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TRG to Campaign Four Cars in Bosch Engineering 250 at Virginia International Raceway AJR Homestead PETALUMA, Calif. - TRG looks to return to victory lane when the team brings a four-car assault to the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series...

TRG to Campaign Four Cars in Bosch Engineering 250 at Virginia International Raceway

AJR Homestead PETALUMA, Calif. - TRG looks to return to victory lane when the team brings a four-car assault to the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Bosch Engineering 250 at Virginia International Raceway April 26-27.

Spencer Pumpelly and Tim George will drive the No. 67 Tampico Porsche GT3. This tandem was the Rolex Series GT Driver's Championship point leaders heading into the Mexico City 250, but a broken wheel stud put them out of the race and subsequently dropped to them to a tie for second in the point standings with 81 points. The duo looks to regain the top spot with a win at VIR. Through three races, Pumpelly and George have a second (Homestead-Miami) and a third-place (Daytona) finish.

Bryce Miller and Ted Ballou are coming off a solid sixth place finish last weekend in Mexico City. This weekend, they look to improve upon that effort when they do battle in their No. 66 Marquis Jet/Mitchell Rubber/Resorts International/IPC/Total Lubricants Porsche GT3. Miller and Ballou finished second in the Rolex 24 At Daytona earlier this season and are currently tied for eighth in the Rolex Series GT Driver's Championship point standings with 75 points.

Teammates Bryan Sellers and RJ Valentine return to the track after a one race layoff to campaign the No. 68 CGR/Maxter/Rotax/MBA Group/F1 Air Porsche GT3. In 2006, Valentine won this race with co-drivers Andy Lally and Marc Bunting.

Co-pilots Jim Lowe and Jim Pace also make their return to Rolex Series GT competition this weekend in the No. 64 SRS/Globus/Adopt A Pig Porsche GT3. In their only race this season, Lowe and Pace finished fourth in the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

"VIR is another beautiful racing facility where our team has had success in the past, as our No. 65 team with Andy Lally and Marc Bunting won there in 2006," said team owner Kevin Buckler. "We're definitely going to push hard to get back into Victory Circle there this weekend, and with four cars and four good driver lineups, I think we've got a great shot to do just that. I am really looking forward to having Jim Lowe and Jim Pace back with TRG, and I know RJ and Bryan Sellers are chomping at the bit."

TRG is currently second (81 points) and fifth (75 points) in the Rolex Series GT Team Championship point standings.

The first Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series GT practice session for the Bosch Engineering 250 begins at 9:45 a.m. (EDT) Saturday, April 26 and continues into a combined practice session with the Daytona Prototypes at 10:15 a.m. (EDT). At 2:30 p.m. (EDT), a 25-minute combined practice session begins, followed by a 15-minute GT qualifying session at 3:30 p.m. (EDT). The green flag will drop on round four a 1 p.m. (EDT) Sunday, April 27.

-credit: www.theracersgroup.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Kevin Buckler , Andy Lally , Spencer Pumpelly , Jim Pace , Marc Bunting , Bryan Sellers , Jim Lowe , Ted Ballou , Bryce Miller