TRG in Search of Point Lead in Birmingham

Petaluma, CA (April 4, 2011)- Headed in to the third round of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series a mere three points away from the lead, TRG heads to this weekend’s Porsche 250 in search of strong results for the no. 67 Sargent & Lundy Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car.

ca8f1742_homestead_rl030411Still on a high from taking victory at this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, drivers Steve Bertheau and Spencer Pumpelly will continue their strong partnership together at the challenging Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, a 2.3 mile, 17-turn track known for it’s constant series of turns combined with sweeping elevation changes.

The duo, who have taken two victories together in GRAND-AM competition, currently sit a mere two points out of the championship lead, and head to a track that could be well suited to TRG’s ability to call incredible race strategy and capitalize on unique opportunities as the race unfolds.

For Steve Bertheau, a resident of Chicago, the opportunity to come to such a challenging track as Barber Motorsports Park is a welcome one.

“I’ve never been to Barber Motorsports Park but it’s always looked like a really nice course,” stated Bertheau. “I know the heat and the demands on the tires will be a constant challenge, but this team does a great job of keeping a car under me, I think if I can hand it over to Spencer in a good position we could be a real threat. We’re so close in the points I really hope this weekend works out, it should be a lot of fun.”

For Spencer Pumpelly, residing in Atlanta, the confidence in his teammate and his crew is unwavering.

“Barber is a challenge in any car, and this weekend should be a really good test for our guys,” stated Pumpelly. “Steve is coming to this race really hungry for a result, and I think we can really deliver for him this weekend. We have a great group of guys with us, and as long as we can manage the tires, we’ll see how the Porsche’s fare up against some of the competition.”

For Team Owner Kevin Buckler, tire management and strategy will be the keys to success.

“We really want this championship bad, and I know we have the team and drivers to deliver,” stated Buckler. “Steve is extremely committed and focused on improvement, fitness and success, and I’m very confident he can adapt to this new track. Barber is undoubtedly one of the more challenging courses, but we have all been preparing. This sort of course really suits Spencer’s aggressive driving really well, and there’s no doubt we have the best crew in the business. Tire management on our Porsche will be absolutely critical, but I think if we get the right yellows and make the right calls, we’ll be there at the end, and hungry for the next race.”

The Porsche 250 will take place on Saturday, April 9 and broadcast on tape delay the next day, April 10, at 12PM ET.

TRG is a full-service motorsports company offering a total driver ladder approach, as well as comprehensive sponsorship opportunities. For drivers, this approach starts with track days, goes to club events, up into street stock series and culminates in the ultimate goal of professional motorsports. For sponsors and business partners, this approach starts with everything from Executive events, to traditional sponsorship models, all the way to business-to-business networking and experiential marketing. With facilities in Petaluma, California and Mooresville, North Carolina the team can offer turn-key marketing programs as well as arrive-and-drive support.

The company’s NASCAR operations are headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina. The team fields a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry and has the capacity to run ARCA, Nationwide and the Camping World Truck Series.

The Racer’s Group was founded in 1993 and has been competing at the top level of motor racing. The team boasts Rolex Series GT championships in 2005 and 2006 and holds the record for the most wins in Grand-Am with 32. The team’s resume is highlighted by five championships, four Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona victories, and a Le Mans 24 Hour win.
 

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