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Dempsey/Wright Motorsports Battles Back After Early Transponder Problems To Finish Third in the 2015
   Published January 28, 2015
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 27 - If a team has to have problems in the Rolex 24, itís best to have them early.But Dempsey/Wright Motorsports took that old saying to new levels when it dropped from fourth in class on the grid to last place at the beginning of the Rolex 24 Saturday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway due to problems with its transponder, the electronic unit the series supplies to each car to record its laps completed.The tea...  Read More
Dempsey/Wright Motorsports Announces Marketing Partnership With Brumos Racing
   Published January 3, 2015
BATAVIA, Ohio, Jan. 2 - The famous Brumos Racing livery will be in competition once again at Daytona and Sebring in 2015 thanks to a joint marketing partnership announced today by Dempsey/Wright Motorsports and the Jacksonville, Fla.-based company.Brumos Racingís famous red and blue livery will be prominently displayed on the Dempsey/Wright Motorsports #58 Porsche 911 GT America for the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach...  Read More
Brumos Narrowly Misses Podium Finish in Teamís Season Finale at Road Atlanta
   Published April 23, 2013
When the 2013 Rolex Series schedule was released, the addition of Road Atlanta was a welcome sight, particularly for Brumos drivers and Atlanta area residents, Andrew Davis and Leh Keen. Returning to a historic track after a lengthy absence - particularly to one that saw many Brumos victories in years past - made Road Atlanta one of the milestone events of the season. As the event drew near it became even more significant, as it marked the finale...  Read More
Brumos Racing Announces Plans for Remainder of 2013 Season
   Published April 17, 2013
When GRAND-AM introduced its new Daytona Prototype class back in 2003, Brumos Racing was there. One of the first teams to support the concept with a firm commitment, Brumos campaigned a pair of Porsche-powered FABCARs in the inaugural race. Since then, Brumos has competed in every race held by the GRAND-AM Rolex Series - a claim no other team can make.Now, as GRAND-AM and the American LeMans Series prepare to merge into the newly formed United Sp...  Read More
Brumos Racing is Ready for a Return to Road Atlanta
   Published April 15, 2013
It has been a long time coming, but after an absence of more than a decade, Brumos is preparing to race again at Road Atlanta. The Braselton, GA track has seen the famous #59 Brumos Porsche in Victory Lane many times - from the Brumos era of domination in the 1970ís, to Hurley Haywoodís Bridgestone SuperCar championship days. Now the wait is over for the areaís Brumos fans as the Atlanta track hosts the GRAND-AM Rolex Series for the first time. B...  Read More
Brumos Racing Finds Positives despite Tough Run at Barberís Porsche 250
   Published April 8, 2013
The 2013 Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park will be a race long remembered by Brumos Racing - not for their results on the track, but for the opportunity to work with the Racing for Childrenís group. Brumos drivers and crew were able to spend time during the week with many of the pediatric hospitalís patients and their families, and Brumos raced in a special livery with handprints of children covering the Brumos #59 Porsche 911 GT3. Although ...  Read More
Brumos is 'Racing for Children'in Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park
   Published March 29, 2013
Every racetrack has its own history and significance, but few of them are as special to Brumos as Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL. Last season Brumos followed up their Rolex 24 podium with another podium celebration at Barber. This year they again bring strong momentum from their previous race and hope to duplicate that success. Barber is close to home for both Andrew Davis and Leh Keen, who will have many family members and friends in ...  Read More
Brumos Ends Circuit of the Americas Debut with Podium Celebration
   Published March 4, 2013
For Brumos Racing, a trip to Austinís new Circuit of the Americas presented both opportunities and challenges. The second round of 2013 Rolex Series competition marked their Austin debut and was one of the most highly anticipated races of the season. The new facility did not disappoint, drawing high marks from crew and drivers. While many of their competitors had tested at the facility previously, the track was new to Brumos, so the team focused ...  Read More
Austin's Circuit of the Americas Course Marks New Territory for Brumos Racing
   Published February 22, 2013
In six decades of racing, there isnít much that Brumos Racing hasnít seen, and there arenít many US road courses that the Jacksonville, FL-based team hasnít visited. However, the 2nd round of Rolex Series competition for 2013 will offer Brumos the rare opportunity to break new ground as they make their racing debut at Austinís Circuit of the Americas. The state-of-the-art Texas facility opened in 2012 as the first purpose-built Grand Prix venue i...  Read More
Brumos Finds the Going Tough in This Yearís Rolex 24 at Daytona
   Published January 29, 2013
There is nothing more unpredictable than endurance racing and in a 24 hour race, it is impossible to foresee what might happen. With six decades of endurance competition under their belt, Brumos Racing has seen their share of triumphs, but they have also seen many promising efforts fall short. Such was the case in the 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona, as Brumos faced one challenge after another. The team gave it their all, keeping the #59 Brumos Porsche ...  Read More
Brumos Balancing the Traditional with the New for 2013 Rolex 24
   Published January 21, 2013
Brumos Racing is all about history and tradition, and through the years, the team has built its reputation by staying true to the principles that first brought them success. While Brumos remains dedicated to those traditions, their longevity in motorsports would not be possible without adapting and evolving. The Brumos of today may still look similar to their predecessors, but their current day success can be attributed to the state-of-the-art as...  Read More
Brumos Racing Sets Driver Lineup for the 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona
   Published December 14, 2012
For fans of Brumos Racing, there is no place like Daytona International Speedway as the GRAND-AM Rolex Series kicks off a new season with the iconic Rolex 24 at Daytona. Last year was not only the 50th running of the twice-around-the-clock race, it marked a significant milestone for the Brumos team. Driving legend Hurley Haywood made his 40th and final Rolex 24 start behind the wheel of a Brumos Porsche. Fittingly, Haywood ended the race in Victo...  Read More
Porsche 911 Carrera S is Motor Trendís 2012 Best Driver's Car
   Published November 6, 2012
As race car driver Randy Pobst said when he saw the crop of contenders we assembled for this yearís Best Driverís Car, ďThis is really the stuff of car guy dreams.Ē Darn tootiní. Only two of the nine cars make fewer than 500 hp. Seven of them placed in the top 20 of our Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca lap times, and six of them were in the top 15. The slowest car from 0 to 60 mph took 6.4 seconds. The next slowest took 4.2 seconds. Even more amazing, t...  Read More
Brumos Forced to Retire Early from Lime Rock Race Following On-Track Incident
   Published October 1, 2012
Brumos Racing had their fair share of good luck in 2011 with a thrilling championship win, but 2012 seemed to balance the scales, as bad luck derailed a promising run at Lime Rock. Going into the finale, the Brumos crew was ready to do anything necessary to claim an elusive win. Andrew Davis maximized the chances for the Brumos #59 Porsche 911 GT3, qualifying in 2nd place. He was off to a strong start in the opening laps of the race, but after co...  Read More
Brumos Ready to Go All Out for the Win in Lime Rock Finale
   Published September 24, 2012
Lime Rock Park in scenic Lakeville, Connecticut, has been the site of many historically significant sports car races through the years, and it is a very special place for Brumos Racing. In the past, Lime Rock has proven to be a turning point, setting Brumos on the path to some notable championship runs. In 1991, Lime Rock marked the first race in Brumosí return to competition after the loss of Peter Gregg, as Hurley Haywood closed out the year by...  Read More
Brumos Perseveres Despite Unlucky Break at Laguna Seca
   Published September 10, 2012
After dominating at Laguna Seca in 2011 with pole position and a race win, anticipation ran high as Brumos returned to scenic Monterey, California for this seasonís event. Although hoping to repeat their previous success, it quickly became apparent that the team faced a tougher challenge for 2012. Despite initial struggles with set-up, progressive improvements were made, enabling Leh Keen to turn the fastest lap in the final pre-race practice ses...  Read More
Brumos Hoping to Duplicate Last Yearís Laguna Seca Success
   Published August 31, 2012
Last season as Brumos Racing bought its new GRAND-AM Rolex Series GT effort to its first competition at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the team scored a critical win. That win was the culmination of a weekend dominated by Brumos as their #59 Porsche 911 GT3 also took pole position and turned the fastest lap of the race. The victory was a major turning point, giving Brumos the lead of the 2011 GT championship they went on to claim. Before the dust had...  Read More
Brumos Bid for Repeat Podium Cut Short by Penalty at Montreal
   Published August 19, 2012
Traveling to Montreal for the only GRAND-AM Rolex Series race held outside the United States, Brumos hoped to extend their streak of consecutive podium finishes. From the first practice session on, things were looking good as the #59 Brumos Porsche 911 GT3 performed flawlessly, drawing high marks from Andrew Davis and Leh Keen. Davis turned in an impressive performance in qualifying and appeared en route to claiming pole position before being bes...  Read More
Brumos Brings Momentum of Back-to-Back Podiums to Montreal
   Published August 15, 2012
With just three races to go in the 2012 GRAND-AM Rolex Series schedule, Brumos is on a roll and ready to do battle at Montrealís Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Since it was first added to the Rolex Series schedule in 2007, the track has hosted some dramatic and memorable races. For Brumos, Montreal has brought a mixture of heartbreak and of celebration. Few will forget the devastating loss in 2008 of what had seemed a sure win as the #58 Brumos DP co...  Read More
Brumos Scores 2nd Consecutive Podium in Action-Packed Watkins Glen Race
   Published August 13, 2012
Anyone who predicted that this weekendís two hour GRAND-AM Rolex Series race on Watkins Glenís short course would be uneventful was quickly proven wrong, as the opening laps saw an incident that impacted the two top GT class leaders. In a dramatic race featuring three full-course cautions, Andrew Davis and Leh Keen steered clear of the troubles that befell several leading teams. Although a fuel relay problem in qualifying forced the #59 to start ...  Read More
Brumos Set for Return to Watkins Glen and Ready for a Victory
   Published August 6, 2012
Following their memorable Indy podium, Brumos Racing canít think of any place they would rather be than heading back to Watkins Glen. The Glen has long been a special home-away-from-home track for the Jacksonville, Florida, based team. Since 1969, when it was the site of Hurley Haywoodís professional driving debut, to 2011 and Brumosí first GT victory, the Glen has hosted many Brumos successes through the years. The Continental Tire 200 brings ...  Read More
Brumos Closes Out a Successful Indy Debut on the Podium
   Published July 29, 2012
Following years of planning and preparation, GRAND-AM Rolex Series competitors were eager to take to the track for the seriesí first race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Besides its historical significance, the highly anticipated event promised plenty of excitement. There was no shortage of action in the race, which featured torrential rains and numerous incidents, resulting in nine full course cautions. Andrew Davis and Leh Keen managed to steer...  Read More
Brumos Ready to do Battle at Indyís Famed Brickyard
   Published July 20, 2012
When it comes to legendary race teams, Brumos Racing is unique in its history and its contributions to motorsports through the decades. When it comes to legendary race tracks, Indianapolis Motor Speedwayís history is equally impressive. Indy, nicknamed the Brickyard back in 1909, is preparing to host its first round of GRAND-AM Rolex Series competition, and Brumos is eagerly anticipating their inaugural run on the famous track. The upcoming race ...  Read More
Brumos Comes Up Short in Bid for Repeat Win at Watkins Glen
   Published July 3, 2012
Watkins Glen has long been a sentimental favorite of Brumos Racing, and through the years, the team has always looked forward to making a return visit. This year was no exception, as Brumos marked the anniversary of their first win of 2011 at the Glen. As the weekend progressed, all of the pieces seemed in place for another trip to Victory Lane. The team delivered a good car for Andrew Davis and Leh Keen, who both drove flawless stints, keeping t...  Read More
Brumos Celebrates Memories & Marks New Milestones at Watkins Glen
   Published June 26, 2012
Entering the final stretch of a grueling six weeks on the road, most crew members in the GRAND-AM Rolex Series would agree that thereís no place like home. For Brumos Racing, traveling to Watkins Glen may be the next best thing, as that historic racetrack has been special to Brumos for decades. ĎLegends of the Glení Hall of Fame inductee Hurley Haywood holds the track record for most victories at the Glen and scored his first career win there in ...  Read More
Brumos Brings Home a Top Five Finish in Difficult Road America Race
   Published June 24, 2012
When the GRAND-AM Rolex Series released their 2012 schedule, it was apparent that the month of June would be the most difficult stretch of the season. With two back-to-back race weekends that month, Brumos Racing was aware of the challenges ahead. As they headed to Road America to kick off the second set of back-to-back weekends, the team was ready to rebound from recent disappointing finishes. The first day of practice saw struggles, but the cre...  Read More
Brumos Set to Mark Half-Way Point of 2012 at Historic Road America
   Published June 19, 2012
When GRAND-AM added Road America to their schedule for the 2011 season, it marked the return of Rolex Series competition following a ten-year absence. For Brumos Racing, it was a welcome return to the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, track, a site rich with a long history of Brumos victories. That 2011 race, kicking off the 2nd half of the season, would mark the Road America debut of Brumos driver Leh Keen. For co-driver Andrew Davis, it was a return fol...  Read More
Brumos' Solid Performance at Mid-Ohio Yields Little Reward
   Published June 10, 2012
Following recent race weekends that featured heavy rain, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course delivered a refreshing change, as the EMCO Gears Classic saw sunshine and warm temperatures. Brumos Racing was in fine form as well, the team having put in long hours on the road to deliver a sound car for Andrew Davis and Leh Keen. Davis definitely found it to his liking, qualifying the Brumos #59 Porsche 911 GT3 in 2nd place. Davis maintained his position during...  Read More