Doncaster Racing victorious in Dark Dog Grand-Am Cup six-hour finale. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Nov. 9, 2002) - David Empringham, David Lacey and Scott Maxwell delivered a dominating performance in the No. 76 Doncaster Racing Porsche GT3 as they...
Doncaster Racing victorious in Dark Dog Grand-Am Cup six-hour finale.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Nov. 9, 2002) - David Empringham, David Lacey and Scott Maxwell delivered a dominating performance in the No. 76 Doncaster Racing Porsche GT3 as they drove to a 7.554-second victory in the Dark Dog Grand-Am Cup six-hour finale on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.
The No. 76 Porsche entered the six-hour finale with a one-point deficit in the Grand Sport I championship standings to the No. 11 Powell Motorsports Corvette. The two cars battled early for the lead early in the race, but repairs to a loose exhaust pipe on the No. 11 Corvette gave the Porsche a one-lap advantage.
The No. 11 Corvette continued to have problems and eased the pressure on Maxwell and the No. 76 Doncaster Racing team, which only needed to finish ahead of Powell to take the championship. The No. 11 Corvette settled for a fifth-place finish, one lap down.
"Today everything went perfectly and the car was fantastic, and I guess the Corvette had a little bit of trouble in the middle of the race and that's all we needed," Maxwell said. "We just needed one break and we got it."
Class winners in the Dark Dog Grand-Am Cup included the No. 65 SpeedSource Porsche and driver Sylvain Tremblay, Shane Lewis, David Shep (Grand Sport II class), the No. 0 Team Lexus IS300 and drivers Ian James, Charles Goldsborough and Terry Borcheller (Sport Touring I) and the No. 41 King Motorsports Acura Integra and drivers Wayne Nonnamker, Will Nonnamker and Joe Nonnamker (Sport Touring I).
The Dark Dog Grand American Finale continues at the Speedway on Sunday with the three-hour finale for the Rolex Sports Car Series at 1 p.m. Tickets are available at the gate or by calling the Speedway ticket office at (386) 253-7223.