TRG Up to the Challenge at Fast Mosport Circuit

Emilio DiGuidaPETALUMA, CA (July 19) - TRG's up-and-coming star Emilio DiGuida steps onto center stage with teammate Spencer Pumpelly at one of the fastest road circuits in North America this weekend at Mosport's Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for Round Five of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron.  DiGuida, who captured his first ALMS win earlier this year at Laguna Seca, knows that his copilot captured a win here a year ago and wants to repeat. 

"I know Mosport is a very fast and demanding track," says DiGuida.  "Spencer says I will get a real thrill out of it," said DiGuida.  "If you have to take on this course with anyone, you want it to be the defending champion.  I'm ready!" 

A year ago, Pumpelly captured the second of three straight TRG wins with an outstanding run at the 2.459-mile road course outside Toronto.  It marked back-to-back wins for the team and was the second of three consecutive victories for the Pumpelly-led TRG car.

Spencer Pumpelly"Mosport is one great and challenging track," says Pumpelly, who also sat on the GTC pole a year ago. "And it's not for the faint of heart.  It is really, really fast.  You have to be alert at all times.  But it's a racer's dream drive.  I am really looking forward to getting back. Good memories."

With six rounds still remaining in the American Le Mans Series, TRG is still very much in the hunt for the team championship, particularly if it can repeat its mid-season surge of a year ago. 

"We have some tracks coming up where we've had some very, very good runs throughout our history," said team owner Kevin Buckler.  "I know Emilio and Spencer are very focused this week.  Emilio has really come on strong, and I'm sure he will be up to the test on this challenging course.  With his big win at Laguna Seca and our dominant 1-2 finish here last year, the entire team and crew are pumped."

Qualifying for the Mobil 1 Grand Prix of Mosport is Saturday at 3:20 p.m. EST.  It can be seen live on ESPN3.com.  Green flag for the 2 hour 45 minute race is Sunday at 12:00 noon EST.  ESPN3 will air the race live, with ESPN2 providing one-hour delay coverage at 1:00 p.m EST.

Last Updated (Thursday, 19 July 2012 23:47)

 

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