RACE: C&G Performance wins 12 Hour at the Point

C&G Performance raises $6,000 for Meals on Wheels on way to victory In taking the ITB Class victory, the C&G Performance BMW 318 of Allan Ferragonio, Bryan Putt and Gary Schultz displayed the mettle of true endurance racers. Throughout the day,...

C&G Performance raises $6,000 for Meals on Wheels on way to victory

In taking the ITB Class victory, the C&G Performance BMW 318 of Allan Ferragonio, Bryan Putt and Gary Schultz displayed the mettle of true endurance racers. Throughout the day, the C&G Performance BMW encountered various mechanical difficulties, including the loss of 1st and 2nd gear in the fourth hour, a brief off-course excursion at turn 10 that broke a motor mount, brakes that were gone by the 11th hour, and finally a clutch that gave out with 45 minutes remaining. Despite these setbacks, the team never threw in the towel and was only sidelined during the lightning storm - when the entire field was brought in, and regular pit stops. When it was all over, the little car that could was the victor in ITB.

According to Bryan Putt, "The 2003 12 Hours at the Point presented a host of challenges for all of the teams involved this year, with moments of rain, lightning, mud and ten-tenths, wheel-to-wheel racing the entire race. And through it all, our team had a great time!" The victorious Putt holds his competitors in high regard and feels that his competitors exhibited true grassroots endurance spirit, "The competition was excellent, there was a sense of camaraderie among all of the competitors as the day wore on."

The Kumho Tires 12 Hours at the Point was not all fun and games for the team and the C&G Performance BMW was busy raising money for Meals on Wheels of Peters Township. "We are very proud to say that we raised over $6,000 during this year's Kumho Tires 12 Hours at the Point and we continue to receive donations."

The C&G Performance Team had nothing but praise for their crew. A thankful Putt said, "--without all of our crew, Chris Ferragonio, Pete Delmer, Mark Hanson, Mark Vanderelli, Garry Rodman, Aaron Silverman and Nancy Lowe, we could not have done it.: Putt added a thank you to "..our families and friends who supported the Meals on Wheels of Peters Township with their contributions."

This was the second time the team has entered the Kumho Tires 12 Hours at the Point and the team has already begun plans to defend their class victory in the 2004 12 Hours at the Point.

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Series Charity , SCCA