Three TRG Porsches to Contend for Repeat Victory in Baltimore
(PETALUMA, CA – August 29) TRG returns to the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron with its eye on a repeat victory in Baltimore. The team will campaign three Porsche GT3s in the GTC class. The three strong lineups will insure an opportunity to capture the class as it did a year ago with drivers Al Carter and Patrick Pilet. Green flag for the ALMS race is 3:45 PM ET this Saturday.
The No. 66 Viper Exchange/Port Lavaca Auto Group Porsche GT3 will arrive in Baltimore with victory firmly in its thoughts. The duo of Ben Keating/Damien Faulkner comes off of a frustrating result at Road America but with the belief that they are poised for victory. Their pace at Road America was evident throughout practice and qualifying.
Maryland native, business owner and professional race car driver Marc Bunting is bringing Team Baltimore Racing back to Baltimore Grand Prix weekend for the third consecutive year. This year he will team with Porsche Supercup star Norbert Siedler in the GTC class. Baltimore’s first hometown racing team gives the city the opportunity to support a local driver and the community during this year’s race. Bunting has numerous wins with TRG, including a Grand-AM series championship. Siedler is a full time driver in the Porsche Supercup, where he has competed for the past five seasons, including being 2011 vice champion. In addition, Siedler has competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Nurburgring 24 Hours.
Team Baltimore Racing has aligned with local charities that include Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake and the Cool Kids Campaign. Sponsors of the team include Porsche of Towson, Hilton Baltimore, Goetze's Candy Company, Planit, XSell Promotions, Signs by Tomorrow of Middle River DVA Models, Uber and Tow Rite Services, LLC.
Following a series of wins and podium finishes in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, Al Carter enters the American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Baltimore this weekend looking to repeat as the 2013 GTC class winner. Winning the 2012 Grand Prix of Baltimore last year was perhaps the greatest achievement so far in Carter's racing career. This year, Carter will co-drive No. 68 Jetset Magazine / Horizon Services / B+ Foundation / Eagle Tech TRG Porsche GT3 in the two-hour Grand Prix with Frenchman Kévin Estre, one of the most recognized Porsche drivers. Estre was 2012 vice champion of the Porsche Supercup and comes with a long list of accomplishments from his time racing in Europe.
Kevin Buckler on TRG at Baltimore in ALMS GTC:
"I couldn’t be more excited coming back to Baltimore with this incredible lineup. We have three strong cars, six strong drivers and are returning as defending champs. Baltimore has turned into one of our favorite events and we always love racing on street courses. We have our eyes set on nothing less than a repeat victory. And we are ready."
Ben Keating on Baltimore and the team goals:
"I am really looking forward to this weekend in Baltimore. I know that we have made huge gains with the Porsche. And I also feel good about the past success of TRG in this event. Damien and I are both on a mission to get to the top of the podium this weekend."
Marc Bunting on Returning to TRG:
"We are thrilled to be participating in the region’s premier racing event for the third year in a row, and we are incredibly thankful to our sponsors and community partners who continue to support Team Baltimore Racing.”
Al Carter on racing with TRG at Baltimore:
"Myself and the two Kevin's (Buckler and Estre) have been planning to race this TRG Porsche with this driver lineup since March. So, we are all excited and optimistic to race our Porsche through the streets of Baltimore. I can't say enough about the venue of Baltimore. The crowds are great, the circuit is tough. Just getting to drive here is cool. But after winning the GTC class here last year, Kevin and I are very focused on a repeat. Also living in nearby Wilmington, Delaware, I'm going to have a bunch of family and friends in attendance. Wilmington is also the home of the B+ Foundation, as well as Horizon Services who are joining us for this race."
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, a 24 Hours of Le Mans win, a victory at Petit Le Mans and the longest standing ALMS podium run with 16 in a row.
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Last Updated (Tuesday, 24 September 2013 01:57)