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TRG Takes Fifth and Sixth at Long Beach

Long Beach, CA (April 19, 2011)- Following a roller coaster day that included everything from taking the lead, to contacting the unforgiving walls of the famous street circuit in downtown Long Beach, TRG took fifth and sixth in the GT-C class during second round of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron.

img_5055_longbeach_jd110416fStarting sixth in the no. 68 South African Airways / South Point Casino / PRNewswire Porsche GT3 Cup , NASCAR star Brendan Gaughan, from nearby Las Vegas, was off to a great start and showing immediate pace in his car. A winner at this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, Gaughan was turning consistently fast laps among opening stint drivers, and ran among the lead pack throughout his stint. With an early yellow taking place on lap six, the team took a risky strategy call and brought Gaughan in early to make his mandatory tire change, meaning the team would not have the time penalty involved in changing tires later during the race, but also requiring Gaughan and teammate Dion von Moltke to drive with special care, as their tires would need to last for the remaining one-hour and forty-five minutes.

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