Watkins Glen II: G&W Motorsports preview

Rx.com G&W Motorsports Back in Action at The Glen WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (August 11, 2004) -- The Rx.com G&W Motorsports team did not get a very long break between races this week. After competing in the EMCO Gears Mid-Ohio Road Racing Classic on...

Rx.com G&W Motorsports Back in Action at The Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (August 11, 2004) -- The Rx.com G&W Motorsports team did not get a very long break between races this week. After competing in the EMCO Gears Mid-Ohio Road Racing Classic on Saturday, the Rx.com team packed up its No. 81 BMW Doran Daytona Prototype and headed East to Watkins Glen International for Friday night's Sahlen's 200.

The Sahlen's 200 is the shortest race of the 2004 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series and will be the second and final time the series joins the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series.

The Rx.com G&W Motorsports team will take to The Glen's 'short' 2.4-mile road course for official practice and qualifying on Thursday. The series will race into twilight on Friday evening, with the green flag scheduled to fall at approximately 6:30 p.m., immediately following NEXTEL Cup qualifying.

After an encouraging start to the season, which included podium finishes in Miami and Phoenix and the points lead heading into Mont-Tremblant, a string of bad luck befell the Rx.com G&W Motorsports team. Engine trouble, alternator woes and on-track incidents kept the team out of Victory Lane and dropped it to seventh in the Daytona Prototype point standings.

However, The Glen has been lucky for Rx.com G&W Motorsports' drivers Cort Wagner (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Brent Martini (Laguna Beach, Calif.) in the past. The pair won the GT class at last year's Sahlen's 200 en route to the season championship. Wagner also swept both Rolex Series rounds at The Glen in 2002.

The duo hopes The Glen's good karma will help put an end to their bad luck and put the Rx.com No. 81 BMW in Gatorade Victory Lane for the first time this season.

SPEED Channel will tape delay the Sahlen's 200, airing later Friday evening at 10 p.m. ET. For more information on the SIRIUS at The Glen event weekend, featuring NEXTEL Cup and the Rolex Series, visit 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.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Brent Martini