TRG Looks To Defend ALMS GTC Points Lead at Road America
Elkhart Lake, WI (August 18th, 2011) - The Racer's Group rolls into beautiful Elkhart Lake, WI with a five-point advantage in the American LeMans Series GTC team championship, looking for it's fourth win in a row. The four-hour endurance format will prove more a test than the Series normal 2:45 race limit for TRG which has won recently at Lime Rock, Mosport and Mid-Ohio.
Hot-shoe, Duncan Ende, and veteran sportscar driver, Spencer Pumpelly, in the No. 66 Racer's Roast/Fox River Coffee Porsche GT3 Cup car are currently second in the drivers championship, only seven points shy of the top spot. With race wins in the past two ALMS outings, Mosport and Mid-Ohio, Pumpelly and Ende are in a good position going into the weekend.
Joining the No. 66 on the grid is TRG sister car No. 68 PR Newswire/South African Airways Porsche 911 GT3 Cup with series regular Dion von Moltke behind the wheel. Dion sits 4th in the driver standings, not far behind his teammates. Dion's co-driver Venezuelan Emilio Di Guida, looks to prove himself in his first ALMS race, having done so already with 5 touring car championships in his native country.
"This is a great opportunity to get solid results and stretch our lead in the team standings," said TRG team owner/CEO Kevin Buckler. "I couldn't ask for better guys to be behind the wheel of these Porsche GT3 Cup cars. Duncan, Dion and Spencer have worked so hard this year to put the team up front and they are only a few points out of the lead as drivers. I hope we can fix that this weekend. We're especially excited to welcome Emilio to the team. Working with top level drivers from different series is always fun. We're confident we can provide him with the right tools to achieve the level of success to which he is accustomed. Also, having Doc (Norman) here with us in Patron cup will be great. I know he will hold the TRG flag high!!"