Watkins Glen II: Law/Bodine race report

Rolex Series Bully Hill Vineyards 250 ends early for Law, Bodine and G & W Motorsports. Despite running competitively in 2nd place overall for several laps, contact in turn The contact, which occurred on lap 20 in turn 1 of the 2.45 mile...

Rolex Series Bully Hill Vineyards 250 ends early for Law, Bodine and G & W Motorsports.

Despite running competitively in 2nd place overall for several laps, contact in turn

The contact, which occurred on lap 20 in turn 1 of the 2.45 mile 11 turn road course, damaged the right front suspension on the Picchio and forced Bodine to pit early. Once in the pits, Law climbed aboard, and after a lengthy pit stop for repairs and fuel was added Law continued and used the rest of the race as a test session.

Law was also mindful of additional potential damage that Bodine's incident may have caused and was initially cautious. Said Law of his time in the car, "The crew checked the car over pretty well during the pitstop, but we had already decided to kind of take it easy and pit often to change tire pressures and make some other changes like we would during testing. As it was, during my first few laps a bit of a vibration built up at the front of the car, and I decided to bring it in just make sure the front of the car was going to be okay. It really is a shame though, especially since Geoff had been able to work the car up to 2nd overall before his contact."

Due to the short nature of the race, several of the teams employed a somewhat different driver lineup strategy. Darren explained what G &W and many of the other teams were thinking with the change in typical lineup. "Most of the teams decided to put their number two driver in the car first this weekend because the race was so short, and theoretically we could do it on one pit stop, then the lead driver can finish the race off and bring it home."

The Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series next travels to Quebec, Canada the weekend of September 19-21 for the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont Tremblant.

-g&w-

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