TRG Porsche Takes Rolex Grand-Am GT Title at Watkins Glen
Spencer Pumpelly and Steven Bertheau managed to coax just enough fuel out of TRG's No. 67 Sargent & Lundy Porsche 911 GT3 Cup to take the GT victory in a thrilling finish at the Canadian Tire 200 at Watkins Glen - the most recent round of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series.
Pumpelly led the final six circuits as the lead changed hands five times in the final hour, taking the checkered flag 2.12 seconds ahead of Taylor. Craig Stanton and John Potter took third in the No. 44 Magnus Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
Bill Lester and Jordan Taylor regained the lead in the production-based GT championship standings with a second place finish in the No. 88 Autohaus Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro. Andrew Davis and Leh Keen entered the race with a one-point lead, but finished seventh in the No. 59 Brumos Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and are now seven points behind (272-265) as they had to stop late in the race for fuel while leading the event.
Here are the revised GT points: Jordan Taylor/ Bill Lester (Camaro) 272, Leh Keen/ Andrew Davis (Porsche) 265, Jonathan Bomarito/ Sylvain Tremblay (Mazda) 257.
Starting from the 18th position, the winningTRG Porsche GT3 Cup car piloted by Steve Bertheau and Spencer Pumpelly secured one of the Series' most dramatic GT wins of the season. With a qualifying session cut short due to on-track incidents and limited practice time, the team battled several obstacles to claim victory in the fastest paced Grand-Am race of all time.