Borcheller, Stanton Strengthen Grand-Am Cup Points Lead Matz, Potter Move to the Front of Sport Touring Standings DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 30, 2004) -- Terry Borcheller and Craig Stanton picked up their second Grand-Am Cup Series win in as...
Borcheller, Stanton Strengthen Grand-Am Cup Points Lead
Matz, Potter Move to the Front of Sport Touring Standings
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 30, 2004) -- Terry Borcheller and Craig Stanton picked up their second Grand-Am Cup Series win in as many races last weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, propelling the duo into a 14-point lead in the Grand Sport driver standings. With 70 points, the drivers of TheRaceSite.com Racing No. 44 Porsche 996 more than quadrupled their lead in the points.
Joe and Wayne Nonnamaker, drivers of TheRaceSite.com No. 43 Porsche, jumped from seventh place to immediately behind their teammates following their fourth-place finish in Miami. The father-son duo currently has 56 points, holding off Unitech Racing's Mike Cronin Jr. and Stu Hayner, with 51 points.
While the Grand Sport leaders were strengthening their advantage over the field, the hunt for the lead in the Sport Touring class was becoming even tighter.
Jason Potter and Manny Matz jumped from ninth place into the lead in the class driver standings following their Sport Touring victory. The 61 points held by the drivers of the DF Racing No. 27 BMW put them on top of the class by the narrowest of margins, with only one point separating them from Will Turner and Don Salama, who finished second last weekend in the Turner Motorsports No. 95 BMW.
Mike Liebl, who led the driver points heading into the weekend, slipped eight points behind the new leaders with his 13th-place finish in Miami at the wheel of the Bill Fenton Motorsports No. 29 Acura RSX-S.
In the manufacturer standings, Borcheller and Stanton's second victory continued Porsche's dominance in the Grand Sport class, increasing the German manufacturer's lead to 18 points. Ford leapt from fifth place into second after its second-place finish in the Grand-Am Cup 250, while Nissan slipped to third after finishing 10th.
BWM claimed the lead in the Sport Touring manufacturer standings, knocking Acura down to second place and six points behind. Lexus moved up to third place, 23 points off the lead.
The Grand-Am Cup Series will return to action next week in the Phoenix Twin 200s, part of the Food City 250 weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. Tickets are currently on sale for the event and can be purchased online at www.phoenixinternationalraceway.com.
For additional information on the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series, visit www.grandamerican.com.