Utah: Farnbacher Loles pre-race notes

Farnbacher Loles has Championship in sight, as Henzler joins the fight The Farnbacher Loles Racing Team arrived in Salt Lake City with the Rolex GT Series lead and a singular focus-to bring home the team's first series championship. Dirk Werner...

Farnbacher Loles has Championship in sight, as Henzler joins the fight

The Farnbacher Loles Racing Team arrived in Salt Lake City with the Rolex GT Series lead and a singular focus-to bring home the team's first series championship. Dirk Werner sits atop the Driver's Championship with a five- point lead while Werner and his co-driver Bryce Miller are tied for the Team Championship in the #87 Marquis Jet/IPC/Elf Oils Porsche 997 GT3 Cup. At Saturday's season ending SunChaser 1000 at Miller Motorsports Park, Miller and Werner will be joined by German Porsche ace Wolf Henzler. Henzler last drove for Farnbacher Loles in 2005, a season in which he co- drove the team's winning entry in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Farnbacher Loles sister car is also looking to make a statement in the race. Leh Keen is recovered from an injury received in a crash at Mid-Ohio and joins Dominik Farnbacher and Ian Baas in the #85 Shoes For Crews/Recaro Porsche GT3 Cup. The 85 has been fast at every track but had more than its share of bad luck this season since a second place finish at Mexico City. Both cars have run at the front throughout the year and both sets of drivers have the desire and the ability to close out the season on a high note.

With two titles on the line, and the eyes of the sportscar racing world focused on Utah, the team is not taking this race lightly. Team owner Gregory Loles knows what's at stake. "While there have been major highs and considerable lows this year, all-in-all we have had a great season. We started the year by leading more laps than any other team at Daytona and came within 90 minutes of our second win and third consecutive podium there. We've led the Driver's and Team Championships for most of the season and we're coming into the finale in great shape. The crews are prepared, the drivers are ready and we're looking forward to the race. While we are not taking anything for granted, I think any other team in the field would trade places to be where we are right now."

-credit: flr

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Ian Baas , Wolf Henzler , Lehman Keen , Dominik Farnbacher , Dirk Werner , Bryce Miller