New leaders in standings after Daytona II

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 7, 2003) -- The latest official point standings released by the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series today revealed new leaders in the three class driver championship standings. Red Bull drivers Mike Borkowski and David...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 7, 2003) -- The latest official point standings released by the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series today revealed new leaders in the three class driver championship standings. Red Bull drivers Mike Borkowski and David Donohue captured the lead in the Daytona Prototypes class, while Tommy Riggins and Dave Machavern took the top spot in the GTS class. Brent Martini and Cort Wagner reclaimed the lead in the GT class.

Borkowski and Donohue overtook their Brumos Racing teammates Hurley Haywood and JC France, who had held the top spot in the Daytona Prototypes class since round two of the series at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Red Bull drivers and their #58 Porsche now hold the lead in both the driver and team owner standings with 252 points, while the Brumos #59 Porsche drivers and team are two points back with 250.

After scoring back-to-back wins, Terry Borcheller and the #54 Chevy are coming on strong in the point standings. Borcheller and Bell Motorsports are now only four points out of the lead with 248 points.

Riggins and Machavern captured the lead in the GTS class after picking up their fourth-straight win in the class at last week's Paul Revere 250. The pair of Mustang drivers now have 252, ousting Joao Barbosa from the top of the standings. Barbosa, who is now four points back with 248, had led the GTS class since kicking off the season with his class victory at the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

The Heritage Motorsports #48 Mustang, of Riggins and Machavern, continues its dominant hold on the GTS team owner standings.

The lead in the GT class exchanged hands for the fifth time in eight races, this time returning to Cort Wagner and Brent Martini following their class win at the Paul Revere 250. The Ferrari drivers reclaimed the lead with 239 points, as BMW drivers Brian Cunningham and Hugh Plumb slipped to 236 points after finishing third last week.

The Ferrari of Washington #33 Ferrari 360GT also took back the lead in the GT team owner standings, while the Marcus Motorsports #69 BMW M3 slid to second place.

In the manufacturer point standings, Porsche and FABCAR continue to lead the Daytona Prototypes class with 268 points each. Ford took the lead in the GTS class with 252 points, while Mosler slipped to second with 250 points. Porsche maintained its lead in the GT class with a 10-point advantage over Ferrari.

The Rolex Sports Car Series will return to action at Watkins Glen International in the Bully Hill Vineyards 250, part of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Sirius at The Glen event weekend, August 8-10. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased online at www.theglen.com.

For more information on the Rolex Sports Car Series, visit www.grandamerican.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Terry Borcheller , Hurley Haywood , David Donohue , JC France , Joao Barbosa , Tommy Riggins , Brian Cunningham , Hugh Plumb , Mike Borkowski , Brent Martini , Cort Wagner