Watkins Glen III: TRG qualifying report

TRG Pontiac GTO.Rs Qualify Second and Third in GT at Watkins Glen Watkins Glen, New York -- The number 64 TRG/Pontiac GTO.R driven by Paul Edwards qualified second for tomorrow's running of the Grand American Rolex Series Crown Royal 250 to be...

TRG Pontiac GTO.Rs Qualify Second and Third in GT at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, New York -- The number 64 TRG/Pontiac GTO.R driven by Paul Edwards qualified second for tomorrow's running of the Grand American Rolex Series Crown Royal 250 to be run at Watkins Glen. Teammate Marc Bunting posted a season's best effort and will roll away third.

Following a rain-and-fog-filled day, the qualifying session was run under sunny skies and 65-degree weather. Paul Edwards was able to drive his GTO.R to a front row starting position with a time of 1:55.809."We seemed to have lost some straight line speed up through the esses, maybe it was the wind," said Edwards. "We will look at taking out some wing out in the warm-up and see where we are at for the race. The car has been good all weekend. The things we found in our VIR test last week have translated well to Watkins Glen. Marc will start behind me, so we will be looking help support them in the fight for the season ending championship."

Marc Bunting, behind the wheel of the number 65/TRG/Pontiac GTO.R, posted his best qualifying effort of the season with a time of 1:56.211. He will take the green flag from the second row.

"The car was really good," said Bunting. "I did not get a lot of laps so far this weekend as we elected not to go out this morning. The qualifying session was clean and dry, I was able to get nearly traffic-free laps. It will be nice to start up front as opposed to trying to make up positions. Andy and I pretty much have to set our sights on winning the last three races to have a chance to win the GT class."

"Marc did a great job in qualifying," said Kevin Buckler, team owner. "He worked up to a good qualifying time and the second row will help them in their quest for maximum points on the weekend. Paul put the car solidly on the front row. He and Jan really get down to business. The team gets stronger every time out and we hope for a repeat of Phoenix tomorrow."

The Grand American Rolex Series will run at Watkins Glen International tomorrow, September 24th and will be televised live starting at 3:00 p.m. EST on the Speed Channel.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Paul Edwards , Kevin Buckler , Marc Bunting