DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 21, 2003) -- Brumos Racing drivers J.C. France and Hurley Haywood maintained their position atop the Daytona Prototype driver standings in the latest Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series point standings. The second-place...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 21, 2003) -- Brumos Racing drivers J.C. France and Hurley Haywood maintained their position atop the Daytona Prototype driver standings in the latest Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series point standings. The second-place finish by the pair at last weekend's Barber 250 at The Park extended their lead to 14 points over third-place driver Darren Law.
France and Haywood currently have 134 points after four rounds of racing, while Law held his third-place position with 120. David Donohue and Mike Borkowski remained tied for fourth place with 118 points, but cut Law's advantage over them in half with their third-place finish at Barber Motorsports Park. After failing to finish on the podium in the first three races of the season, the victory by Bell Motorsports drivers Forest Barber and Terry Borcheller puts them within four points of third-place Law.
The Daytona Prototype team standings have a similar look to them. The Brumos Racing #59 Porsche-powered FABCAR Daytona Prototype tops the points, while G&W Motorsports' #8 BMW Picchio DP2 is in second place. The Red Bull #58 Porsche of Brumos Racing holds the third position with the Bell Motorsports #54 Chevy Doran JE4 nipping at its heels only one point back in fourth.
Hugh Plumb and Brian Cunningham gave Marcus Motorsports its first-ever GT win over the weekend, propelling both the drivers and team back into the lead in the point standings. Plumb and Cunningham were in fourth place and trailing leaders Cort Wagner and Brent Martini by seven points prior to the Barber 250 at The Park, but their win last weekend has moved them into a three-point lead over Ferrari of Washington drivers Wagner and Martini, who are tied for third place.
Marcus Motorsports also moved into the lead in the GT team owner standings with 116 points, while Ferrari of Washington dropped to second place with 113.
Joao Barbosa increased his lead in the GTS driver standings with his second win of the season in the class. Barbosa now has 132 points, while Heritage Motorsports drivers Tommy Riggins and Dave Machavern are tied for second place with 112. Heritage Motorsports' second-place finish in the Barber 250 extended its already strong lead in the GTS team owner standings.
In the manufacturer point standings, Porsche and FABCAR continued their reign on top of the Daytona Prototype engine and chassis standings, while Mosler increased its lead over Chevrolet in the GTS standings from two points to nine. Porsche claimed the lead in the GT manufacturer standings with 129 points, while Ferrari dropped to second with 124.
The Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series will return to action at California Speedway in the Grand American 400, June 6-8. Tickets are currently on sale for the event and can be purchased online at www.californiaspeedway.com. For more information on the Rolex Sports Car Series, visit www.grandamerican.com.