Brumos ready to go all out for the GT win in Lime Rock finale

#59 Brumos Racing Porsche GT3: Andrew Davis, Leh Keen
#59 Brumos Racing Porsche GT3: Andrew Davis, Leh Keen

Photo by: Yanick Gougeon

Jacksonville, FL: Lime Rock Park in scenic Lakeville, Connecticut, has been the site of many historically significant sports car races through the years, and it is a very special place for Brumos Racing. In the past, Lime Rock has proven to be a turning point, setting Brumos on the path to some notable championship runs. In 1991, Lime Rock marked the first race in Brumos’ return to competition after the loss of Peter Gregg, as Hurley Haywood closed out the year by claiming the SuperCar championship. Last season Lime Rock was the site of the first podium finish for Brumos’ new GT effort, setting the stage for their 2011 championship win.

Lime Rock has traditionally been a mid-season event, but this year will mark its first hosting of the Rolex Series finale. While a repeat championship is not in the cards this year, a strong finish is the goal for Brumos as they wrap up 2012 in hopes of closing out the year with a victory.

Last year’s Memorial Day Lime Rock event was the first of two back-to-back races, so keeping the car intact for the next race was critical with the championship still up for grabs. This season, driver Andrew Davis has a different objective in mind – simply winning the race. “I’m excited to get back to Lime Rock,” he said. “That is where we started our championship roll last year. We proved that our Porsche 911 GT3 can be very quick there, and this year we have nothing to lose. We haven’t had that victory this year that we want so badly, so we are going to fight as hard as we can and go for the win. We don’t need to hold anything back since this is the finale and this season’s championship has already been decided. It’s a short event - only two days - so we won’t have a lot of time to perfect the car, but I think that with what we learned last year and through the course of this year, we will have a good car. Our plan is just to push hard and be thoroughly prepared so we can get the famous Brumos #59 back up in front where it belongs.”

Leh Keen is in agreement with his co-driver, but is also well aware of the unique challenges that Lime Rock will present. He explained, “The track is very short and very fast, so traffic will be heavy and pit stops will be critical. It is easy to go down a lap if you have to come in under green. It’s just hard to believe the 2012 season is already coming to an end. Last year we finished on the podium here and it will always be special since it was our first. After that, we went on to get some big wins, so we are looking forward to getting back to Lime Rock. We only have one chance now to get the win that has been so difficult for us this year. We have had some great races, but a victory has been hard for us to grab. Now, since this is our last shot at it, we will definitely bring everything we have and are going to go for it. We really want to wrap up this season on a good note and I can’t think of any better way than to close it out in Victory Lane.”

Source: Brumos Racing

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Hurley Haywood , Andrew Davis , Lehman Keen , Peter Gregg
Article type Preview
Tags brumos, davis, keen, lime rock, porsche