Five Porsche-Powered Daytona Prototypes Competed
in Rolex Grand Am Race at Virginia International Raceway
Photos and story by Harry Kennison
No fewer than five Porsche-powered Daytona Prototype sports cars competed in the Rolex Grand Am VIR 400 at Virginia's scenic Virginia International Raceway. Unlike last year, when Porsche powered the winning car to a last lap, last turn victory over the likes of Pontiac and Lexus, Porsche could not pull off a repeat win in 2007.
David Donohue, son of the late Mark Donohue, and co-driver Darren Law piloted their #58 Brumos-Red Bull Porsche-Riley to a fine third place on the podium despite the emotional strain caused by the unexpected death of Brumos Porsche Racing President Bob Snodgrass earlier in the week.
As a tribute to fallen team leader Bob Snodgrass, the No. 58 Red Bull/Brumos Porsche-Riley driven by Darren Law and the No. 59 Brumos Porsche-Riley driven by J. C. France led the field on the first pace lap before dropping back into their grid positions. Both cars carried black stripes on their noses in memory of Snodgrass.