Boris Said Returning To GRAND-AM Rolex Series With Marsh Racing In Brumos Porsche 250
DAYTONA BEACH, June 23, 2010: Popular veteran Boris Said has entered the Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway, co-driving Marsh Racing's No. 31 Whelen Engineering Corvette with Eric Curran.
The team competes in the production-based GT class of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16. The race takes the green flag on Saturday, July 3 at 11 a.m. ET. (SPEED, live).
"It's a new car, and they're developing it at the race track," Said explained. "They're getting better and better with each race - they qualified fifth in the most recent race at Mid-Ohio. I talk with Eric a lot, and I feel they're overcoming the problems from earlier this year."
Marsh Racing, a veteran of NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East competition, first raced in the Rolex Series at Barber Motorsports Park in April. The team ran the next five races, with a best finish of 10th at Watkins Glen's six-hour event, with Curran co-driving with Brandon Davis.
Team owner Ted Marsh said he hopes to have Said in the car for the remainder of the Rolex Series season, as Curran's co-driver.
The Brumos Porsche 250 will also be the 100th race for the Rolex Series' headlining class, Daytona Prototypes. Said drove to a third-place finish in the 2003 Rolex 24 At Daytona, the debuting race for the DPs.
"I was in the first one and I really believed in the idea and the concept and it's become one of the most competitive series in the world," Said recalled. "You look at other series and you know which prototype is going to win because it has a competitive advantage. But not with GRAND-AM, where it's all about the driver, team and manufacturer. It isn't about just having the best car."
Daytona will be Said's second Rolex Series event this season. He raced with Turner Motorsport in the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona, finishing eighth. He ran in one full Rolex Series season, losing a tiebreaker for the GT championship to teammate Bill Auberlen in 2004. He scored five of his seven career Rolex Series class victories that year. Said also has one overall victory, winning at Watkins Glen in 2006 as a replacement for Krohn Racing.