Bodymotion Racing No. 12

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Porsche Cayman GT4

Team Information

Team Manager: 
Geoff Abel
21 Cindy Lane
Ocean Twp., NJ 07712
United States
Achievements: 
2016
Finished 3rd in GS standings after scoring three consecutive wins at Sebring, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Watkins Glen
2014
Ran partial GS schedule in 2014, best finish 12th at Watkins Glen and Indianapolis with lead driver Shane Lewis. Also ran three ST races with Porsche Cayman.

Bodymotion, Inc., is a full-service, family-owned-and-operated automotive repair facility located in Ocean Township, N.J. that has been in business for more than 30 years and prides itself on providing only the highest-quality workmanship.

The company's slogan is "We're in motion to keep you in motion," and customer care has been paramount since the company was founded in 1983. Whether a street car has been involved in a collision, requires maintenance, needs towing, or the owner just wants to get the most out of it, Bodymotion offers the highest quality standards in the industry.

Bodymotion owners Margaret and Michael Bavaro of Colts Neck, N.J. have always liked to challenge themselves, and racing has always been an important part of the Bodymotion culture. The couple has been members of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) for 36 years. Bodymotion Racing has over 350 PCA class and overall race victories, and has earned seven national PCA class championships.

In addition to PCA competition, Bodymotion has been competing in races sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR), Grand-Am, the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) and the PBOC Motorsports Club for over 30 years.

Mike Bavaro has earned over 50 PCA victories in Porsche 911s that he prepared and maintained as well as drove. He is still a licensed driver with both IMSA and the PCA, but he's handed the driving duties over to both team and customer drivers. He is still active in the business every day. He is the company's sole engine and gearbox builder, roll-cage welder and chassis set-up engineer.

In 2016 Bodymotion Racing is fielding two Porsche Caymans in IMSA's Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series (ICTSC). The No. 12 is a brand-new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport that competes in the top class, Grand Sport (GS). Its co-drivers are the 2014 GS champion, Trent Hindman of Wayside, N.J., and Canadian Cameron Cassels. The No. 31 is a 2012 Porsche Cayman that competes in the Street Tuner (ST) class, where it is driven by New Jersey native Jason Rabe and Devin Jones of Mooresville, N.C.

The 2016 season has already been memorable, as Bodymotion delivered the first professional race victory in the world by a Porsche GT4 at Sebring, Fla., in March.

Fielding top-running Porsches is not new to Bodymotion. It fielded the first Porsche 997 Carrera that was raced professionally in the United States in 2005 in the Grand-Am Koni series, which is now the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series. That car was still racing into 2008.

Bodymotion returned to the series in 2014 with a new Porsche 997 Carrera GTS co-driven by Shane Lewis and Andrew Baxter. Later that year Bodymotion debuted its ST car, a 2012 Cayman, which went on to win the 2014 ICTSC ST championship for Murrillo Racing.

Bodymotion also played a part in the racing history of BMW, as its prepared the first modern-era MINI Coopers in 2001 and supported and campaigned them for three years with driver Tony Nuzzo.

Bodymotion's website is at Bodymotion.com and find us on Facebook/Bodymotion and Twitter @TeamBodymotion.

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