Bertheau, Pumpelly Prepare for Trois Rivieres Assault Petaluma, CA (August 11, 2010)- With one win already under their belt, TRG heads to the infamous street circuit in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada in pursuit of their second victory in the ...
Bertheau, Pumpelly Prepare for Trois Rivieres Assault
Petaluma, CA (August 11, 2010)- With one win already under their belt, TRG heads to the infamous street circuit in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada in pursuit of their second victory in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.
Pairing together for the fifth time in GRAND-AM series competition, drivers Steve Bertheau and Spencer Pumpelly will pilot the no. 41 Sargent & Lundy Porsche 911 GT3. Having won together in only their second race together at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the tight and twisty confines of the Trois Rivieres street course require nimble handling and strong brakes, something the Porsche should be able to deliver.
Running for the first time at the tricky circuit, Bertheau looks forward to the challenge.
"Everyone has been telling me that this is one of their favorite places to race at, so I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes," stated Bertheau. "I've never driven a street circuit before, and I know the most important thing will be to stay off the walls and be smooth. With Spencer and the crew I look forward to seeing how fast we can go."
For Pumpelly, an opportunity to race at the infamous track is always a welcome one.
"Trois Rivieres is always a great race to be part of," stated Pumpelly. "Our car should be well suited there, and if we can just stay clean, anything is possible."
For Team Owner Kevin Buckler, returning to the Canadian village is one of his favorite venues.
"This is one of the greatest events we do every year," stated Buckler. "The fans are enthusiastic, the racing is tight, and it could bring out another great result from our guys. Steve's driving has come a long way in a short amount of time, and Spencer is a proven winner and between them and our crew, we have a fair shot at this thing. I always wonder why our crew guys are always so eager to do this event…..I am sure it has nothing to do with the festivities and closed off streets of downtown Trois Riveres and the beautiful French-Canadian ladies…."