The 2002 Grand-Am Cup Street Stock Series consists of ten race weekends. The championship kicks off in January with the first of two visits to Daytona International Speedway. Seven weeks later, the teams travel to the West Coast, making stops and California Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway. Then it is back to the East Coast for a race at Watkins Glen International. Watkins Glen was followed by events at Virginia International Raceway, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and, then back to Virginia on the Labour Day weekend. Next on the schedule is a visit to Canada for rounds at Le Circuit Mont Tremblant and Mosport International Raceway. The finale takes place at Daytona in early November.

Most races are 3-hours in length and scheduled as a support event for the Rolex Sports Car series. Mosport was the only weekend when the Grand-Am Cup series competed without the Rolex championship.

The cars racing in the series are relatively unchanged from their road-going versions – modifications are mandated mainly for safety – roll cages, window nets, etc. They also used spec DOT-approved tires produced by Hoosier. Based on performance potential, the cars are divided into one of four groups:

  • Grand Sport (GS I and GS II): Grand Sport is the quicker of the two groups - this division features the larger displacement engines as well as smaller four-cylinder motors with forced induction systems. The power-plants produce between 400 and 500-horsepower. Minimum weights range between 2,900 – 3,300-pounds, which are dependent on the motor configuration and displacement. The GS I category includes cars such as the Porsche 993 Turbo, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Dodge Viper and Saleen Mustang SR. The Acura NSX, Audi S4, BMW M3, Nissan 350Z and Pontiac Firebird are examples of vehicles competing in GS II.
  • Sport Touring (ST I and ST II): The smaller displacement cars compete in the ST category. Engines in this group typically produce between 220 and 280-horsepower. Popular vehicles found the ST I class are the Acura RSX, Audi A4, Lexus IS300, Porsche Boxster, BMW Z3 Coupe and Acura Integra Type R. The ST II group includes the Mazda MX-5, Honda Civic EX, Chevrolet Cavalier Z24, Acura Integra LS, Dodge Neon and Mazda Protege.

With the exception of Phoenix, Watkins Glen and the second round at Virginia, the four classes compete together.

Round four of the 2014 Grand-Am Cup Street Stock Series was held at Watkins Glen International. At this event, the Grand Sport and Street Tuner teams competed in separate races called the Twin 250s. Each contest would be three-hours in length around the eleven-turn 3.337-mile-long road course.

Randy Pobst, made an excellent start from the second row and led the field of thirty-seven Grand Sport competitors into corner one for the round four of the 2014 Grand-Am Cup Street Stock Series at Watkins Glen International. Behind Pobst is the pole-sitter, Darren Law, in the No. 01 G&W Motorsports Porsche GT3 Cup and Scott Maxwell is driving a similar model for Doncaster Racing.
The No. 76 Doncaster Racing Porsche GT3 Cup was driven by Canadians Scott Maxwell and David Empringham. Maxwell missed securing the pole by a margin of 0.348-seconds. He was in the lead when he lost the top spot to the Corvette of Doug Goad. Empringham retook first place when Goad was slowed by a lapped car. He was able to hold off the Corvette and claimed the team’s second victory of the season.
Winning the Grand Sport II division at Watkins Glen International were Nick Longhi and Emil Assentato. They co-drove the No. 53 Max Q Motorsports / TF Racing Ford Mustang Cobra R. Assentato started the Twin 250 from twentieth on the grid – sixth in class. He maintained the leader’s pace during his stint. After changing drivers, Longhi charged through the field and captured the team’s second win of the season.
Gridded twenty-first overall and seventh in Grand Sport II category for the start of round four at Watkins Glen International was Benoit Theetge. Theetge shared the No. 73 Theetge Motorsports Acura NSX with Showroom Stock veteran, Kenny Wilden. The pair ran with the class leaders and at the end of the Twin 250 were thirteen-seconds behind the winning Mustang of Longhi and Assentato in the runner-up position.
Devon Powell qualified the No. 11 Chevrolet Corvette and was the fourth fastest. Sharing the Corvette with Powell was Doug Goad. Powell started the contest with Goad driving the season half. Goad moved the car into the lead and pulled away from the field. A lapped car slowed his progress, causing him to be passed by the Doncaster Porsche. In an effort to catch the Porsche, he cashed but was still able to finish second.
Zoom Motorsports entered a Porsche 993 in the Grand Sport I division for Alan Wortzman and Michael Fitzgerald. Wortzman handled the qualifying duties and was gridded seventeenth overall and fourteenth in class for the Twin 250. Fitzgerald drove the final stint and moved the Porsche up the race order. Despite being challenged by the Porsche of Brent Martini late in the contest, he held on for a third-place finish.
The local TF Racing team brought three Fords to round four of the Grand-Am Cup series at Watkins Glen International. The most successful entry was the No. 17 Ford Mustang Cobra R with Todd Snyder and Gary Smith behind the wheel. In qualifying, Snyder recorded the third-fastest time in Grand Sport II and started seventeenth overall. The duo turned in a solid performance and was rewarded with a third in class.
Darren Law driving the G&W Motorsports Porsche GT3 Cup qualified on the pole for the Twin 250 at Watkins Glen International. In fact, Law set a new Grand Sport I lap record with a time of 2:03.187 lap time at 99.361-mph. Sharing the Porsche with Law was Danny Marshall. Marshall was unable to maintain the pace set by Law and was in seventh-place at the checkered flag.
Qualifying fastest in the Grand Sport II category was the No. 04 Istook/Aines Motorsports Group Audi S4 piloted by Alejandro Lince. Unfortunately, the team failed the post-qualifying inspection when it was discovered that the fuel cell was too large. They were moved to the rear of the grid and the No. 49 BMW M3 Howard Liebengood and John Lloyd started on the class pole. The BMW finished sixteenth in their category.

1GS IMaxwell / EmpringhamPorsche GT3 CupDoncaster Racing73
2GS IPowell / GoadChevrolet CorvettePowell Motorsport73
3GS IWortzman / FitzgeraldPorsche 993Zoom Motorsports73
4GS IMartini / WagnerPorsche GT3 CupG&W Motorsports73
5GS ILacey / WilkinsPorsche GT3 CupDoncaster Racing73
6GS IGilbert / PobstPorsche GT3 CupGilbert Racing72
7GS IMarshall / LawPorsche GT3 CupG&W Motorsports72
8GS IWellman / TremblayPorsche GT3 CupSpeedSource72
9GS IWeinberg / HaynerChevrolet CorvettePowell Motorsport72
10GS ILevitas / BakerPorsche GT3 CupTPC Racing72
11GS IIAssentato / LonghiFord Mustang Cobra RMax Q Motorsports72
12GS IIWilden / TheetgeAcura NSXTheetge Motorsports72
13GS IISmith / SnyderFord Mustang Cobra RTF Racing71
14GS IIDanaher / BaughmanPontiac FirebirdBaughman Racing71
15GS IISturm / TremblayPorsche 911SpeedSource71
16GS IISeafuse / SeafuseFord Mustang Cobra RJBS Motorsports71
17GS IIShep / AlexanderPorsche 911SpeedSource71
18GS IIBarber / BorchellerBMW M3Bell Motorsports71
19GS IIDumoulin / McCalmontPorsche 993Zoom Motorsports71
20GS IISachs / SnipesFord Mustang Cobra RSnipes Ford Motorsports70
21GS IISchreiner / LapcevichFord Mustang Cobra RShreiner Racing69
22GS IIAbello / HornePorsche 911SpeedSource68
23GS IIRehagen / MartinFord Mustang Cobra RRehagen Racing66
24GS IIPfeifer / Nyberg / HeltonBMW M3RTG Motorsports66
25GS IIMountain / SnyderFord Mustang Cobra RCMA Sports66
26GS IMinkin / BartkiwPorsche GT3 CupTeam Turbo Performance65
27GS IILloyd / LiebengoodBMW M3Competition Preparation64
28GS IPilve / McAndrewChevrolet CorvetteGilbert Racing60
29GS ILewis / NonnamakerChevrolet CorvettePlanet Earth Motorsport59
30GS IKohler / SmithSaleen SRTF Racing54
31GS IIJones / Hilliar / ThompsonChevrolet CamaroPrecision Motor Werks48
32GS IIIstook / LinceAudi S4Istook / Aines Motorsport47
33GS IIKintzi / McDougallAudi S4R.A.C.E. Team Inc41
34GS IMears Jr / HaskellPorsche GT3 CupSpeedSource34
35GS IIThornton / RussellBMW M3Automatic Racing14
36GS IIMason / EnglandPontiac FirebirdBaughman Racing14
37GS IIPolidori / ArgetsingerFord Mustang Cobra RTF Racing6

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