The Racers Group (TRG) is back on the sun-soaked streets of Long Beach March 13-15 for the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Long Beach. This 44th edition of the wild “Roar on the Shore” is sure to be one of the hottest tickets of the year for motorsports fans, with its gorgeous seaside vistas, exciting racing and a world-wide streaming and television audience in the second largest media market in the United States. TRG is eager to take on this historic 1.9 mile street circuit and challenge for the Invitational GTS class win in the #66 TRG Porsche Cayman GT4 MR with championship sportscar veteran Spencer Pumpelly taking the wheel.
A WIN – WELL WITHIN REACH
Spencer Pumpelly brings a long history of racing success to the challenging 11-turn course that has become a staple on the PWC calendar. “The track is a good combination of fast and technical, especially for a street course,” Pumpelly says. “The biggest challenge at Long Beach is dealing with the bumps. The circuit requires a car that’s nimble and compliant and of course, fast. And that’s what the team is giving me. I can’t wait for the green flag.”
Pumpelly, known as one of the most talented drivers on the sportscar racing circuit, has had strong success with TRG and Porsche. He began his six-year long relationship with TRG in 2006 and brought home an epic GT class (Pumpelly’s second) win at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona in 2011 with owner (and two-time Rolex 24 winning driver) Kevin Buckler and the team. During his tenure with TRG, Pumpelly was a fixture on the podium: four top-three finishes in the Rolex 24, a second-place at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2011, two six-hour victories and more than a dozen victories and many podiums across a variety of series including Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge, Grand-Am and American Le Mans.
Source. The Racers Group