PORSCHE MOVES CLOSER TO ROLEX GT CHAMPIONSHIP WITH DAYTONA WIN
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ATLANTA - July 4 - Porsche teams were on both ends of the ecstatic-miserable spectrum following the Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Acxiom GT class
points leaders Leh Keen (Charleston, SC) and Dirk Werner (Germany) won for their third straight race and four of the last five to increase their points lead. The Porsche-powered
Daytona Prototypes were boiling mad following disappointing finishes.

For the third straight Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 race, the spotlight was on the #87 Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup entry of Keen and Werner. The trifecta victory increased their GT points lead to 29 points, 221-192, over Pontiac drivers Paul Edwards (Ft. Collins, CO) and Kelly Collins (Newport Beach, CA), who finished seventh.

Porsches occupied two positions on the GT podium, with the #TRG Porsche 911 GT3 of Justin Marks (Chico, CA) and Andy Lally (Newport, NY) finishing third and jumping two spots in the point standings to fourth.

The top finishing Porsche-powered Daytona Prototype was the #59 Brumos Porsche Riley of JC France (Ormond Beach, FL) and Joao Barbosa (Portugal) in eighth position in the 250-mile
race held in staggering heat (almost 100 degree F) and humidity (more than 80 percent) on the Fourth of July.

The #12 Verizon Wireless Penske Porsche Riley of Porsche works drivers Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Romain Dumas (France) finished a season-worst 11th, the last car on the lead lap. The race was won by the #10 Sun Trust Racing Ford Dallara of Max Angelelli (Monaco) and Brian Frisselle (Aspen, CO), the fifth team to win a Grand-Am race this season.

The Rolex 24 winning #58 Brumos Porsche Riley of David Donohue (Malvern, PA) finished 32nd overall and 17th in DP after Donohue had an electrical fire that shorted out his dashboard
and forced him to be towed back to the paddock for repairs after just five laps.

Winning has become routine for Keen and Werner, who posted their fourth victory in seven races this season.

"When things go bad in racing, they go really bad and I've been there before," Keen said. "I
don't know if they can get any better than this, unless we can win the next race, too.

"It was a pretty straight forward race. I qualified second, stayed second most of my stint, and gave the car to Dirk in good position. He brought it home and we increased the points lead, That's as good as it gets."
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