Daytona Finale: Goodyear Racing race report

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2003) -- Forest Barber and Terry Borcheller teamed to drive their Goodyear-equipped Chevrolet Doran to victory in the Grand American Finale for the Rolex Sports Car Series at Daytona International ...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2003) -- Forest Barber and Terry Borcheller teamed to drive their Goodyear-equipped Chevrolet Doran to victory in the Grand American Finale for the Rolex Sports Car Series at Daytona International Speedway.

The pair also won the Daytona Prototype class championship in its initial season of competition.

The 70-lap, 250-mile race was contested on Daytona's 3.56-mile road course that includes parts of the high-banked superspeedway and a section through the infield. The winners averaged 98.807 mph and edged the team of Bill Auberlen and Didier Theys by 13.998 seconds at the finish. Auberlen and Theys drove a Toyota-powered Doran.

Kevin Doran, owner of the Auberlen/Theys car, said, "Our Goodyear tires were fantastic, like they always are."

The DP class Porsche Fabcar driven by Mike Borkowski and David Donohue finished third overall. J.C. France and Hurley Haywood drove another Porsche Fabcar to fourth place.

Goodyear provides the tires for the Daytona Prototype and GTS classes. Goodyear-shod racers took the first six finishing positions in the race.

Simon Gregg and Justin Bell piloted their Chevrolet Corvette to the overall lead briefly before finishing in fifth place in the overall scoring, winning the GTS class. Eric Curran and Woodson Duncan drove their GTS Ford Mustang to sixth place overall and second in class.

The team of Dave Machavern and Tommy Riggins clinched the GTS championship earlier in the season.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Didier Theys , Bill Auberlen , Justin Bell , Hurley Haywood , David Donohue , Simon Gregg , Eric Curran , Tommy Riggins , Mike Borkowski , Forest Barber , Duncan Woodson , J.C. Fra , Kevin Doran