Champions Reunited Fourth Place Hopes Dashed in Hour Five The 2007 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series GT championship team will be reunited this week as Bryce Miller of Hoboken, N.J., returns to Farnbacher Loles Racing. He will drive the No. 87 ...
Fourth Place Hopes Dashed in Hour Five
The 2007 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series GT championship team will be reunited this week as Bryce Miller of Hoboken, N.J., returns to Farnbacher Loles Racing. He will drive the No. 87 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car with Dirk Werner of Kissenbruck, Germany, for the rest of the 2008 season, starting with the series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, on Saturday. The pair drove the No. 87 Porsche to the series GT team title last year and Werner won the class driver championship. Miller has driven with both Farnbacher Loles and TRG this season.
"Obviously we're very happy to have Bryce back. He is a talented driver and he and Dirk have really great chemistry together. Last year's championship showed their potential as a driving team," Farnbacher Loles Racing owner Gregory Loles said. "This year, however, has been a challenging one for the Porsche teams as the rules and new tire package have been better suited to other manufacturers in the series. [TRG owner] Kevin Buckler and I have been working with the series and our engineers to get Porsche back on an equal footing with the Pontiacs and Mazdas. We have both experienced success in the Grand-Am series and we expect to get Porsche back on top before long." Watkins Glen Six Hour Race Review
Fourth Place Hopes Dashed in Hour Five June 10, 2008
The 66 Marquis Jet Porsche had fourth position in their sights entering the final hour of The Watkins Glen 6 Hour Race when a pebble lodged itself in the throttle linkage holding the accelerator wide open. After two pit stops involving the removal of the floor pan to free up the obstruction, the car had already lost two laps. "It's a shame something so minor could prevent us from securing the top spot for Porsche here today", stated Miller. "We were able to demonstrate good pace amongst our Porsche competitors but that is all we can really feel good about. I am still hoping and waiting for Grand-Am to release more handicaps from the Porsche. The Porsche community is calling for relief and here we are at the half way point in the season with virtually every Porsche rendered outside Championship contention."