TRG Looks To Defend ALMS GTC Points Lead at Road America
Elkhart Lake, WI (August 18th, 2011) – The Racer’s Group rolls into beautiful Elkhart Lake, WI with a five-point advantage in the American LeMans Series GTC team championship, looking for it’s fourth win in a row. The four-hour endurance format will prove more a test than the Series normal 2:45 race limit for TRG which has won recently at Lime Rock, Mosport and Mid-Ohio.
Hot-shoe, Duncan Ende, and veteran sportscar driver, Spencer Pumpelly, in the No. 66 Racer’s Roast/Fox River Coffee Porsche GT3 Cup car are currently second in the drivers championship, only seven points shy of the top spot. With race wins in the past two ALMS outings, Mosport and Mid-Ohio, Pumpelly and Ende are in a good position going into the weekend.
Joining the No. 66 on the grid is TRG sister car No. 68 PR Newswire/South African Airways Porsche 911 GT3 Cup with series regular Dion von Moltke behind the wheel. Dion sits 4th in the driver standings, not far behind his teammates. Dion’s co-driver Venezuelan Emilio Di Guida, looks to prove himself in his first ALMS race, having done so already with 5 touring car championships in his native country.
“This is a great opportunity to get solid results and stretch our lead in the team standings," said TRG team owner/CEO Kevin Buckler. "I couldn’t ask for better guys to be behind the wheel of these Porsche GT3 Cup cars. Duncan, Dion and Spencer have worked so hard this year to put the team up front and they are only a few points out of the lead as drivers. I hope we can fix that this weekend. We’re especially excited to welcome Emilio to the team. Working with top level drivers from different series is always fun. We’re confident we can provide him with the right tools to achieve the level of success to which he is accustomed. Also, having Doc (Norman) here with us in Patron cup will be great. I know he will hold the TRG flag high!!”
Dr. Jim Norman will be taking to the 4.048 mile road course this weekend in the No. 11 Parathyroid.com/TRG Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. He will be competing in the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama, with a two-race format, racing both on Friday and on Saturday.
Road America’s Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase this weekend, featuring the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, will be broadcast live on ESPN3.com at 2:45pm CT Aug 20th and replayed on ABC at 4:30pm ET on Aug 21st.
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. It also competes in America’s two leading sports car series – the American Le Mans Series and the Rolex Grand-Am 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, 30 September 2011 22:04)