TRG Takes Highest Porsche Finish at Lime Rock

PETALUMA, CA (September 30, 2012): The day may have started slowly for TRG in the Rolex Grand-Am finale at Lime Rock Park but by the end of the day the No. 66 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car worked its way into the top five, giving Porsche its highest finish among GT class entrants.

Bob Doyle, hampered by a black flag resulting from another car's incident in qualifying, started the car in the 14th GT spot.  The early portion of the race, including the green flag, saw several cautions and Doyle kept the car on pace with his RUFocused.com Porsche moving the car forward with every opportunity.

"I know this track pretty well,"said Doyle, "and I know that the short length of this track keeps cars on top of you at all times.  My goal was to run as hard as I could and hand the car over the Spencer (Pumpelly) to make a run at it and he did."

"Bob did a great job," said the veteran Pumpelly.  "Everyone did!  The crew gave me some super pit stops, we avoided some of the attrition on the track and took advantage of situations that were handed to us."

Pumpelly worked the TRG Porsche into sixth position by late in the race when a caution came out with about 25 minutes remaining bunching the field.  Taking tires and a splash of fuel, Pumpelly kept within 10 seconds of the leader but the 3.8 liter Porsche was not able to make a run to gain much ground.  When the No. 44 leading Porsche pulled in with only two laps remaining for running out of fuel, the No. 66 car propelled into fifth.

"Our guys just kept after it all day long," said team owner Kevin Buckler.  "We knew we probably didn’t have the strongest car overall today, but to be the top finishing Porsche says we did a lot right.  We were smart and consistent and Bob drove an awesome opening stint.  My hats off to Bob, Spencer and the entire crew for an excellent season finale run."

About TRG:
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 and traditional sponsorship models, to comprehensive business-to-business opportunities and experiential marketing. The team races in America's two largest sport car series - the American Le Mans Series and the GRAND-AM Rolex Series and can offer turn-key marketing programs as well as arrive-and-drive support.

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 four championships, four Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona victories, and a Le Mans 24 Hour win.

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Last Updated (Monday, 01 October 2012 20:51)

 

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