Rx.com G&W Motorsports Takes Sixth in Sahlen's 200 at The Glen WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (August 13, 2004) -- The Rx.com G&W Motorsports team took sixth place in the Sahlen's 200 at Watkins Glen International on Friday night. Brent Martini...
Rx.com G&W Motorsports Takes Sixth in Sahlen's 200 at The Glen
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (August 13, 2004) -- The Rx.com G&W Motorsports team took sixth place in the Sahlen's 200 at Watkins Glen International on Friday night. Brent Martini (Laguna Beach, Calif.) took the first stint at the wheel of the Rx.com No. 81 BMW Doran JE4 before handing the reins over to Cort Wagner (Los Angeles, Calif.), who took it to the checkered.
The team was in contention for a podium finish, but was forced to make a pit stop call on tires that ended up dropped the team back to sixth.
"The race was good," said Martini. "We positioned ourselves where we could get on the podium. We thought following the leaders with the call on tires was the way to go. But, it turned out it paid off for those that didn't."
Doran-Lista Racing ending reaping the benefits of the call, winning its first race of the season.
After qualifying was rained out on Thursday, the green flag fell on the Sahlen's 200 with clear skies. However, downpours rolled in midway through the race, making driving conditions treacherous and causing an eight-car pileup.
"I was glad we were able to avoid that one. We've had some bad luck with things like that in recently races, but this time we had a pretty clean race."
The Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series will return to action next month at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Sept. 10-12.
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.