Friday
Jan262018

BAR1 Motorsports Ready For “The 24”

When the green flag drops on Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech Rolex 24 at Daytona, BAR1 Motorsports will assume the role of the proverbial David among a field of giants. Undeterred, the team is busy working on preparation and consistency.
“We’re definitely the underdogs,” noted team owner Brian Alder. “That’s ok.. it’s not the first time. We’re basically starting from scratch with the new P2 program and we were never operating under any sort of pretense that it would be easy. We’ve got our work cut out for us… and we’re doing all we can do to be ready.”
Doing the duties behind the wheel of the No. 20 Top1 Oil / Southwest Realty 
Advisors / One Capital Management Multimatic-Riley will be Marc Drumwright (USA), Eric Lux (USA), Alex Popow (VEN) and Brendan Gaughan (USA).
“I think we’ve got a great bunch of driver’s in the car,” added Alder. “They’re all experienced with prototypes and endurance racing. And most importantly, everyone’s ego is in check. They’ve instantly gelled as a team.”
BAR1 finished 2nd and 3rd in the PC class at last year’s Rolex 24.
“Finishing the 24 hours is an accomplishment in itself… by any standards,  said Brian. “Putting two cars on the podium, well, that was epic. But just finishing is an accomplishment that requires a total team effort… from every member at every level on the team. If you ask the drivers, they will all tell you the same thing, this doesn’t happen without a total team commitment from everyone involved.”
In 2017, BAR1 went on to a 1st - 2nd finish at the season finale, the iconic Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.
“It was a shame the PC cars went away,” said Alder. “There were times over the past seven years where the PC class provided positive numbers to entry list and some extremely close and exciting racing on the track. As a team, we were proud to be part of it. Of course, we were especially proud to win the final and historic race at Petit Le Mans”

A total of 50 cars and a star-studded lineup of drivers that includes champions and race winners from Formula 1, open-wheel, NASCAR and international sports car competition will take to the track for the 56th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 27-28.

The opening race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup begins on FOX at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 27 and includes complete domestic streaming throughout the 24 hours on FOX Sports GO. International, flag-to-flag coverage is available on IMSA.com and a variety of international television outlets (including Eurosport), as well as IMSA Radio commentary on RadioLeMans.com and SiriusXM Radio.


TOP 1 Oil
For nearly 40 years, the TOP 1 brand has been built on a foundation of core values and beliefs that define who we are and provide the framework for how we operate.  Formed by a unique partnership between two men from distinctly different backgrounds, cultures, and generations. On their own, they had little in common, but together they shared a bond based on trust, a passion for superior quality, and an indomitable “can do” spirit.  We chose from day one to only source the highest quality raw materials.  This is the only way we know – this is our passion. We chose from day one to only source the highest quality raw materials.  This is the only way we know – this is our passion. In the spirit of our founders TOP 1 is a family that crosses barriers and joins people from around the world to hold in their hands a brand they call their own. We are grateful for the opportunities that our brand have brought us yet everyday we see opportunities to make our world better.  We know we can’t change the world but we must make a difference no matter how big or small.  By giving back to those who are less fortunate we open a door to hope and inspiration.

Southwest Realty Advisors
Southwest Realty Advisors was established in 1999. Since then they have been a driving force in the Houston and surrounding areas commercial and industrial real estate markets. Since 1999 the company has been responsible for thousands of real estate transactions in properties of all sizes and types.

Marc Drumwright is the founding principal of Southwest Realty. Marc is a Real Estate Professional and Broker with over twenty one (21) years commercial real estate experience and a member of the Houston, Texas & National Association of Realtors. (HAR, TAR, NAR) Prior to starting Southwest Realty Advisors (SRA) in 1999, he was with another Houston based commercial real estate, investment & development firm. This gave him a solid background in project leasing, tenant representation, design build and site acquisition.

Since establishing Southwest Realty Advisors, (SRA) Marc has completed over 1,600 transactions in sales, leasing and development of over $765,000,000 in total transaction value consisting of sales, leasing & over 70+ build-to-suits. With his track record, he has consistently placed him in the Heavy Hitters of the Houston Business Journal and becoming a force in the industrial and build-to-suit markets.

Marc is a Houston native with a marketing degree from the University of North Texas. He is married with three children and a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church. He is an avid auto racer and enjoys watching his children play sports.

ONE Capital Management
ONE Capital Management has assembled a core of financial professionals with expertise in retirement solutions, wealth management, investment management and family office services. ONE provides cross border wealth management solutions through a strategic partnership with ONE Advanced Planning and caters to the unique needs of professional athletes and entertainers through their partnership with ONE Sports+Entertainment Group. http://www.onecapital.com/

BAR1 Motorsports
BAR1 Motorsports competes in the WeatherTech Championship and Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Series.  The team is located in Plain City, Ohio.  Team owner, Brian Alder, has been an active and winning crew chief in the American Le Mans Series, now WeatherTech Championship, since its inception.  You can find out more about BAR1 at www.bar1motorsports.com, follow the team on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Bar1Motorsports or Twitter @bar1motorsports

IMSA
The International Motor Sports Association, LLC (IMSA) is the sanctioning body of the WeatherTech Championship, the road-racing series resulting from the merger of the American Le Mans Series and the GRAND-AM Sports Car Series. IMSA also sanctions the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda, as well as four single-make series: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin, Ferrari Challenge North America and Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America. IMSA is the exclusive strategic partner in North America with the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), which operates the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a part of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The partnership enables selected WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competitors to earn automatic entries into the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.