Grand-Am: Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park GT Preview

Tony CastaneiraAnalyst IJuly 17, 2009

Going for their fourth victory in a row, Leh Keen and Dirk Werner will share the No. 87 Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche GT3 during the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park this weekend. Having won four of the last five races, their three-race winning streak is the longest in the Acxiom GT division since the Rolex Series changed to a two-class format in 2005.

Keen and Werner’s early season domination has garnered them a lead of 29 points over defending GT champions Kelly Collins and Paul Edwards.

Collins and Edwards are still seeking their first victory of the year in the No. 07 Drinkin' Mate Pontiac GXP-R, but have managed to within touch of the points leader with three second place finishes. They hope to close the gap with a good showing at a track where they previously had success. The pair won the Porsche 250 in 2007.

Sylvain Tremblay and Nick Ham in the No. 70 SpeedSource/Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8 return to Barber where they were victorious last year. Coming off a second place finish at Brumos Porsche 250 in Daytona, the pair also won earlier this year at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

The green flag for the two-hour, 45-minute race is set to wave at 2 p.m. CT at the 16-turn Birmingham, Alabama circuit.  You can watch the race live on SPEED beginning at 3 p.m. ET.

Photo: grand-am.com

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