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G&W Motorsports Holds Successful Test at Mid-Ohio ALTON, Va. (May 17, 2004) -- G&W Motorsports tested three race cars from its stable at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course last week. The Virginia-based team took to the track with the No. 81 Rx.com ...

G&W Motorsports Holds Successful Test at Mid-Ohio

ALTON, Va. (May 17, 2004) -- G&W Motorsports tested three race cars from its stable at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course last week. The Virginia-based team took to the track with the No. 81 Rx.com Dinan BMW-powered Doran JE4 Daytona Prototype from the Rolex Sports Car Series and its pair of Pro Formula Mazdas from the Star Mazda Series.

Daytona Prototype points leaders Cort Wagner and Kelly Collins joined their teammate Brent Martini at the wheel of the No. 81 Rx.com BMW Doran during the test as the trio prepares for this weekend's 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, Canada. Rookie drivers Bradford Coleman and Brian Frisselle were also on hand to gain more seat time in their No. 33 Podium Pro Formula Mazda and No. 15 Ventura Travel Pro Formula Mazda, respectively.

"No test is without its hurdles, but it is a pleasure to see that our faith in each team member and drivers is paying off," said G&W Motorsports Team Manager Price Cobb. "The Mid-Ohio test was further affirmation of the decision to have last year's GT champions on board the Rx.com Daytona Prototype, as well as reaffirmation that the Doran is a wonderful car and that, for the next generation of road racers, the Star Mazda Series is without parallel.

"We are blessed to have such wonderful young drivers as Brad Coleman and Brian Frisselle in their infancy participating in the Star Mazda Series and the steadfast hands and experience of Cort Wagner, Brent Martini and Kelly Collins piloting in the Rx.com Daytona Prototype in the Rolex Series," Cobb added.

Wagner, Collins and Martini will look to give the No. 81 Rx.com BMW Doran its first Rolex Series victory this weekend at the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant. Wagner and Collins captured the Daytona Prototype points lead following the duo's third-place finish in the Food City 250 at Phoenix International Raceway and second-place finish in the Grand Prix of Miami.

G&W Motorsports made its entrance into open-wheel racing in the Star Mazda Series earlier this year at Sebring International Raceway. With 19-year-old Frisselle, son of renowned sports car legend Brad Frisselle, and 16-year-old Coleman, the youngest competitor in the series, at the wheel of G&W Motorsports' Pro Formula Mazdas this season, the team expects great things in its debut season.

Frisselle and Coleman will contest round two of the Star Mazda Series at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on June 26.

G&W Motorsports, based at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Va., 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 45 podium finishes in class. For additional information on G&W Motorsports, visit www.gandwmotorsports.com.

More information on the Rolex Sports Car Series is available at www.grandamerican.com and the Star Mazda Series at www.starmazda.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Kelly Collins , Price Cobb , Brent Martini , Brad Coleman , Brian Frisselle , Cort Wagner