Farnbacher Loles heads home Coming off a fourth straight podium finish in the Grand-Am Rolex GT series, the Farnbacher Loles Racing team left California's Laguna Seca Raceway and headed for home. But not for rest and relaxation. This weekend's ...
Farnbacher Loles heads home
Coming off a fourth straight podium finish in the Grand-Am Rolex GT series, the Farnbacher Loles Racing team left California's Laguna Seca Raceway and headed for home. But not for rest and relaxation. This weekend's sixth round of the Rolex GT series is being contested at Lime Rock Park, only an hour north of the team's home base in Danbury, CT. "Lime Rock is our local track," said team owner Gregory Loles. "While our GT drivers don't have much experience at Lime Rock, the rest of us have done a fair amount of track days there. It's a beautiful course, and more challenging than it first appears. We're looking forward to our first Grand Am race on the track and feel like we're in good shape in the championship battle coming out of Laguna."
At Laguna Seca the team was very strong. Subbing for Dominik Farnbacher, Craig Stanton was phenomenal in the #85 Shoes For Crews/Recaro Porsche. "Craig paced the field, leading for 33 laps and if not for the prolonged yellow at the end, he and Leh Keen would have won it. It is unfortunate for those guys since they really dominated the race." Bryce Miller and Dirk Werner overcame an incident in the opening laps, which caused some suspension damage to their #87 Marquis Jet/IPC/Paul Miller Porsche/Recaro Porsche 997 GT3. "Bryce and Dirk had their hands full as the toe was knocked out from the contact. They drove a great race and to be able to get the car on the podium after that says something about this team. With the Mazdas jumping out to such a big lead after the first three races, our goal has been to finish in front of them. We picked up another four points and are now only 12 points back."
To add even more excitement to the weekend, the #87 Porsche is carrying one of the Speed TV in-car cameras while the team hosts a private hospitality tent for 200 guests of sponsors Marquis Jet, IPC and Paul Miller Porsche. If Friday's practice sessions are any indication, those guests are in for a great show: Dominik Farnbacher turned the day's fastest lap at 54.262 seconds (101.508 mph). The lap was more than a second quicker than Wolf Henzler's Rolex Series GT track record set just last year.