G&W Motorsports Hits The Track At Historic Watkins Glen
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 18, 2004) -- G&W Motorsports hit the track today at historic Watkins Glen International with three race cars competing in this weekend's Sahlen's Sports Car Grand Prix. The Alton Va.-based team looks to score its first win of the season with its Daytona Prototype and SGS entries in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen on Sunday and GS entry in The Glen 250 on Saturday.
Wagner, Collins Hope To Reclaim Points Lead
Cort Wagner (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Kelly Collins (Newport Beach, Calif.) will try to reclaim their Rolex Sports Car Series points lead this weekend during Sunday's Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen. The pair will team up with Brent Martini (Corona del Mar, Calif.) at the wheel of the No. 81 Rx.com BMW Doran Daytona Prototype for the second six-hour event of the Rolex Series season.
After back-to-back podium finishes, Wagner and Collins claimed the points lead at Phoenix in April. However, engine woes at Mont-Tremblant last month kept the Rx.com Daytona Prototype off the track for every practice session. The team was able garner a respectable seventh-place finish despite the lack of track time, but it cost Wagner and Collins the points lead to race-winners Scott Pruett and Max Papis. However, the Rx.com drivers are only two points down to the leaders, something they plan on making up in this weekend's six-hour event.
Van Wijk, McDowell, Nastasi Seek SGS Win
G&W Motorsports is fielding the No. 86 Porsche GT3 Cup sponsored by PipeServicesTT.com and Autobysite.com in the Super Grand Sport (SGS) class of the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen. Mae Van Wijk (Kingwood, Texas), Michael McDowell (Phoenix, Ariz.) and Tom Nastasi (Stamford, Conn.) make up a powerful trio that hopes to improve upon its impressive top-five finish last month.
The No. 86 Porsche scored its best finish of the season at the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant with fifth in the SGS class. It was the best finish ever for Van Wijk, the only woman competing in the SGS class this weekend, and with two new co-drivers this weekend, she's aiming for her first trip to Victory Lane.
Krohn, Fox To Compete in Grand-Am Cup The Glen 250
In addition to its pair of entries in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, G&W Motorsports will also field the No. 81 Porsche 996 in Saturday's The Glen 250 featuring the Grand-Am Cup Series. Tracy Krohn (Manderville, La.) and Joe Fox (Charlotte, N.C.) will pilot the W&T Offshore/Brooke-sponsored Porsche in the 250-mile race.
After the pair's podium finish in Miami, bad luck struck the No. 81 Porsche drivers at the last two events. Krohn and Fox hope The Glen will prove luckier and return them to podium -- this time on top.
Sunday's Race Live on SPEED Channel
Portions of the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen will be broadcast live on SPEED Channel on Sunday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the race and the entire Sahlen's Sports Car Grand Prix weekend are available online at www.theglen.com <http://www.theglen.com>.
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 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.