Julien, Dumoulin Take Powerful Points Lead with Fifth Win of Season Borcheller, Barber Emerge On Top in Grand Sport II DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 26, 2003) -- Canadians Jean-Francois Dumoulin and Robert Julien extended their points lead in...
Julien, Dumoulin Take Powerful Points Lead with Fifth Win of Season
Borcheller, Barber Emerge On Top in Grand Sport II
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 26, 2003) -- Canadians Jean-Francois Dumoulin and Robert Julien extended their points lead in the Grand-Am Cup Series driver standings with their fifth victory of the season at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant last weekend. The Doncaster Racing No. 119 Porsche GT3 Cup and its drivers now hold a 28-point advantage in both the driver and team owner point standings over Michael Levitas and TPC Racing, which finished second in last weekend's 250-mile race.
Powell Motorsports drivers Doug Goad and Devon Powell are tied for fourth place in the standings, trailing the leaders by 39 points. Grand American Road Racing Association officials impounded a part from the Powell Motorsports No. 11 Corvette following last weekend's Grand-Am Cup race at Mont-Tremblant and found that the part is in compliance with the rules. The team and drivers received their full points and prize money from the event.
Terry Borcheller scored his 50th professional victory at Mont-Tremblant over the weekend, winning the Grand Sport II class with co-driver Forest Barber in the Bell Motorsports No. 54 BMW M3. The duo entered the race in a four-way tie atop the driver point standings and emerged the leader following the win. Borcheller and Barber now have a three-point advantage over the Planet Earth Motorsports father-son duo of Joe and Wayne Nonnamaker, which finished second in the No. 41 Porsche 911.
The Planet Earth Porsche leads the GS II team owner point standings, with a 14-point margin over Michael Baughman Racing.
Pete Halsmer and John Schmitt had a bite taken out of their powerful points lead in the Sport Touring I class. The 13th-place finish by the drivers of the Honda of American Racing Team (HART) No. 00 Acura RSX-S caused their advantage to decrease from 21 to 14 points over Steve Pfeffer of TC Kline Racing.
TC Kline Racing's No. 12 BMW Z4 entry continues at the front of the ST I team owner point standings with a 21-point lead over HART.
The battle for the Sport Touring II points lead was previously a nail biter, but Bill Fenton Motorsports driver Bob Beede now enjoys a comfortable 36-point lead over HRPworld.com drivers Will Nonnamaker and Howie Liebengood, who are tied for second place. The large margin is due to the loss of points for the Mont-Tremblant round by the drivers of both HRPworld.com entries because of post-race technical inspection discoveries.
The Bill Fenton Motorsports No. 27 Acura Integra LS also took a 36-point lead over the HRPworld.com No. 43 Acura in the team owner standings.
In the manufacturing standings, Porsche continues its dominance over Chevrolet in the GS I class with a 51-point lead. BMW's third GS II win of the season has given the German manufacturer a 13-point lead over Porsche in the class. BMW also cut into Acura's lead in the ST I standings and now trails the leader by only two points. However, Acura already clinched the title in the ST II class with a 90-point advantage over Chevrolet.
The Grand-Am Cup Series Mont-Tremblant 250 will air on SPEED Channel this Saturday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. ET. The series will return to action next weekend in the 3 Hours of VIR on Oct. 4 at Virginia International Raceway. For ticket information, visit www.virclub.com. Additional information about the Grand-Am Cup Series, including the complete point standings, is available online at www.grandamerican.com.