Watkins Glen: Randy Pobst race report

Heat Wave at Watkins Glen Watkins Glen, NY (June 7, 2008) - After a blistering afternoon of 95 degree weather and multiple incidents, Randy and his TRG ...

Heat Wave at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, NY (June 7, 2008) - After a blistering afternoon of 95 degree weather and multiple incidents, Randy and his TRG #68 Porsche GT3, with co-drivers RJ Valentine and Bryan Sellers, finished a respectable thirteenth in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen. TRG/The Racers Group is owned by Kevin Buckler who gave Randy his first drive in a Porsche and in the GT level and is a great friend.

"I 'almost' did a great job today. I drove the TRG Porsche in the middle stint of the six hour race and felt like I did a great job managing the Pirelli tires in very hot conditions. We were able to stay in touch with the eventual second place Pontiac for the entire stint. After all that good driving, I blew the pit stop, zeroing in on the wrong TRG pit stop board. Wouldn't you agree that, from a distance, 66 looks a lot like 68? No great harm done but embarrassing. My co-drivers RJ and Bryan did a great job as did the whole TRG team."

In the morning qualifying session for the World Challenge race, Randy proved that he is always a threat to win at Watkins Glen by grabbing the pole in his #1 K-PAX/3R Racing Porsche.

"I'm surprised and thrilled and consider it a minor miracle. We scored a Manufacturers' point for Porsche and 5 Drivers' points which is always important in the run for the championship. I really didn't think it was possible, but the tricky-to-drive set-up created by engineer Will Moody did the job. We will work to tame the car before the race. We expect the race to be really close and hard fought."

"I would like to thank my team and my personal sponsors Team Janica Racing, Prairie Hills Motorsport Club, ChaseCam, and saferacer.com for their continued support. A thank you to Kevin Buckler for allowing us to put David and Janice Stevoff's Team Janica Racing signage on the flanks of the TRG Porsche.

Apologies to Kevin Buckler for misspelling his name in the previous press release. Randy's writer was hot and tired after working in the pits at Watkins Glen all day (we'll blame the hot temps).

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-credit: randypobst.com

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Randy Pobst , Kevin Buckler , Bryan Sellers