G&W Motorsports Wins SunTrust Improve Your Position Award for Daytona Prototype and SGS Classes MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec (May 23, 2004) -- G&W Motorsports battled back from adversity during the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant to win the ...
G&W Motorsports Wins SunTrust Improve Your Position Award for Daytona Prototype and SGS Classes
MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec (May 23, 2004) -- G&W Motorsports battled back from adversity during the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant to win the SunTrust Improve You Position Award in both the Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype and GT classes.
The SunTrust Improve Your Position Award is designed to reward the one entry in each of the Rolex Series' classes that makes the greatest advance from official starting to official finishing positions.
The No. 81 Rx.com BMW Doran JE4 picked up the award in the Daytona Prototype class. Engine trouble caused the Rx.com car to miss qualifying and forced the team to start at the back of the Daytona Prototype grid in the 17th position. However, drivers Cort Wagner (Los Angeles, Calif.), Kelly Collins (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Brent Martini (Corona del Mar, Calif.) were able to advance 10 places to seventh-place overall, securing them the award.
G&W Motorsports also picked up the award in the GT class with the No. 77 Porsche. After a collision during testing on Thursday the team did not think the car would be repaired in time for qualifying and did not submit its qualifying paperwork. However the repairs were completed just in time, and driver Spencer Pumpelly (Mason Neck, Va.) turned the eighth-fastest time in the class.
But the time was disallowed due to the missing paperwork, sending the No. 77 Porsche to the very back of the grid in the 38th position overall and 11th in class. Pumpelly, Robin Lindell (England) and Mark Greenberg (Boston, Mass.) maneuvered the car up 18 positions to 20th overall and fifth in class to pick up the GT class SunTrust Improve Your Position Award.
G&W Motorsports will be presented with two $500 checks from SunTrust prior to the next round of the Rolex Sports Car Series, the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen on June 20.
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 45 podium finishes in class. For additional information on G&W Motorsports, visit www.gandwmotorsports.com.
More information on the Rolex Sports Car Series is available at www.grandamerican.com.