McCalmont, Law and Zoom Motorsports Finish 4th in Watkins Glen Grand-Am Cup
It was a hot and muggy weekend of racing at Watkins Glen International, as Mike McCalmont, Darren Law and the Zoom Motorsports crew worked their way to a fourth place finish in the Chemung Canal Trust 200 this past Saturday. The #6 TTL/Leclair/ Mainway/ Tremcar liveried Zoom Porsche 996 also carried signage from The Smile Train children's charity for the 5th round of the 2005 Grand-Am Cup season.
Mcalmont of Ancaster Canada, who qualified the Zoom entry a respectable 24th with a lap of 2:08.625 around the famous 3.4-mile natural terrain road course, took the green flag for the start of the 2 hour 30 minute endurance event. After a short but intense driving stint, McCalmont turned the car over to Darren Law of Phoenix, Arizona. Following a stop and go penalty for a pit lane infraction, the beautiful black and silver #6 entry found itself in the 50th position, and Law, in one of his characteristically spectacular drives, set out to work his way through the field.
By lap 47, after some extraordinary passes, Law had secured a place at the front of the field for the Zoom Porsche, and despite an attempt at a podium finish, had to settle for a well earned 4th place finishing position. In the process, Law again turned the fastest race lap of any Porsche in the field with a 2:06.601.
Mike McCalmont -- Zoom Motorsports Team Principal and Driver
The car was good today, and I knew that Darren would have solid shot once we got him in the racecar. We always are looking to try and win these races, but it was especially important for us to show well with The Smile Train on board for this round. All things considered, I think we had a good weekend, and I'm happy with the work the whole team put in.
Darren Law -- Team Driver
The car was really good, and I think we might have had a shot at the win today. I drove flat out as soon as I got in the car, and tried to work my way through the field as quickly as I could. The front group of cars were really strong, as they always are in this series, and I'm glad we were able to work our way up to fourth. Kirk (Spencer) and Greg (Fordahl) did a great job of giving us a fast racecar, and I'm hoping we can reward them with a win soon.
It was a busy weekend for the whole Zoom Motorsports squad as they also prepared an E46 BMW M3 entry for Kenny Wilden and co-principal Al Wortzman, as well as the third place finishing Doncaster Porsche 996 entry of David Lacey and Greg Wilkins.
The Zoom Motorsports crew head back home for the 6th round of the 2005 Grand-Am Cup season to be held at the always challen ging Mosport International Raceway outside Toronto, Canada for the Mosport 200 the weekend of June 17-18. For more comprehensive information on the results of this past weekend's action, or to get scheduling information on the Mosport 200 be sure to log onto www.grand-am.com.