SCC: Fontana: Darren Law race notes

Law Takes Strong Second Place at Grand Am Cup Event in Fontana April 4, 2005 -- Phoenix, AZ - After another impressive run through the field, road racing ace Darren Law of Phoenix piloted the ...

Law Takes Strong Second Place at Grand Am Cup Event in Fontana

April 4, 2005 -- Phoenix, AZ - After another impressive run through the field, road racing ace Darren Law of Phoenix piloted the #6 Zoom Motorsports Porsche 996 to a strong second place finish in this past Saturday's Grand Am Cup endurance race at California Speedway in Fontana. Law, who took over from teammate Mike McCalmont of Ancaster, Canada on the 20th lap of the 71 lap event, turned the fastest lap of any Porsche in the field for the third race running.

Law's drive to a podium finish in the California 200 secured a 2nd place spot for himself and McCalmont in the Grand Am Cup driver's standings, and marks the highest finish of any Porsche thus far in the 2005 Grand Am Cup schedule.

Law's spectacular California 200 run was not easy however, and he talked about some of the race action.

"We had a great race," said Darren following the vent. "Mike (McCalmont) qualified it 26th and ran a good opening stint. I got in on the first yellow, and I worked my way up to the front. We were turning great lap times, although we are still a bit down on top speed to the BMW and the Mustang. Grand Am is doing a good job with the rules and keeping things competitive."

"We definitely had a good run overall, but I was having brake trouble most of my stint and had to pump the pedal before every brake zone. I was leading for the last portion of the race, and a caution came out with about 7 laps to go. On the restart the (race winning Multimatic) Mustang got the jump, and I knew it would be tough to beat the V-8 power. When the Mustang got by I ended having a great fight with Boris Said (Anchor Racing BMW M3). We went side by side for a number of corners, but I held him off and kept my position until the end. I have to thank our crew chief Kirk Spencer, our engineer Greg Fordahl and the Zoom crew for a great job. I can't wait for Laguna."

Law and the Zoom Motorsports team head next for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and the famed "corkscrew" the weekend of April 29th and 30th for the US Sports Car Invitational.

For more information on the results of the California 200 be sure to log onto grand-am.com. Be sure to check out Darren's site at darrenlaw.com. Be sure to catch the Fontana Grand Am Cup race on the Speed Channel as it will be televised April 16th at noon EST.

Darren used OMP safety gear during his great run at Fontana, which can be found at CDOC.com. CDOC carries a wide range of vehicle and driver safety gear and will be supporting Darren throughout the 2005 season.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Boris Said , Greg Ford , Darren Law , Mike McCalmont , Kirk Spencer