Road America: GMG Racing preview

GMG looks to carry Mid-Ohio momentum to Road America August 19, 2010 (Santa Ana, Calif.) -- It was all smiles for the GMG Racing duo of Bret Curtis and James Sofronas following their podium effort two weeks ago at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car ...

GMG looks to carry Mid-Ohio momentum to Road America

August 19, 2010 (Santa Ana, Calif.) -- It was all smiles for the GMG Racing duo of Bret Curtis and James Sofronas following their podium effort two weeks ago at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge.

Despite some trouble in the pits and some contact on track, the duo was in the hunt for a podium all day in the No. 32 GMG / Spectra Resources Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and Sofronas put an exclamation mark on the race when he took second place with only a lap and a half remaining in the two hour and forty-five minute race. After a run of bad luck in three straight races, Mid-Ohio put the team back on track and looking forward to this weekend's American Le Mans Series powered by eStar at the famous Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Competing in his first full season of professional racing -- and only his second season of racing, period -- Curtis has not driven on many of the circuits that the ALMS has visited. Luckily, however, Road America is one of the circuits where he has competed before. Sofronas also has competed at the four-mile circuit several times, including in last season's World Challenge race when he took pole position. Coupled with their strong drive to second two weeks ago, and spirits are high at the GMG Racing camp.

"The team has put in a great effort all year, and their 'never give up' attitude is what put Bret and I in position to get the podium at Mid-Ohio," said Sofronas, who also finished first and second in the two World Challenge races at Mid-Ohio. "And with three races left, we think we've got three more podiums in this car."

"What a relief to get back on the podium," said Curtis. He and Sofronas were on the podium in Long Beach after finishing second. "We are finally on track and I feel really comfortable at Road America. I'm really excited to get back in the car and get another good finish."

With six rounds of the nine-round 2010 American Le Mans Series season completed, Curtis and Sofronas are currently sixth in the GT-C class championship.

-source: gmg racing

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Series ALMS
Drivers James Sofronas , Bret Curtis