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[pic=right]http://www.planet-9.com/gallery/files/6/3/9/caygrandamnews__z.jpg[/pic] BGB MOTORSPORTS CONTINUES PORSCHE CAYMAN DEVELOPMENT FOR MULTI-CAR PROGRAM FOR 2010

(Ormond Beach, FL, USA - January 25, 2010) BGB Motorsports has announced their intentions to support a multi-car Porsche effort for the full 2010 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series season, after running a limited schedule in 2009. The program will feature the first two Porsche Cayman S race cars to be campaigned professionally in North America. Both Cayman race cars and the team's proven, race winning Porsche 911 are entered for next week's Grand-Am Continental Tire Fresh From Florida 200; cars participating in the 2.5 hour event will cover roughly 200 miles, with the
race's beginning at 1:45pm on Friday just before Saturday's 48th running of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. The team recently completed 3 days of sanctioned Grand-Am pre-event testing at Daytona and another test at Homestead Miami Speedway this week:

"The cars are coming along nicely. It was a short off-season trying to get two brand new cars built in 2 months and we made it, just barely. So far the cars appear to be reliable and our drivers are happy after this most recent test. The difficulty has been in locating parts, since this chassis/engine/drivetrain combination hasn't existed before in the Porsche lineup. It will probably take us a little while to get them to where we'd like them to be; the goal is to make them into race winning cars, just like the 911s were," added Team Manager John Tecce.

Last month the team announced that Steve Jenkins would be joining former Grand-Am Rolex GT and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series Champion Craig Stanton for all of 2010. The team has also announced that Jenkins and Stanton will be running their Cayman alongside new BGB teammates Keith Carroll of Stuart, FL and Duncan Ende of Los Angeles, CA. This will be Keith Carroll's first full season of Continental Tire competition, as he ran a few different makes in the series over the last two years before settling on running a Cayman with BGB for 2010. Carroll's codriver Duncan Ende is no stranger to the series, having run a Porsche 911 in the series with The Racer's Group for the last 3 years. Both drivers are Porsche enthusiasts and have chosen to stay within the Stuttgart family for 2010, albeit in a program that will be developing a brand new Cayman chassis. Both drivers had more to add:

"The car is getting better and better to drive every time we go out. I really got an opportunity to gel with the car at the latest test in Miami and I'm looking forward to the race," remarked Keith Carroll. Duncan Ende had more to add: "The chassis keeps improving the more time we spend with it. I'm confident that we'll get a handle on it and that things will fall into place."

Piloting the team's familiar orange Porsche 997 Carrera that led last year's Fresh From Florida 200 race will be Stewart Tetreault of Canton, CT and Guy Cosmo of West Palm Beach, FL. Neither Tetreault nor Cosmo are strangers to the BGB stable, with each of them returning again since the relationship started back in 2003. The team is very confident about the pair's chances in next Friday's race, as Guy Cosmo set the fastest lap time for any Porsche in the field after 6 sessions of testing with a lap time of 2:00.3. Cosmo had more to add:

"The car is really good and I think that we got a handle on it after the final two sessions. I'm confident in our chances to do well in this race and my codriver got a lot of laps in at Homestead so I know he's chomping at the bit as much as I am. I can't wait to come back with Stu (Tetreault) and see how we do when the green flag drops!"

BGB Motorsports is an ambitious, professional motorsports business. The team's facility is located less than 15 miles from Daytona International Speedway and the headquarters for the Grand American Road Racing Association. The team operates as a customer oriented business, running cars under the Grand American Road Racing, Sports Car Club of America and Porsche Club of America sanctioning bodies.

For more information, photos, and videos, visit Welcome to BGB Motorsports.
 

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Looking forward to the racing.
 

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Wonder what kind of time they were running at homestead and what configuration.
 

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Good work Schwabe! I cannot find any programs on Speed's website. How did you manage to find it?
 

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It will probably take us a little while to get them to where we'd like them to be; the goal is to make them into race winning cars, just like the 911s were,"
Hmmmmmm. Note the word "were".
 

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That is indeed impressive. The #38 car is faster than the 911's that are entered in this same event ! Bravo!

Just think what the Caymans could do if given equal power engines, same transmissions, suspensions and tire sizes!

 

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I think a reputable first US outing...13th and 22nd out of 81 total cars. And oh, please note the 38 car edged out all 997s...AWESOME! :D

Qualifying Results Here.
Daytona is also certainly a track that favors horsepower more than handling and you really had 2 cars ahead of the Cayman, the M3 (lots more power) and the Mustang (also more power) the latter being a turn-key race car that has had a couple of seasons and big$ behind it to make the mustangs what they are. Given the differential is just over 2 seconds from the pole and this track, I'd say the Caymans are MUCH further ahead of where I thought they'd be at this point. Tighter tracks and more experience/tweaking as the season progresses we could see some even higher finishes as long as the cars hold up. Remember, no one is really sure how these cars will hold up in the long run. Oh and yes I noticed they finished ahead of all the 997s but I think our own Guy Cosmo might have been sandbagging it a bit. Guy? :hilarious:

Still, can you imagine Porsche's chagrin if the race results were to end up this way? Teams with well sorted 997's finishing behind a new effort with the Cayman? Granted ALMS cars are about 10 seconds faster at Daytona than the best of these GS class cars, but they also weigh less and have more power. What pray tell could a Cayman do with the weight and power of say the Flying Lizards 997??
 

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BGB Motorsports/TPCRacing Grand-Am Cayman S makes impressive qualifying times

At the end of qualifying yesterday, the BGB Motorsports/TPCRacing Cayman S driven by Craig Stanton and Steve Jenkins found themselves sitting in a very respectable 13th place. They are the top qualifying Porsche in a field dominated by V8 muscle in the form of a swarm of Ford Mustangs and BMW M3s as well as the formidable Chevy Cameros and Dodge Challenger. Even out-pacing the long raced and proven Porsche 997.

Though they are not the front runners, this is a very promising sign for the Porsche Cayman's first entry into pro racing. We have high hope for this season, and expect to see much higher placings in tracks that are not so heavily dependent on out right power.

The race is being held today at about 1:45pm. It will be televised at a later date.
 

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Pos No. Class Pic Drivers Team/Car Time Speed Sponsors
1 46 GS 1 Boden / Pilgrim Fall-Line Motorsports / BMW M3 Coupe 1:59.636 107.124 Fall-Line Motorsports
2 15 GS 2 Foster / Huffmaster / Maxwell Multimatic Motorsports / Mustang Boss 302R 1:59.660 107.103 Bayshore Recycling
3 59 GS 3 Caddell / Wilden Rehagen Racing / Ford Mustang GT 2:00.068 106.739 Mustang Challenge
4 61 GS 4 Johnson / Roush Roush Performance / Ford Mustang GT 2:00.192 106.629 Roush Performance Products
5 52 GS 5 Finlay / Michaelian Rehagen Racing / Ford Mustang GT 2:00.837 106.060 bizrate.com
6 48 GS 6 Espenlaub / Putman Fall-Line Motorsports / BMW M3 Coupe 2:00.851 106.047
7 60 GS 7 Mason / Winchester Rehagen Racing / Ford Mustang GT 2:01.091 105.837 Columbus Truck & Equipment
8 37 GS 8 Gue / Seafuse JBS Motorsports / Ford Mustang GT 2:01.163 105.774
9 6 GS 9 Bell / Bucknum Stevenson Motorsports / Camaro GS.R 2:01.260 105.690 Stevenson Automotive Group, Sunoco
10 96 GS 10 Auberlen / Dalla Lana Turner Motorsport / BMW M3 Coupe 2:01.649 105.352
11 45 GS 11 Borcheller / Hendricks Fall-Line Motorsports / BMW M3 Coupe 2:01.709 105.300 Fall-Line, Stable One
12 16 GS 12 Jeannette / Montecalvo Multimatic Motorsports / Mustang Boss 302R 2:01.947 105.094 Ford Racing, Multimatic Motorsports
13 38 GS 13 Jenkins / Stanton BGB Motorsports / Porsche Cayman 2:01.964 105.080
14 41 GS 14 Miller / Pumpelly TRG / Porsche 997 2:02.121 104.945 Coco Logistics
15 78 GS 15 DiLeo / Foss Maxwell Paper Racing / Porsche 997 2:02.245 104.838 Maxwell Paper Products Co.
16 97 GS 16 Hand / Marsal Turner Motorsport / BMW M3 Coupe 2:02.252 104.832
17 07 GS 17 Heath / Potter Euro Motorworks Racing / Porsche 997 2:02.260 104.825 Euro Motorworks, Magnus Racing
18 53 GS 18 Click / McGovern Jim Click Racing / Ford Mustang GT 2:02.315 104.778 Jim Click Racing, Valvoline
19 88 GS 19 Ellis / Wellon Ranger Sports Racing / Porsche 997 2:02.370 104.731
20 13 GS 20 Bacardi / Plumb Rum Bum Racing / BMW M3 Coupe 2:02.377 104.725 RumBum.com
21 4 GS 21 Kelly / Said TPN/Blackforest Racing / Dodge Challenger 2:03.055 104.148 Cobalt Friction, Borla
22 23 GS 22 Carroll / Ende BGB Motorsports / Porsche Cayman 2:03.286 103.953
23 29 GS 23 Buford / Empringham Racers Edge Motorsports / Mustang Boss 302R 2:03.457 103.809 IDEMITSU
24 00 GS 24 Smith / Willsey Kinetic Motorsports / BMW M3 Coupe 2:03.604 103.685 Exelixis
25 9 GS 25 Carter / Plumb Stevenson Motorsports / Camaro GS.R 2:03.697 103.608 Stevenson Automotive Group, Sunoco
26 54 GS 26 Anthony Jr. / Edwards TC Motorsports / Camaro GS.R 2:03.757 103.557 TC Motorsports
27 11 GS 27 Panzer / Snyder CMA Motorsports / Ford Mustang GT 2:03.848 103.481 Strategic Occupancy Solutions
28 05 GS 28 Altenburg / Novich Momentum Race Group / Camaro GS.R 2:03.923 103.419
29 79 GS 29 Hall / Prusinski Kinetic Motorsports / BMW M3 Coupe 2:03.994 103.359 Coastline Imaging
30 89 GS 30 Abello / Armengol Ranger Sports Racing / Porsche 997 2:04.292 103.112
31 83 GS 31 Cosmo / Tetreault BGB Motorsports / Porsche Carrera 2:04.782 102.707
32 99 GS 32 Hillestad / Waddell Automatic Racing / BMW M3 Coupe 2:05.192 102.370 H&S Tools, Imported Car Store, Rogue Engineering, Land Air
33 17 GS 33 Ackley / DiPippo CMA Motorsports / Ford Mustang GT 2:05.289 102.291 Ackco Inc., CMA Motorsports, Latos Latos & DiPippo, P.C.
34 57 GS 34 Longhi / Masessa Rehagen Racing / Ford Mustang GT 2:06.064 101.662
35 06 GS 35 Musser / Orr Momentum Race Group / Camaro GS.R 2:06.799 101.073
 

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