TRG's Has Trying Day at Mid-Ohio
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Lexington, Ohio, (June 20, 2009) - TRG's Justin Marks and Andy Lally finished the Grand-Am Rolex Series EMCO Gears Classic at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in eighth. John Potter and Craig Stanton finished ninth, Josemanuel Gutierrez and Scott Schroeder were 12th, with Duncan Ende and Spencer Pumpelly ending the day in 14th. This caps a very trying day for TRG.

What started out as a tough day at Infineon Raceway with the TRG Motorsports Adobe Road Winery NASCAR Sprint Cup Chevy Impala SS of David Gilliland being wrecked in morning practice spilled over into the team's Grand-Am Race at Mid-Ohio. Each of the four TRG GT entries had issues on the day.

Justin Marks No. 67 Construct Corps/Kartel Motorsports/No Fear Energy Drinks/Voodoo Ride/K1 Speed/Gemstone Winery/TRG Porsche GT3 had a competitive car for three-quarters of the race, with teammate Andy Lally running in third when a flat tire forced them to pit out of sequence costing the duo valuable track position.

"It was a little bit disappointing," Marks said. "It was another race in this string of bad luck for us. The first stint was kind of screwy because we stopped during that first caution to get the mandatory pit stop out of the way early. Half the field did it and half the field didn't so there was a lot of mismatched strategy out there. Once things settled down I tried to force a better time out of the car but couldn't do it so I just rode around and kept us in position for Andy. The good news is that we are going back to Daytona, where we won earlier this year, so hopefully we can have a good run there July 4th."

"We had a great car today," Lally said. "This was probably the best balance we have had so I have to say thanks to my crew and Jeff (Braun) our engineer and all of the guys for hustling. We were going to have a really good battle there but unfortunately we had an overanxious DP and he hit me in the rear going into turn nine. It took a couple of laps but we wore through our sidewall which gave us a flat and we had to pit for that and lost some time. It was one of those things that at the end of the day it was a tough deal and not the result we wanted, but I'm a lucky guy because I get to be a race car driver for a living and work with these guys."

John Potter started the No. 65 Magnus Racing/TRG Porsche GT3 and had it solidly in the top five. Craig Stanton took over and had an unfortunate incident with the No. 40 Mazda late in the race on a restart, relegating the team to a ninth place finish.
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