It's a case of second verse, same as the first, for Spencer Pumpelly and the TRG team in the Rolex Series GT category.
The Virginia native topped the charts for GT competitors for the second straight day at Homestead, teaming with Tim George Jr in the #67 Porsche GT3 to head a good day for TRG as Bryce Miller and Ted Ballou in the #66 and RJ Valentine and Bryan Sellers in the #65 also proved fast to leave team principal Kevin Buckler ecstatic about his pairings.
“We're pretty excited,” Buckler said, “Our team has really gelled this year - we've got a great group of drivers and team members back again and we couldn't be more pleased with the results.
“All the teams here were really quite fast. It's funny, because the difference between first and tenth really is not that much, but being quickest both days was good and I'm real proud of the guys.”
TRG cars finished second, third and fourth in this year's Rolex 24, behind the #70 SpeedSource Mazda RX-8 which did not test at Homestead, and was just a whisker away from winning at Homestead last season, as Andy Lally finished less than a second behind the #70.
Though Lally is gone, leadership remains a constant with the TRG camp, even for newcomers like Miller, who left Farnbacher Loles Motorsports after helping that team to a team title.
“Bryce Miller has really stepped up to take the spot that Andy Lally held and that's our goal this year,” Buckler said, “We're putting Bryce in that lead position and, based on his driving, he's certainly capable of doing that.
“Ted Ballou, his co-driver, was also right up there with the front running guys this weekend; Spencer, as usual, was great this week and so was Tim George at the end of the day today. RJ Valentine loves Homestead and was great with Bryan Sellers, and I think all three cars will be looking for a podium when we come back.”