As Grand-AM made its annual trip to Canada, Brumos Porsche team was hopeful of continuing its strong run of results in the GT class.
Having qualified the #59 car in second place at Montreal, the Brumos Porsche team had a challenging race at Grand-AM’s only visit outside of America. Andrew Davis drove the car in the early part of the race, before handing the car over to Leh Keen.
Luck was not on Keen’s side however, as he made contact with another GT car that earned him a penalty. Nevertheless, Keen was able to fight back through the field, showing great determination to take fourth place in class, which unfortunately ended Brumos’ run of consecutive podium finishes. Ultimately however, the result still keeps the team fifth in the GT standings.
Keen was quick to praise the efforts of the Brumos team. “We had a great car right off the truck and were really excited because the #59 was so quick. Andrew did an awesome job putting us on the front row and we were definitely looking forward to the race. This was a real battle. Andrew kept us up in the front and then I hopped in and we were scrapping in Turn 2 on my first lap.”
“There was a whole cluster of cars and one was trying to go around me. I was trying to keep up with him when some cars ahead of me checked up. I got into the back of the car right in front of me and he spun out. I didn’t mean to have contact, but unfortunately we got a penalty and that put us pretty far back. After clawing our way back up to fourth and being one of the quickest cars out there, it was a bit disappointing to finish one spot off the podium.”
“We had a race-winning car and a podium car, but it goes to show how hard the guys worked and how good the car was for us to regain that much ground,” he added.
“After the penalty knocked us back, Leh had to put his head down and do what he could to catch up. We are happy to finish fourth, but it’s too bad we didn’t get to keep our podium streak alive. We certainly had the car and the team for it, but it was just an unfortunate thing,“ Davis said.
“I am proud of the effort the guys put forth and now we are going to be really hungry when we arrive for our next race in Laguna,” he concluded.