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Will Werner and Keen find the top of the podium for the 3rd straight race in 2009? - Jim Bourn Photo
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Grand-Am GT Tuesday - Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona Preview (June 30, 2009) By Jim Bourn

"Leh [Keen] gave me the car in great position so I really didn't have to work too hard. The Porsche was great and the crew did a fantastic job with it. The car is just awesome right now. The qualifying position wasn't really that important. It was another perfect day for us." - Dirk Werner who with Keen have won 3 of the past 4 Grand-Am GT races.

Ham and Tremblay or Werner or Keen at Daytona - who do you like?

The Grand-Am Rolex GT competitors are headed to Daytona Florida for Round 7 of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 competition as the Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway will return to the banks of Daytona on the afternoon of July 4th.

Nick Ham and Sylvain Trembley will be looking to the first in the relatively young Grand-Am Rolex series to win the same event three times in a row.

The #70 castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8 has been pretty stout at Daytona winning the Rolex 24 in 2008 and the Brumos 250 in 2007 and 2008. Trembley won the pole for the 2009 Rolex-24 and quite possibly an early off that broke the fuel cell kept the always rapid #70 Mazda from repeating in the 24.

But then again just about everyone with a GT car had some sort of problem save the two TRG Porsches that finished the 2009 affair one-two in a walk so problems in a 24 hour race are almost a foregone conclusion.

The SpeedSource Mazdas always run strong at Daytona so there is little doubt that the #70 as well as the #69 Mazda RX-8 of Jeff Segal and Emil Assentato should be very competitive as RX-8 seem to like the high speed portions of the spacious Daytona layout.

I mean the Florida based SpeedSource team has to be the odds on favorite, yes?
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