Rolex Series Points Leaders Take to Mid-Ohio with Victory on their Minds LEXINGTON, Ohio (August 25, 2005) -- Synergy Racing has been the most consistent team in the Rolex Sports Car Series GT class this season. Points-leader Craig Stanton (Long...
Rolex Series Points Leaders Take to Mid-Ohio with Victory on their Minds
LEXINGTON, Ohio (August 25, 2005) -- Synergy Racing has been the most consistent team in the Rolex Sports Car Series GT class this season. Points-leader Craig Stanton (Long Beach, Calif.) has not finished out of the top six all season, accounting for his 11-point lead in the GT driver standings. Despite the repeated finishes near the front, victory has remained elusive to Stanton and his Synergy Racing No. 81 Porsche co-driver David Murry (Atlanta, Ga.).
At Barber Motorsports Park, Stanton led the GT class for 38 laps only to be passed with two laps remaining in the race. And earlier this month at Watkins Glen International, Murry held a one-lap lead on the GT field, but a pit stop one lap too early dropped the team to 11th and resulted in a sixth-place finish.
With victory so close, this weekend the drivers of the Synergy Racing No. 81 Porsche are determined to capture the checkered in the EMCO Gears Classic on Saturday evening.
"Our Synergy Racing Porsche has more of an endurance platform, which wasn't ideal for the last Watkins Glen race," Stanton said. "I'm looking forward to getting back to more of an endurance race at Mid-Ohio where hopefully we can recoup some of the ground we lost in the points at The Glen."
"We always have the championship in mind, but we definitely want to win," remarked Murry, who slipped to third in the GT standings, seven points behind BMW driver Joey Hand, after the team's sixth-place finish. "The Synergy team gives us the best car the rules allow and our strategy has always been good, we just haven't had luck go our way."