TRG Three-Strong For Montreal Grand Prix
Montreal, QC (June 10, 2011)- Over one month after the last round at Salt Lake City, TRG will enter this weekend’s historic Canadian Grand Prix with a three-car entry in the IMSA GT23 Cup Challenge Series by Yokohama. Running during the same event weekend as the FIA Formula One World Championship at the historic Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, TRG’s Randy Oswald, Dr. Jim Norman and newcomer Carlos Gomez will enter the third round of the championship with a strong hope for the podium.
For local favorite Randy Oswald, from Toronto, the opportunity to race in his home country is a very special opportunity. With a number of guests and clients out to witness the weekend’s festivities, the Canadian is looking to take his best result of the season in the after a couple of strong runs during the last rounds of the series. Randy will be driving the no. 14 Verax Porsche GT3 Cup car.
For Dr. Jim Norman, visiting the circuit for the first time, the priority for this weekend will simply be focusing on a clean race. Following the first four rounds of the championship, Dr. Norman has found himself in the thick of the often tumultuos racing in the series, and if he can have a clean race everyone knows he will be destined for a top finish. Dr. Norman will be driving the no. 11 Parathyroid.com Porsche GT3 Cup car.
Running in his first race for TRG, everyone is pleased to welcome Mr. Carlos Gomez as the third addition to the team. Originally from Colombia, Carlos is a veteran of different Porsche categories, running in a number of professional and club-based series. Adding an international flair to the series, Gomez will be the first Colombian to race during the Grand Prix weekend since Juan Pablo Montoya did so in 2006.
For Team Owner Kevin Buckler, a growing program shows the strength and depth of his organization.
“I’m really excited to be back in Montreal, and what a great weekend this will be for racing,” stated Buckler. “This is one of the most scenic and historic circuits in the world, and I have a strong feeling this is going to be our best race yet in the GT3 Cup Challenge. We’re really happy to welcome Carlos to the team. He’s been an absolute gentleman to work with so far, and I look forward to seeing how he gets on. Randy Oswald has been extremely quick and reliable all season, and I think the nature of this circuit should help him crack a top-10. For Dr. Jim, I look forward to finally seeing his speed really shine through. The hard braking of Montreal should be perfect for his driving style, and if he can stay out of trouble this should be a great weekend for him. All of our guys have worked really hard to get us here, and this should be exciting!”
For continued updates, timing and scoring of the IMSA GT3 Challenge Series can be found at www.imsaracing.net.
TRG is a full-service motorsports company offering a total driver ladder approach, as well as comprehensive sponsorship and business 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 method starts with everything from executive events, to traditional sponsorship models, all the way to comprehensive business-to-business opportunities 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.
Last Updated (Friday, 10 June 2011 21:05)