Law and Donohue Continue Streak of Strong Finishes with 4th Place at Laguna Brumos Riley Porsche teammates Darren Law and David Donohue overcame early struggles last weekend to take a competitive 4th place finish at the Rolex Grand American ...
Law and Donohue Continue Streak of Strong Finishes with 4th Place at Laguna
Brumos Riley Porsche teammates Darren Law and David Donohue overcame early struggles last weekend to take a competitive 4th place finish at the Rolex Grand American Sports Car Series race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The Law Donohue duo narrowly missed the final podium spot in their #58 Red Bull liveried Brumos and capped a series of strong runs for the Porsche powered Riley over the past several Grand American Rolex series events.
Practice and Qualifying
The opening practice session for the Brumos team showed the car to be off the pace with laps in the 1:22 range. After making some changes Law was tapped to qualify the #58 machine and turned a 1:21.854 lap of the 2.238 mile natural terrain road course that features the famed "Corkscrew" corner. Law's lap was good for 6th on the grid in the nineteen-car Daytona Prototype field.
Law took the start of the scheduled two hour thirty minute event and set out to try and work his way forward. Through his fifty three lap stint Darren was able move up through the field, and by the time he brought the car in for tires and fuel he had worked his way to third overall. At the stop, Law turned the car over to Donohue who continued the strong run that Darren had started. The checkered flag flew on lap ninety one and Donohue, who found himself out side the top five after the pit cycles were complete, had worked his way back up and secured fourth place for the #58 team.
Both Law and Donohue are happy with the consistent competitiveness of their Brumos Porsche Riley and are hoping that a win for the team will be the next step up the ladder.
"We had a really good race this past weekend. It didn't start off too good and we fought setup issues but again we got it together by race time, David and I had a great run. The car was as fast as anyone but that track is just so hard to pass and with everyone so even it makes things tough. We really had the right strategy and were set for a podium. Its just too bad there were so many yellows. All in all we were very happy with the performance of the car and the fact that we continue to run up front. I am really looking forward to the 6 Hours at the Glen in a few weeks."
The next event for the Darren and the Brumos team will be the Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen International Raceway in picturesque upstate New York the weekend of June 6-8. Log onto www.grand-am.com for more info on the Laguna race and for scheduling info on the upcoming Six Hours of the Glen.