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Strong Run Ends With Sixth Place For Brumos Racing

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Brumos' #59 led late on but a late pitstop cost the a chance of victory (Photo Credit: Chapman/Autosport Image)

Brumos Racing left Watkins Glen in the top five in the teams' standings for the GT class of the Rolex Series after a strong run to sixth place at the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen.

The combination of drivers Leh Keen and Andrew Davis ended the race as the best Porsche in the race in the Brumos #59 Porsche GT3.

“We had a good car,” said Keen. “We were basically the fastest Porsche in the field all weekend. We had the fastest Porsche in the race and the highest- finishing Porsche, so we are proud of that. We didn't quite nail it on strategy today and that cost us track position at the end, but all in all, the team did a great job.”

 

“The pit stops were some of the fastest we have seen, and put us out of the pits ahead of several other teams. It was a struggle just to get into the car and get ready and put it in gear before the guys were finished, they were so fast today! The car was quick throughout the entire race and we led a lot of laps, but this time it just didn't work out at the end. I think about last year and how well it went for us with the win, and this year it just didn't, but that's racing, so we will hope for some better luck at Indy.”

 

Keen led the GT class as the race entered its closing minutes but with fuel running low and no full course caution to help extend fuel mileage was forced to surrender the lead, dropping down the order. He was able to battle back into sixth place, lifting the team to fifth in the teams' standings and third in the North American Endurance Championship (NAEC), which the Watkins Glen event was the second of three scoring events.

 

“We were really in contention,” said Davis, “but the way the fuel loads went, things didn't fall our way. A yellow we needed at the end went green a bit earlier than expected, so it just wasn't in the cards. Our guys did an awesome job and the pit stops were just phenomenal. We are firing on all cylinders at Brumos Racing – luck just wasn't on our side this time. We got some good points overall and for the Endurance competition, so we will do some testing to prepare for Indy and then head there for the final NAEC competition. Brumos will be ready to race.”

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