Next event May 20-21
April @ VIR had some very interesting cars. Getting passed by a Championship winning F1 car is an experience to remember including the sound. We had three F1 cars at this event along with Indy Lights cars, Porsche Cup cars, Corvettes, Ariel Atom's, Formula Ford, and even a lot of Mazda Miata's along with many others. Co exsiting on track was seamless thanks to our participants. Click on the video to watch and listen as we saw it in person:
After a good run at COTA from 32nd to 10th and finishing 13th, David will be at Barber Motorsports Park April 6 competing again driving the TGM BMW with Ted Giovanis in the Grand Am CT ST race. He will be at Road Atlanta for the round after that on April 20. If you are at a Grand Am race come say hello.
There is one day between these events for travel for those that would like to do both.
Our event at Sebring was a great success. Thank you all that attended and made it great. It was sunny and 80 degrees both days. The event was sold out and we had some great car and driver entries. Here are a few pictures from the event courtesy of Colour Tech South.
For Immediate Release
December 28, 2012
David Murry to Drive for TeamTGM for the 2013 Season
HIGHLAND, MD – TeamTGM announced today that it has added professional driver David Murry to its driver lineup for the 2013 season of GRAND-AM’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series. The team fields the No. 64 ST class BMW 328i. Murry will co-drive with veteran TeamTGM driver and team owner Ted Giovanis. The team will promote The Jayne Koskinas/Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy, a privately funded health care foundation which provides honest informed policy analytics in the health care industry.
Murry has claimed numerous championships, successes, and national and international track records in the sport of racing. Throughout Murry’s vast history, he has held long-term relationships as a factory driver with numerous manufactures, such as Porsche, BMW, and Lotus, in a variety of series including IMSA Firestone Firehawk Series, SCCA World Challenge, NASCAR, GRAND-AM, and ALMS. In addition to his professional driving career, Murry has obtained immense recognition for his ability to coach drivers. Murry’s vast experiences, accomplishments, technical expertise, and aptitude for the sport of racing are what give him an edge in the area of driver coaching. Through his development of the David Murry Tracks Days, Murry is able to share his talents with race enthusiasts hoping to up their game on the track at a reasonable cost to the attendee.
The David Murry Track Days fostered the relationship between Murry and Giovanis. Giovanis started attending the David Murry Track Days to get reasonably priced track time, have access to open track in race and non-race cars, and have the ability to drive all different tracks throughout the country. Teaming up Murry and Giovanis for the 2013 season was a natural progression. Giovanis has been developing his skills with the aid of Murry, and the two decided to take on the 2013 season together as co-drivers.
With high hopes for the 2013 season, Murry and Giovanis will take on the campaign of The Jayne Koskinas/Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy. Most health policy initiatives address effects rather than causes and, accordingly, fail to accomplish their goals. The Foundation takes a different approach; it identifies policy alternatives based on independent and objective analyses of the causes of the problems with our health care policy and delivery system because it has independent funding leading to honest unbiased assessments. Accordingly, the Foundation works to provide an honest and informed perspective for the benefit of all patients served by the health care system.
“We are excited to have David as part of TeamTGM. His extensive history and success in the sport of racing will be a huge asset to the team and will help in the promotion of our Foundation,” said Giovanis. “In addition to being co-driver, David has also been a key player in the re-development of our team, and we are excited for this opportunity to take our team to the next level.”
Please be sure to follow TeamTGM for the 2013 season of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series.
TeamTGM (formerly T. Giovanis Motorsports) has been involved in motor racing since 1991 and joined GRAND-AM in 2006 with a Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series program. The Jayne Koskinas/Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy (a private organization dedicated to ensuring integrity in health policy); T. Giovanis & Company, LLC (a health policy and regulatory consulting firm); and getBMWparts.com (an internet provider of BMW parts) are the current team partners.
David Murry Track Days allows experienced drivers to explore the limits of their skill and equipment at some of the most famous race tracks in the United States. The David Murry Track Days is unique in that it offers coaching directly from a professional driver. For more information, please visit www.davidmurry.com.
For more information, please contact:
TeamTGM Public Relations
Tel: 410 531 1969
It is with great disappointment that we make the following announcement:
Today we were informed by Circuit of the Americas track that the dates March 13-14, 2013 were no longer available to us. COTA said they were reserving those dates for team testing after just confirming those dates were available to us. We are removing COTA from our schedule and anyone who registered will receive a full refund today.
While we understand tracks have their choice of whom to rent their facilities to we are also very disappointed in the way this was done.
We regret the inconvenience this has caused everyone.
We are pleased to announce our 2013 schedule. We have some new additions to our calendar for next year. We have added more legendary tracks. In 2013 we will be going to Sebring International Raceway, Road Atlanta, and Atlanta Motorsports Park in addition to retaining all the events of 2012. We look forward to next year and growing every year beyond. Thank you all for your interest and participation. Registration is open for all events.
Note: There is one day between VIR in April and AMP making it possible to do both for a great week trip.
DMTD 2013 schedule:
Sebring International Raceway January 29-30 Sold Out
Virginia International Raceway April 9-10
Atlanta Motorsports Park April 12-13
Road Atlanta May 20-21
New Jersey Motorsports Park July 23-24
Virginia International Raceway September 2-3
We are please to announce our new partnership with Krause and Associates, www.peterkrause.net.
Krause & Associates LLC is "The preferred partner for sales, support of AiM Sports,
Video VBOX, MoTeC and Traqmate and can provide education in the practical
use of data acquisition and video equipment."
We are pleased to welcome Speedsport Tuning, of Danbury, CT as a new technical partner for our upcoming Sebring event.
In addition to our friends from TPC Racing, Spencer Cox and his crew will be providing trackside technical support for our participants for the duration of the event.
We feel fortunate to have two such knowledgeable and professional organizations working with us. We appreciate Mike Levitas' and Spencer Cox's commitments to David Murry Track Days.
We hope you'll take advantage of this opportunity to work with TPC Racing and Speedsport Tuning during our event.
Color Tech South will provide their high quality photography service at Sebring. If you have seen them you know just how good they are. We are fortunate to have them providing their services at Sebring for DMTD. Contact them in advance if you would anything specific or meet with Henry at the Sebring racetrack.
David was contracted by BMW to drive two of thier cars at the Monterey Historics at Laguna Seca Raceway this weekend. One was the 1986 March BMW powered GTP car. This car was run in IMSA and the engine which produced 900 horsepower was a 2 litre version of the Formula 1 engine. BMW created their own bodywork for the car achieving more downforce.
"I remember when I was struggling to become a professional driver, going to all the IMSA races in the mid 80's and watching this GTP car run. The first IMSA race I drove was Daytona in 1986 driving a March/Buick GTP car against this car. It was incredible to see it dominate. It was very fast but just when the program was enjoying the benefits of all the hard work and budget winning races, the program ended. It was very special for me to drive this car because of that but also because of the 900 horsespower and downforce. WHAT A CAR! ", David remarked.
The other car David drove, the M1 was built as a Pro car that was set for the Formula 1 drivers championship. This car never ran the F1 circuit but was run in other series with Brian Redman and David Hobbs. It ia always a fan favorite, great styling with great performance and awesome sound. Great car to drive.
China Trip July 3-10 - My trip to China was both interesting and productive. I went to the "China Touring Car Championship" race in Ordos, China. It is a new city in Inner Mongolia very wealthy due to recent mining of valuable materials discovered there. The race track is a first class facility and the racing was very exciting. I was invited over to engineer the car, coach the drivers, and generally help the team with the overall approach to success. After spending time in Ordos at the race weekend we flew to Shanghai and visited two more race tracks, the F1 facility and Tianma Raceway. The F1 facitlity was very impressive. All sports in China are government controlled so the track spared no expense. I discussed a possible partnership of racing/driving business ventures in China and we are moving forward in that direction. I will continue with updates as they progress next year in 2013. Meanwhile, here are a few pictures from the trip. Left to right: Ordos Raceway CTCC race start, authentic Chinese dinner with team, Genghis Khan memorial, hotel view in Shanghai, Team RSR. David
Speaking engaugement at July 18 at shop in Danbury , CT- David spoke at Speedsport Tuning for their open house in July. "I was very impressed with the Speedsport facility.I have never been there before and it was larger than I thought and very professional. It was great to see Spencer again and I enjoyed meeting his customers and knew quite a few of them", David said.
China Trip: David Murry will be going to China in July to discuss the possibility of David Murry Track Days events there. He will also attend a Chinese sportscar race and have negotiations with several teams about development as well.