BGB MOTORSPORTS CHOMPING AT THE BIT FOR DAYTONA 200 GREEN FLAG EXCITED ABOUT 2006 AND RECENT SUCCESS AT DAYTONA TEST DAYS (Daytona Beach, FL-January 26, 2006) BGB Motorsports has had a pretty kind January. Daytona International Speedway is ...
BGB MOTORSPORTS CHOMPING AT THE BIT FOR DAYTONA 200 GREEN FLAG
EXCITED ABOUT 2006 AND RECENT SUCCESS AT DAYTONA TEST DAYS
(Daytona Beach, FL-January 26, 2006) BGB Motorsports has had a pretty kind January. Daytona International Speedway is their home track and that allows team members to experience things like sleeping in their own beds and travel days lasting less than most people's lunches. They completed three very successful days at the Daytona Test with their pair of 996s posting the 1st and 5th quickest times for the weekend. It's been a great start to the year because the team did their homework and has been ready and prepared for the Daytona opener since the end of December. The team is very anxious to start the 2006 season and looks forward to this Friday's Grand-Am Cup 200.
Mark Plummer and Craig Stanton will look to the #38 BGB Porsche to take them where they want to go -- the front. "I'm very excited about the Cup race and also 2006. I've been watching the BGB team for over a year. I'm really looking forward to driving with Mark and the whole program itself," said Craig Stanton, driver of the #38 996.
An enormous field of nearly 90 cars will take the green flag for the race. BGB will be running two Porsche 996s and will debut a new Porsche 997 that was one of the original Synergy built Competition Package cars. Team Manager John Tecce had more to add, "A lot can happen with 90 cars sharing 3.5 miles of track. We have three very capable Porsches though, one of which is a brand new [to us] 997. I'm confident that the team will do their job well in the pits and that the drivers handle their end of the effort. We have potentially the strongest 3 car driver lineup for the Cup race."
The duo of Mikel Miller and Tim Traver will return to the #83 Porsche because they have unfinished business. Tim Traver added more, "I'm excited. We were pretty competitive at the Test Days. It will be interesting to see what happens when the other cars decide to show their hands."
Piloting the 3rd BGB entry will be father and son Greg and Mark Wilkins. BGB is interested in their impressions of the new 997. Greg Wilkins is no stranger to Grand-Am Cup and has a lot of experience in a GS prepared Porsche 911. Found usually in a formula car, Mark has some seat time as well in the GS car; there is no doubt that the two will deliver.
The green flag for the Grand Am Cup 150 drops at 2:15 pm on Friday, January 27th with live timing and scoring with a live web cast is available at http://grandamerican.vfx.com/Rolex/GrandAmerican_800.asp.
BGB Motorsports is an ambitious, professional Motorsports business. Last year they established themselves as the team to look out for in the Grand Am Cup's GS class. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, the team operates as a customer oriented business, running cars under the Grand Am Cup, SCCA and Porsche Club of America sanctioning bodies.