2011 Porsche 911 GT3
997 Grand-Am Cup Car
2011 GRAND-AM Rolex Series GT Championship
After six decades of sportscar racing and multiple championships, the name of Brumos is synonymous with Porsche racing. Brumos built their legend through the years along with their iconic driver Hurley Haywood, claiming six IMSA GT championships, three Trans-Am championships and three Bridgestone SuperCar championships. Haywood remains the most successful endurance driver in the history of the sport with five overall Rolex 24 wins, three 24 Hours of Le Mans wins and two Sebring 12 Hour wins.
In 2011 Brumos, after nearly 10 years of Porsche prototype racing, went back to their roots in the Grand-Am GT class. The team signed on the successful driving duo of Andrew Davis and Leh Keen to man the effort. Campaigning a new 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car proved popular with the Brumos fan base, and the motto “we race what we sell” prevailed.
The inaugural season proved unforgettable, as Brumos persevered through a series of challenges to take one pole position and three podiums, including two victories. In one of the tightest championship contests ever, Brumos headed to the season finale three points out of the lead. Odds were long as the car failed to qualify due to an electrical problem. Starting driver Andrew Davis took the #59 from 19th to first in his opening stint then handed it over to Leh Keen who closed the race in 4th, a finish sufficient to take the team and driver championships and adding an important chapter to the Brumos Racing legacy.