The Racers Group (TRG)
Petaluma, CA (June 7, 2012) - TRG's No. 67 Sargent & Lundy Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car returns to action this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the EMCO Gears Classic. Drivers Steve Bertheau and Spencer Pumpelly head to the historic 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course in Lexington, OH, hoping for another strong finish as the team heads into mid-season of the Rolex Grand-Am Series.
"We've begun a pretty hectic stretch," says Bertheau, referring to four races over five weeks that began last week at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. "But there's nothing like getting in the car and racing week after week to get us in that groove we are looking for."
Bertheau and Pumpelly won twice together last year on the Grand-Am circuit and came close earlier this season at the Rolex 24, finishing second. To date, the top podium slot has eluded the duo although they have had fast, capable cars much all season.
"We're ready to make a run at one," said Pumpelly. "The cars have been fast. They've been set up great. It's just been different things at different races that have kept us out of contention."
At Birmingham, there was an early race incident. At Homestead, a rain-shortened race cut the chances for a sure podium and perhaps a win. At Detroit, it was a punt from a prototype and a flat tire.
"I feel it!" said team owner Kevin Buckler. "Steve has really come on this season, and Spencer is one of the best drivers on this circuit and a great co-driver for Steve. Mid-Ohio is a classic road course with tons of history and tradition and this race, 2 years ago, was Steve and Spencers' first big win together in our GS car!!! It's a great place to race and I'm sure our entire crew will get the adrenalin going. It's impossible not to at a place like that."