BGB Returns to Winning 911 Roots

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After racing Porsche Caymans for two seasons in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, BGB Motorsports is returning with a major revision to its vehicle lineup by going back to its 911-based roots.

BGB Motorsports, winners of the 2008 Daytona season-opening event, will field a pair of Porsche 997s in the GS class that will attract the attention of race fans loyal to the Stuttgart brand.
“We have realigned our GRAND-AM program to accept the new custom 911,” said team manager John Tecce. “It was a difficult decision to retire the Cayman from GRAND-AM – it is an appropriately priced, great little car that finished in the top 10 nearly every time we raced it. However, the 997 is a better supported and more viable platform for the upcoming racing season.”

The team tested at Daytona International Speedway this week, with a pair of fast Canadians behind the wheel of the silver No. 83 Porsche 997 Carrera S. David Empringham, the 2005 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Grand Sport champion, and John Farano will co-drive the car throughout the 2012 season. Empringham won the 2003 Rolex 24 At Daytona in a Daytona Prototype. Farano has experience in Rolex Series DP and GT in addition to the GS class.

BGB has fielded Porsches in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge since 2004. The team fielded the 997 platform in 2007 and 2008, winning four races while finishing second in the 2007 Grand Sport championship.

BGB Motorsports is headquartered in Ormond Beach, Fla., less than 15 miles from Daytona International Speedway and GRAND-AM headquarters. The team plans to continue testing throughout the offseason, including the upcoming test at Daytona on Nov. 16-17.

While not racing the Cayman in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, BGB will continue working with that model through its growing parts and buildout program.

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