G&W Motorsports Heads North of the Border with Impressive Five-Car Line-Up ALTON, Va. (May 19, 2004) - G&W Motorsports will travel north of the border to Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant this weekend with a five-car line-up ready to race in the...
G&W Motorsports Heads North of the Border with Impressive Five-Car Line-Up
ALTON, Va. (May 19, 2004) - G&W Motorsports will travel north of the border to Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant this weekend with a five-car line-up ready to race in the Rolex Sports Car Series and Grand-Am Cup Series races.
Points Leaders Looking for First Win
Leading the G&W Motorsports charge will be Daytona Prototype points leaders Cort Wagner, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Kelly Collins, of Newport Beach, Calif., joined by Brent Martini, of Corona del Mar, Calif., in the No. 81 Rx.com Dinan BMW-powered Doran JE4. The trio will be aiming for the team's first win of the season in its new Daytona Prototype.
The 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant will also be the first endurance race for the No. 81 Rx.com BMW Doran, which was not ready for the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona. After impressive back-to-back podium finishes during the 250-mile races in Miami and Phoenix, the Rx.com team is ready prove it can go the distance in the first of two six-hour Rolex Series races.
All-French Canadian Line-up for No. 80 Daytona Prototype
G&W Motorsports has an all-French Canadian driver line-up in its No. 80 DLGL-Xemis BMW-powered Picchio DP2 Daytona Prototype. Hugo Guenette, of Blainville, Quebec, Jacques Guenette Sr., of Laval, Quebec, and Philippe Letourneau, of Montreal, Quebec, will pilot the No. 80 machine during the Rolex Series' only race in their native country.
"I am very excited about the race and really looking forward to racing with my father and Philippe," Hugo Guenette said. "Tremblant is our home track, so it should be a very fun weekend. I have never driven a Daytona Prototype on a natural course like Tremblant, but I am sure it is going to be a blast as the track and the cars are awesome. The G&W Motorsports BMW Picchio team did very well last year; I am sure this will help us start on the right foot."
Team Looks to Sweep With GT & SGS Entries
In addition to its pair of Daytona Prototype entries, G&W Motorsports will look to sweep all three classes by fielding Porsches in the GT and SGS classes of the Rolex Series. Mark Greenberg, of Boston, Mass., Spencer Pumpelly, of Mason Neck, Va., and Englishman Robin Liddell will search for the GT win at the wheel of the No. 77 NETTS/Louis Boston Porsche GT3 RS, while Mae Van Wikj, of Kingwood, Texas, Tracy Krohn, of Houston, Texas and David Murry, of Cumming, Ga., look for the SGS class win in the No. 77 Porsche GT3 Cup sponsored by Quaker State, Autobysite.com and Texas Children's Hospital.
Grand-Am Cup Team Looking to Bounce Back
Before G&W Motorsports' four Rolex Series cars take to the track in the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant, the team's No. 81 W&T Offshore/Brooke Porsche 996 will compete in the Grand-Am Cup Series Mont-Tremblant 250.
After mechanical trouble forced drivers Tracy Krohn, of Houston, Texas, and Joe Fox, of Charlotte, N.C., out of the race early in Phoenix, the pair will try to bounce back and return to the impressive form that scored them a podium finish in Miami earlier this season.
Mont-Tremblant Lucky For Team, Drivers in Past
Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant has been good to the G&W Motorsports team and its drivers in the past. Last year, Rx.com drivers Cort Wagner and Brent Martini won the GT class at wheel of No. 33 Ferrari 360 GT, while G&W Motorsports scored a Daytona Prototype podium finish with the No. 80 BMW Picchio. In 2002, G&W Motorsports was tops in the SportsRacing Prototype II class in the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant.
Rolex Series Race LIVE on SPEED Channel
The 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant will be aired LIVE on SPEED Channel this Sunday, May 23. The broadcast will begin at 11 a.m. ET and follow the opening action until 1 p.m. ET. SPEED Channel will then return LIVE to Mont-Tremblant at 2 p.m. ET for the conclusion of the race and Victory Lane celebration, wrapping up at 5:30 p.m. ET.
The Grand-Am Cup Series Mont-Tremblant 250 will also be aired tape delayed on SPEED Channel on Sunday, May 30 at Noon ET.
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.