TRG Takes Multiple Top-10 Finishes in IMSA Challenge at Lime Rock
Lakeville, CT (July 11, 2011)- Continuing the team's impressive form in recent races, all three of TRG's drivers in the IMSA GT3 Challenge presented by Yokohama took their turn at the top-10 at this weekend's Northeast Grand Prix at the historic Lime Rock Park circuit.
Running two races in a sprint format along the twisty and narrow 1.5 mile circuit, TRG's Dr. Jim Norman, Randy Oswald and Carlos Gomez all took their turn at a top-10, finishing as high as sixth, seventh, and fifth respectively.
Starting with the first race (round six of the championship), Dr. Jim Norman would play the starring role for TRG. Running fast and steady, Dr. Norman managed to avoid the inevitable carnage that can ensue during the 45-minute race, and managed to keep his car in one piece to take a sixth place finish.
Randy Oswald, meanwhile, would drive a strong and steady race to finish eleventh, and unfortunately Carlos Gomez would get caught in the inevitable chaos that can happen at these events to finish four laps down in 22nd.
Moving on to race two (round seven of the championship), fortunes would turn for Gomez, as the Colombian drove a brilliant race to take top honors for TRG, a fifth place finish that demonstrated both his talent and race-craft.
Randy Oswald would also take a great upturn in fortune, driving to a seventh place finish and one of his strongest races of the year.
Drawing the shorter straw this time around, Dr. Jim Norman would this time get caught in the inevitable carnage of the series, and would fall one lap down and finish 13th.
All in all, it was a great weekend for TRG's IMSA GT3 Challenge program, and for Team Owner Kevin Buckler all drivers should be proud.
"Everyone took their turn at the top-10 this weekend, and that’s really all you can ask," stated Buckler. "Carlos continues to just impress and impress, it's hard to believe it's only his second race with us. I'm delighted to see Dr. Jim crack another top-10 finish, as his speed has always been there, and a huge kudos to Randy who continues to deliver solid performances and I think he's in good shape for his home race in just two weeks."
Indeed, the next event will take place in Randy Oswald’s backyard Mosport International Racway, with live timing and scoring featured on 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 (Monday, 11 July 2011 23:19)