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The weekend of Sept. 8, in Ontario, Canada, O’Gara Coach and Global Motorsports Group (GMG) teamed up and crossed the border together to take on some of the world’s most renowned driving professionals in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series. Once again, they saw nearly daily victories, dominating competition and showing that their combined abilities lead to an impressive outcome.
Performing in both the Gentleman’s series and the Professional racing series, founder of GMG and professional driver James Sofronas placed in the Professional Series, while Lamborghini Beverly Hills owner, Tom O’Gara, and his Brand Manager Parris Mullins, placed in the Gentleman’s series. The team took place at the top of the podiums on the first day and dominated again and again on the fifth and sixth days of the series. O’Grady faced a minor accident the second day, losing control during an astonishing pass as he pushed beyond limits and slid into a wall.
Even so, as the news source for everything high-performance, we are beyond impressed by the powerful capabilities of the team. They go above and beyond and prove they are the best in the business, both in the racing series and their own garage. We continue to watch for their dominant presence at future racing series all around North America.
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Thrills and Spills as O’Gara Coach’s Lamborghini Beverly Hills and Global Motorsports Group Dominate Stage Three of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series
Lamborghini Beverly Hills Drivers on the Podium for Races Five and Six
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, September 11, 2013 — It was another exciting weekend of Lamborghini race car action as the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series crossed the border into Canada for races five and six at Ontario’s Calabogie Motorsports Park. The partnership of O’Gara Coach Company’s Lamborghini Beverly Hills and Global Motorsports Group (GMG) once again produced impressive results on the track.
Day one saw a dominant O’Gara Motorsports team performance, with first place victories in both the Professional and Gentleman racing classes. After posting the fastest qualifying time of the entire field, professional driver James Sofronas in the #33 Lamborghini Beverly Hills / Forgiato Tires car battled back and forth with series leader James Conway all the way to the finish. Conway jumped out with an early lead and held until lap 9, when Sofronas navigated turn 8 to retake first. Conway took the lead again after a close contact while exiting the pit-lane following a mandatory 45-second stop, but Sofronas held on to power past Conway as his car lost grip and take the checkered flag.
Lamborghini Beverly Hills Owner Tom O’Gara and Brand Manager Parris Mullins divided and went on to conquer the Gentleman division. Where in past races the two had operated as a team, at Calabogie they each took the reins of their own sports car with O’Gara behind the wheel of the #69 car and Mullins piloting the blue and white #14. It was a winning strategy as Mullins took first followed closely by O’Gara in second, giving O’Gara Motorsports a truly dominating presence on the podium.
Sofronas said, “I had great battle with Kevin from the drop of the green flag which continued throughout the race. Hats off to the GMG crew, as they prepped the car fantastically and I was able to take advantage of better traction. I’d like to dedicate the win to Tom O’Gara and Parris Mullins from Lamborghini Beverly Hills and Jeff Kreitzman at Forgiato Wheel for giving me the opportunity to race.”
Race six held another Sofronas-Conway battle in the pro division, with roles reversed and Sofronas finishing the day in second place. For Mullins and O’Gara, day two was a full contact effort as the pair sought to build on their success in race five. Mullins was forced to pit on lap 1 following contact with the car in front but returned to the track sporting improvised repairs holding on his front splitter. Then on lap 20, O’Gara made an incredible pass on the front straight that unfortunately cost him control of his vehicle, causing him to slide into the wall and retire from the race.
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Founded in 2001 by James Sofronas and Fabryce Kutyba, GMG has quickly established itself as North America’s premier performance tuning and racing facility. What began as a small 1200 sq. ft. shop, maintaining two race cars, has grown into a 30,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art performance tuning, racing and service facility located in Santa Ana, CA. The staff’s experience, attention to detail, and passion are what make GMG the choice of professionals and enthusiasts world wide. Whether you want to maximize the performance of your street car, or race wheel-to-wheel on both amateur and professional racing series across North America, GMG’s reputation for service and quality is unmatched. http://www.gmgracing.com
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