SCC: Lime Rock: BGB Motorsports preview

LIME ROCK IS HOME FOR MANY AT BGB MOTORSPORTS EXPECT ALL THREE PORSCHES 996s TO BE STRONG (PHOENIX, AZ-May 14, 2006) After back-to-back races out west, logistical puzzles to get everything and everyone where they need to be and 2 solid sets of...

LIME ROCK IS HOME FOR MANY AT BGB MOTORSPORTS
EXPECT ALL THREE PORSCHES 996s TO BE STRONG

(PHOENIX, AZ-May 14, 2006) After back-to-back races out west, logistical puzzles to get everything and everyone where they need to be and 2 solid sets of results in 2 difficult races, BGB Motorsports heads to Lime Rock Park this weekend for the track's traditional Memorial Day event. This will be the first visit to lime rock for the Grand Am Cup Series, and most are excited to run the historic track for the first time.

Coming off of a pair of races in which they qualified 2nd and finished 7th, Mark Plummer and Craig Stanton in the #38 Porsche 996 continue to strive for that first win of the season that could be delivered after the checkered flag falls on Memorial Day. The #83 Simplenet.com Porsche 996 will be shared by Mikel Miller and Stewart Tetreault, as Tim Traver is forced to miss this round with prior commitments. Tetreault is a former BGB driver from the days of running the Z3 Coupes and calls Lime Rock his home track. The #83 car is currently 4th in team points; BGB will look to this car to continue its string of consistent finishes. You can expect the #83 to be quick during the weekend as Mikel Miller lists Lime Rock as a place he's been a lot for his own racing and for work with Skip Barber. Ryan Pilla and Ted Ballou are beginning to gel together in the #84 Rhinestone Roxy /Car Doctor World Porsche; Pilla is especially excited about coming to Lime Rock, as he has a great deal of experience at the circuit. This is a race that Ryan has been waiting for all year as he's owned nearly every track record he's contested at Lime Rock. BGB will look to Pilla to help the team set up for what is a new track for them. Each race the #84 Porsche shows up higher and higher in the finishing order; look for them to have their best finish of the year at this race.

While BGB is located in Daytona and regards Daytona International Speedway as their home track, many BGB team members are from the northeast. Team Owner John Moore cut his teeth on club events at Lime Rock and looks forward to this event. The BGB paddock will be filled with local supporters as the Memorial Day Lime Rock races are something that he's attended before, just not with his squad of heavily armed Porsche 996s that are ready to do battle.

Lime Rock is a 1.54-mile road course, located in the hills of Connecticut, which is known for being a classic drivers track. Drivers that handle traffic well will be rewarded there, as currently 47 cars are entered in the Grand Am Cup GS class, which will be racing on Monday, May 29th at 10:05 am.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Skip Barber , Craig Stanton , Stewart Tetreault , John Moore , Mark Plummer , Ryan Pilla , Tim Traver , Mikel Miller , Ted Ballou