TRG Looks to Increase Rolex GT Series Lead at Home Race Lead Drivers, Team and Manufacturer Points Petaluma, California -- TRG will be looking to increase their Grand American Rolex Series GT points lead as they head over the hill for round 12...
TRG Looks to Increase Rolex GT Series Lead at Home Race
Lead Drivers, Team and Manufacturer Points
Petaluma, California -- TRG will be looking to increase their Grand American Rolex Series GT points lead as they head over the hill for round 12 to be held at Infineon Raceway on Saturday, August 26th. TRG is currently leading the drivers and team championships while powering Pontiac to the lead in the manufacturer race.
Andy Lally and Marc Bunting are currently leading the GT series points battle in their number 65/TRG/GTO/F1 Air/Alpine Bagel/GTO.R. The duo will put their two races in a row win streak, four on the season, on the line when the Grand Am GT cars take to the 2.26-mile, 12-turn Infineon Raceway for the first time in series history.
The California duo of Paul Edwards, Nipomo, California, and Kelly Collins, Newport Beach, California, are just 39 points behind their teammates in third. Edwards and Collins have won three races on the season, bringing the TRG total to seven wins and 17 podium finishes between the two cars.
Andy Lally, #65/TRG/F1 Air/Alpine Bagel/iRise/Pontiac GTO.R, "I don't think there is any track that I would rather go to in the second to last race than Infineon. We have done a day of testing at the track and our advantage should show up into turn one and through the carrousel. Infineon is new to the series, first time for the Hoosier tire, but it is also TRGs home track. We are looking forward to welcoming our competitors to our back yard. Marc and I are racing one car out there, the 72 car. We are going to run our race and keep an eye on that Porsche. No mistakes and stay out of trouble. The goal is to extend the points lead going into Miller."
Marc Bunting, #65/TRG/F1 Air/Alpine Bagel/iRise/Pontiac GTO.R, "We have to try and stay ahead of the Porsche that is second in points. Our goal is to win the race, then the points will take care of themselves. Infineon is a pretty technical track and is fairly tight; there are really no long straights, which plays into our strength with the GTO.R. The team really knows the track well and the crew has some secrets that we will be able to use with initial setup and strategy."
Paul Edwards, #64/TRG/iRise/Pontiac GTO.R, "I have been around there quite a few times in the Penske PC-3 vintage F1 car, so I know my way around Infineon pretty good. The GTO.R is going to be very well suited to the layout, the transitions and the elevations changes will be an advantage for us. The variations of corners, slow and fast as well as the last hairpin are all good elements our GTO.R. We had a good car at Barber and Infineon is close in comparison. TRG has tested there, so we should be able to benefit from their miles. However it should also be a good Porsche track as well."
Kelly Collins, #64/TRG/iRise/Pontiac GTO.R, "Infineon is good track for me, I would guess I have about eight or ten starts at what used to be Sears Point and I have always finished toward the top. I think the track will be good for our GTO.Rs. Our car really excels at tracks with a lot transitions as we are very strong in the braking zone. The Pontiac has also proven to be an easy car to setup, so we should be good right off of the truck."
Kevin Buckler, TRG team owner, "Infineon is our home race track. Our team has a lot of laps around this facility and we know what it takes to win here. Marc and Andy are leading points and Kelly and Paul are not too far behind in third. We have been looking forward to this race all season and I am glad that it is the penultimate race on the schedule, a good showing here will set us up for our championship run in the last race at Miller Motorsport Park next month."