The Racer&Rsquo;s Group finishes troiseme at Le Grand Prix De Trois-Rivieres. TROIS-RIVIERES Qc.,Canada.-- August 3, 2002-- The Racer's Group No. 66 Porsche 911 GT3 RS finished third in GT class today at Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres in Quebec.
The Racer&Rsquo;s Group finishes troiseme at Le Grand Prix De Trois-Rivieres.
TROIS-RIVIERES Qc.,Canada.-- August 3, 2002-- The Racer's Group No. 66 Porsche 911 GT3 RS finished third in GT class today at Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres in Quebec. The car was driven by team owner and driver Kevin Buckler along with professional, driver Michael Schrom.
Buckler started the race fourth on the grid and Schrom piloted the car halfway into the race with Buckler taking the car through the finish line. The drivers completed 147 laps total on the 1.52-mile, eleven turn street circuit located right in the heart of downtown Trois-Rivieres.
"I was having a good battle with the second place Alex Job Racing car and I had an incident with one of the prototypes. The same car hit me later on but the little Porsche is tough. Michael drove a perfect stint and even with the damage from the incident, we finished a solid third," Buckler said of his finish.
"I kept it clean and simple, supporting Kevin the whole way. It was a steady race with no mistakes. I like this track and look forward to driving it again," said Schrom.
The team has enjoyed an amazing season with class wins at both the Rolex 24 at Daytona and Le Mans in France plus five podium wins in ALMS and the highest points scoring GT team in the Grand Am series. The Racer's Group is the winningest Porsche team in endurance racing this season.
The Racer's Group is a manufacturer and distributor of high performance Porsche parts, an engine and chassis building and tuning facility, a full service Porsche prep shop and a professional race team. Additionally, the organization provides electrical and mechanical engineering services, driver development and "arrive and drive" programs. They are also the North American distributor of the UNICHIP, a fully programmable piggyback computer system that enhances the performance of streetcars and currently support approximately 130 dealers in the U.S. The Racer's Group is located at Infineon Raceway, formally Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.