Editor's Note: Brumos Racing, which is located on Lee Road near Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport, provided this story.
As the GRAND-AM Rolex Series headed to Detroit’s Belle Isle for their first race, Brumos was aware of the challenges ahead. In a weekend shared with IndyCars, the schedule allowed little practice time for Andrew Davis and Leh Keen to get familiar with a track neither had ever driven. Torrential rain cut the sessions even shorter, but another strong qualifying performance by Davis put the Brumos Porsche 911 GT3 in 3rd place for the next day’s start.
Race day brought sunshine and Davis drove a strong opening stint, bringing the Brumos #59 in under the race’s first yellow for the driver change to Leh Keen. As Keen took off, it became apparent that there was a problem with the left rear wheel. It worked loose, bringing Keen limping back to the pits and putting the #59 down 4 laps in the process.