TRG Fifth in GT at The Glen
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Watkins Glen, N.Y., (June 6, 2009) - TRG's John Potter, Spencer Pumpelly and Craig Stanton came home fifth in today's running of the Grand-Am Rolex Series Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen. Teammates Josemanuel Gutierrez, Scott Schroeder and Duncan Ende finished the day in 11th with Justin Marks, RJ Valentine and Andy Lally ending in 13th.

Coming into the race Pumpelly had a slim one point lead in the GT championship standings. He leaves The Glen second in points, just eight back from the leader. The consistency of the No. 66 AXA/Wealth Management Strategies/Magnus Racing/TRG Porsche GT3 showed once again finishing in fifth with new to the car drivers John Potter and Craig Stanton. Pumpelly was able to lead 11 laps in two different segments during the race.

"It is a top five finish, our worst all year is a sixth, so the consistency is there," Pumpelly said. "We are keeping the streak alive. We just need a little more speed. The guys did a good job in the pits and with the strategy. At the end we just didn't have the pace. We will have to figure out what we can do. John had a great opening stint and Craig had a solid middle run as well. I wished we could have come away with a podium, but fifth is all we could get today."

"The 66 car is really fast," Stanton said. "TRG put together a great car for us today - it never missed a beat all week. Obviously we are with the 65 team and we combined drivers and supporters this weekend for a good finish. John opened with a great stint. Spencer jumped in and put us up front. I hopped in and kept us toward the front and Spencer brought it home for a good finish in fifth. It was a really good effort. We were out gunned a little bit by some of the other cars, but it was fun to drive with Spencer."

Josemanuel Gutierrez, Duncan Ende and Scott Schroeder finished 11th on the day in the No. 68 Cohen Financial/Intercity Lines/TRG Porsche GT3 . The trio of up and coming professional drivers had a challenging day that included a flat tire for Schroeder.

"The car was good, but I had some tire rub in the esses," Schroeder said. "About 20-minutes into my session I had the tire let go through there and I had to nurse the car around for three-quarters of a lap. It hurt us. We lost a couple of laps because of the flat. We were doing a good job trying to gain those laps back. I am looking forward to Mid-Ohio in two weeks."
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