PORSCHE SCORES GT WIN AT THE GLEN; PENSKE PORSCHE EARNS DP PODIUM
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WATKINS GLEN, NY - June 6 -- Dirk Werner (Germany) and Leh Keen (Charleston, SC)
captured their second GT class victory of the season and took over the points lead while Porsche works drivers Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Romain Dumas (France) grabbed a podium finish in Daytona Prototype competition during the Sahlen's Six Hours at the Glen Saturday at legendary Watkins Glen International Raceway.

Werner drove the final segment in the #87 Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup entry and took the checkered flag in the fifth Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 event of the season. Keen had broken the track record in qualifying, but the duo did not have an easy time winning their second race of the year.

It was Porsche's 59th GT victory and 247th podium finish in Grand-Am history.

Meanwhile, Bernhard and Dumas put the #12 Verizon Wireless Penske Porsche Riley on the podium for second time this year, finishing just 1.59 seconds behind the dominate Lexus
Riley of Scott Pruett (Auburn, CA) and Memo Rojas (Mexico) as the race ended under caution. Pruett started on the pole with a record qualifying race and ended a nine-race winless streak to claim his record 21st Daytona Prototype victory.

Porsche works driver Wolf Henzler (Germany) made a late pass to grab third place, giving Farnbacher Loles a one-two-three GT finish. Henzler drove the #86 Farnbacher Loles Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car with Eric Lux (Jacksonville, FL).

"We didn't drive away from the other competitors," Werner said. "It was a hard battle the whole six hours. We had one lucky situation when we stayed out under a yellow and then got another yellow a little later that gave us a chance to pit when we wanted. We could do consistent lap times. It is always fun to race these guys, that's how racing should be. You know you can't make any mistakes, and that's fun."


"Right out of the box the car was excellent," Keen said. "We had so much momentum from the past two races, and after Dirk won the pole we would only be going backwards if we
didn't win today. We have great momentum for the championship, and are looking forward to next two races. The next race is at Mid-Ohio and we won there last year, so we are feeling
good."

The GT competition was so fierce that there 19 lead changes among seven cars, but the #87 Farnbacher Loles Porsche 911 GT3 Cup led 103 total laps, three times as many as any other entry. Werner led four different times for 73 totals laps and Keen led twice for 30 laps.
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