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Synergy Racing Porsche 997s vie for Grand-Am Cup championships this weekend ALTON, Va. (October 4, 2006) -- A pair of Synergy Racing-prepared Porsche 997s and their drivers are in the hunt for the Grand-Am Cup Series Grand Sport (GS)...

Synergy Racing Porsche 997s vie for Grand-Am Cup championships this weekend

ALTON, Va. (October 4, 2006) -- A pair of Synergy Racing-prepared Porsche 997s and their drivers are in the hunt for the Grand-Am Cup Series Grand Sport (GS) championships heading into this weekend's season-ending Wheel Enhancement GS Enduro presented by EMC Mechanical at Virginia International Raceway.

Team, driver championships lead within seven points Synergy Racing's No. 81 Wheel Enhancement Porsche 997 is currently only seven points out of the team championship lead, with its drivers Brent Martini, of Laguna Beach, Calif., and Patrick Long, of Thousands Oaks, Calif., sitting second in the driver standings by the same margin.

Marcus Motorsports' No. 49 Porsche 997, originally prepared by Synergy Racing and sponsored by EMC Mechanical, Gamewell, Woodfin, Formal Transportation and EVO, holds the third position in the team standings, 11 points shy of the Synergy Racing entry. Its drivers, Andy Lally and Spencer Pumpelly, are also third in the driver standings and will be joined by Darren Law for the six-hour season finale.

Synergy cars lead Porsche to top of manufacturer rankings Synergy Racing-prepared Porsches have also helped carry the German automaker into the lead in the GS manufacturer standings. Synergy Racing and Marcus Motorsports' 997s have been the top-finishing Porsche at six out of the nine Grand-Am Cup races this season.

Finale a test of endurance The team, driver and manufacturer's championships will come down to the Grand-Am Cup Series' longest race of the year. At six-hours in length, the Wheel Enhancement GS Enduro presented by EMC Mechanical is substantially longer than the 200-mile, 2.5 hour races that led up to the season finale and will be a true test of endurance for its 41 entrants.

"We've got a lot of things going for us this weekend," said Cole Scrogham, Synergy Racing team co-owner. "With Porsche's reputation in endurance racing, our powerful driver lineup, our team sponsors as title sponsors of the race, and the luxury of being at our home track, I'm expecting good things from the Synergy-prepared Porsches--and hopefully the team, driver and manufacturer championships."

-credit: sr

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Andy Lally , Darren Law , Patrick Long , Spencer Pumpelly