Luna-C Clothing and BGB Motorsports team up for The Rolex 24 At Daytona with drivers Ryan Eversley, Lee Davis, Eric Foss, John Tecce and Ron Yarab

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The team will run in the new GX class in a purpose-built Porsche Cayman GX.R
 
New York, NY – November 19, 2012 —Luna-C Clothing of Johns Creek, GA and BGB Motorsports of Ormond Beach, FL officially announced today their intention to run the 2013 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona in a purpose-built Porsche Cayman GX.R.

BGB has constructed and is entering the Cayman in the all new GX class. Earlier this year, Grand-Am announced the new class in the Rolex Series which provides an opportunity for technology-forward vehicles to compete alongside the traditional GT and Daytona Prototype classes.

BGB had previously run a Cayman in Grand-Am Competition, but although the seemingly underpowered 3.4 liter Porsche Cayman S proved to be reliable, it didn’t compete well in the GS class against larger powered V8 muscle from Chevy, Ford and BMW. So to confront the challenge in GX, the Luna-C liveried BGB Cayman GX.R will use a Porsche 3.8 liter X51 911 Carrera GTS engine and will undergo a substantial diet to lose 500 pounds—weighing in at a mere 2500 lbs. Fans of the mid-engine Porsche Cayman will be able to cheer on their favorite car in an historic effort with its first appearance in one of the most grueling and prestigious endurance races in the world.

"When GX was announced, we thought about the Cayman immediately" said John Tecce, Team Manager of BGB.

“Someone finally created a home for the Cayman to race with an engine that every Porsche fan on this continent wishes it received from the factory. We’re taking the trusty Direct Fuel Injection 911 engine that gave us such success this year in winning the championship and drop it in the Cayman like we have done for half a dozen customers across the U.S. People love this car and we have faith that it’s up to the task of running 24 hours. It’s the Luna-C Cayman that could! We’re excited about our driver lineup too, with veteran Eric Foss, who ran strong in GT last year; Ron Yarab, who will be making his 6th appearance in the Rolex 24; and then there’s Lee and Ryan who probably have more experience driving Caymans than anyone, as they’ve won races all over the country competing in the Napleton Cayman Interseries.”

The veteran pro, Ryan Eversley will be leading the team into its first Rolex 24. “When John Tecce and I spoke about Daytona we both agreed we should put something together and go run for a watch! I'm proud of our program we've created and being able to drive with my friends makes it even sweeter!"

“It’s a perfect fit for us” said Lee Davis, CEO of Luna-C.

“Luna-C Clothing is automobile influenced, technology infused and racing inspired. Grand-Am’s creation of the Rolex GX class provides a great opportunity to showcase our technology-forward clothing. Equally exciting is the opportunity to race a Cayman in the Rolex series and I can’t think of a better team to be associated with than the 2012 GS Champs, BGB. Ryan and I have been working together for years and it wouldn’t be right to do the 24 without him! Eric has coached me in the past as well and I’m thrilled that he was available to drive with us. With my friends Ron Yarab, a veteran of the Rolex 24, and John Tecce, a great driver and team manager, I’m really looking forward to the race and think we have a good chance if we can stay out of trouble.”

Ron Yarab joins the team having driven with Ryan and the Racing4Research squad the last 2 seasons.

“I look forward to getting back down to Daytona for my 6th Rolex 24 experience. BGB has put together a great car along with a solid driver line up. If we can make it through the night we will be right there when the checkered flag falls. I have always respected John and what he has done at BGB. It will be a privilege to drive his new GX.R Cayman in one of the biggest endurance races in the world. The GX series will definitely add a new twist to the race this year and will change the strategy for the competitors in all classes. I know with the team assembled, we’ll have fun both on and off the track and we will be by far the best dressed in our Luna C Swag..... Look out Daytona Beach!”

Eric Foss spent the 2012 season running strong performances in the GT class. “It’s great to be part of the team!”, said Eric. “I’m excited that I get to do my first Rolex 24 with some of my long-time friends. The Porsche Cayman has always been close to my heart with its great balance and speed. With the experience of BGB Motorsports and a solid driver line up, the Luna-C Cayman will definitely be a contender.”

Lee Davis also mentioned the crew and drivers will be outfitted in Luna-C team gear, and some limited edition items will be available to the public for purchase at www.LunaCclothing.com. Apparently, the car will also be draped in Luna-C, featuring two technologies, coldblack and energear, which are prevalent in the Luna-C Clothing line.

The Rolex 24 At Daytona is a 24-hour automobile endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach Florida. The race is run on the grueling 3.56-mile (5.73 km) combined road course and high-speed banked oval—utilizing portions of the NASCAR tri-oval and the infield road course. This highly prestigious race is in the public spotlight as the proving ground for performance and endurance for both car and driver. It is the first major automobile race of the year in the United States. The venue is the perfect place for Luna-C Clothing to spotlight their high-quality, automobile-influenced and technology infused men’s sportswear line.

For further information and details please contact Rob Doyle, Media Relations Representative: rdoyle27@yahoo.com or 516-658-5997.

About Luna-C Clothing:

Luna-C is an innovative clothing company that combines passion for cars, racing, technology and style. It is the brainchild of gentleman racing driver Lee Davis, leading a team of creative specialists who have been involved with some of the world’s leading brands. With access to state-of-the-art materials, Luna-C’s designs combine inventive technology with style to create very distinctive items. Available at www.LunaCclothing.com and select stores.

David Rose, Director of Sales
4780 Gaidrew Ct
Johns Creek, GA 30022
office: 770-754-5862
cell: 917-450-6419
Email: DRose@LunaCclothing.com
Website: www.LunaCclothing.com

About BGB Motorsports Group:

BGB Motorsports is an ambitious, professional motorsports business. The team's facility is located less than 15 miles from Daytona International Speedway and the headquarters for the Grand American Road Racing Association. The team operates as a customer oriented business, building and supporting cars under the Grand American Road Racing, Porsche Club of America and Sports Car Club of America sanctioning bodies. During 2012 BGB Porsche teams Rum Bum Racing and BGB Motorsports combined to bring home the Drivers, Team and Manufacturer’s Championship for Porsche for the first time since 2004. Porsche won 5 races in 2012 in the hands of customer owned and operated cars. The BGB team operates a Porsche retail service business focusing on parts developed by them for racing and resale for Porsche 911 and Cayman customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.bgbmotorsports.com.

John Tecce
BGB Motorsports Group, LLC
6C West Tower Circle, Unit #102
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
W: 386/672.3336 C: 917/439.3589
Email: johntecce@teambgb.com
Website: www.bgbmotorsports.com

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