BGB HEADS NORTH FOR GRAND-PRIX DE TROIS-RIVIÃˆRES (DAYTONA BEACH, FL - August 3, 2006) BGB Motorsports arrived in Quebec on Wednesday for the 2006 Grand-Prix de Trois RiviÃ¨res, escaping the winds and rain that prematurely ended their run to the...
BGB HEADS NORTH FOR GRAND-PRIX DE TROIS-RIVIÈRES
(DAYTONA BEACH, FL - August 3, 2006) BGB Motorsports arrived in Quebec on Wednesday for the 2006 Grand-Prix de Trois Rivières, escaping the winds and rain that prematurely ended their run to the front last weekend at Barber Motorsports Park. Their two Porsche 996s occupy the 5th and 6th spots in the 2006 Grand-Am Cup GS Team Championship. The #83 SimpleNet.com Porsche 996 of Tim Traver and Mikel Miller leads the #38 Porsche of Mark Plummer and Craig Stanton by only 8 points. 28 points separate Traver and Miller from the first place BMW M3 of Bill Auberlen and Chris Gleason. The team is looking forward to Sunday's race on the streets of Trois-Rivières, as they feel that it is a track that suits the Porsche's strengths. The track is fairly new to many Grand-Am Cup drivers, leveling the playing field even more.
Team Manager John Tecce had more to add:
"I think that Craig Stanton might be the only person that's been here before. We don't have a lot of track time but I'm confident that our drivers and engineers will produce another great race car for both sets of drivers for Sunday's race. If everyone plays nice we'll be there at the end to put up a fight. This is a tough track on brakes and a true test of restraint and endurance"
BGB did not have a lot of time to prepare after last weekend's event at Barber Motorsports Park where the #38 Intown Suites Porsche 996 of Plummer and Stanton finished in 8th place, just three spots in front of teammates Tim Traver and Mikel Miller in the SimpleNet.com Porsche. Due to the lack of downtime between events, the team was forced to prepare the cars after everything was unloaded in Canada on Wednesday. Both Porsches have some unfinished business for the Grand-Am Cup GS field in Canada. Everyone at BGB is looking to pick up where they left off last week in Birmingham.
Qualifying for Sunday's 150-mile GS race is at 9:30am on Saturday morning. The green flag for Sunday's 2-hour race drops at 3:05pm. Stay tuned for more to come from beautiful downtown Trois-Rivières. In addition, don't forget that tape delay television coverage of the Barber Park 200 will be available on Speed TV on August 5th at 1:00pm.