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Greenberg, Van Wijk Qualify G&W Motorsports Porsches in GT, SGS Top 10 at Lexus Grand American Champions Weekend FONTANA, Calif. (October 30, 2004) -- Mark Greenberg (Boston, Mass) and Mae Van Wijk (Kingwood, Texas) put a pair of G&W ...

Greenberg, Van Wijk Qualify G&W Motorsports Porsches in GT, SGS Top 10 at Lexus Grand American Champions Weekend

FONTANA, Calif. (October 30, 2004) -- Mark Greenberg (Boston, Mass) and Mae Van Wijk (Kingwood, Texas) put a pair of G&W Motorsports Porsches in the top 10 of the GT and SGS classes during qualifying for the Lexus Grand American 400k at California Speedway on Saturday, part of the Lexus Grand American Champions Weekend.

Greenberg turned a 1:41.046 lap averaging 100.469 mph around the 2.8-mile, 21-turn road course, which encompasses California Speedway's oval as well as infield portions. Greenberg will start the No. 77 Porsche GT3 RS, sponsored by NETTS and Louis Boston, eighth in the GT class during Sunday's 400-kilometer race. He will share driving duties in the No. 77 Porsche with Spencer Pumpelly (Mason Neck, Va.) during the race.

Van Wijk clocked a 1:48.704 lap at 93.391 mph in the No. 87 Porsche GT3 Cup, sponsored by pipeservicestt.com and autobysite.com, during SGS qualifying. Van Wijk's lap will put the 21-year-old rookie in the ninth starting position in class for Sunday's race. She will hand over control to co-driver Craig Stanton (Long Beach, Calif.) during the race.

Rx.com driver Brent Martini (Laguna Beach, Calif.) qualified 16th overall during Daytona Prototype qualifying. Martini piloted the Rx.com No. 81 BMW Doran JE4 to a 1:35.711 lap averaging 105.921 mph. Martini will partner with fellow Southern Californian Cort Wagner (Los Angeles, Calif.), who saw his GT-class track record broken by only 0.003 seconds by Tom Milner during qualifying.

Sunday's Lexus Grand American 400k, part of the Lexus Grand American Champions Weekend at California Speedway, will begin at 1 p.m. PT.

The Lexus Grand American 400k will be broadcast live on SPEED Channel beginning at 4 p.m. EST. Zippo Live Timing & Scoring is available for every on-track session during the weekend at www.grandamerican.com. The site will also feature live audio webcasts of the Lexus Grand American 400k.

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.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Spencer Pumpelly , Craig Stanton , Brent Martini , Mark Greenberg , Mae Van Wijk , Cort Wagner