Porsche 250 - Post Race Report

Birmingham, AL (March 31, 2012) – For the second straight year, TRG showed great promise at the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park but racing can be a difficult dance partner, and this year’s race provided its own series of challenges for the two car team.
As the race began, both cars ran strong and the team was ready. An early caution bunched up the field and on the re-start things look good. Emilio Di Guida in the 68 and Steve Bertheau in the 67 were both running well but a close pass on a slower car tangled up several cars in the treacherous turn 5 and the 68’s race was cut short, through no fault of his own.
“We had 2 really good cars and 4 really strong drivers,” said Kevin Buckler, TRG team owner. “We knew this morning we were good. Emilio and Steve were doing great but passing can be treacherous here. We came up on a slower car and got tangled up. I feel so bad for Emilio as he was completely innocent and was driving so well all weekend. He and Jeroen were going to be contending for the win. Steve was really on fire this weekend and Spencer turned the fastest lap in GT. We will take 2 good cars to Homestead, one of the most successful tracks ever for TRG.”
During the opening laps, both Di Guida and Bertheau were getting into the pace of the race and beginning their run up through the field. A three car incident tolled the end of the day for the no. 68, cutting short a nice drive for Di Guida even before he could turn the car to Jeroen Bleekemolen.
The #67 Sargent & Lundy car saw good pace early, with Bertheau running his best laps of the weekend, before turning the car over to TRG’s veteran Spencer Pumpelly. In a performance recalling his drive last year, Pumpelly tore through the GT field, keeping the team within eight points of the championship lead heading into the third round at Homestead Motor Speedway on April 29, 2012.
67_porsche250Birmingham, AL (March 31, 2012) – For the second straight year, TRG showed great promise at the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park but racing can be a difficult dance partner, and this year’s race provided its own series of challenges for the two car team.

As the race began, both cars ran strong and the team was ready. An early caution bunched up the field and on the re-start things look good. Emilio Di Guida in the 68 and Steve Bertheau in the 67 were both running well but a close pass on a slower car tangled up several cars in the treacherous turn 5 and the 68’s race was cut short, through no fault of his own.

“We had 2 really good cars and 4 really strong drivers,” said Kevin Buckler, TRG team owner. “We knew this morning we were good. Emilio and Steve were doing great but passing can be treacherous here. We came up on a slower car and got tangled up. I feel so bad for Emilio as he was completely innocent and was driving so well all weekend. He and Jeroen were going to be contending for the win. Steve was really on fire this weekend and Spencer turned the fastest lap in GT. We will take 2 good cars to Homestead, one of the most successful tracks ever for TRG.”

68_porsche250During the opening laps, both Di Guida and Bertheau were getting into the pace of the race and beginning their run up through the field. A three car incident tolled the end of the day for the no. 68, cutting short a nice drive for Di Guida even before he could turn the car to Jeroen Bleekemolen.

The #67 Sargent & Lundy car saw good pace early, with Bertheau running his best laps of the weekend, before turning the car over to TRG’s veteran Spencer Pumpelly. In a performance recalling his drive last year, Pumpelly tore through the GT field, keeping the team within eight points of the championship lead heading into the third round at Homestead Motor Speedway on April 29, 2012.
 

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