VIR: Brumos Racing preview

Brumos Racing Ready to Write Next Chapter in VIR History Jacksonville, FL - As the only GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No.16 team that has competed in every race since the DP class began in 2003, Brumos Racing...

Brumos Racing Ready to Write Next Chapter in VIR History

Jacksonville, FL - As the only GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No.16 team that has competed in every race since the DP class began in 2003, Brumos Racing certainly has their share of fond memories at Virginia International Raceway. The iconic Brumos Porsche team has a long history at VIR that dates back many years prior to the debut of the Daytona Prototypes. In fact, the Haywood/Gregg era of Brumos domination in the 70's began with back-to- back wins at VIR preceding their 1971 and 1972 IMSA championships. This year the race date holds special significance for the team, as April 24th marks the 3rd anniversary of the loss of Brumos leader Bob Snodgrass. The thrilling podium finish for the Brumos #58 car that year, just days after his unexpected death, remains as one of the most memorable and emotional races in the team's history.

While mindful of their team's legacy at VIR, 2010 Brumos drivers David Donohue and Darren Law have their sights clearly set on the present. Ready to start a winning tradition of their own this year in the #59 Brumos Porsche Riley, Donohue spoke with confidence. "Brumos has seen great success at VIR through the years," he said, "and we spent some time there while testing a few months ago. I believe that will give us an added advantage. The testing gave us a good baseline for that track, in addition to our knowledge from the many years we have raced there. We've been on the podium at VIR several times before and hopefully, we will come out of the box better than we did in our last race. Our goal is to get the Brumos #59 back in Victory Lane for 2010."

Last year's schedule took the Rolex Series to VIR for the second race of the season following a long break after the Rolex 24. It also marked the first race run under rule changes that affected the Porsche engines in the DP competition. While many adjustments were necessary to adapt to the new specifications, the Brumos #58 entry still managed to end the day with a 3rd place podium finish. Darren Law acknowledged Brumos' past success, saying, "We have always enjoyed racing at VIR. I was on the podium there in 2003 as well as last year, so I always look forward to returning. We are really competitive this year so, I can't wait to get back and have another chance at scoring a win there for Brumos."

This year, the series travels to VIR for the 4th round of competition, and Brumos will arrive with strong momentum from two consecutive top five finishes and in third place in team point standings. As the focus shifts from past performance to present efforts, the team still remains loyal to traditions that honor their history. As in previous years, the Brumos #59 will carry a subtle tribute at VIR by wearing a touch of the historic Porsche tangerine color on its rear wing, with hopes of returning that traditional Porsche color to VIR's Victory Lane.

-source: brumos racing

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Darren Law , Bob Snodgrass