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P1 Drivers Race Into Utah for Salt Lake City 200

Trinkler Looks for Three in a Row in Utah and Lee Carpentier Joins Matt Connolly Motorsports in GTO-R


Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/10/2010 -- P1 Groupe, the premiere motorsports management company, is ending the GRAND-AM Series season with a bang on September 10-11, 2010 at the Miller Motorsports Park as the company has clients in all levels of both the Continental Tire Challenge and Rolex Series competing this weekend. Fan favorite, Owen Trinkler, who has won two races in a row is looking for a trifecta this weekend and will be racing with team owner Randy Smalley in the Continental Tire Challenge Series ST Class in his RSR Mini Cooper S. Lee Carpentier and Mike Sweeney join Matt Connolly Motorsports and will be racing in the GTO-R, a car which has won the most races in GRAND-AM History. This will also mark the final race of the GTO-R in Grand Am competition, so the team and driving tandem are looking to end on a strong note.

“We are attempting to go three for three this weekend,” said Owen Trinkler. “With a victory, we will have the momentum going into the 2011 season few teams can match. The Mini Cooper S is the ultimate GRAND-AM car and are already preparing the lineup of drivers as we will again campaign the Mini throughout 2011 as well.”

This is his second full season with RSR Motorsports in the Mini Cooper. In 2009 Trinkler qualified in Pole Position on two occasions and had a season-best finish of 4th place at Barber Motorsports Park while leading laps in a number of races for his RSR Motorsports team in the Mini Cooper S race car. This is in addition to the two pole positions he earned for the same team in the 2008 racing season, but shadows in comparison to his many racing accomplishments.

Lee Carpentier joins Matt Connolly Motorsports in the Pontiac GTO-R in the GT class of the Rolex Series through the work of P1 Groupe. For Carpentier racing in the GTO-R is a coveted one, as he makes his GRAND AM debut.

The Miller Motorsports Park round will mark the completion of the 2010 season in both the Continental Tire Challenge Series and Rolex Sportscar Series. It will be attracting racing fans from across the world to cheer Trinkler, Sweeney and Carpentier to victory.

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