David Murry Signs With G&W Motorsports for 2005 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (October 8, 2004) -- G&W Motorsports announced David Murry (Cumming, Ga.) will join the team for the 2005 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series. Murry will partner with Mae Van...
David Murry Signs With G&W Motorsports for 2005
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (October 8, 2004) -- G&W Motorsports announced David Murry (Cumming, Ga.) will join the team for the 2005 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series. Murry will partner with Mae Van Wijk (Kingwood, Texas) racing a Porsche GT3 Cup in the Rolex Series' combined GT class next season.
"I am very excited about working with G&W in 2005," said Murry. "I teamed with Mae this year in Canada and am looking forward to co-driving with her next year. Of course, G&W is one of the best teams in the business, and it is great to be reunited with them."
Murry has been behind the wheel of a wide range of race cars during his career. Since he first climbed into a Formula Ford in 1981, he has raced in Sports Renault, GTP, Sprint Car, Formula One and NASCAR Winston Cup, in addition to his success in sports car racing that includes the 1995 SCCA World Challenge and 1994 Firestone Firehawk championships.
"My impression of David is someone who came to racing relatively late in life with an incredible desire to be the best," G&W Motorsports team manager Price Cobb said. "Through an unbelievable amount of hard work, David has reached his goals. Yet incredibly, he didn't get lost along the way as some successful athletes do. Humble to a fault, David now comes to G&W not only as a great driver, but a very good teacher. I believe he will be a big asset to Mae's progression as a road racer. Together they will be a viable team next season in the new GT class."
When Murry teamed with 21-year-old rookie Van Wijk during the 6 Heures du Mont-Tremblant earlier this season, the duo scored a fifth-place finish in the SGS class, a career best for Van Wijk. However, just a few weeks later the youngest female in the Rolex Series was able to one up herself with a fourth-place class finish in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen.
"Mae has made tremendous progress this year," Cobb said. "Race after race she improves. It is wonderful to see someone come in to a sport they have never participated in and really work hard to achieve results. Mae has an insatiable desire to excel and seems to have the perseverance to reach her goals. I look forward to continuing to work with her and her new teammate, David Murry"
Van Wijk will pilot the G&W Motorsports No. 86 Porsche in the SGS class at this weekend's Porsche 250 presented by Bradley Arant at Barber Motorsports Park. She is part of a four-car effort G&W Motorsports entered into this weekend's events.
Cort Wagner (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Brent Martini (Laguna Beach, Calif.) will partner in the No. 81 Rx.com BMW Doran JE4 Daytona Prototype, while Mark Greenberg (Boston, Mass.) is slated to be at the wheel of the No. 77 Porsche GT3 RS in the GT class.
Joe Fox (Charlotte, N.C.) and Tracy Krohn (Manderville, La.) will represent G&W Motorsports in the Grand-Am Cup Series Barber Park 250 on Saturday, running the No. 81 Porsche 996.
For more information on this weekend's events at Barber Motorsports Park, visit www.barbermotorsports.com or 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.