The Racers Group (TRG)
TRG - Looking Strong for Long Beach
The American Le Mans Series season continues as TRG prepares to take on the streets of Long Beach, site of America's longest running grand prix street race, now in its 38th year. Heading into this weekend's Tequila Patrón American Le Mans at Long Beach, TRG returns to its home state of California ready to run up front.
After showing good speed late in the 12 Hours of Sebring, drivers Emilio Di Guida and Spencer Pumpelly are ready to hit the ground running at the challenging and unforgiving street circuit. With the combination of 11 turns in 1.968 miles all shoehorned between cement walls, it's critical to come off the truck ready to race.
"Our cars and team are in top form," said team owner Kevin Buckler. "At every track, it's important to stay out of trouble, but it's even more critical at a street circuit like Long Beach. We know that the car is quick, and Emilio is running stronger and stronger with every event as he gets familiar with each circuit. With him and Spencer in the car, we should be able to run up front and have a real shot at the win. We have run really fast here in our two previous races. I have always wanted to win here so this should be exciting."
Coming off a fourth place finish at Sebring, TRG looks to move forward in the standings, always with an eye on the championship at the end of the season.
"Spencer is a seasoned teammate. Sebring was a good test to begin the season, and I'm looking forward to working with him the rest of the year," said Di Guida.
"Emilio really works hard, and he's been very competitive," said Pumpelly. "We should be right in the middle of battle for a win here. I think that driving with Emilio during the course of the full season will make our car a threat to win at every race," said Pumpelly.