Watkins Glen: Brumos Racing preview

Brumos Brings Back Winning Combination for Watkins Glen Six Hour Enduro Jacksonville, FL: Endurance is the name of the game for Brumos Racing as they prepare to head to upstate New York's Watkins Glen Raceway for the Six Hours of the Glen, this...

Brumos Brings Back Winning Combination for Watkins Glen Six Hour Enduro

Jacksonville, FL: Endurance is the name of the game for Brumos Racing as they prepare to head to upstate New York's Watkins Glen Raceway for the Six Hours of the Glen, this season's second and final endurance competition. Brumos' history at the Glen dates back to 1969 when Hurley Haywood scored his first career class victory there. In fact, Haywood still holds the record for most races won at the Glen, with six of his nine victories there coming in a Six Hour race.

The entire Brumos team is ready for a return to the winners' circle. No one could pick a more appropriate place for that return than the Glen, the home track of Elmira natives Michael Colucci and the late Bob Snodgrass. Indeed, the Glen proved lucky for the team last year, as both Brumos entries placed in the top ten, with #58 on the podium following their second place finish.

Familiar faces from Daytona's Victory Lane will be returning to the Glen to join the full-time drivers and lend their talents to the Brumos effort. Returning to join #58 drivers Darren Law and David Donohue is Brumos veteran and fellow Rolex 24 co-driver Buddy Rice. Law and Donohue have typically competed in the Six Hour race without assistance from a third driver. This year the addition of Rice to the lineup will insure extra coverage is available if needed. Rice's experience with Brumos and camaraderie with his co-drivers make him a welcome addition, and as an additional benefit, he will stay on to participate with the team in the test day following the race.

Hurley Haywood will be marking his 40th anniversary of that first victory at the Glen by joining the driver lineup in the Brumos car whose #59 he made famous. Rolex 24 co-driver Terry Borcheller will be joining Haywood, with full-time drivers J.C. France and Joao Barbosa rounding out a four-man roster.

Despite the many challenges that have faced them throughout the years, Brumos has overcome all obstacles and has continued to uphold their racing tradition. As they return to Watkins Glen, their goal is to honor the memory of Bob Snodgrass with the most fitting tribute possible by having the Brumos name added to the Glen's `Robert F. Snodgrass Memorial Trophy' as 2009's Six Hours of the Glen champions.

The Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen will take place on Saturday, June 6th and is scheduled to start at 2:15 PM ET. The early action will be covered on SPEED TV live from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, with coverage resuming at 6:00 PM through 8:30 PM for the finish.

-credit: br

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Terry Borcheller , Hurley Haywood , Darren Law , Joao Barbosa , Buddy Rice , Bob Snodgrass , J.C. Fra