Daytona 24: Darren Law preview

Law and Donohue to Team With Rice and Sharp at Upcoming 24 at Daytona Phoenix, Arizona - Porsche endurance racer Darren Law and his season long teammate David Donohue will take to the track for the 2007 Rolex 24 at Daytona Grand American Rolex...

Law and Donohue to Team With Rice and Sharp at Upcoming 24 at Daytona

Phoenix, Arizona - Porsche endurance racer Darren Law and his season long teammate David Donohue will take to the track for the 2007 Rolex 24 at Daytona Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series season opener January 25th through the 28th. Law and Donohue will be joined in the #58 Red Bull Brumos Riley Porsche Daytona Prototype by 2004 Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Rice and 1992-1993Trans Am champion Scott Sharp. The potent driver lineup is but one of several strong driver teams that will be found up and down pit lane for this year's twice around the clock endurance event.

Test Days

All four drivers helped to shake down the #58 Porsche Riley at the annual Daytona Test Days held earlier this month, and the Brumos car ran competitive times throughout the weekend. Law, who set a very competitive time of 1:44.4, was encouraged by the performance of the Brumos Riley Porsche package and is hopeful for a strong race later this month.

The Competition

2007 will also mark the first full season that the Brumos team will use the Riley chassis, and it appears that the team is making gains in extracting speed from the car. Law knows that the Brumos team has worked hard at making their entries as competitive as possible, but he is also aware that the rest of the Daytona Prototype field has raised their game as well. If the lap times seen at the Test Days are any indication, the 2007 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series season promises to be a competitive one, and Law figures to be in the thick of it.

Busy 2006 Off Season and Upcoming 2007

Following the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Grand American schedule has a one-month break to allow teams to work on the cars following the grueling endurance classic. By the beginning of March, Darren's schedule will begin to ramp up as he travels to Mexico and the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the 400k Rolex series enduro. Law will also be contesting the majority of the 2007 American Le Mans Series schedule with the Flying Lizard GT Porsche team, the start of which will be the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring later in March.

Darren also had a busy off season in late 2006. He was away from his hometown of Phoenix for most of November and December testing, and he even got the chance to compete in the Baja 1000 where he finished sixth in the Baja Challenge class with co-drivers from the Kelly Moss Porsche team. The race provided a unique challenge for Law, and was an event he would like to experience again.

Darren Law Quote

"Its shaping up to be another busy year for me, and competitive as well. We were quick in the Brumos car at Daytona, and I hope that means that we'll be able to show that competitiveness in the race. We had a great race for about 23 hours last year, and then had that late race incident that took us off the podium. If we keep our noses clean and just click off clean quick laps we should be in the hunt at the end. I'm looking forward to having Buddy rice and Scott Sharp join David and I for the race. All four of us are pretty comfortable with the car.

The off season was great, but super busy. I have to thank Dave and Jeff Stone for the unbelievable experience at Baja. I really had no idea how intense that racing can be. You have to be ready for anything and everything to happen in off road racing, and I'm glad I got the chance to do it. Hopefully we can do it again this year. I also want to thank Colin at CDOC for all of his past support agreeing to help me with product support through the upcoming 2007 season."

-credit: www.darrenlaw.com

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Scott Sharp , Darren Law , David Donohue , Buddy Rice