Rx.com G&W Motorsports Picks Up SunTrust Improve Your Position Award at Grand American Champions Weekend G&W Scores Eighth-Place Finishes in SGS, GT Classes in Finale FONTANA, Calif. (October 31, 2004) -- The Rx.com G&W Motorsports...
Rx.com G&W Motorsports Picks Up SunTrust Improve Your Position Award at Grand American Champions Weekend
G&W Scores Eighth-Place Finishes in SGS, GT Classes in Finale
FONTANA, Calif. (October 31, 2004) -- The Rx.com G&W Motorsports team wrapped up the 2005 Rolex Sports Car Series at California Speedway on Sunday, picking up the SunTrust Improve Your Position Award with the team's 10th-place finish in the Lexus Grand American 400k, part of the Lexus Grand American Champions Weekend.
Brent Martini (Laguna Beach, Calif.) started the Rx.com No. 81 BMW Doran JE4 Daytona Prototype in the 16th position and handed control over to Cort Wagner (Los Angeles, Calif.) midway through the 400-kilometer race. Wagner was able to bring the Rx.com machine to the checkered flag in 10th place, gaining more positions during the race than any other Daytona Prototype entry and picking up G&W Motorsports' its fifth SunTrust Improve Your Position Award of the season.
Mae Van Wijk (Kingwood, Texas) brought her rookie season to a close during Sunday's Grand American 400, scoring an eighth-place finish in the highly competitive Super Grand Sport (SGS) class of the Rolex Series. Van Wijk started the No. 86 Porsche GT3 Cup, sponsored by pipeservicestt.com and autobysite.com, and Craig Stanton (Long Beach, Calif.) took it to the checkered.
Next season, Van Wijk will partner with David Murry (Cumming, Ga.) at the wheel of a Porsche in the Rolex Series' new GT class.
Mark Greenberg (Boston, Mass.) and Spencer Pumpelly (Mason Neck, Va.) also picked up an eighth-place finish for G&W Motorsports during the Grand American 400k. The duo piloted the No. 77 Porsche GT3 RS, sponsored by NETTS and Louis Boston, to eighth in the GT class.
On Saturday, G&W Motorsports wrapped up the Grand-Am Cup season with a 29th-place finish in the Grand Sport class by Tracy Krohn (Manderville, La.) and Joe Fox (Charlotte, N.C.) in the No. 81 Porsche 996, sponsored by W&T Offshore and Brooke.
Krohn finishes the season 23rd in the driver point standings, while Fox is 27th. G&W Motorsports took 15th in the final team point standings.
The Grand American 250 will be aired tape delayed on SPEED Channel on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. EST.
The 2005 Rolex Sports Car Series will get underway next February with the Rolex 24 At Daytona. G&W Motorsports announced earlier in the weekend it will partner with Team Seattle for the historic endurance race with a two Porsche effort in the GT class.
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 more than 50 podium finishes in class. For additional information on G&W Motorsports, visit www.gandwmotorsports.com.