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Brumos Racing Brings Back Leitzinger for Watkins Glen Enduro Jacksonville, FL: When it comes to endurance racing strategy, it's hard to argue with success, and no team in GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask ...

Brumos Racing Brings Back Leitzinger for Watkins Glen Enduro

Jacksonville, FL: When it comes to endurance racing strategy, it's hard to argue with success, and no team in GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No.16 competition can match the record held by Brumos Racing. Drivers for the well-known team can claim a lengthy list of endurance racing victories through the years. Current day Brumos #59 drivers David Donohue and Darren Law took the Brumos colors into Victory Lane in Daytona's 2009 Rolex 24 in the closest finish in the history of that race. Donohue and Law returned to defend that Brumos championship in 2010, joined by an all-star lineup of other previous Rolex 24 champions. Along with Brumos legend Hurley Haywood, that group included Butch Leitzinger, who has three Rolex 24 wins to his credit.

Borrowing on their strategy from the Rolex 24, the #59 team elected to add an additional driver for The Six Hours of the Glen, the only remaining endurance event this season. Leitzinger proved himself capable in the Porsche Riley at the Daytona season-opener, delivering a strong performance and leading the race at one point during his stint. When the time came for Brumos to select an extra driver for the Glen, Leitzinger's qualifications made him an obvious choice for the honor.

"I'm thrilled to be joining Brumos again," he said. "I thoroughly enjoyed driving with the team at Daytona earlier this year and look forward to returning. I grew up admiring the Brumos name, from the 1970's when Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood were winning everything, to the 1990's when Hans Stuck and Hurley Haywood were winning everything! I had very high expectations of the team when I joined them for the Rolex 24 and they didn't disappoint. It is obvious that every member of the Brumos team takes their position in such a historic and successful group very seriously. On top of all that, I also get to drive alongside David Donohue and Darren Law once again. Those two always run flat out, from the first practice session on. I just hope I will get a chance to make a contribution that can match them."

Heading into Round 6, the Rolex Series marks the mid-point of the 2010 season, and the competition remains fierce. Brumos has their work cut out for them getting the #59 back on track just days following a difficult race at Lime Rock. In that race, a GT car hit Donohue, who was in 4th place and mounting a challenge in the final laps. The contact resulted in a broken pushrod and sidelined the car, causing it to fall back into 10th place. Despite the disappointing result, work began immediately to get the car repaired and ready for the 6 hour event as the team headed straight to the Glen to better prepare. The Lime Rock result dropped Brumos to third place in Team Points, but merely strengthened the team's determination to make up the lost ground. Brumos has long considered the Glen as a favorite track and would like nothing more than to deliver another thrilling finish for their family and friends in the Elmira area.

-source: brumos racing

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Hurley Haywood , Darren Law , David Donohue , Peter Gregg