Grand-Am Cup Point Leader Craig Stanton Excited About Battle HOMESTEAD, Fla., September 17, 2004 -- When Craig Stanton last left Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS) he did so with a sweep of the two Grand American Road Racing Association races held...
Grand-Am Cup Point Leader Craig Stanton Excited About Battle
HOMESTEAD, Fla., September 17, 2004 -- When Craig Stanton last left Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS) he did so with a sweep of the two Grand American Road Racing Association races held here. He drove to victory in both the SGS class of the Rolex Sports Car Series and the overall win in the Grand-Am Cup Series. Then, by his side in Grand-Am Cup was Terry Borcheller, Gainesville, Ga., in the No. 44 TheRaceSite.com Porsche 911 GT3 Cup entry. Now, the duo that won the first three races before Borcheller left to join another team, are on opposite sides of the Grand-Am Cup championship battlefield. Stanton now races with David Murry, Cumming, Ga., and the multiple-series teammates have added an additional event to the wins' category in the No. 44 since combining. Entering tomorrow's Grand-Am Cup 250 at HMS, Stanton holds a six point led in the championship with four races and 140 points remaining.
Stanton's Porsche has regularly out-performed every other driver/car combination in the GS class losing points to Borcheller only when, due to a prior commitment with Petersen Motorsports/ White Lightning Racing in the American Le Mans Series, he missed the most recent round at Mid-Ohio. No future conflicts are expected in Stanton's quest for his first Grand-Am Cup title and he is more eager than ever to take the fight directly to Borcheller. Saturday's 250-mile or three hour race will start at 2:45 pm (ET). The race can be seen on SPEED at 10 pm (ET).
Craig Stanton: "The rest of the season is going to be a lot of fun with the point's battle. People kept telling me we had this thing wrapped-up and I'd just tell them 'hold on there'. Then we missed Mid-Ohio because I had a commitment to Petersen Motorsports/ White Lightning Racing in Canada. I was driving the second stint and, unlike Terry, there was no way I could do that and still make it to Mid-Ohio. That was disappointing but now Grand American has a great story they'll be able tell! We'll be working the rest of the season to take the championship and I'm excited about that. It should be really exciting for the fans to watch too. David and I are driving great together and the Nonnamakers have been tuning the No. 44 Porsche to get it ready for this battle. If we can stay on top, no one will ever be able to say we backed into this title. I hope everyone keeps the people of Florida in mind. This has been a tough hurricane season for them and maybe this race will give them something else to think about."
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