TRG Trio Ready for Six at The Glen. Pumpelly Leads GT Points!
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Petaluma, CA: TRG's Spencer Pumpelly takes his narrow GT points lead into the Grand-Am Rolex Series Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen this Saturday, June 6. Pumpelly holds the GT driver standings lead by a single point.

The demanding 3.4-mile, 11-turn undulating Watkins Glen road course in upstate New York will put the three TRG entries to the test early on. The long straights should favor the V8s and the light weight competitors, while the fast sweeping turns should favor the Porsches.

Team owner Kevin Buckler is mixing the TRG lineup for the six hours. He is pairing GT points leader Pumpelly with 2005 Grand-Am champion Craig Stanton and the up and coming TRG driver, John Potter. Pumpelly, Potter and Stanton will drive the No. 66 AXA/Wealth Management Strategies/Magnus Racing/TRG Porsche GT3. The 66 car has been TRGs most consistent runner this season posting a second place finish at the Rolex 24 Hour, a sixth place at Virginia International Raceway (VIR), a second place at New Jersey Motorsports Park and a fourth place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

"We will need to have consistency behind the wheel, good pit stops, and mistake free driving to do well this weekend," Pumpelly said. "We will also have to be really up on our strategy game, driver order will be important and we need to be very specific on our fuel usage. The Porsche will really have no performance advantage at The Glen. The straights are long and the uphill sections definitely favor the V8 Pontiacs and the lightweight Mazdas. I really like Watkins Glen. I won my first ever race in September of 1997 at The Glen and I also won the six hours in 2007. I am looking forward to having John and Craig with me this weekend."

"To be really successful this weekend we will need to cross the finish line in front of every other car," Potter said. "Keeping the tires alive will be a key factor. All of the Porsche teams last year had trouble with the rear tires here and hopefully we will be better. In the end, it comes down to the driver not abusing them more than necessary. As with all long races, consistency also helps. The race goes on a long time. I think the Mazdas will be really strong. In 2006, my first season racing anything, I was in a Skip Barber regional and Watkins Glen was the site of my first podium. It is one of my top three favorite tracks to drive. Strategy is important in every race and I think more so in the shorter ones, however with six hours to deal with it is that much harder to plan for the end when there is so much uncertainty. We will be joining Spencer this weekend in the 66 car, so I think we have a great chance at a top finish."
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