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GX Victory at Barber Pairs with GS Disappointment for Pumpelly

GX Victory at Barber Pairs with GS Disappointment for Pumpelly

 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 8, 2013) – Following a strong performance at Circuit of the Americas, Spencer Pumpelly arrived at Barber Motorsports Park for Round Three of the Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge riding a wave of podium momentum. While Pumpelly was able to keep his winning ways alive in GX, the Porsche ace’s GS race was over before it began.
 
Teaming again with Dr. Jim Norman in the No. 38 BGB Motorsports Porsche Cayman, Pumpelly was on a mission to get the team it’s second-straight GX class win. A transmission issue in qualifying relegated Norman to third on the grid, but the BGB crew was able to fix the issue in time for Saturday’s race. Read more...

Pumpelly Second at Sebring

Pumpelly Second at Sebring
 

SEBRING, Fla. (March 18, 2013) – Spencer Pumpelly scored a podium finish at the legendary 12 Hours of Sebring, the opening round of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. The race marked Pumpelly’s full-season debut with Flying Lizard Motorsports as he helped the veteran Porsche squad take home a runner-up finish in its first race in the GTC category.
 
This year’s GTC grid at Sebring was likely the strongest and most talented the category will ever see. The 10 entries were stacked with international driving talent from Porsche Supercup, Indycar and NASCAR Sprint Cup. It was up against this competition that Pumpelly qualified the No. 45 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
 
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Two Podiums in One Day for Pumpelly at COTA

AUSTIN, Texas (March 4, 2013) – Spencer Pumpelly backed up a thrilling runner-up finish in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with a class win in the Rolex Sports Car Series a few hours later to complete a successful weekend at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas.
 
Saturday’s racing action began with the Continental Tire race, where Pumpelly teamed with Dr. Jim Norman to drive the No. 38 BGB Motorsports Porsche Carrera. The race would be an uphill battle for Pumpelly and crew, as strict qualifying rules eliminated Norman’s two best qualifying laps, putting the team back to 16th on the starting grid.

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Flying Lizard Successfully Completes 2013 ALMS Winter Test; Spencer Pumpelly Quickest in GTC

Flying Lizard Successfully Completes 2013 ALMS Winter Test; Spencer Pumpelly Quickest in GTC

February 8, 2013 – Sebring, Florida – Flying Lizard Motorsports wrapped up two full days of track time at Sebring Raceway, continuing to work on coming up to speed with its 2013 No. 44 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in the American Le Mans Series GTC class. Along the way, the team recorded multiple lap times quicker than last year's 12 Hours of Sebring GTC pole and made significant progress on its understanding of the necessary engineering setup of the car and the Yokohama GTC tire.

Drivers Spencer Pumpelly (USA), Nelson Canache Jr. (Venezuela), and Archie Hamilton (UK) completed more than 70 laps each and over 80% of the Sebring race length in total over the two day test. "This test was a great full introduction to the team in the ALMS environment." Nelson added, "I am very happy with how the team runs and it's one of the most professional teams I have had the chance to work with. Spencer did a great job and I've learned a lot from him while working on finding good pace. We've done quite a bit of setup work and are headed in the right direction."

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TRG Announces First GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Entry For 2012

Petaluma, CA (December 15th, 2011) - The Racer's Group announced today that two stalwarts from its 2011 Daytona 24 champion GT team. Spencer Pumpelly and Steve Bertheau, will not only return to defend their title but will embark on a full-season effort in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series in 2012.  Pumpelly and Bertheau will form the nucleus of the defending championship team that will take to the high-banks of Daytona before the duo continues the 13-race Grand-Am Rolex Series schedule. The two will compete in a 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, wearing the No. 67 Sargent & Lundy/TRG banner.

While TRG's complete driver lineups for the Daytona 24 have yet to be announced, team owner Kevin Buckler indicated that he is expecting another armada with which to attack America's 24-hour endurance classic for its historic 50th Anniversary celebration. A year ago, TRG fielded five cars, and Buckler anticipates another similar assault from GT class again for 2012.

"I can't even begin to express how thrilled I am to have a guy like Steve back in the car and back with TRG for 2012.  He has been a great driver and a great friend!" team owner Kevin Buckler states. "Watching Steve work so hard on his driving and now be able to come back to tracks for the 2nd time---well this should be good.  And to be able to pair him up with a proven sports car veteran like Pumpelly... this is what TRG is all about! The 2012 season is sure to be exciting!"

"Winning Daytona last year was one of the biggest thrills of my life and certainly the the highlight of my race career to date," said Bertheau. "To have the chance to defend with Spencer and a team like TRG is a once in a lifetime moment. It's a long race and anything can happen, but I know we will be ready.  And I am really looking forward to a full-season as well.  Who knows what could happen there!"

Last season was another landmark year for The Racer's Group, which yielded 12 professional sports car podiums, including GRAND-AM wins at Daytona and Watkins Glen. The trip to victory lane at one of the world'smost famous endurance races tobegin the 2011 season was not unprecendented.  TRG has won the prestigious 24-hour American race four times, including once overall from the GT class in the now famous Monster Cable Porsche.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Coming back to Daytona with Steve and all of the TRG guys to defend our 2011 victory is really going to be neat." Pumpelly states. " We made memories last season that we'll never forget. I can't wait to find out what 2012 has in store."

"We have been working diligently and feverishly during the off-season to defend a title that has become very important to us and is the pinnacle of endurance racing in the U.S.," said Buckler.  "As further announcements roll out, I think you will see how serious we are about winning this race in this very historic year."

The No. 67 Sargent & Lundy/TRG Porsche 911 GT3 Cup will begin preparation for its defense at the January 6-8 "Roar Before the 24" event at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

For more information and sponsorship details, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Detailed team info can be viewed at www.trgmotorsports.com and www.theracersgroup.com.

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