now we are returning to the circuit as champions, having the confidence necessary to challenge for the race win." Davis, who enjoys the track and its amenities often in his role as instructor for the Porsche Sport Driving School, is especially looking forward to seeing many of his friends and family in attendance – particularly his wife and young son, Layne, who attended his very first race at Barber last season.

Leh Keen has plenty of reasons of his own to anticipate returning to Barber, including scoring one of his first podiums there in 2004 and taking a pole position in 2009. This year, Keen welcomes what he calls the true start to the 2012 season at Barber, saying, “It’s time for us to hunker down now for the typical Rolex Series sprint race format. Last year we had a great run at this track as a brand new team. This year we are back as race winners and as champions, so we expect even better results. The competition is going to be fierce – we have some new teams, and some familiar teams that have stepped up their game with even better drivers, so everyone has turned it up a notch. Every team will be digging to get more out of the car and their crew, but we have stepped up our game as well. I can’t think of anything better than kicking off this part of the season driving the #59 Brumos Porsche GT3 in the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park.”

Skip Schinsing looks back at Barber, his first race in the role of Brumos Team Manager, with pride. “We went in to Barber as a new group working together for the first time. We came out knowing what we were capable of after that first weekend, and we built on that all season,” he said. “Barber gave a lot of confidence to the entire team. We carried that confidence on to the next race and soon we were on our way to the championship. Barber was definitely a turning point for Brumos as a team. We’ve continued that momentum with our podium at Daytona and have taken advantage of the break to get a lot done. We got our spares together, made steady improvements to the car, tested a bit, and have done all we can to prepare for the extremely busy season that lies ahead. Brumos is ready to race.”

Andrew Davis summed it up well on behalf of the entire Brumos team when he said, “The Porsche 250 draws a large crowd, and the Rolex Series always puts on a great show around the twists and turns of Barber Motorsports Park. I can’t wait for the 2012 season to get back into full swing!”Action resumes for the Rolex Series with Round 2 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL.

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