G&W Motorsports Road America preview

G&W Motorsports' Summer of Racing Hits Road America This Weekend ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (August 20, 2004) -- The summer of 2004 has been action packed for G&W Motorsports. Over the last eight weeks the team has competed in 11 races in three...

G&W Motorsports' Summer of Racing Hits Road America This Weekend

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (August 20, 2004) -- The summer of 2004 has been action packed for G&W Motorsports. Over the last eight weeks the team has competed in 11 races in three different series. This weekend the Virginia based team will compete in its 12th race since mid-June with the Star Mazda Series event at Road America.

Nineteen-year-old Brian Frisselle (Kihei, Hawaii) will pilot the team's Ventura Travel Services No. 15 Pro Formula Mazda, and 16-year-old Brad Coleman (Houston, Texas) will be at the wheel of the Podium No. 33 Mazda.

After turning in some impressive times during Thursday's pre-event testing, G&W Motorsports' rookie drivers ran in official practice on Friday at Road America, the country's longest road course at 4.048 miles. The day started off well for Coleman, who turned the second-fastest lap time during the opening practice session with a 2:06.529, his best of the day. In the second session, Frisselle topped his teammate's time with his best lap of the day, 2:06.282.

The Star Mazda Series is part of the Road America 500 presented by the Chicago Tribune weekend. Qualifying for the Star Mazda Series will be held on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. CT, with the 45-minute sprint race getting underway Saturday afternoon at 3:05 p.m. CT.

With forty drivers entered for the event, the Star Mazda Series will present the largest field of any professional open-wheel racing series in North America this season, and continue the successful debut season of the new Pro Formula Mazda. The Pro Formula Mazda features a carbon fiber chassis powered by the Mazda "Renesis" Rotary engine.

More information on the Star Mazda Series is available at www.starmazda.com. Additional information about the Road America 500 can be found at www.roadamerica.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 Brian Frisselle
Teams HART