Mont-Tremblant: TRG preview

TRG knows what it takes to win on le Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, site of the next Rolex Sports Car Series race. The California team won the GT class on the 2.65-mile track in 2002 and followed with a second-place class finish in 2004. Andy...

TRG knows what it takes to win on le Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, site of the next Rolex Sports Car Series race. The California team won the GT class on the 2.65-mile track in 2002 and followed with a second-place class finish in 2004. Andy Lally of Dacula, Ga., who drives the No. 65 Auto Gallery/TRG Porsche 911 GT3 Cup with Marc Bunting of Monkton, Md., has won at Mont-Tremblant, topping the SRPII class in 2002. He also notched two class pole positions on the fast Canadian course.

"I love this track! it is so smooth and has some great high-speed sweeping corners. I love just about everything about this track and am really looking forward to racing there again," he said. ''Turn one is probably the trickiest corner. There are three different elevation changes through the corner and it is a totally blind exit. Add on to that the fact it may be the fastest corner on the track and you now have one tough corner."

video view

Marc Bullock of Tulsa, Okla., and Dave Master of Santa Fe, N.M., will race at Mont-Tremblant for the first time on May 21, sharing the No. 63 Master Asset Management/Somers Lithium Porsche. Master has logged long hours preparing for the race with an in-car video.

"I watch it for three to five hours at least, just getting the memory of all the things that you do in the car. Then I'll get the track map and write down all the brake points and all the shift points and have that all in my mind before I even get there, so my time to learn the track will be much shorter," he explained.

"It's a beautiful layout, and it looks like it's in extremely good condition. It doesn't seem to be a complicated track. I counted -- it's only got 10 upshifts and eight downshifts. But any track takes at least three different times to really learn it. Then I get comfortable, really get the sense that I'm beginning to know the little nuances of the track."

global racer

Marc Bullock plans to see the world from his race car. He and his son Marc will start their international quest driving a Porsche Cayenne S in the Targa Newfoundland international rally in September. The seven-day Canadian event covers 1300 miles. The pair have also entered the 2007 Peking-to-Paris 10,000-mile race, and they will likely contest a race from Equador to Argentina in 2006. Shanghai, China, is also on their wish list.

"We love the adventure of travel and the adventure of all car nuts, so I think that's a good meld," Bullock said.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Andy Lally , Marc Bunting , Dave Master , Marc Bullock