TRG Looks to Regain Winning Form at Road America

Petaluma, CA (June 22, 2011)- When TRG’s Steve Bertheau took a commanding victory at this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona in front of dozens of friends, family, and guests of Sargent & Lundy, the company featured prominently on the no. 67 machine, he proved just how well he performs under pressure. Headed in to this weekend’s Rolex Sports Car Series 250 Driven by Visit Florida, local-hero Bertheau will have to deliver the same feat.
Residing and working near the Chicago area, just a few hours from this weekend’s event at the historic Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, Bertheau will be cheered on by several hundred friends and guests from Sargent & Lundy who will be on site to see the event. In addition, the NASCAR Nationwide teams will be running this weekend as well, so the race track will have lots of fans on hand to watch the show.
With the long straights and high speed corners of the four-mile, 17-turn course favoring the characteristics of the no. 67 Sargent & Lundy / Emmons Coachworks Porsche GT3 Cup car, Steve and long-time teammate Spencer Pumpelly head in to this weekend’s event as strong contenders for victory. With Porsche taking the most recent victory at Watkins Glen International, the cars are clearly in strong form, and when considering TRG’s strong engineering, the incredible talent of Bertheau and Pumpelly, and the team’s strong reputation to call brilliant race strategy, everyone is in high spirits headed in to this weekend’s event.
For Team Owner Kevin Buckler, who will unfortunately miss the event to call strategy for his no. 71 NASCAR effort at his home track of Infineon Raceway, confidence is very strong headed in to the event.
“Road America is one of the greatest circuits in North America, I’m thrilled to have the team back,” stated Buckler. “It’s a historic track in a fantastic city, and it couldn’t be a better venue to host all of our guests from Sargent & Lundy. This should be a strong track for us. The track should play in to our favor, and with Steve getting stronger and stronger and his terrific performance here at our test and Spencer’s rock-solid driving, I think this could be our weekend. Strategy is always critical here, but we’ve got some great guys in the box who will get it done, and I look forward to seeing the race unfold.”
The seventh round of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series will be broadcast live on SPEED this Sunday, June 26, at 12PM ET.
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.
Petaluma, CA (June 22, 2011)- When TRG’s Steve Bertheau took a commanding victory at this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona in front of dozens of friends, family, and guests of Sargent & Lundy, the company featured prominently on the no. 67 machine, he proved just how well he performs under pressure. Headed in to this weekend’s Rolex Sports Car Series 250 Driven by Visit Florida, local-hero Bertheau will have to deliver the same feat.

Residing and working near the Chicago area, just a few hours from this weekend’s event at the historic Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, Bertheau will be cheered on by several hundred friends and guests from Sargent & Lundy who will be on site to see the event. In addition, the NASCAR Nationwide teams will be running this weekend as well, so the race track will have lots of fans on hand to watch the show.

With the long straights and high speed corners of the four-mile, 17-turn course favoring the characteristics of the no. 67 Sargent & Lundy / Emmons Coachworks Porsche GT3 Cup car, Steve and long-time teammate Spencer Pumpelly head in to this weekend’s event as strong contenders for victory. With Porsche taking the most recent victory at Watkins Glen International, the cars are clearly in strong form, and when considering TRG’s strong engineering, the incredible talent of Bertheau and Pumpelly, and the team’s strong reputation to call brilliant race strategy, everyone is in high spirits headed in to this weekend’s event.

For Team Owner Kevin Buckler, who will unfortunately miss the event to call strategy for his no. 71 NASCAR effort at his home track of Infineon Raceway, confidence is very strong headed in to the event.

“Road America is one of the greatest circuits in North America, I’m thrilled to have the team back,” stated Buckler. “It’s a historic track in a fantastic city, and it couldn’t be a better venue to host all of our guests from Sargent & Lundy. This should be a strong track for us. The track should play in to our favor, and with Steve getting stronger and stronger and his terrific performance here at our test and Spencer’s rock-solid driving, I think this could be our weekend. Strategy is always critical here, but we’ve got some great guys in the box who will get it done, and I look forward to seeing the race unfold.”

The seventh round of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series will be broadcast live on SPEED this Saturday, June 25, at 12PM ET.

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.

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Last Updated (Friday, 24 June 2011 15:30)

 

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