There is only one race left in the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, and the Danbury-based Farnbacher Loles Racing Team is on the right track to win several pieces of championship hardware.

Co-drivers Leh Keen and Dirk Werner will team up today for the final race of the season behind the wheel of one of Farnbacher Loles' two Porsche GT3 Cup cars entered in the 250-mile Grand Prix of Miami. Keen and Werner are in line to capture the series' Driver's Championship. They have a 30-point lead in the standings heading into today's race, and all they have to do is spend 30 minutes apiece behind the wheel of the No. 87 Porsche to win the title. Werner, who hails from Kissenbruck, Germany, won the title in 2007.

"Sometimes it's harder to repeat something than it is to do it for the first time," Werner said in a phone interview prior to Friday's qualifying.

Keen, of Charleston, S.C., drove the No. 87 car to fifth in Friday's qualifying despite temperatures on the track that reached 115 degrees.

Also up for grabs at Homestead-Miami Speedway today are the GT Team championship -- Farnbacher Loles leads the team standings by 29 points -- and the GT Manufacturing championship -- Porsche leads the manufacturers' standings by 23 points. So, it's possible the folks at Farnbacher Loles could be celebrating three championships today.

The other Farnbacher Loles Porsche, piloted by Dave Lacey of Toronto, qualified 14th.

The first order of business for Keen and Werner will be to secure the Driver's Championship. The duo has posted an impressive season to get to this point -- they placed in the top 10 in each of the first 11 races, winning four of them -- but they don't want to celebrate a championship prematurely. After all, a lot can happen in a race, and it's not a given that both drivers will be able to complete the required 30 minutes to seal the title.

Keen and Werner don't have to be the fastest drivers today to win the title, but they will have to be the smartest in order to get their 30 minutes. If they drive too aggressively or too cautiously, they risk crashing the car. That's a bit of a change in strategy for Keen and Werner, who haven't had to worry about standings up to this point.

"We really hunkered down all year and went for poles and went for wins," Keen said.

Today's race will be televised on the SpeedTV network beginning at 1 p.m. Also, Farnbacher Loles team personnel will be sending live, track-side updates from today's race on Twitter. Look on the team's Web site,, for details.

Contact Rich Gregory at or at (203) 731-3379.