DONOHUE, AND BRUMOS ENDURE UPS AND DOWNS OF HARD-FOUGHT ROLEX GRAND
AMERICICAN FOOD CITY 250 IN PHOENIX
early departure from the April 10th Grand American Rolex Sports
car series Food City 250 at Phoenix International Raceway was hardly
just reward for series standouts Law, Donohue and the entire Brumos
Porsche squad. The team had spent much of the weekend successfully
extracting much needed speed from their #58 Red Bull sponsored Fabcar
Daytona Prototype, but were forced to retire from 5th place overall
due to a broken left rear halfshaft.
"I've said this a lot," remarked a somewhat, and uncharacteristically
downbeat Law immediately following the race, "but even though
our finishes don't show it, we're getting some solid speed out of
the car. We are definitely competitive in terms of speed."
Although thunderstorms threatened at the start, most of the 3-hour
endurance contest was held amidst gorgeous conditions, during a
typical spring desert evening. The change in lighting offered some
wonderful visual effects as the cars threw sparks over curbs, xenon
headlights sliced through the dark banking area, and flames burbled
from exhausts. Law took advantage of his knowledge of his home track
to attack at the start.
"I qualified the car 5th," said Darren, 'but we were moved
to the back of the prototype field due to a technical infraction.
I had a great run going and was back up to fifth within 20 laps.
The Brumos guys gave us a podium finishing car. Unfortunately, we
then had the halfshaft problem. The guys worked hard and fast to
get the car going again, but at a track as short as PIR you go down
laps pretty quickly. Once we got the car going again David (Donohue)
got in to try and get some points."
The Grand American Rolex Sports car series takes a short break until
the weekend of May 21-23 when they will again convene for the 6
Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, Canada.
Be sure to check out all of Darren's racing action at www.darrenlaw.com.
You can also keep up to date with the Brumos team at www.brumosracing.com,
and check out photos of all the races including spectacular night
shots of the awesome Brumos Porsche at www.grand-am.com.
Darren continues to carry personal safety equipment sponsorship
from CDOC, which specializes in top quality race gear and car performance
enhancements. You can visit them at www.cdoc.com.