BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada – Sometimes, it’s just not your day. And in motorsports, sometimes that “day” lasts an entire weekend. That’s precisely what happened to Brandon Davis and ACS Express racing in the Mosport SPEED GT Presented by Toyo Tires World Challenge GT, on Saturday Aug. 23.

Trying out a new Dodge Viper instead of his standard Ford Mustang Cobra on an open test day before the event even officially began, Davis wound up in the Turn 5 wall on the tricky course. The incident bent the Viper’s frame and put Davis back in his familiar #10 Ford Mustang Cobra. And by Saturday morning things were looking positive as he qualified fourth.

In the race, however, the car sat still at the start with a broken left half-shaft, a hangover from when Brandon was knocked out at Road America two weeks earlier. The Ford Mustang Cobra was pulled off the track and into the pits, where it – and Davis – remained for the entire race. Entering Mosport third in drivers standings with an outside shot at the championship, he fell to fifth without turning a lap.

Things did not initially go much better for Davis’ teammate and father, Mike Davis. Mike was running a strong qualifying lap but an incident ended the session and stuck him back to a 16th place starting spot. At the start of the race, he was spun by another competitor and fell back to 21st. From there, however, he used his savvy experience and began picking off competitors as if they were grapes on a vine.  By lap 12 of the 30-lap event, he was in 17th, moved up to 14th on lap 23 and by the time the checkered flag flew, he was an impressive 9th.

“I was mad,” he explained. “The last three races, I’ve had contact and spins and I was tired of it. We call the cars the Ford Mustang Cobras, and we’ve been snakebit quite a bit this year.”

The race was won by Eric Curren. Points leader Randy Probst was second and now has 705 points to Brandon’s 515. This was hardly the result the team was seeking at the start of a critical three-race stretch, which continues this week with the Detroit Bell Isle Grand Prix. Mike Davis is 12th in the drivers standings with 371 points.

ACS Express is also supported by these associate sponsors: Red Line Oil and Mothers Polish and Wax.