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TRG Announces Full Season ALMS Assault

The Racer's Group (TRG) has announced a high quality entry in the GTC class of the 2013 ALMS.

Ben Keating and Damien Faulkner will campaign a brand-new Porsche 997 GT3 Cup car over the full season.

Keating has raced multiple times with TRG, including two Rolex 24's at Daytona. His 2013 ALMS GTC campaign follows his second SRT Viper Cup Championship, winning six races and earning eight podiums.

Damien Faulkner ran with TRG at Daytona a year ago and has been a front runner in the GTC class in recent years with a pair of victories that included the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2011, six poles and four fastest (race) laps.

The season signings are joined by Craig Stanton for Sebring and Petit Le Mans.  

The three are expected to test at the Sebring Winter Test, February 7-8.

Kevin Buckler on Ben Keating:

"All of us at TRG are seriously proud to be announcing this program with Ben Keating. Ben is one of the fastest, most committed, most competitive non-full-time professional drivers that we have ever had driving for us.  I mean this guy has a real job outside of racing, but you wouldn't know it to look at the stopwatch!"

Keating on racing in ALMS:

"I am extremely excited. I love this class for two reasons. First it is a spec class. I love knowing that we always have a car that is capable of winning, and we don't have to get involved with balance of performance. And second, it is a Pro-Am structure. It requires a gentleman driver to really factor into each race.

This will be my first season in ALMS and I believe we will be very competitive. That is exciting. There is nothing much better than having the real opportunity to stand on the podium at the top level of sports car racing in North America."

Buckler on the strength of the 2013 Line-up:

"Ben and Damien are going to be a lethal combo here, but you add in a brand-new Porsche GT3, Craig Stanton as the third driver in the long races, some of the best crew in all of GT racing, and of course, TRG; and I believe we are going to have a solid run at a championship this year! I couldn't be happier to be leading the charge for this formidable effort."

Keating on sharing the seat with Faulkner, and the TRG team:

"I expect great competition and I love a challenge. Damien and I will have a great time this season.  TRG knows how to win. We have a great team, a brand new car, a great driver lineup, and all the ingredients to win the championship. What else can you ask for?"