McCalmont and Law Take Zoom Motorsports to Second Consecutive Grand Sport Podium Grand American regular Mike McCalmont and road racing standout Darren Law, maneuvered their ...
McCalmont and Law Take Zoom Motorsports to Second Consecutive Grand Sport Podium
Grand American regular Mike McCalmont and road racing standout Darren Law, maneuvered their #6 Zoom Motorsports prepared TTL/ Leclair/ Mainway/ Tremcar sponsored Porsche 996 through a thick field of race cars to their second podium finish in as many races at this Saturday's Grand Am Cup U.S. Sports Car Invitational at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. With their second consecutive 2nd place finish, Law of Phoenix, Arizona, and McCalmont of Ancaster, Canada were able to continue to close the gap to the leaders of the drivers championship points race.
Racing through the Pack
McCalmont qualified the #6 Zoom Motorsports entry 23rd with a lap of 1:41.839 around the elevation filled and technical 2.38 mile natural road course circuit. After a safe start, McCalmont conserved his position on track for the first portion of the race, and handed the Porsche 996 over to Law under a yellow flag caution period on lap 22.
Following the pit stop and driver change, Law rejoined the race near the back of the 71 car field, and over the remaining 54 laps of the event, deftly maneuvered the silver and black #6 Porsche through traffic, skillfully racing his way up to second place by the checkered flag.
Mike McCalmont - Zoom Motorsports Principal and Team Driver
"There was a lot of traffic at the start, and really I just tried to keep my nose clean and keep the car on the lead lap. I knew that Darren was going to hustle the car well, especially after what we saw at Fontana. I had a few good dices, and then brought the car in after about 20 laps or so. The car felt really good, and I'm very excited about how the season is going so far. We seem to be the best of the Porsches right now, and I have to thank Kirk Spencer and the whole team for working very hard and giving us a good car."
Darren Law - Team Driver
"That was a terrific race. Mike drove really well. The car was excellent when I got in, and it stayed good throughout the race. Another podium finish is definitely what we needed this weekend. The Porsche is a real momentum and handling car, and when we got up into traffic near the end of the race I just couldn't get by the power of the Mustang (race winner David Epringham #05 Multimatic Mustang). Overall though, I'm very happy with the event and I think the whole team is looking forward to Watkins and Mosport."
The Grand Am Cup field next travels to Watkins Glen, New York for the Chemung Canal 200 at Watkins Glen International Raceway the weekend of June 9-11.
For more information on the results of this weekend's Grand Am Cup U.S. Sports Car Invitational, or for scheduling on upcoming events please log onto grand-am.com.