SCC: Rain at the Glen delays, cancels events

Watkins Glen, NY (June 21, 2003) -- Hurley Haywood will start from the pole position for Sunday's Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen. Haywood will take the green flag at 10:30 a.m. at the wheel of the No. 59 Brumos Racing Porsche Fabcar, marking the...

Watkins Glen, NY (June 21, 2003) -- Hurley Haywood will start from the pole position for Sunday's Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen. Haywood will take the green flag at 10:30 a.m. at the wheel of the No. 59 Brumos Racing Porsche Fabcar, marking the debut of the Daytona Prototypes class in Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series competition at Watkins Glen International.

Haywood who will be joined by J.C. France and Chris Dyson, will join Brumos Racing teammates David Donohue, Mike Borkowski and Scott Goodyear on the front row for the six hour event. The starting field was determined by the Rolex Series owner point standings, with Saturday's qualifying session cancelled due to inclement weather.

NASCAR Winston Cup legend Geoffrey Bodine will start third, joined by Darren Law and Andy Lally in the No. 8 95.1 The NerVe/Sahlen's BMW Picchio. Also in the second row is the No. 54 Bell Motorsports Chevrolet Doran of Terry Borcheller, Forest Barber and Didier Theys.

Randy Pobst and Michael Levitas won Saturday's Grand-Am Cup Grand Sports race after an exiting duel with Darren Law and Chris Dyson in a battle of Porsches. Pobst passed Law in turn one with only three laps remaining in the three-hour event, and went on to win by .768 seconds.

"We guessed right on tires early in the race, and Michael Levitas gave me a one-minute lead," Pobst explained. "We were the only team to start the race on dry tires. I guessed wrong when I went out, and I had to pit late in the race to put on rain tires. That put me eighth in line, but I was able to come back. I caught a big group on a restart, and moved from third to first in the final six laps."

Andy Lally and Michael Schrom finished third in a Porsche.

Brett Shanaman, a former marketing intern at Watkins Glen International, joined Michael Baughman in winning the Grand Sports II class in a Pontiac Firebird, followed by the Porsche of Joe and Wayne Nonnamaker.

In other action Saturday, Canadian Marc-Antoine Camirand won the 10-lap Fran-Am race by seven-tenths of a second over Andrew Ranger. Charles Hall finished third.

Sunday's activities begin at 9 a.m. with Rolex Series warm-ups. At 9:30 a.m., several historic cars will be featured in a parade lap presented by Brumos Racing. Leading the group will be Cameron Argetsinger, founder of racing at The Glen, in an MG TC similar to the car he drove in the 1948 Watkins Glen Grand Prix.

Tickets will be on sale at the gates, with general admission/paddock tickets $30. Children five and under are free, and $5 for children six through 12. For additional information, call (607) 535-2481.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Geoffrey Bodine , Didier Theys , Scott Goodyear , Marc-Antoine Camirand , Randy Pobst , Andy Lally , Terry Borcheller , Hurley Haywood , Darren Law , David Donohue , Michael Schrom , Michael Levitas , Charles Hall , Mike Borkowski , Michael Baughman , Brett Shanaman , Forest Barber , Andrew Ranger , J.C. Fra , Chris Dyson