TRG ADDS SECOND GT CAR WITH GUATEMALAN ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Homestead, FL —
As a last-minute addition to their lineup for this weekends Grand Prix of Miami, TRG is proud to announce the signing of Enrique Saravia in a second car for the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16. Piloting the No. 67 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, Saravia will be joined by TRG regular Spencer Pumpelly.
Saravia joins TRG as an accomplished veteran of Latin American sportscar racing. As the 2010 FIA America’s Award Winner, the Guatemalan driver has twice been named as Guatemala’s Athlete-of-the-Year, and is a proven winner in a number of GT categories. Making his GRAND-AM debut with TRG, Enrique is the reigning two-time Central American GT1 champion, as well as the reigning GT1 champion of the Caribbean. Beyond his driving accomplishments, Enrique is also a former professional baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“Joining TRG for this weekend is a great honor and a great opportunity,” stated Saravia. “I look forward to finally getting to race in North America. Having a team with their reputation, as well as with a co-driver such as Spencer, I know that I’ll be in good hands and I look forward to a competitive race.”
For the Grand Prix of Miami, the team will be featuring a significant presence for the country of Guatemala, which both Enrique and the team look forward to spreading awareness. For Team Owner Kevin Buckler, this is a great opportunity to bring another talented driver to the team, as well as possibly opening some new opportunities for sponsors.
“Enrique is a very accomplished driver and a superstar in his home country,” stated Buckler. “His list of championships and wins is very impressive, and I look forward to helping him transfer his talent to one of our Porsches. We also look forward to carrying the Guatemalan flag on our car, it’s a great country with some fantastic business and tourism opportunities, and I hope we can make everyone proud.”
The GRAND-AM Rolex Series Grand Prix of Miami will be broadcast live on March 6 on SPEED at 5:00 PM EST.
TRG was founded in 1993 and has been competing at the top level of motor racing ever since. The team has the most wins of any team in the Grand-Am Rolex Series with 26, including the 2005 and 2006 Rolex Series GT championship trophy to go along with wins at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
TRG is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance racing parts. The group specializes in engine and chassis tuning as well as full service professional race car preparation. The company also provides electrical and mechanical engineering services, driver development and arrive-and-drive opportunities. TRG is based in Petaluma, California, near its home track of Infineon Raceway in Sonoma. The company’s NASCAR operation is based in Mooresville, North Carolina and a new state-of-the-art facility is coming on-line at New Jersey Motorsports Park in 2010.