Dion von Moltke, Matt Bell, Owen Trinkler, and Mike Sweeney Taking on GRAND-AM Series
Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/18/2010 -- P1 Groupe, the premiere motorsports management company will have four of the drivers it represents racing this weekend at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada. Racing will be Dion von Moltke, Matt Bell, Owen Trinkler, and Mike Sweeney. The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres is part of GRAND-AM’s Continental Tire Series.
Dion von Moltke, the leading candidate for Rookie of the Year in the Daytona Prototype class of the Rolex Series, joins Ian Baas in the #01 APR Motorsport Audi S4. Von Moltke has wowed fans this year with racing ability and is looking towards one of his favorite venues at Trois-Rivieres.
“I am looking forward to the challenge that Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres offers,” said Dion von Moltke. “Along with Ian, we are motivated to win and I am confident that this team will meet the challenges in a way to excite fans from across the world.”
Matt Bell , one of the upcoming stars of GRAND-AM racing and a fan favorite will be racing in his usual #6 Stevenson Motorsport Sunoco Camaro GS.R with co-driver, Jeff Bucknum. They are looking to get that win that has escaped them thus this season. Bell won this race one season ago and is looking to repeat it again this year.
“This race has been good for us,” said Matt Bell. “We are looking forward to a repeat performance this year from our past showing here to get the momentum for this season rolling.”
In the ST class will be Owen Trinkler in the #198 Mini Cooper S coming off his strong win at the Garden State 250 with team owner Randy Smalley. Trinkler is looking to add a second straight win this weekend as he dominated much of this event in 2009 and handed the car over to his team mate well in the lead before ultimately finishing 11th.
“We had a great run last year at this track, and the Mini is great on brakes, which is another asset the Mini has over our competitors at this circuit” exudes Trinkler. “Based on our run last season, and coming off a win the last race out, our entire team is pumped for this weekend, we’re looking to pick up where we took off.”
Rising star, Mike Sweeney is joining the Compass 360 team in the #77 Honda Civic SI with Gregory Liefooghe. Sweeney finished the 2009 event sharing a car with fellow P1 driver Dion von Moltke en route to the pairs 7th place finish.
"I can't explain how stoked I am to be back in a car,” said Mike Sweeney. “I am more motivated than ever to get out front this weekend, and I'm confident this team will give me the car to do it! The Compass 360 team has accomplished great results over the past few seasons and I can't wait to climb behind the wheel of their Honda Civic SI with Greg and continue the teams’ run of top results."
"My management team at P1 Groupe and I have been really working hard to put a program together and want to thank Karl Thomson of Compass 360 for this opportunity,” continued Sweeney. “Bonjour Quebec, allez y Compass 360!”
Additional information on P1 Groupe may be found at http://www.P1Groupe.com and on driver’s sites http://www.dionvm.com, http://www.mbellracing.com, and http://www.gomikesweeney.com.