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BGB Motorsports Looking for Victory in Ohio

June 11, 2013 by  
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Team’s pair of GS Porsche Carreras looking for first win of year,  GX Porsche Cayman looks for its third

After a few weeks off, BGB Motorsports’s pair of GS-class Porsche Carreras that compete in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge will be back in action at this weekend’s Diamond Cellar Classic at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

 While the CTSCC has been off since April, BGB Motorsports has stayed busy with the Rolex Series race in Detroit as well as a recent test with its GS cars at Watkins Glen. Both cars -the no. 83 BGB / MOMO / TFR Racing Porsche Carrera driven by Dr. Rod Randall and Ken Wilden and the no. 38 BGB / CalciumPro Porsche Carrera driven by Dr. Jim Norman and Spencer Pumpelly- enter the weekend in a strong position in the GS-class championship. Dr. Jim Norman sits fourth, while Dr. Rod Randall and Ken Wilden are sixth in the GS Driver Championship after four of the eleven rounds of the 2013 championship.At a track that suits the strengths of the BGB Porsches well, and on the back of strong runs for both of the cars at Road Atlanta, hopes are high amongst the team for the weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

“The BGB Motorsports guys have really hit their stride over the past few weekends,” said Randall. “The car they have given Kenny and I has been incredibly good, and we’ve had great pit stops and strategy to help us out. It’s a real thrill to watch Kenny charge at the end of a CTSCC race and as strong as we’ve run lately, I really think we have a shot to be on the podium.”

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Norman’s teammate, Pumpelly, is a former GS class winner at Mid-Ohio.

“Mid-Ohio is a track that I really enjoy driving at and one that I’m really looking forward to driving the BGB Porsche at,” said Norman. “Looking at the strengths and weaknesses of each car in the series, we are excited to be racing in Mid-Ohio because it’s a track that our Porsches should be very good at. Spencer has won here before and if I can give him the car in a good position, you can’t ever count him out for the win. Luckily I get to share a car with him twice this weekend and I know after Detroit, he is as motivated as ever.”Rebounding from losing the GX race at the Detroit Grand Prix in the closing stages, drivers Norman and Spencer Pumpelly have extra motivation to get the no. 38 BGB Racing Porsche Cayman back on top of the podium for Saturday afternoon’s Rolex Series race. Norman enters the weekend as the championship leader while BGB Motorsports leads the Team Championship. 

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“We are heading to one of my all-time favorite tracks and truly one of North America’s great spectator venues,” said John Tecce, BGB Motorsports team owner. “The folks in that region love their road racing and its rich with history. It’s a one lane track though, and we need to deliver our drivers cars that handle well and we need to avoid the typical Mid-Ohio mid-race crashes and chaos and get our GS cars on the podium. We haven’t had a GS win since New Jersey 2008, and the monkey on my back is growing into more of a gorilla. As for the GX race, we need to win and sometimes I feel like I’m the only one who keeps believing we can! While some don’t think the Cayman will do well here, it was really the only track in 2010 that suited the Cayman’s disadvantage, turning it into an advantage. If we keep our heads down and eyes up, I think we can deliver.”

 

Source: BGB Motorsports