Mid-Ohio: GMG Racing preview

Busy weekend on tap for Sofronas as GMG Racing heads to Mid-Ohio August 4, 2010 (Santa Ana, Calif.) -- The sixth round of the American Le Mans Series will take GMG Racing drivers Bret Curtis and James Sofronas to the scenic Mid Ohio Sportscar ...

Busy weekend on tap for Sofronas as GMG Racing heads to Mid-Ohio

August 4, 2010 (Santa Ana, Calif.) -- The sixth round of the American Le Mans Series will take GMG Racing drivers Bret Curtis and James Sofronas to the scenic Mid Ohio Sportscar Course in Lexington, Ohio. For Curtis, it's a new experience, while for Sofronas, it's a place of past success.

Sofronas scored a podium at the track at last year's World Challenge race, in addition to having competed numerous times at Mid-Ohio. Curtis' experience to the track is limited to time spent on a driving simulator, but the rookie ALMS driver has adapted quickly to each new circuit he has driven this season.

Sofronas' driving duties won't stop with the No. 32 GMG / Spectra Resources Corporation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in Saturday's two hour and forty-five minute Mid Ohio Sportscar Challenge. Sofronas is also a championship contender in World Challenge, which will run a double header in conjunction with the ALMS race and with this weekend's IZOD IndyCar Series race -- meaning that he will have two additional 50 minute sprint races to do aboard the No. 14 GMG Porsche 911 GT3-WC.

Job one, however, is getting a strong result in Saturday's ALMS race in the GT-C class Porsche that he shares with Curtis. The team is hopeful for a repeat of the form that brought Curtis and Sofronas their second-place finish in Long Beach earlier in the season -- if they can just keep their Porsche out of the line of fire.

"The luck we've had this year has just been terrible, so it is important now -- more than ever -- for us to finish well in Mid-Ohio" said Sofronas. "I feel really bad for the guys, and just can't believe the luck that we've had so far. But the team keeps giving us a great car, Bret keeps driving well, but we just end up getting caught up in situations that aren't ours. So we'll be doing our best to keep the car out of trouble and bring it home."

-source: gmg racing

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Series ALMS
Drivers Bret Curtis