TRG's Johnson and Nearn Ready for Mexico City Petaluma, California -- The TRG/Comfort Systems/Porsche 997 of Steve Johnson and Robert Nearn is ready to take the momentum from their fourth place finish at Daytona to Mexico City for round two of...
TRG's Johnson and Nearn Ready for Mexico City
Petaluma, California -- The TRG/Comfort Systems/Porsche 997 of Steve Johnson and Robert Nearn is ready to take the momentum from their fourth place finish at Daytona to Mexico City for round two of the Grand American Rolex Series presented by Crown Royal Reserve.
The number 66 car will be on familiar ground, as the duo of Johnson and Nearn scored their best '05 seasons finish in the world's tenth largest city just four months ago. The two find themselves in the heat of the GT points battle in fourth.
"Clearly the advantage of having been there coupled with a tremendous confidence booster in Daytona from our fourth place at the 24, I am feeling confident about our start to the season," said Steve Johnson. "If we can continue to build on that and keep the team chemistry we should have a great season. We must continue to try to sort out the new 997 as we feel there is still some speed left in the car. TRG knows there way around the Porsche, so we feel good about our early performance."
"The organizers have changed the track from last year, in particular the stadium section," noted Nearn. With NASCAR we won't go through the stadium, so that is a few less turns to negotiate. Also we are running a new car and so we will have some set-up work to do during practice. After our fourth place at the 24 at Daytona we need to make sure we keep improving the speed of the car with some testing early this year to give us a chance of staying in touch with the Pontiacs and top 997's in the GT class."
"Steve and Robert know their way around Mexico City," said Kevin Buckler, TRG owner. "We will have a little tuning to do with the new 997 and the wider front tires, but with their knowledge of the layout and our handle on the new car we should be ahead of the other competitors that are running for the first time. The two have a good head of steam in the championship after just nearly missing the podium at Daytona."