COX AND BGB ON FAMILIAR GROUND FOR SEBRING IMSA RACE

Thursday, March 16, 2017

While Daytona Beach may be BGB Motorsports’ home track, James Cox has more laps at Sebring than anywhere else. Cox will join John Tecce again in the #38 Porsche Cayman GT4 in this weekend’s 2 hour long Visit Sebring 120 for the IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.

Race teams unload Wednesday morning and are on track for 2 hours in the afternoon to start off one of the biggest sports car race weekends in the country, the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring by Fresh From Florida. Official practice starts Thursday with qualifying set for Friday morning before the green flag falls at 3:40pm Friday afternoon.

Less than 72 hours after finishing 10th in the 2017 Daytona opener, BGB and Cox headed to Sebring to log 1000 miles during the opening round of the 2017 Porsche Club of America Club Racing season. Cox’s first laps in his new Cayman GT4 Clubsport were faster than any of the hundreds of laps he had done since first visiting the track in late 2014.

John Tecce added: “This is Jim’s home track and he's so comfortable here that I have to push harder than normal to keep up. It's funny to think that we first started working together here just over 2 years ago; since then we have visited over a dozen times and Jim has won nearly everything he has contested at this track.  I think he is going to do great on Friday.”

Cox’s decision to purchase an SRO homologated Cayman GT4 Clubsport and run it in IMSA in 2017 is fueled by his desire to compete in the 2018 Mobil 1 12 Hour race. Realizing that the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series is the best way to get used to the format of top tier endurance racing, the choice was easy.

Tecce had more to add: “Our entire team had more fun at Daytona than we have had in a long time and we are happy to be back in the IMSA paddock, especially with the support of Porsche. We will again look to stay out of trouble and will aspire to make the appropriate strategy calls; hopefully with a bit of luck, we may continue to surprise some folks like we did at Daytona!”

Live Timing and Scoring is available at http://www.imsa.com as well as a live streaming broadcast of Friday’s race.  The Sebring 120 will air on Fox Sports 1 on Sunday March 26, 2017 at 10:30am.

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