Glenn Yee Motorsports Takes Its New Porsche On Its Maiden Voyage at Homestead-Miami Speedway HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- March 26, 2004 -- Glenn Yee Motorsports is taking the team's new Porsche 996 on its maiden voyage this weekend at the Grand-Am Cup...
Glenn Yee Motorsports Takes Its New Porsche On Its Maiden Voyage at Homestead-Miami Speedway
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- March 26, 2004 -- Glenn Yee Motorsports is taking the team's new Porsche 996 on its maiden voyage this weekend at the Grand-Am Cup 250 at Miami-Homestead Speedway. The No. 25 Porsche 996 racing machine will be piloted by Geoff Escalette of Newport Beach, Calif. and Hugh Plumb of Chadds Ford, Pa. for the second round of the 2004 Grand-Am Cup Series.
The team took delivery of the Porsche 996 in January and has spent the past two months fine tuning and modifying it into a race-ready machine. "It's been a lot of work, especially with two Rolex races thrown in between us working on getting the car ready for this weekend. The guys at the shop have been working really hard and it shows. The car is ready to roll and start racing. I'm looking forward to a good debut at Homestead this weekend," team manager Glenn Yee said.
Escalette and Plumb are co-drivers in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series which visited the 2.3-mile road course a month ago so they are quite familiar with the track configuration. "We really just need to get comfortable in our new car and get it set up for Sunday's race. We have an advantage that we're comfortable with the track, so really it's just a matter of getting in sync with the car," Escalette commented.
Glenn Yee Motorsports enjoyed many highlights during the 2003 season. The team fielded a Porsche GT3 Cup car during the 2003 Grand-Am Cup Series with Escalette scoring a third place podium finish in his third professional start. Escalette began his racing career with SCCA regional races in 2003 and won 10 consecutive races in 10 starts and secured a regional championship. Additionally, he drove in the SCCA endurance series and captured the championship. At the end of 2003 Escalette along with Plumb and several other drivers competed in the NASA 25 Hours at Thunderhill in Calif. where the two Glenn Yee Motorsports Porsches finished one-two with Porsche recognizing the team as having set a world record for time and distance in a Porsche GT3 Cup car.
Plumb comes to Glenn Yee Motorsports with an impressive sports car racing record including a GT win in 2003 at the inaugural Grand-American Rolex Series Barber Motorsports Park 250 and several podium and finishes. Plumb concluded last season scoring second in 2003 Rolex Series GT championship.
Based in San Dimas, Calif., Glenn Yee Motorsports serves as a race prep and suspension tuning facility. On a day-to-day basis, team and logistics managers Glenn and Christine Yee are involved in the administrative functions of the team.
To learn more about Glenn Yee Motorsports, visit www.glennyeemotorsports.com.