JC France on top of standings after Phoenix win

JC tops index Phoenix win puts Brumos pilot in front DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 13, 2003) -- JC France and his driving partner Hurley Haywood have won the last two Rolex Sports Car Series races with the ...

JC tops index
Phoenix win puts Brumos pilot in front

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 13, 2003) -- JC France and his driving partner Hurley Haywood have won the last two Rolex Sports Car Series races with the #59 Brumos Racing Porsche-powered FABCAR, putting the dynamic duo on top in the Rolex Series Performance Index ratings. France scores two points more than Haywood by leading the most laps during those wins. Jean-Francois Dumoulin leads teammate Robert Julien in the Grand-Am Cup Index ratings. The pair has a win and two thirds in their Doncaster Racing Porsche.

Ratings are determined by a computerized formula that considers traditional motorsports performance milestones such as overall finishing position and winning the pole. Ratings are enhanced for drivers who qualify the car, lead a lap, lead the most laps, and set the fastest time during a race.

Of the 951 laps run through the first three races of the 2003 Rolex Sports Car Series season, France has been in front for 99 of them, coincidentally the same number of laps led so far by David Donohue who drives the other Brumos Racing Daytona Prototype. Topping the lap leader chart is Kevin Buckler at 166, followed by two of his Rolex 24 At Daytona-winning teammates, Timo Bernhard at 161 and Jorg Bergmeister 152.

Craig Stanton sits third on the Rolex Performance Index rankings. He has seen seat time behind the wheel of a pair of BMWs, racing for both Marcus Motorsports and Bell Motorsports so far this year. Joao Barbosa has driven a pair of Mosler MT900Rs to take fourth place. He has piloted cars for Perspective Racing and Mosler Automotive.

After finishing 31st at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, a pair of second-place overall finishes by the #33 Scuderia Ferrari of Washington 360GT has put Cort Wagner and Brent Martini in fifth and sixth respectively.

The top-five in the Grand-Am Cup ratings also includes Greg Wilkins and David Lacey, who co-drive another Doncaster machine, and Randy Pobst from the TPC Racing Porsche team.

The Rolex Series and Grand-Am Cup will return to action this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park. Tickets are currently on sale for the Barber 250 at The Park and Barber Park Twin 200s and can be purchased by calling 800-240-2300 or 205-327-RACE. Tickets are also available online at www.southtix.com.

Additional information on Barber Motorsports Park can be found online at www.barbermotorsports.com. For more information on the Rolex Sports Car Series, visit www.grandamerican.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Randy Pobst , Hurley Haywood , David Donohue , Jörg Bergmeister , JC France , Timo Bernhard , Joao Barbosa , Robert Julien , Craig Stanton , Brent Martini , Greg Wilkins , Cort Wagner