For SpeedSource, Mexico City marked a first Rolex Series class triumph in just the team's sixth start, having made just four outings in 2006 with an eye towards a full schedule in 2007. The programme is already seeing the reward of extra preparation as the #70 pairing now carries a seven-point lead over team-mates Emil Assentato and Nick Longhi in the standings.
“With the effort by the SpeedSource team and the support of Mazda, this is truly a full team operation,” Tremblay continued, “Last year, we agreed that we needed to take a step back and we decided to focus a lot on testing. When we came to Daytona this year, we thought we had a great shot to win, and we're continuing to improve every day.”
Farnbacher and co-driver Leh Keen - who held the GT class lead for the first eleven laps - finished second in the #85 Porsche, while Assentato and Longhi gave SpeedSource a second podium finish, coming home third in the #69 RX-8.
Bryce Miller and Dirk Werner made it two Farnbacher Loles Porsches in the top four, with Werner also leading two laps, while Nathan Swartzbaugh and Andrew Davis completed the top five in the #72 Tafel Racing Porsche.
Andy Lally and RJ Valentine took the 'most improved' award after climbing from 14th to eighth, unaided by yellow flags as the race became the first Rolex Series event to run without a full-course caution since the 2005 season finale, also at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.