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Owen Trinkler is Looking to Jumpstart Season in Grand Am: Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series

Racing star, Owen Trinkler is seeking to mount a strong rebound in the Grand AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday, April 10, 2010.

Altamonte Springs, FL, April 10, 2010 --( Barber Motorsports track, a course that has always been good to him, from what has been a rough start of the 2010 series season to date. His car will be car 196, a Mini Cooper S, sponsored by Cruise America/Grand Fondo Cycles and P1 Groupe.

“The past two races have been hard pills to swallow. First, at Daytona, we had a car that was very good but had electrical problems in the race,” said Owen Trinkler. “Then we had another issue come up in test day at Homestead and we had a winning race car. From the get-go, I knew that was a car capable of contending. It's frustrating. It's a part of the sport that you know is there, but you still get frustrated when it happens to you when you know we can be at the front of the pack. The good thing is that we have had great race cars. The team has given me a my teammates a great car every weekend this year. That's the point we need to focus on.”

Owen Trinkler spearheaded the development of the GT2 Corvette that ran in the ALMS in 2000. This is his second full season with RSR Motorsports in the Mini Cooper S. He has consulted and trained for Audi, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Panoz, and Subaru. He was selected as one of the 25 young Drivers in the USA to participate in the distinguished Team Green's Indy Car Academy Scholarship. 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.

This season has been disappointing for Trinkler who is looking towards this weekend as the opportunity to begin his comeback.

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