LAW AND DONOHUE FINISH SIXTH IN NEW BRUMOS RILEY
PORSCHE AT ROLEX SERIES WATKINS GLEN EVENT
Darren Law and David Donohue capitalized
on the new found speed of their Brumos Riley Porsche Daytona Prototype
to finish a competitive sixth in this past weekend’s Grand
American Rolex Sports Car Series Crown Royal 200 at The Glen. The
Crown Royal 200 at The Glen marked the thirteenth round of the fifteen
round 2006 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series Presented by Crown
Royal Special Reserve schedule, and was held in conjunction with
the NASCAR Busch and Nextel Cup series events.
The Watkins Glen race also marked the second event for the Brumos
team with their new Riley chassis, and the #58 Red Bull liveried
entry of Law and Donohue was in more and more competitive form as
the two day event carried on. Law was tapped for qualifying at this
event, and duly placed the car 13th on the grid with a lap of time
1:08.745 at an average speed of 128.300 mph around the 2.45-mile
Watkins Glen (short course) layout.
Law took the start of the 200-mile event and kept out of the trouble
that caught out two of the 26 car Daytona Prototype only field in
the opening laps. Darren progressively moved forward through the
field taking the #58 from the13th starting position up to 5th before
pitting near the half way point of the race. Law then turned the
car over to Donohue during a full course caution period stop for
fuel and tires. Donohue continued to keep the Brumos near the sharp
end of the field during his stint, and took the checkered flag in
Despite having only two races completed
on the newly purchased Riley chassis, both Law and Donohue are encouraged
by the driveability and tuneability of the car. Law is confident
that as the team gains experience with the new car, they will be
able to unlock yet more speed and competitiveness.
Darren Law Quote
It was a very good finish for us today. We had a good pit stop and
had a clean race. David and I both fought for our positions and
are happy that we are progressing, but would both like to be running
up front. We struggled a bit in practice with the new car, as we
were having issues with the power steering locking up, but we got
that resolved for the most part just before the race.
We are still working to figure out how
to get the setup dialed in, and it is getting closer while everyone
on the team is learning. This is all really a learning program to
get ready for the 24-hour (Daytona) and the 07 season.
Upcoming Events and Info
Darren’s next events with the Brumos squad include the last
two races of the 2006 Rolex Grand American Sports Car Series schedule
with the Infineon Raceway event being held the weekend of August
24-26, and then the season finale Miller Motorsports Park in Utah
event which will be held the weekend of August 31st through September
Log onto www.grand-am.com
for more info on these upcoming races as well as to track down results
and race stats of the Watkins Glen race. Check out Darren’s
site at www.darrenlaw.com for info on all of his racing as well
as his new line of shirts and hats. You can also type in www.brumosracing.com
for info on the new Brumos Porsche Riley Daytona Prototype.
Sponsors and Supporters
Look for Darren to be wearing driving gear from CDOC, who has agreed
to support him for the 2006 season. Darren depends on CDOC’s
racing expertise for all his racing, safety and performance equipment
needs. CDOC is a world leader in the distribution of OMP, Alpinestars,
Bell and HANS brands as well as over 100 other performance lines.
View the entire line of CDOC performance and racing products at
In his quest to be in top physical shape,
Darren has also been maintaining a strict workout schedule as prescribed
by Carmichael Training Systems. You can find more information on
how Carmichael allows some of the world’s best drivers and
other top-flight athletes keep the competitive edge at trainright.com.