Wild Caution Filled Rolex Watkins Weekend Sees Law, Donohue and Brumos Porsche Come Home Sixth June 24, 2004 Phoenix, Arizona -- A combination of smart driving and good judgement allowed Darren Law, David Donohue, and Sascha Maassen to avoid...
Wild Caution Filled Rolex Watkins Weekend Sees Law, Donohue and Brumos Porsche Come Home Sixth
June 24, 2004 Phoenix, Arizona -- A combination of smart driving and good judgement allowed Darren Law, David Donohue, and Sascha Maassen to avoid trouble and bring the #58 Red Bull Brumos Porsche Fabcar to the checkered flag a respectable and competitive 6th in the fifth round of the 2004 Grand American Rolex Sports Car series. The tricky and daunting Watkins Glen International Raceway proved a challenge for all those involved as the six hour event saw 10 full course injury free cautions for a total of 32 laps.
Law was given the task of qualifying, and placed the car a respectable 4th for the starting grid. Grand American Rolex Sports Car series rules mandate that the qualifying driver must start the race, and the Phoenix resident took the start and ran an exciting two hour stint before handing off to Porsche works driver Sascha Maassen on lap 50.
"That was a great stint," remarked Law after his time behind the wheel. "It was pretty much a scrap the whole time that the race was green. I had a good battle with Magnussen (Lista Doran) and a little dice with Cort (Wagner, G & W Doran). There were quite a few laps under yellow, but I just tried to keep my nose clean and turn some quick laps."
Toward the end of a tank of fuel, the #58 Fabcar began to exhibit a fuel pickup problem which ultimately lead to a last minute pitstop for fuel late in the race, dropping the Red Bull machine to 6th.
"We've definitely had our share of bad luck," said Law following the race. "The encouraging thing is that we have the speed, and we show it pretty much every weekend. It'll come good here at some point."
The race was covered on Speed, and included some terrific in-car footage of Law's stint in the Brumos.
Law, Donohue and the Brumos Porsche squad next head to Daytona for the Paul Revere 250 the weekend of June 30th through July 1st. Log onto www.grand-am.com for more scheduling information.
If you haven't already, be sure to check out Darren's website at www.darrenlaw.com, and also keep tabs on how the Brumos team is doing at www.brumosracing.com.