Mont-Tremblant: TRG race report

TRG led the GT class for more than half of the six-hour Rolex Sports Car Series race at Mont-Tremblant, but contact with a Daytona Prototype car ended the charge. Andy Lally led through most of his triple stint in the No. 65 Auto Gallery/TRG...

TRG led the GT class for more than half of the six-hour Rolex Sports Car Series race at Mont-Tremblant, but contact with a Daytona Prototype car ended the charge. Andy Lally led through most of his triple stint in the No. 65 Auto Gallery/TRG Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, but his co-driver Marc Bunting wasn't as fortunate. He was hit twice by the bigger prototype, resulting in damage to the car's bodywork and radiator. He returned to the track 15th and regained two positions to finish 13th. Andy Brumbaugh, Marc Bullock and Dave Master had a smooth run to 11th in the GT class in the No. 63 Master Asset Management/Somers Lithium/Targa Newfoundland Porsche.

Marc Bullock, Master Asset Management/Somers Lithium/Targa Newfoundland No. 63:

"I can't thank David [Master] enough for giving me the opportunity to do this race. Andy was a great leader, we all had fantastic times on the track. It's remarkable, we had no problems with the car whatsoever. The only problem was tire wear because of the rain, but that affected all of us equally."

Andy Brumbaugh, Master Asset Management/Somers Lithium/Targa Newfoundland No. 63:

"I wanted a top-ten finish, but I knew that with about 20 minutes to go and almost a full lap to make up to the 10th-placed car, it wasn't worth risking the car by pushing too hard. I settled into a comfortable rhythm for the last stint and just made sure I brought it home in one piece."

Dave Master, Master Asset Management/Somers Lithium/Targa Newfoundland No. 63:

"It feels great to have run five Rolex races and finished five times. It was a pleasure to drive with Marc, and Andy did a great job leading the driver lineup this weekend. Driving in the rain was an interesting challenge, but I'm glad we came through unscathed!"

Marc Bunting, Auto Gallery/TRG No. 65:

"I was hit twice by the same car. He hit me going into the hairpin, knocked the back end out and we lost the radiator. It's frustrating because Andy had a great qualifying and a great first half of the race. It's unfortunate to get taken out like that."

Andy Lally, Auto Gallery/TRG No. 65:

"We just had some back luck out there. The conditions were horrible. Now it's just charge. There's no more conserving now. We have nine races to go, but we have to charge to get all our points back. It's a pressure off that I didn't want off, but now we can just go flat out to win."

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