G&W adds Marco Andretti for Lime Rock race

Andretti Joins G&W Motorsports at Lime Rock LAKEVILLE, Conn. (July 2, 2004) -- Marco Andretti, grandson of legendary racer Mario Andretti and son of Michael Andretti, has teamed with G&W Motorsports this weekend for the Star Mazda Series race at...

Andretti Joins G&W Motorsports at Lime Rock

LAKEVILLE, Conn. (July 2, 2004) -- Marco Andretti, grandson of legendary racer Mario Andretti and son of Michael Andretti, has teamed with G&W Motorsports this weekend for the Star Mazda Series race at Lime Rock Park. Andretti is subbing in for Brian Frisselle, who is competing in Formula BMW Series in Cleveland this weekend.

Andretti is piloting the No. 15 Pro Formula Mazda for G&W Motorsports, and team regular Brad Coleman, of Houston, is at the wheel of the team's No. 33 car. Both drivers took to the track today for practice, with Andretti turning a 49.105-second lap and Coleman clocking a 49.903-second lap.

Seventeen-year-old Andretti is already on his way to following in his father and grandfather's footsteps. He captured the Skip Barber's Formula Dodge Southern Series Championship earlier this year and won the Eastern Series Championship in 2003. With numerous race wins and track records to his credit, Andretti will look to add a Star Mazda Series victory to his resume at Lime Rock Park.

At only 16 years old, Coleman is the youngest competitor in the Star Mazda Series. Despite his young age, he already has a lot of experience under his belt. He raced in the Fran-Am West Coast Championship last season and has competed in karting races in three different classes.

Star Mazda Series qualifying will be held at 10:45 a.m., on Saturday, with the race getting underway at 4:10 p.m. For more information on the Star Mazda Series please visit www.starmazda.com.

G&W Motorsports, based at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Va., made its debut into open-wheel racing this season at Sebring International Raceway. After accumulating numerous wins and championships in sports car racing, the team looks to continue its success in the Star Mazda Series with its pair of entries. For additional information on G&W Motorsports, visit www.gandwmotorsports.com.

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Series Pro Mazda
Drivers Michael Andretti , Mario Andretti , Skip Barber , Marco Andretti , Brad Coleman , Brian Frisselle