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Grand Sport 200 Driver Quotes Craig Stanton , driver of TheRaceSite.com No. 44 Porsche 996 Winner of the Phoenix Grand Sport 200 ON THE WIN "It starts back with the Nonnamakers. This is a really seasoned team. They are very focused in the...

Grand Sport 200 Driver Quotes

Craig Stanton , driver of TheRaceSite.com No. 44 Porsche 996
Winner of the Phoenix Grand Sport 200

ON THE WIN
"It starts back with the Nonnamakers. This is a really seasoned team. They are very focused in the arena. The one-stop pit strategy worked great for us. I think we stretched the fuel load about as far as we could. In my stint, I wanted to put the car in the best position I could for Terry, so I was pushing the Nissan pretty hard while trying to preserve our car. The Nissan was better on the banking, but I could keep the pressure on him. I wanted to burn him down, and I guess we did. Terry took over and put in a great stint and brought it home. It's pretty unbelievable how this whole team rallied. Three wins in a row. That's pretty cool! I'm really, really pleased for this whole effort."

Terry Borcheller , driver of TheRaceSite.com No. 44 Porsche 996
Winner of the Phoenix Grand Sport 200

"We've got a great team. They really stand behind us. Hats off to Craig. It was similar to Homestead where Craig got in the beginning, and I finished. We overcame a lot of obstacles in this race. The team did a great pit stop, but the drivers' change was pretty slow. Into my stint something was going wrong with the car. I'm not sure if it was the diff or what it was, but it wasn't right. I was trying to build as big a lead as I could in case the problem got worse. So, I was really happy when I could start backing off there at the end."

Bobby Julien , driver of the Doncaster Racing No. 91 Porsche 996
Second-place finisher in the Phoenix Grand Sport 200

ON FINISHING SECOND
"It was great. After the bad luck in Daytona where are transmission broke, and in Homestead we dropped out of second place with an overheating motor, we are thrilled to finish the race and finish on the podium. We're back, and we're having a good time.

Greg Wilkins , driver of the Doncaster Racing No. 91 Porsche 996
Second-place finisher in the Phoenix Grand Sport 200

ON THE TRACK
It was a great run. I've never driven this car before this weekend. It took a little bit of getting used to, because it slides around a little bit more than the Rolex cars. It was fun.

ON FINISHING SECOND
It's fabulous. For the first time in the car, I didn't expect this result. I'm delighted.

Mike Cronin Jr. , driver of the Unitech Racing No. 33 Nissan 350Z
Polesitter for the Phoenix Grand Sport 200

ON THE CAR'S PROBLEM
"The care was awesome. We thought we would have something for them at the end but something in the axle let go. We had that problem before at Virginia so we will have to go to work on our axles and fix it. It was actually a U-bolt back there so we will be able to figure out what went wrong. All in all, the car was good though, both cars on our team. Kelly (Collins) did a great job in the other car and we made the podium."

Stu Hayner , driver of the Unitech Racing No. 33 Nissan 350Z
Finished 20th in the Phoenix Grand Sport 200

ON THE CAR'S PROBLEM
"I felt a vibration right when I got in the car, saw a little smoke, and didn't think too much of it. These are race cars, they do that sort of thing, but then it just went bad. But we had good cars. Typically nothing ever, ever goes wrong with these Nissans but today it did, twice. The left axle went, we fixed it and then the right side went. At least we think that is what happened so we will check it out. It was good to run as strong as we did."

Guy Cosmo , driver of the BGB Motorsports No. 38 Porsche 996
Sixth-place finisher in the Phoenix Grand Sport 200

ON THE CAR'S PROBLEM
"I lost all gears going into turn one. I went to go down to third, the lever was moving, but it wasn't in gear. I coasted to a stop and knowing mechanically how that who system works, I tried looking down to see where it broke and if there was a chance that I could yank on the wires that lead back to the tranny. After fumbling with those, I managed to find a gear, which turned out to be the fourth gear. I got rolling and left it in fourth gear for the remainder of the race. I couldn't take a chance trying to get it to third for a better lap."

Mark Plummer , driver of the BGB Motorsports No. 38 Porsche 996
Sixth-place finisher in the Phoenix Grand Sport 200

ON THE FINISH
"Last year we would have begged for sixth place, this year we are disappointed. After crashing out at Homestead, it's great to just roll the car back on the trailer and get some testing and get ready for Canada."

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Guy Cosmo , Terry Borcheller , Mike Cronin , Craig Stanton , Greg Wilkins , Mark Plummer , Stu Hayner