Daytona II: Darren Law race report

Driver Law on the pace in Grand American Rolex Series Paul Revere 250 at Daytona Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series driver Darren Law was up to speed quickly on his way to a fifth place finish in class at Daytona in the G & W prepared BMW...

Driver Law on the pace in Grand American Rolex Series Paul Revere 250 at Daytona

Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series driver Darren Law was up to speed quickly on his way to a fifth place finish in class at Daytona in the G & W prepared BMW powered Picchio Daytona Prototype sporting sponsorship from The Valley Group and USI Insurance. The second of three Rolex Sports Car Series events slated for Daytona for 2003 took place under the lights on the evening of July 3rd.

After staring second in class and fourth overall, Law was able to break away from the pack and ran a very close second overall to the Brumos Porsche of David Donohue, and by lap five was able to move into the overall lead. Law spent much of his stint leading the DP class race, despite some spirited battles with Donohue and the GTS class Mustang of Tommy Riggins.

Darren talked us through the opening laps of the event.  "Once the race
began, Donohue and I took off.  We battled for a few laps and then I took
the lead.  I lead almost the entire first hour.  Donohue and I were a car
length apart for the entire time.  It was great racing."

Law, who was again teamed with NASCAR regular Geoffrey Bodine, was excited about the progress the team made in setup and speed. Despite a mid race miscue with Bodine at the wheel that damaged the car sufficiently to end their evening, Law was quick to point out that the #8 G & W DP had been near the top of the charts all weekend.

Said Law after the event, "We had made some major setup changes over the weekend, and the car was fast. We really have a good direction on where to go with the car, and I think we made a lot of headway. Not only was I able to lead the race, but our times were within a couple of tenths of the fastest times for a prototype. We are really looking forward to the next race and the rest of the season, and are hoping for a turnaround."

The Grand American Rolex Series has a month long break before the Bully Hill Vineyards 250 to be held August 7-8 at Watkins Glen.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Geoffrey Bodine , Darren Law , David Donohue , Tommy Riggins