Julien, Dumoulin maintain points lead; Nonnamakers' lead trimmed in GS II. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 12, 2003) -- After a second-place finish in the Grand-Am Cup Series Lexus Grand American 250 at the California Speedway last weekend, drivers ...
Julien, Dumoulin maintain points lead; Nonnamakers' lead trimmed in GS II.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 12, 2003) -- After a second-place finish in the Grand-Am Cup Series Lexus Grand American 250 at the California Speedway last weekend, drivers Robert Julien and Jean-Francois Dumoulin maintained their position atop the driver point standings. The drivers of the Doncaster Racing #119 Porsche GT3 Cup increased their lead to 20 points.
TPC Racing #18 Porsche GT3 driver Michael Levitas took over the third-place spot after winning the Lexus Grand American 250, while Doncaster's Greg Wilkins and David Lacey fell to fourth in the standings after finishing fourth in the race.
The Doncaster's #119 Porsche also maintained its leading position in the team owner standings. TPC Racing's #18 Porsche is now in second, followed by Doncaster's #7 Porsche, which slipped to third.
Joe and Wayne Nonnamaker remain on top of the points in the Grand Sport II class despite finishing 11th in last weekend's race. However, the father-son duos' lead was trimmed to eight points by Jep Thorton and Dave Russell of Automatic Racing.
The Nonnamakers' Planet Earth Motorsports #41 Porsche 911 also kept its lead in the GS II team owner point standings. The #09 BMW M3 of Automatic Racing is now in sole ownership of the number two spot after a tie last week with the Mike Baughman Racing #46 Firebird, which is now in third place.
Pete Halsmer and John Schmitt remain in a tie for first place in the Sport Touring I driver points, while Team Lexus' Andy Lally and Chuck Goldsborough moved in to within 15 points of the leaders after their second place finish in the race.
The Team Lexus #0 IS300 is in first place in ST I team owners standings, switching places with the Team Lexus #0 IS300 that was first last week. The TC Kline Racing #12 BMW Z4 held onto its third-place position.
Bob Beede's lead in the Sport Touring II driver points standings was trimmed from seven points to four after Howie Liebengood and Will Nonnamaker's first-place finish in the class over the weekend. Liebengood and Nonnamaker are tied for second.
The ST II team owner point standings remained unchanged. The Bill Fenton Motorsports #27 Acura Integra LS stayed in first place with 166 points, while the HRPworld.com #43 Acura Integra LS trails by four points.
In the manufacturer point standings, Porsche increased its lead from 24 to 29 points in the GS I class. In GS II, BMW moved into the first position, topping Porsche by four points. Acura maintained its lead over Lexus the ST I class, but their lead was trimmed to only one point, while in ST II, Acura increased its lead over Chevrolet to 31 points.
The Grand-Am Cup Series will hold round six of the 2003 season at Watkins Glen International on June 21. Tickets are currently on sale for The Glen Twin 250s and may be purchased online at www.theglen.com.
Additional information about the Grand-Am Cup Series, including the complete point standings, is available online at www.grandamerican.com.