After qualifying a competitive 6th for the September, 12 Grand Am Cup event at Mosport International Raceway, the G & W Motorsports Porsche GT3 Cup car finished 8th in the GS I class with Darren Law at the wheel. The 3-hour Grand Am Cup race, an...
After qualifying a competitive 6th for the September, 12 Grand Am Cup event at Mosport International Raceway, the G & W Motorsports Porsche GT3 Cup car finished 8th in the GS I class with Darren Law at the wheel. The 3-hour Grand Am Cup race, an endurance event for stock production racecars was the headline event of the weekend, and was completed amid clear skies and beautiful conditions.
The weekend started well as Law screamed to second in the timing charts after the first practice session. Said Law after the event, "We knew the speed in the car was there. We had been testing at VIR over the last couple of weeks, and so the car was quick right out off the trailer at Mosport."
The strategy was to have Chris Dyson qualify the car, and therefore start the race with Law jumping in at midpoint and finishing the event. Dyson drove a steady qualifying session on Friday to ensure the car was in the field, and the car was then prepared for the race.
Dyson maintained his position following the start and was running strongly until lap five when a suspension failure caused a quick spin. Dyson was able to continue however, and quickly made for the pits where the car was attended to, but lost two laps in the process.
Dyson continued with his stint and brought the car in for fuel at which point Law climbed aboard. Darren was happy with the setup and set out to make up time. "Even though the Grand Am Cup races are billed as endurance events, pretty much everybody is on a sprint pace right off the bat," said Darren. "Being two laps down pretty much takes you out of contention, but we decided to push hard anyhow. The car was good, and we turned consistently quick lap times that would have kept us right with the leaders. That suspension problem was just bad luck."
Look for Law, Dyson and the whole G & W crew next week at Circuit Mont-Tremblant where they will again test the GS I Grand Am Cup field in their Porsche GT3 Cup car. The race will be another 3-hour event and will be a support race for the Grand American Rolex Sports Car series held the weekend of September 19-21.