SCC: VIR: BGB Motorsports preview

BGB MOTORSPORTS READY FOR VIR 200 TEAM WILL ADD STRONG 3rd 996 TO ALREADY POTENT LINEUP (Daytona Beach, FL-April 16, 2006) Pre-event entry lists are showing almost 100 cars for Saturday's VIR 200. With a car count like that at a...

BGB MOTORSPORTS READY FOR VIR 200
TEAM WILL ADD STRONG 3rd 996 TO ALREADY POTENT LINEUP

(Daytona Beach, FL-April 16, 2006) Pre-event entry lists are showing almost 100 cars for Saturday's VIR 200. With a car count like that at a fast, technical track like VIR, you've got to be prepared and you need depth. You need strong cars, a strong driver lineup and a team with a solid foundation. With the completion of two solid days of testing at VIR last week, BGB Motorsports believes they have what it takes.

The podium escaped the team at the opening round at Daytona. It was a weekend filled with ups and downs, laps led, fast race laps, top 5 qualifying positions and solid performances by both cars, but it lacked one thing; it lacked a win. The team's intention however, is to continue that strong momentum and hopefully achieve that victory they've worked so hard for.

Returning in the #38 BGB Motorsports Porsche 996 will be the season long duo of Mark Plummer and Craig Stanton. The #38 was very strong at Daytona, posting the fastest race lap overall for the 87 car field. Craig Stanton had more to add: "I'm looking forward to the race. We had a great test last week and I really think these guys are on it."

The #83 SimpleNet.com Porsche 996 will also be piloted by a season long duo, as Tim Traver and Mikel Miller have signed on to run an entire year in the car. Both drivers are west coast natives and haven't had the chance to visit VIR as much as some, but they'll be up to speed quickly, just as they were at Daytona. Tim Traver had more to add: "I'm looking forward to seeing what we can do at VIR. I think we're ahead of the game in terms of prep. The guys in the BGB shop have been working hard over the break to give us a shot at the podium."

The newest member to the BGB team will be Ryan Pilla. Pilla will drive the #84 Rhinestone Roxy/HiDefSpex/Car Doctor World Porsche 996 for the balance of the 2006 season. His season long codriver will be announced after this weekend's race. John Tecce had more to add: "I'm excited about Ryan's joining our team. I have known his brother Philip for a few years now; I have been following Ryan's results with the intention of always trying to do something. Ryan and Philip came to us in January and we were able to quickly put something together. They both want to further BGB's success in anyway they can and they will."

BGB finds contentment in the fact that their three strong driver pairings will shine as more than just horsepower is needed at a technical track like VIR with its 17 turns and 3.3 miles of challenging elevation change.

The green flag for the Grand-Am Cup 200 drops at 3:15 pm on Saturday, April 22nd.

-bgb-

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Craig Stanton , Mark Plummer , John Tecce , Ryan Pilla , Tim Traver , Mikel Miller