PORSCHE 996s TOP TIME SHEETS AT GRAND AM CUP DAYTONA TEST, BGB MOTORSPORTS SHOWS ITS COMMITMENT TO SUCCESS IN 2006 (Daytona Beach, FL-January 7, 2006) After showing lots of potential in 2005, BGB Motorsports signals that it is approaching the...
PORSCHE 996s TOP TIME SHEETS AT GRAND AM CUP DAYTONA TEST, BGB MOTORSPORTS SHOWS ITS COMMITMENT TO SUCCESS IN 2006
(Daytona Beach, FL-January 7, 2006) After showing lots of potential in 2005, BGB Motorsports signals that it is approaching the 2006 season with very serious intentions. At the end of three days of testing at Daytona, BGB's #38 and #83 Porsche 996s had posted the first and fifth quickest lap times respectively for the entire six session test.
Piloted by young Mark Plummer and last year's Rolex GT Driver's Championship winner, Craig Stanton, BGB's #38 Porsche stopped the clock for a lap time of 2:01.900-an average of 105.135 miles per hour around the 3.56 mile circuit-in Saturday's morning session. That time held as the best overall during the test days for Grand Am Cup cars. Tim Traver and Mikel Miller posted a 2:02.626 in BGB's #83 SimpleNet.com sponsored entry during Saturday's afternoon final session, good for quick lap of the session and fifth best lap time overall for the three day event.
"I can't tell you how proud I am of how well the team is coming together", said team owner John Moore. "Our technical director Quinn Conda has put a lot of time and passion into figuring out how to make these cars go fast during the off-season. While this is only a test, I hope it shows us how much potential we have as a team. I must also say how exited I am about our driver line-up. John Tecce, our Team Manager, has put together a formidable roster of quick, smart drivers for 2006. By convincing "perennial" champion Craig Stanton to join young Mark Plummer in our #38, he has given us a true championship-caliber driving team to put behind the wheel of BGB's impeccably prepared race car. Tecce also deserves kudos for signing SimpleNet.com and the Traver/Miller duo who showed their potential to challenge for a championship as well this weekend. I hope that their showing this weekend will convince SimpleNet.com that they should expand their 5-race commitment to a full season campaign for Tim and Mike to challenge for the championship.but, if they don't, all I can do is thank them for showing that the BGB #83 is the car to want if you are serious about running up front."
"It is a great group and I know we are capable of great things", concluded Team Owner Moore. "But, we also have to remember that, while we saw our cars go fast at the test, there's a lot more needed to end up on the top of the podium at the end of the month. We have to continue to come together as team, work on communication and be prepared to have the best pit stops and race strategy. There are a bunch of very high-quality teams-who may not have "shown their entire hand" at the test-that will be playing for keeps when the green flag drops and we have to be ready. I know how disappointed we'd all be if, after showing how quick our car and driver combinations can be, we don't perform well at the race."
The green flag for the Grand Am Cup 150 drops at 2:15 pm on Friday, January 27th.
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.