TRG Bringing Five to Laguna Seca
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Petaluma, Calif., (May 12, 2009) - TRG is bringing five Porsche GT entries to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for this weekend's Verizon Festival of Speed. TRG's Ted Ballou and Spencer Pumpelly, on the heels of a second place finish in New Jersey, currently lead the GT drivers championship point standings.

Ted Ballou and Spencer Pumpelly spent a lot of time in the lead at New Jersey Motorsports Park two weeks ago in their No. 66 AXA/Mitchell Rubber/Wealth Management Strategies/TRG Porsche GT3. Eventually settling for second, Pumpelly is looking forward to a one place improvement at Laguna Seca.

"Besides the neighborhood - I like all the high speed turns like four, five and the kink," Pumpelly said. Laguna has a lot of fast turns. We will need to protect our rear tires over the course of the stint. Rear tire wear is always an issue with the 911 and the slippery Laguna surface will make it even tougher on the teams. The track was the site of my last victory in KONI, at least until last weekend. Porsche got a little help this past week, but it was small when compared to what we needed. We are significantly slower on the straights to the other cars, which makes passing a real challenge, but as always the team will come ready to do our best."

Justin Marks started the No. 67 Construct Corp/No Fear Energy Drinks/Voodoo Ride/Kartel Motorsports/K1 Speed/Gemstone Winery/TRG Porsche GT3 is coming off of a strong run at New Jersey Motorsports Park and are eighth in GT points. Teamed with TRG regular and Grand-Am champion Andy Lally, the duo are eager to back-up their season opening win at the Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona.

"Laguna is one of the best tracks on the tour," Marks said. "Besides just being a world class facility, it's in a beautiful setting. Monterey is a great part of the country. I always look forward to this race because the track is challenging, as well as the accommodations, the food, the scenery, and the town is all amazing. There are a few good passing opportunities on the circuit that makes your car's grip off the corners very important. Utilizing the rear end weight of the Porsche to aid in forward bite is going to be crucial to get good runs into the braking zones. My career began here at Skip Barber and a few years later my first professional podium in SPEED World Challenge. My best memories have been sharing my passion for racing with my close friends and family at this place, my home track."
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