TRG Takes Rolex Koni Porsches to Trois-Rivieres

Petaluma, CA TRG is heading to the Great White North for the Grand-Am Rolex Series KONI Sports Car Challenge Grand Prix DE Circuit Trois-Rivières. The tricky Trois-Rivières circuit is a 1.5-mile street course with 10-turns, making for very close racing.  The track located west of Montreal is a driver and fan favorite.  The race will be run to a truncated time schedule from the typical two-hour-and-forty-five minutes to one-hour-and-thirty minutes.  Duncan Ende in the No. 39 DigiTrust Group/Adam's Polishes/Racer's Roast Coffee/ TRG Porsche 997 leads the TRG contingent as he stands fifth place in the driver's points standings.  Teammate Spencer Pumpelly is ninth.  The pair has a win at New Jersey Motorsports Park and two third place finishes at Mid-Ohio and Laguna Seca.  The reduced race time and distance will put a premium on an upfront qualifying position for the race on Sunday.  "The best part about the weekend is the city and the people," Pumpelly said.  They are very enthusiastic fans and really extend a warm welcome to the teams.  Qualifying and pit stops will decide this race.  It is possible to pass, but you risk over-using the brakes.  So if a team can start in front and use the pit stop to stay in front it will be a huge advantage.  We have been looking at all strategy options and have several plans based on how things go in practice.  We have been good here in the past while other makes have struggled.  BMW has had a good track record as well."  "It is tough to pass at Trois-Rivières and the track is very hard on brakes," Lally said.  "If you can get out front and get clean air to your brake ducts you will be in much better shape.  We had a great race here in 2007 and were the best car in the field.  I am hoping we can duplicate that setup and be fast again!  The atmosphere is the best part of Three Rivers.  The fans show up at 8 a.m. on Friday and they are already drinking beer! There are beautiful girls walking all over the paddock and sponsors and teams are incredibly psyched up for the race and the locals are very welcoming!""Duncan and John will have to put in a big time qualifying effort this weekend," Buckler said.  "The circuit is so tight that starting at the back will have you finish there at the end.  We will need to qualify well and run mistake free.  We also have a few tricks up our sleeve as far as strategy goes.  This will be a strange race with the reduced race time and tight confines of a street circuit.  We will be ready!"TRG is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance racing parts. The group specializes in engine and chassis tuning as well as full service professional race car preparation. The company also provides electrical and mechanical engineering services, driver development and arrive-and-drive opportunities. TRG is based in Petaluma, Calif., near its home track of Infineon Raceway in Sonoma.  The company's NASCAR operation is based in Mooresville, North Carolina with a new state-of-the-art facility coming on-line at New Jersey Motorsports Park in late 2009  For more information contact please contact Kyle Chura at (248) 821-0468 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .   Detailed team info can be viewed at www.theracersgroup.com.  More information and a complete press kit can be found at www.theracersgroup.com. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 707-935-3999 for additional information.

 

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