Rolex 24 Hour Preview: TRG
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TRG Begins Quest for Third Rolex 24 GT Win




Five TRG Porsches poised for 24 hour run


Petaluma, California, TRG has finished the preparation of its five Porsche GT entries for the Grand-Am Rolex Series Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona. The team is ready to make a run for its third Rolex 24 hour win in the twice-around-the-clock classic to be run this weekend, January 24-25.

Just three weeks ago, following the early January test, the team loaded three of the top four cars on the final GT timing sheet and headed to its NASCAR headquarters in Mooresville, North Carolina for race prep. The team of Justin Marks, RJ Valentine, Andy Lally, Patrick Long, Joerg Bergmeister in the No. 67 Construct Corps/CRG/No Fear Energy Drinks/K1 Speed/Voodoo Ride/Gemstone Winery/TRG Porsche GT3 posted the second fastest time in GT. The team is no stranger to 24 hour success, Bergmeister has won the Daytona 24 in a TRG car in 2003 overall and again in GT in 2002, with team owner Kevin Buckler as teammate. Lally won the 24 in the old SRPII class in 2001. Justin Marks knows what it is going to take to be successful this weekend.

"This is an incredibly difficult race," Marks said. "You need so much more than just speed to win. You do have to be fast, but you have to be smart. The strategy has to be good and everyone has to do their job well. I am optimistic for the race, but those thoughts can be dangerous. I'm just trying to prepare for my job. I'll try to be hydrated, healthy and well rested going into it. You just have to take care of yourself in the days leading up to it. I won't eat that much during the race just be real picky about what I fuel with. Adrenaline has always picked up the remaining slack. I don't sleep. I don't even really like leaving the infield. This is one of the most important endurance races in the world and we can win it. I'll sleep Sunday night."

In the No. 65 Riegel-Stanton/Cystic Fibrosis Foundation/65 Roses/Magnus Racing/Marquis Jet/Resorts International/IPC/Total Lubricants/TRG Porsche GT3 John Potter, Bryce Miller, Craig Stanton, and Marco Holzer have an excellent mix of speed, veteran leadership and youth ready to take on the high-banks of Daytona. At the test, Bryce Miller turned some of the fastest and most consistent laps of the weekend and new comer to the Porsche Factory line-up, Holzer, posted the third fasted time in GT. Stanton is the 2005 Rolex Series GT champion and brings his endurance pedigree to the team. The team's association with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is offering unique tours and VIP experiences for charitable donations at the Rolex 24. Information can be found at www.65rosesracing.com.
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