Porsche Teams Have rough Race at detroit grand-am Event
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additional pit stop, resulting in a Tenth-place finish.

"We entered the race with a heavy heart as a terminally-ill boy, Atticus Hansen, who was scheduled to join us as the track, passed away earlier in the week, but we put our heads down and tried to concentrate on the race. Our dry set-up was not the best, so we didn't qualify well, but the car was great today. Owner John Horton did a great job preparing the car for the race, and, but pitting late, we were able to make additional adjustments as I drive a longer stint. We knew the others had fresher tires before we could pit, but we might have finished higher if Eric hadn't been hit by the Ferrari. But we'll get the Porsche together and head for Mid-Ohio," said Lindsey.

The Brumos Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, with Andrew Davis and Leh Keen driving, missed a chance to move up on their competition when a wheel worked itself loose after the first pit stop, moving them from third place to last after the loose wheel then damaged some suspension and brake components. They ended up 13th in GT.

"We had a really good car, but the Ferrari and the Camaro just drove away from us at the start, so I settled into third place, hoping we could make up some time in the pits, as we usually do. This time, however, the pit stop didn't go well, and we lost three laps we couldn't make back. We proved last year that we don't give us easily, and we plan to fight back starting next week at Mid-Ohio," said Davis.

Leh Keen, who had stepped into the Brumos Porsche during the troublesome pit stop, realized that the lost laps had ruined the Brumos chances for a podium finish, but he said the team will just move on to the next event.

The Steve Bertheau/Spencer Pumpelly Porsche 911 GT3 Cup had trouble right from the beginning, being hit by a prototype and later suffering a deflating tire. The team, which qualified 15th, had moved up to 11th place and was on the lead lap who they had the flat tire, and finished 15th.

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