Law pulls Double Duty at Wet and Wild Watkins Weekend Endurance racing specialist Darren Law, of Phoenix, Arizona had a busy weekend this past Saturday and Sunday, as he competed in the Grand American Rolex Series Sahlen's 6 Hours of the Glen...
Law pulls Double Duty at Wet and Wild Watkins Weekend
Endurance racing specialist Darren Law, of Phoenix, Arizona had a busy weekend this past Saturday and Sunday, as he competed in the Grand American Rolex Series Sahlen's 6 Hours of the Glen and the Grand-Am Cup Chemung Canal Trust 200. Both races were held at Watkins Glen International Raceway in Watkins Glen, New York.
After showing encouraging lap times in practice, the Sahlen's 6 Hour came to an abrupt end this weekend for Rolex Grand American regulars Darren Law, David Donohue and the #58 Red Bull Brumos Porsche team. The Brumos squad parked the #58 entry following contact in the event.
After qualifying 14th with a lap of 1:48.151, Law took the green flag to start the 6-hour endurance contest held at the famed 3.4 mile Watkins Glen natural terrain 'long" configuration road racing circuit. Law turned the #58 Red Bull sponsored entry over to co-drivers David Donohue and Lucas Luhr after completing his first stint, and shortly thereafter, the team ran into trouble, as an electrical problem took them out for several laps. Once the issue was resolved the Brumos Porsche returned to competition, but the weekend ended later due to some late race contact.
"We were out there really just trying to keep our nose clean," remarked Law after the race. "My stint went well, and I made up some good ground. We were turning competitive times, but after I turned the car over, we had some problems. It does hurt us a bit in terms of points, but we'll be back at them again in Daytona."
After a stirring drive through much of the 73-car Grand-Am Cup field, Law was able to secure a 4th place finish for himself and co-driver Mike McCalmont in the #6 Zoom Motorsports prepared Porsche 996.
Team principal McCalmont who qualified the Zoom Porsche 24th, turned the car over to Law at the first caution on lap 12 of the 56 lap event. Law, who quickly found himself at the back of the field following the pit stop, pulled out all the stops as he charged through the field to finish a well-earned 4th at the checkered flag.
"We had a terrific car in the Grand-Am Cup race," remarked Darren, "and I think we probably had a shot at winning it today. Once I got in I just drove flat out, and tried to get by as many people as possible. There was a lot of traffic out there, and overall, I was happy with our results. I'd like to get a win here soon though, especially since it help us to continue to do well in the championship points race."
Darren will be traveling to Mosport this upcoming weekend for the Mosport 200 Grand-Am Cup race with Zoom Motorsports, and will be back in Brumos Porsche Daytona Prototype June 29-30 for the Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona.