KEEN, WERNER PAD GRAND-AM GT2 LEAD; LATE FLAT DEFLATES PENSKE DP
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WATKINS GLEN, NY - AUGUST 7 - Len Keen (Charleston, SC) and Dirk Werner (Germany) drove the #87 Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup to a runner-up finish in the
Crown Royal 200 at Watkins Glen (NY) International Raceway Friday, but Porsche factory drivers Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Romain Dumas (France) were literally deflated five minutes from the finish and dropped from a DP podium to a misleading 13th place.

With just three races remaining in the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 season, Keen and Werner now have a 31-point lead in the Acxiom
GT driver's championship standings. That is almost a full race's worth of points (35 points are awarded to the winners).

"It was a crazy race, but it was a lot of fun for the fans," Keen said. "There was a lot of action out there and bad things could have happened to us at any time. Dirk (Werner) was
just awesome at the end. We finished second and we inreased our points lead, so it was a great day."

Keen started from the pole, led the first 22 laps and drove for an hour and 15 minutes of the two-hour race on the fast 2.25-mile, 11-turn Watkins Glen short course before turning the
Porsche over to Werner. Following the pit stop, Werner was fourth, but began a furious charge. Werner turned in his fastest lap of the race five minutes from the finish and wound up finishing just 0.794 seconds behind the winning Mazda.

"I'm disappointed," Werner said. "The (lapped) cars between me and the #69 car Mazda had nothing to do with the race, but they kept blocking me every time I was ready to make a
move. I had to overtake them before I could try to overtake 69. I never got close enough to make a move on him.

"Our car was fast all day - it was just awesome. Our goal was to protect our points lead and we wound up almost winning and adding to the points lead. That is a very good result,"
he said.

The Penske Porsche factory drivers were a lot more disappointed than Werner. Dumas was running a strong third with less than five minutes remaining when he suffered a flat right front
tire that slowed him down and forced him to the pits and dropped him to 13th in the final standings.

"A little unfortunate again," Dumas said. "We have had a couple of races where we were close to a good result and in the end it didn't work out. It is a pity for the crew, us the drivers and everybody. At the other end, we are trying very hard and it is frustrating to have these
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