BGB MOTORSPORTS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR FULL SEASON IN 2010 (Ormond Beach, FL, USA - November 6, 2009) After running a limited season of Koni Challenge Sports Car Series competition in 2009, BGB Motorsports will return for a full season of ...
BGB MOTORSPORTS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR FULL SEASON IN 2010
(Ormond Beach, FL, USA - November 6, 2009) After running a limited season of Koni Challenge Sports Car Series competition in 2009, BGB Motorsports will return for a full season of competition in 2010. With more news to follow in the coming months regarding further changes to the team's current program, they've announced that Steve Jenkins of Glenview, IL will join 2005 Rolex GT Series Champion Craig Stanton, driving a Porsche in what will be the most competitive GS season in Koni history. Team Manager John Tecce had more to add:
"This is very exciting news for us. Steve and I have gotten to be friends in and out of the paddock over the last few seasons and we've all followed his driving and the development of his race craft. Steve also understands the business of racing, as he and Mark [Boden] created Fall-Line Motorsports' Koni Challenge program from scratch, turning it into a Grand-Am Series fixture. His insights will be an asset to the program and I think that he and Craig will make a very strong driver pairing.with what's in store for the class in 2010, we're going to need it!"
Even though since 2006, Steve's Koni Challenge experience has always been behind the wheel of a BMW M3, Jenkins took it upon himself to run a season of GT2 competition at the National level with the SCCA, driving a Porsche 996 GT3 Cup car. He enjoyed driving the Porsche and knew that in racing, it's always better to be as versatile as possible; so the next logical step was to try his hand at driving a Porsche at the professional level in the Koni Challenge Series.
"I'm super pumped up to drive with Craig and BGB," said Jenkins. "I really appreciate the opportunity that John Moore and John Tecce have given me here. I've admired Craig's professionalism and fitness regiment from afar for the last few years. To have the opportunity to drive with him, and learn from him is just awesome. John, and the BGB team have always been my buddies in the paddock, and I have no reservations about fitting in and going fast with them right off the bat. It's surely going to be odd at first to race against my former team [Fall-Line Motorsports], but were still friends so hopefully it will be fun."
-credit: BGB Motorsports Group, LLC