I have been tracking down the history of “Bones”.


It was owned originally by DRM Racing.  No infor on that. 

By January 2006 it was in the hands of  TRG


In late 2009 it was sold to Farnbacher Loles and the engine returned to Porsche motorsports for rebuild after sustaining crash damage.

Apparently it was not rebuild able and the original motor went to Kelly Moss, Porsche Motorsports built a new motor number 699 to 2008 specs.  The transmission was completely rebuilt by PMNA at the same time.


The car was sold to Carl Toffelmeyer and at 22 hours it had an issue with the resonance flap, which came loose and was ingested requiring a top end rebuild.  While being rebuilt it was modified to Grand Am/Cup S specs with more aggressive intake cams, the Dual-Resonance intake, 2.125” headers etc. and was dynoed at 441@8500 and 402NM torque at 6200 RPMs.  That’s 41 HP more than the original motor.


I hard they had some issues.


2006 Porsche GT3 Cup - GranAm Spec, WPOZZZ99Z6S798028


Original Livery:

Date  Place



Finish Owner


Car Laps Money Status Laps Led
 Jun 3 2006   Watkins Glen International   Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series  44 36  TRG   67   Porsche 997 WPOZZZ99Z6S798028  131   1,000   running 
 Jun 29 2006   Daytona International Speedway   Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series  44 36  TRG   67   Porsche 997 WPOZZZ99Z6S798028  61   1,000   running 
 Jul 30 2006   Barber Motorsports Park   Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series  41 39  TRG   44   Porsche 997 WPOZZZ99Z6S798028  53   1,000   running  0

Raced in TRG Livery Car 67.

Saleen 6 hours of the glen
Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series race
Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY
June 3, 2006
154 laps on 3.4 mile road course; 523.6 miles

Murray Marden
 Bodhan Kroczek
 Mike Solley 

Brumos Porsche 250

Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series race
Car number 67
Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
June 29, 2006
70 laps on 3.56 mile road course; 249.2 miles
R.J. Valentine
 Mike Solley    67 

Porsche 250

Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series race
Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds, AL
July 30, 2006
97 laps on 2.3 mile road course; 223.1 miles
39    41    Marc Bullock
 Mike Solley    44    TRG  

Discount Tire Sunchaser

Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series race
Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT
September 2, 2006
193 laps on 4.486 mile road course; 865.798 miles

31    40    Mike Solley
 Marc Bullock
 Timothy Gaffney    67    TRG    Porsche 997 GT3 Cup  

january 1, 2006  -Daytona Testing.
June 3, 2006 - Watkins Glen TRG 36th
June 29 2006 Daytonas 250 36th TRG #67
July 30, 20016 - Barber 250 TRG 39th
Nov 11 2006, TRG - Daytona Testing

8-31-06 - Miller Motorsports Park

Oriinal Enigne crash damaged and sold to keely moss

Enigne was replaced with 699 by TRG, 2008 Grasn Am Cup motor with twin resonance intake and higher lift cams.

Frhnbacher Loles - 2009-2013

Engine rebuilt in 6/2013 with 699 - Dynoed at  441 HP 8400  at 402 NM at 6250

This car has 2 hours on the engine and 20 hours on the sequential transmission.

- Brembo Endurance Brake Calipers and 15" floating rotors
- Carbon splitter
- Carbon Flared Front Fenders
- Crawford Wing and uprights
- JRZ Adjustable Shocks
- Fuel Cell with Double Dry-Break
- Crash Bars
- PWR Radiators
- PMNA Throttle Blipper
- 2 Sets Spare BBS Wheels
- Cockpit-Adjustable Rear Sway Bar
- BIG headers
- 2 hours on engine, 20 on transmission.

Crawford Carbon wing was legal in Grand Am.  Much taller uprights than the run of the mill "stock" 997.1 GT3 cup car.

Video of the car being raced 3/3/13 by Carl Tofflemire, two owners back.

Rumored but not confirmed - 2008 Daytona 24, it may have been a grand-am car.

Carbon lip.  Gotta love it.

Grand-Am Cup Spec carbon fenders.  About an inch wider than 997 GT3/Cup spec.

Yeah, I suspect the pre-flight check can be daunting.

Air filter is in the deck lid. The plug is to be removed in the rain to allow for drainage.

WOW that is a big header.

Well...they are Bremb endurance 380mm (15") despite the perspective.  OUCH.  Six-piston Calipers $5100.  EACH!  Rotors $508 each.  Hats are about $700 each and can be re-used.  Pads haven't even been heat soaked yet.

Rear brakes are 4-piston 380mm as well.  Rears are 305s.on 11.5" wheels.  I suspect my 12s from the teal car will fit as there is ample clearance on the inside.

JRZ 3-way adjustable Remote Reservior shocks. "Blue" Axles. Solid mounts and hiem to-links.

Cockpit Adjustable sway bar and fresh split lower wishbones.

Note the spherical joints in the dog bones (suspension pieces).

New lower split links.  They are two peice to adjust camber by inserting shims.