TRG Puts Three in Top Ten at Barber
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Birmingham, AL:TRG's KONI Sports Car Challenge cars finished fourth and seventh in the Grand-Am support race at Barber Motorsports Park. Duncan Ende and Spencer Pumpelly led the TRG charge with a fourth place finish.

The 2.3-mile, 16-turn rolling road course located just east of Birmingham produced no cautions the entire two-hour-and-thirty-minute race. Duncan Ende started the No. 39 DigiTrust Group/Adam's Polishes/Racer's Roast Coffee/ TRG Porsche 997 from his seventh place qualifying position, the best for a Porsche. Surrounded by big V-8 iron at the start Ende drove up to fourth place at the exchange with Pumpelly. Pumpelly was able to make it to the finish on the tank fuel for his stint securing a strong fourth place on the day.

"I had a pretty good start," Ende said. "We were the highest qualifying Porsche by a long way, which meant everyone around us had a lot more horsepower. The start was satisfying. I managed to get by a couple of the BMWs and was chasing the top three guys. The car went a little funky on me towards the end of my stint and I lost a little bit of ground. We were the best of the rest today, the first car without a big V-8 under the hood. It was a good points day."

"We had a really good car at the end," Pumpelly said. "I am not sure if the lap times reflected it, I was able to run down anyone in front of me and pass them. This was a really good job by the TRG guys. The car was great and the pit stop was flawless. The team is really hooked-up and all of the mechanics and strategist were really on this weekend."

John Potter started the No. 41 Magnus Racing/TRG Porsche 997 from the seventh row and was very racy early in the going. Potter had his first of what will be three trips in three different cars around Barber today. He will be competing in the Rolex Series in the TRG No. 66 and the No. 65. Andy Lally took over the car and tried to use some strategy to make up some track position without the help of a caution. Even though the team had to pit Lally late for a splash it proved to be a non factor. The sports car ace brought the car home in seventh.

"The car was good," Potter said. "Toward the end of my run it got a little loose, but that is to be expected. I wish we could have gotten a little break to help our strategy out. With the strategy we had to try to save some time with the pit stop and hope for a late race caution which never came."
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