Birmingham, AL (July 20, 2008) — Farnbacher Loles Racing visited the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series podium for the third race in a row, celebrating a hot finish at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Ala. Bryce Miller of Summit, N.J., and Dirk Werner of Kissenbrück, Germany, combined for their second-consecutive second-place GT finish in the team’s No. 87 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, despite the challenges of the tight, technical track and 120-degree track temperatures.
Miller started from fifth on the 20-car GT grid and moved to third before handing off to Werner after 43 minutes of the two-hour 45-minute race. Werner returned to the track sixth, regained third, then dropped back to seventh after a fuel stop. He worked back to fourth, then charged to second place on the last lap of the race.
Gregory Loles, team owner: “What a finish! Bryce and Dirk delivered the result we really needed. Watching Dirk do what he did in the last three laps today is why we all love motorsport. It’s great to see that any of our cars is a podium threat now. We travel to Montréal with strong momentum.”
Dirk Werner, No. 87: “That was an awesome finish after a very difficult race. The car was really, really good. Bryce and the team did a very good job setting up the car, and that put me in the position to attack at the end. I took a bit of a risk, but I thought, ‘We have to be in front of these guys.’ Hats off to Bryce and the team! I look forward to racing in Montréal with these guys, because I think we have a run now and the car is very good again.”