KEEN, WERNER CLOSE IN ON ROLEX GT TITLE IN SALT LAKE CITY
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TOOELE, Utah - September 15 --They have won more races (four) and scored more points (304) than any team - either Acxiom GT class or Daytona Prototype - in Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 competition this year, so it's not surprising that Porsche drivers Leh Keen (Charleston, SC) and Dirk Werner (Germany) can wrap up the Acxiom GT title at Miller Motorsports Park Saturday Sept. 19.

Saturday's two-hour, 45-minute takes the green flag Saturday at 3:30 p.m. MT (SPEED TV live, 5:30 p.m. ET). Live timing and scoring, notes and results will be available on
www.grand-am.com, with regular updates also posted on www.twitter.com/RolexSeries.

With a 35-point advantage heading into the next-to-the-last race of the season, all Keen and Werner need to do is finish ahead of Kelly Collins, driver of the No. 07 Pontiac GXP.R in Utah. Keen and Werner then would each need to drive 30 minutes in their #87 Farnbacher Loles Porsche 911 GT3 Cup during the Oct. 10 season-ending Grand Prix of Miami to share the 2009 title.

Meanwhile, the Penske Racing and Brumos Daytona Prototype teams can have a strong influence on the Daytona Prototype championship battle. The #58 Brumos Porsche Riley of
Darren Law (Phoenix, AZ) and David Donohue (Malvern, PA) hope to repeat their season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona victory, while Porsche works drivers Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Romain Dumas (France) seek their first victory in Grand-Am competition in the #12 Verizon Wireless Penske Porsche Riley.

"We are protecting our lead from the front," Werner said. If we stay ahead, we add to the lead. That is perhaps an aggressive strategy, but when the car runs so great, you do not hold it back."

"We are trying to stay focused on the championship," Keen said. "If it goes good, we'll keep it on the payment and win the race but the most important thing is to finish ahead of the 07 car."

Following a fourth-place finish in Round 2 at Virginia International Raceway, Keen and Werner took command of the championship by winning four of five races. They followed a victory at
New Jersey Motorsports Park with a third at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and then won the Sahlen's Six Hours of Watkins Glen, EMCO Gears Classic at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and
Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway. A fifth-place finish at Barber
Motorsports Park was followed by a second in the Crown Royal 200 at Watkins Glen.
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