Craig Stanton and David Murry drove their Porsche 996 to its second consecutive victory Saturday in the GrandAm Cup Series Barber 250 at Barber Motorsports Park. Stanton's sixth win of the season moved him to within four points of Terry Borcheller...
Craig Stanton and David Murry drove their Porsche 996 to its second consecutive victory Saturday in the GrandAm Cup Series Barber 250 at Barber Motorsports Park. Stanton's sixth win of the season moved him to within four points of Terry Borcheller in the Grand Sport drivers' championship. Borcheller finished second in the Powell Motorsport Cadillac CTS-V, 9.481 seconds behind the winners.
"It is our sixth win," said Stanton. "And I'm just really proud to be involved with the RaceSite.com Porsche. The Nonnamaker's build a great car. It's believable. Early on, it was unbelievable, and now it's believable. We've got a heck of a points chase going on here. We're just inching up to Terry and the Powell Motorsports team. They are really good competitors and they're real professional. It's just exciting. And I'm sure it's going to go right down to the last race, last lap there at California Speedway."
Joe and Wayne Nonnamaker rounded out the top-three in another Porsche.
In Super Touring, the SpeedSource Racing Mazda RX-8 of David Haskell and Sylvan Tremblay won for the fourth time this year. "It was great," said Tremblay. "David put it on the pole for us, and he had an awesome first stint. Under the first yellow, we were the only car that didn't pit. I knew that we needed to pit again. So we had a pretty heated discussion, and the call was made to not pit. And luckily for us, another yellow came out and that made the difference. The crew did an awesome job with a four-tire stop. That gave us the speed at the end. It's a real credit to Mazda and the RX-8."
Eric Curran and Bob Endicott, driving the Bill Fenton Motorsports Acura RSX-S, finished second, followed by their teammates, Bill Fenton and Bob Beede.
The GrandAm Cup Series will return to the track for its final race of the year on October 30, 2004, at the California Speedway.