Daytona II: Darren Law preview

Law Readies for Busy Racing Weekend Darren Law, of Phoenix Arizona has a busy schedule of racing this upcoming weekend as he will race in the Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday and will then race in the American Le...

Law Readies for Busy Racing Weekend

Darren Law, of Phoenix Arizona has a busy schedule of racing this upcoming weekend as he will race in the Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday and will then race in the American Le Mans Series race at Lime Rock, with first practice for the weekend scheduled for Friday. Law, will be teamed David Donohue in the #58 Brumos Porsche Riley machine at the Daytona Grand American Rolex Sports Car presented by Crown Royal event and will drive with Flying Lizard team principal Seth Neiman in the team's Porsche GT3RSR at the Lime Rock ALMS race.

The Brumos Porsche 250, to be held on July 5th as part of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Pepsi 400 weekend, will run a condensed schedule with practice, qualifying and a 250 mile night race under the Daytona International Speedway lights all held on the 5th. With first practice for the Lime Rock American Le Mans Series race to be held early the next day, Darren will hop a chartered flight, along with several other drivers, immediately following the 10:30 pm scheduled finish of the Daytona race for the approximately three hour flight to Connecticut.

Law and Donohue have been competitive in the Brumos Porsche this year and are coming off a very competitive fifth place run at Mid Ohio a week ago. Earlier this year, Law and Donohue, who were joined by Buddy Rice and Scott Sharp and led much of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Law is also looking to pad his points tally in the annual Porsche Cup competition, and strong finishes in both the Grand American and American Le Mans races would help in that quest.

Darren Law

"We are looking forward to the Brumos 250 for several reasons - it is considered our home track since the Brumos dealerships are only about an hours drive away in Jacksonville. This event was special to Bob Snodgrass. We would like to have a good showing, especially since several Brumos people will be in attendance. We have had very good runs at Daytona. It seems to be a good circuit for the Porsche engine since we don't need to pile on a lot of downforce, and we keep the engine in the upper rev range most of the lap. We had a great run going in the 24-hour race earlier this year and ended up setting the fastest lap of the race.

Things will get hectic right after the Brumos 250 race because several other drivers and I have chartered a private jet to fly up to Limerock immediately following the Daytona race to get to the ALMS event. I am joining the flying Lizard group again, and will be with them for the majority of the races through the end of the season. We are looking forward to that event and are also looking forward to getting back into the rhythm of racing after the long break for Le Mans.

We are feeling pretty good about Limerock because it is very limited on highspeed corners which have been good for the Ferraris in our class. "

-credit: dl/jms

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Scott Sharp , Darren Law , David Donohue , Buddy Rice , Seth Neiman , Bob Snodgrass