GMG Racing brings five car assault to World Challenge Long Beach April 14, 2010 (Santa Ana, Calif.) -- Running three cars is a big task for the GMG Racing team, but the team will bring two more to the party at this weekend's Toyo Tires World ...
GMG Racing brings five car assault to World Challenge Long Beach
April 14, 2010 (Santa Ana, Calif.) -- Running three cars is a big task for the GMG Racing team, but the team will bring two more to the party at this weekend's Toyo Tires World Challenge at Long Beach presented by Bondurant. GMG Racing will field five cars that will compete on the streets of Long Beach, the third round of the 2010 World Challenge season.
Defending race winner James Sofronas enters the race as the point's leader in the #14 GMG Porsche WC-GT3 Cup. Joing him will be teammate Dino Crescentini , winner of the last round at St. Petersburg in the #4 GMG / Stoptech Porsche WC-GT3 Cup, and William Ziegler, the 2009 World Challenge Rookie of the Year, in the #05 GMG / Swisher Porsche WC-GT3 Cup.
"I am really excited to not only enter the Long Beach Grand Prix as the World Challenge points leader, but to race with such a strong team in our home race," said Sofronas. "This is the largest team that we have ever brought to a World Challenge event, and we have a great chance to have another GMG Racing Porsche in the winners circle on Sunday afternoon."
Competing in their first World Challenge race will be Brent Holden and Gary Tolar. Holden, a veteran of IMSA's Patron GT3 Challenge, will be piloting the #24 GMG Porsche WC-GT3 in the GT class, while Gary Tolar will round out the five car team when he competes in the GTS class in the #86 GMG / Tolar Manufacturing Porsche 996 GS.
"We certainly have our work cut out for us at this year's LBGP as the competition is going to be fierce," said Fabryce Kutyba, vice president of Global Motorsports Group. "Everyone has stepped up their game in 2010. A full field with three classes of cars all racing together will require speed and consistency to finish at the top. The guys on the team have been working extremely hard between St. Petersburg and Long Beach to make the cars perfect. I am hopeful that our combination of GMG World Challenge suspension components, Stoptech Brakes and the reliability of the WC-GT3 Cup cars will once again be the package to beat."
GMG Racing will also field a car in Saturday's American Le Mans Series race, the #32 GMG / Spectra Resources Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, for Sofronas and teammate Bret Curtis.
The World Challenge race will run at 4:14pm on Sunday afternoon, and will be broadcast on VERSUS May 1 from 4:30pm-6:00pm.
-source: gmg racing