Mid-Ohio: Brumos Racing preview

Brumos Racing Enjoys Tradition of Success at Mid-Ohio Jacksonville, FL: As the second half of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No.16 season gets underway at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Brumos Racing finds ...

Brumos Racing Enjoys Tradition of Success at Mid-Ohio

Jacksonville, FL: As the second half of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No.16 season gets underway at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Brumos Racing finds itself in the midst of a heated competition. With the first six races of 2010 now in the record books, Brumos is in 3rd place in the DP Team Points standings, having scored top five finishes in four of the first six races thus far completed. In a season marked by fierce rivalries, close finishes, and unexpected mishaps, it is anyone's guess what the second half of 2010 might hold. One thing that is certain is that Brumos will be in the midst of the battle. The team is eager to kick off their second half at Mid-Ohio, a track where they have seen favorable results over the years. In fact, since the inception of Daytona Prototype competition in 2003, a Brumos car has scored a top five finish at Mid-Ohio five of those seven years, only finishing out of the top ten one time.

Weather often plays a factor at Mid-Ohio, and Brumos drivers David Donohue and Darren Law came through a memorable storm there in 2008. Donohue put the Brumos #58 on the pole that year, and the duo brought it home in 2nd place despite heavy rain during the race. The Brumos #59 car was close behind their teammates, taking the checkered flag in 5th place. That race marked a major turning point that year, setting Brumos off on a string of podium finishes and laying the groundwork for their 2009 Rolex 24 win. Brumos followed up with another strong result at Mid- Ohio later that year as their #59 Porsche Riley scored a 5th place finish.

Indeed, five seems to be a lucky number for Brumos, as they head for Mid-Ohio for this season's competition following the 5th place finish scored in their most recent race at Watkins Glen. However, the drivers are not satisfied settling for 5th, and are determined to do their best to put Brumos back on the podium at Mid-Ohio. David Donohue is looking forward to his return there, saying, "Mid-Ohio has been a good track for us and we have had some great races there in the past. It has been especially good for Darren, he just narrowly missed a win there a couple of years ago. We may have had our share of frustrations this year, but Brumos never stops trying, we just keep moving ahead. Our guys will be working really hard to get things sorted out before we arrive to help us get the #59 out in front again."

Darren Law will be traveling to the race from Paris, France after driving in the 24 Hours of LeMans, capping off one of the busiest stretches of his season. Despite the hectic schedule and travel demands, he is enthusiastic about the return to Ohio, saying, "I have always really enjoyed driving at Mid-Ohio. It is not only a very challenging course - Brumos always seems to run well there. Last year some good strategy put us in a position to run at the front for a bit and it felt really great to be out in the lead. The competition is very close in the series so we really need to focus on getting the car off the truck in good shape. We want to kick off the second half of our season with a podium or a win -and keep the Brumos Mid-Ohio tradition alive."

-source: brumos racing

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Darren Law , David Donohue