Global Motorsports Group Ready to Make a Run for the 2007 SPEED GT Championship SANTA ANA, Calif. (March 12, 2007) - James Sofronas, President of Global Motorsports Group, has announced that he will once again be piloting a Porsche in the 2007...
Global Motorsports Group Ready to Make a Run for the 2007 SPEED GT Championship
SANTA ANA, Calif. (March 12, 2007) - James Sofronas, President of Global Motorsports Group, has announced that he will once again be piloting a Porsche in the 2007 SPEED GT Championship, but is now doing so in a new 997 Cup car chassis.
"I am really looking forward to this season," Sofronas said. "We have a new 997 Cup car, a new engine program from Porsche, new shocks from Moton, new race wheels from HRE and most importantly, I am returning with the same crew chief, Todd Ketcham, who is the best in the business. Our 2006 season proved what GMG could accomplish on the track."
James qualified in the top ten, eight times during the season, and finished in the top five four times, finishing eighth in Drivers' Championship points for the season, but this really wasn't indicative of GMG's competitiveness on the track.
"We had some mechanical issues in 2006 that were out of our control, preventing us from gaining crucial championship points," Sofronas added. "This 2007 season, however, will be a new chapter. With a new car that we stripped down and rebuilt with our own GMG suspension components and new Moton shocks, we should prove as competitive as ever against some of the best race car drivers in sports car racing!"
GMG, the premier Porsche tuning facility in Southern California, develops, tests and manufactures racing and high performance components for both the street and track, many of which can be found on their SPEED GT Porsche 997 GT3 Cup entry.
"Our racing program directly trickles down to our street performance products, especially when it comes to suspension and engine tuning," Sofronas said. "The SPEED GT series is the perfect venue for us to develop these products because we run on the DOT approved Toyo RA1, a tire many of our clients use for their own street cars when they take them to the track."