History Comes Full Circle for TRG at Rennsport IV
Monterey, CA (October 10th, 2011) - This coming weekend marks the 4th Annual Porsche Rennsport Reunion in Monterey, CA at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Rennsport, a remarkable gathering of vintage and modern Porsche racing cars, brings enthusiasts and fans from all over the world. The Racer’s Group will be participating in extraordinary fashion, bringing 2 GT cars that claimed victory at the world famous 24 hours of Daytona, the No. 66 from 2003, which took home an overall victory as well as the 2011 reigning GT champion the No. 67. Both cars will be on display as well as racing in the 911 invitational class.
In 2003, after having claimed a class victory at Le Mans the previous summer, the TRG Famous No. 66 completed a task of mammoth proportions, being driven to an unprecedented overall victory, beating out the much faster prototype class after 24 grueling hours. This Monster/TRG 911 GT3 RS Porsche will once again take the green flag, this time at Laguna Seca, driven by TRG team owner Kevin Buckler. Buckler was one amongst four from the original 2003 Daytona 24 driver lineup. Joining Bucker, for that historic event was fellow American Michael Schrom, alongside German Porsche Drivers Timo Bernhard and Jorg Bergmeister.
“Seeing this Monster Cable Porsche back in its original fashion means so much to me and all of the TRG guys. We worked so hard that year and came back with a piece of hardware which represents History- an overall victory at such an important race is unheard of in a GT car.” says Buckler. “On top of that, it’s really neat to have Noel (Lee) and all of the Monster folks here to see the car race again against so many other memorable cars. I’m looking forward to sharing all of this with my friend and the reigning Daytona 24 champ, Steve Bertheau with his 2011 No. 67!”
Alongside Buckler, in the No. 66 Monster/TRG 911 GT3 RS, is 2011 Daytona 24 winner, Steve Bertheau, in the No. 67 Sargent & Lundy/TRG 911 GT3 Cup. Bertheau shared driving duties and eventually the top step of the podium this past January with Brendan Gaughan, Wolf Henzler, Andy Lally and Spencer Pumpelly. Most recently, Bertheau enjoyed a Rolex Series victory at Watkins Glen International with TRG co-driver Spencer Pumpelly. It has been a dream season for Bertheau, who has his racing roots with the Porsche Club of America.
You can catch the action in person at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Oct. 14th-16th. Event recap and photos to be posted at facebook.com/TheRacersGroup and TheRacersGroup.com
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 (Tuesday, 11 October 2011 16:40)