Birmingham: G&W Motorsports Saturday report

G&W Motorsports Still Shaking Gremlins from Rx.com Daytona Prototype BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (October 9, 2004) -- After a scary collision last weekend during the VIR 400, the Rx.com G&W Motorsports No. 81 BMW Doran JE4 returned to the track on...

G&W Motorsports Still Shaking Gremlins from Rx.com Daytona Prototype

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (October 9, 2004) -- After a scary collision last weekend during the VIR 400, the Rx.com G&W Motorsports No. 81 BMW Doran JE4 returned to the track on Saturday in Rolex Sports Car Series qualifying for the Porsche 250 presented by Bradley Arant at Barber Motorsports Park.

Cort Wagner (Los Angeles, Calif.) was at the wheel of the Rx.com car he shares with Brent Martini (Laguna Beach, Calif.) during qualifying for the 250-mile race. Wagner turned in a 1:24.591 lap averaging 97.883 mph around the 2.3-mile road course during the session. Although the lap was just shy of last year's pole-winning time of 1:24.313, Wagner will start Sunday's race on the sixth row in the 12th position.

"We're still shaking the bugs out," Wagner said. "The whole car had its balance upset during that crash last weekend. It's not the same car anymore. We've got a lot of work to do on it before tomorrow's race. There are a lot of handling gremlins in the car that weren't there before. "

The Rx.com racing duo was unable to participate in Friday's practice sessions at Barber Motorsports Park because the No. 81 BMW Doran was still in transit from Doran Race Car headquarters in Ohio, where it has spent the last week under repair.

G&W Motorsports also fields entries in the Rolex Series GT and SGS class. Mark Greenberg (Boston, Mass.) turned a 1:31.364 lap at 90.627 mph during GT qualifying in the No. 77 Porsche GT3 RS, sponsored by NETTS and Louis Boston. Greenberg will start the No. 77 Porsche in the seventh GT position before handing it off to Spencer Pumpelly (Mason Neck, Va.) later in the race.

Mae Van Wijk (Kingwood, Texas) qualified her No. 86 Porsche GT3 Cup, sponsored by pipeservicestt.com and autobysite.com, in the 11th position of the SGS class with a 1:39.629 lap at 83.108 mph. Van Wijk will share the No. 86 Porsche with Craig Stanton (Long Beach, Calif.) during Sunday's race, but announced on Friday that David Murry (Cumming, Ga.) has signed on has her co-driver for the 2005 season.

For more information on this weekend's events at Barber Motorsports Park, visit www.barbermotorsports.com. Zippo Live Timing & Scoring is available for all on-track activities at www.grandamerican.com. The Porsche 250 presented Bradley Arant will air live on SPEED Channel this Sunday, October 10, at 1 p.m. ET.

G&W Motorsports, based outside of Danville, Va., at Virginia International Raceway, is the most successful team in the Rolex Sports Car Series, capturing the inaugural GT championship in 2000, both the GT and GTS championships in 2001 and the SRP II championship in 2003. G&W Motorsports is the only team to compete in every Rolex Series race since the series' inception, accumulating 15 class wins and more than 50 podium finishes in class. For additional information on G&W Motorsports, visit www.gandwmotorsports.com.

-G&W Motorsports

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers David Murry , Spencer Pumpelly , Craig Stanton , Brent Martini , Mark Greenberg , Mae Van Wijk , Cort Wagner