Wednesday
May162007

TEAM NEWS: Double duty for Gué in Laguna Seca

Photo by John Thawley Alpharetta, GA – James Gué will be competing this weekend, May 17th-20th, at the 2.238 mile road course in Laguna Seca California. It will be a busy weekend for Gué as he will be competing in both the Rolex GT race as well as the Koni Challenge GS race. For the 2 ½ hour Koni Challenge race Gué will be running with JBS Motorsports in the #37 Ford FR500C Mustang, co-driving with Bret Seafuse. In the 2 ½ hour Rolex GT race Gué will be returning to the Racers Edge team in the #30 Pontiac GXP.R. However for this race Gué’s co-driver will be Drew Staveley, who is a front runner in the Mazda MX-5 Cup Series.

Gué is not running in the points in GT, having missed several events this year. However, this will be the 3rd Rolex event that Gué will have competed in this season. Gué commented: “I’m very excited about this weekend; we showed a lot of promise a few weeks ago in VIR, running as high as 5th until a loose wheel on the last pit stop relegated us back to 19th. I think Laguna will suit the Pontiac well.”

Heading into the 4th round of the Koni Challenge Series, Gué and Seafuse are looking to improve on their current 3rd place in points. Gué commented: “This will be an interesting weekend; Laguna has always been a tough place for the Mustang, especially on the brakes. We just got word from Grand-Am that all Mustangs will need to add an extra 75lbs in weight penalty for this weekend which certainly won’t help. I’m just hoping to come away with solid points until we get back to the tracks that suit the Mustang.”

The Koni Challenge race will not be televised, however the Rolex GT race will be shown tape delayed on May 26th 2007, at 8pm on the Speed Channel.

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