TRG Brings New Assault for Miller
Petaluma, CA —Returning to the track that the team has won at en route to a team and drivers’ championship, TRG heads to this weekend’s Utah 250 at Miller Motorsports Park with a new lineup and high confidence. As previous race-winners, the team looks forward to a new challenge in the first ever sprint-race at the track, taking place this Saturday, September 19 in Tooele, Utah.
Returning to his home track, Salt Lake City native John Potter and teammate Craig Stanton seek strong results in the No. 65 Magnus Racing/TRG Porsche GT3. At last year’s race, not only did John conquer a treacherous downpour of rain to take a solid finish on his home track, but he also became quite the local hero with a free T-shirt giveaway to all the fans. Handing out free shirts to all of the fans, featuring a picture of John labeled as “Utah’s McDreamy,” Potter looks to up his feat from last year.“Last year we had a great race,” stated Utah-native Potter. “The rain was pretty insane but we kept it on the road, and I was able to really gain some speed and compete with some of the top drivers. Our shirts were a big hit with the fans, but this year’s going to be even bigger. We have a new sponsor that we’re trying to promote, but you’ll have to wait and see who it is.”
Joining for the first time in the Rolex GT ranks, TRG is proud to bring former Koni Challenge teammates Andy Lally and Scott Schroeder together in the Rolex series No. 66 AXA/Cohen Financial Porsche GT3. Andy and Scott proved a winning combination last year in the Koni Challenge series, and look forward to continue that pairing in the Rolex series for this weekend’s race.
“I’ve really enjoyed running in the Rolex series this year, and pairing again with Andy is a real opportunity for us to go for the win,” said Schroeder, who has competed in a part-time Rolex GT season this year with co-driver Josemanuel Gutierrez. “I have to thank AXA, Cohen Financial, and my good friend Josemanuel for making this happen. Andy and I were able to take a strong win in Iowa last year, and I’d like to continue that in the Rolex series.”For Team Owner Kevin Buckler, coming back to the race at Miller is always a good memory.
“The inaugural race for us here was one of our best memories as a company,” stated Buckler. “Not only did we take the win, but it clinched us the drivers’ and team titles, and further established our place as one of the best teams in the series. This year should be just as good. It’s John’s home race and we want to see him do well. I’m also proud to welcome his new sponsor, and I look forward to seeing what antics come next. Andy and Scott getting together in the Rolex series will be sensational. They’re a winning combination and we look forward to seeing how this weekend unfolds for our danger duo.”
The Utah 250 will be televised on the SPEED Channel starting at 5:30 PM EST, September 19.
TRG was founded in 1993 and has been competing at the top level of motor racing ever since. The team has the most wins of any team in the Grand-Am Rolex Series with 26, including the 2005 and 2006 Rolex Series GT championship trophy to go along with wins at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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 and a new state-of-the-art facility is coming on-line at New Jersey Motorsports Park in late 2009.