TRG Looking to Sweep Rolex GT at The Glen Petaluma, CA, (Aug. 5, 2010) - TRG has the broom waiting in their attempt to sweep the two Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask no. 16 races at Watkins Glen International ...
TRG Looking to Sweep Rolex GT at The Glen
Petaluma, CA, (Aug. 5, 2010) - TRG has the broom waiting in their attempt to sweep the two Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask no. 16 races at Watkins Glen International Raceway. Andy Lally and Steve Bertheau will have the task of putting the No. 66 Sargent & Lundy/TRG/Porsche back in victory circle at this weekend's running of the Crown Royal 200 at The Glen.
TRG 66 Sargent & Lundy Lally, from Northport, New York, won the Sahlen's Six Hour at The Glen in June with Bob Doyle and Spencer Pumpelly. One of three wins so far on the season in Rolex competition, the other two coming at VIR (Virginia International Raceway) and Daytona in July. Lally is currently third in the Rolex Series GT point standings and will also be running the No. 71 Adobe Road/TRG Motorsports Chevy in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Sunday.
Bertheau will be making his third Grand-Am start this weekend, his first on The Glen's short course and is looking to follow-up a terrific win in GS at Mid-Ohio earlier in the year.
"My only experience at Watkins Glen was the Grand-Am GS race weekend in June," Bertheau said. "It was my first Grand-Am race, first time on the track, and Spencer and I took sixth. I really liked the long course, so we will be missing a fun part during the race. However, Turn One through the Bus Stop will still keep the race very exciting. My goal for the weekend is to be part of the team to help advance Andy's championship status."
Lally is looking for a perfect record in the GT class for 2010 at the historical northern New York road course.
"To sweep the Rolex races at Watkins Glen would be a massive accomplishment," Lally said. "The Rolex Series is so competitive that you have to have the best driver, best engineer, best crew and the best car. We will have to run an efficient race with everyone doing their job. The schedule is short. We are taking the same car we won with at the Six Hour with a similar set-up, but with some slight changes to suit the short course. The short course will give us some advantages and some disadvantages. I think in the end it evens itself out. We are going to add a place where we are not good and adding one where we are good. Taking away the Toe of the Boot Turn hurts us. We were fast through there in June. You will see the same people at the front on the short course that you did on the long."
Team owner Kevin Buckler brings fast cars to The Glen.
"We have always been strong with our Rolex cars at The Glen," Buckler said. "We won in June and are coming back as the favorites this weekend. We just need to back that up with performance from everyone. Steve has laps on the track from the June race weekend as well as his big Mid-Ohio GS victory. He is ready to take on the short course. Andy is always a force at this track. I think he was conceived in the Bog. We hope to wave the broom from the top step of the podium Saturday night, we are going to give our absolute best effort."