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  • TRG Speeds to Lime Rock Park: Returns to IMSA Competition with Aston Martin running in Both GTD and Continenta…

    July 19, 2017

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    (Petaluma, Calif. July 19) It’s time to go racing as The Racers Group (TRG) returns to IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship competition July 21-22 for the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park as TRG drivers James Davison and Brandon Davis step behind the wheel of the iconic Cly-Del Manufacturing | LaSalle Solutions | TRG Aston Martin #007 GT3 in GTD for the first time this season. Craig Lyons and Kris Wilson will be doing the driving honors in the TRG #03 Aston Martin GT4 in Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge action. TRG is one of the most successful GT teams ever to have raced at Lime Rock with four major victories (including historic 1-2 finishes in 2006 and 2011) and seven podium finishes with three different marques: Aston Martin, Porsche and Pontiac ...

  • TRG Looks to Extend Track Record of Success this Weekend at Lime Rock Park

    May 25, 2017

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    (Petaluma, Calif. May 24) The Racers Group (TRG) is one of the most successful and dominant teams to have ever raced at Lime Rock with four major victories and seven podiums with 3 different marques: Porsche, Aston Martin and Pontiac. The team is proud to be racing 2 badges in this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Lime Rock Park, May 26-27. Kris Wilson and Drew Regitz will pilot the 007 Aston Martin Vantage in SprintX competition, while Craig Lyons gets behind the wheel of the 03 Porsche Cayman in GTS action. Drivers GTS – 03 Porsche Cayman GTS Craig Lyons started racing out of a love of cars and vintage machines. He first found success racing his 1968 Porsche 911S in the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA). Lyons recently completed a full ...

  • TRG opens its full time street and performance division

    May 24, 2017

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    By Kevin Buckler, CEO The Racers Group   There is something about motorsports that really gets the blood pumping: fast cars on a track, revving it to the max, putting it all on the line.We all love to go fast and to experience that high-performance feeling you can only get with a Porsche. Tradition. Legacy. Community. Your Porsche may not be ready for the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, but you treat it like it is and demand the very best for it, inside and out. This is precisely why The Racers Group, one of the most successful North American Porsche racing teams of all time, has opened our doors to bring race technology, experience — and technicians — to your street car. I’ve always loved cars and motorsports and I’ve always wanted ...

  • The Racers Group Revs up Strong Triple Threat at Mosport

    May 17, 2017

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      Petaluma, CA (May 15) The Racers Group heads to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this weekend for the next rounds of fierce competition in the Pirelli World Challenge SprintX and GTS championship. The team will be looking to capitalize on their strong outing two weeks ago at VIRginia International Raceway, where drivers Drew Regitz and Kris Wilson drove to a win and a second-place finish, and are currently on top of the SprintX Am/Am standings. At a track known for speed and its incident-filled races, Mosport will truly test the team, drivers and the powerful, elegant Aston Martin Vantage and Porsche Cayman race cars to the max for the duration of all three events over the high-speed 10-turn, 2.458 mile course. TRG’s reputation for success at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park hit a ...

  • TRG Returns to Circuit of the Americas for the 3rd stop in IMSA Sportscar Series

    May 4, 2017

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      (Petaluma, Calif. – May 4, 2017) The Racers Group tackles the second of two back-to-back races this weekend at Austin’s challenging Circuit of the Americas (COTA) 3.4 mile road course, featuring a mix of some of the very best straights and corners in motorsports, all combined into one exhilarating race track. TRG has had amazing success at COTA with poles, wins and podiums and is looking to continue the tradition.   Craig Lyons and Kris Wilson lead off in IMSA Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge GS action in the TRG #3 Aston Martin V8 GT4 Vantage. Lyons started racing out of a love of cars and vintage machines. He first found success racing his 1968 Porsche 911S in the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA). Lyons recently completed a full season with this Northern ...

  • Parker Chase and Harry Gottsacker to drive for The Racers Group at COTA in the Porsche GT3-R

    April 28, 2017

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      (Petaluma, Calif. – April 28, 2017) The Racers Group (TRG) is delighted to announce that Texan teenage racing phenoms 16-year old Parker Chase and 17-year old Harry Gottsacker will team up to join the team May 4-6 at Circuit of the Americas (COTA), co-driving the #991 Porsche GT3 R on the fourth stop on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule. Both drivers are poised to deliver solid results in Austin with TRG and Porsche in front of a worldwide audience. These two young racers have already achieved marked success in motorsports at the professional level and are more than ready to step up to the elite competitive world of IMSA with top sportscar racing team TRG and one of the most respected badges in all of motorsport, Porsche, right in their ...

  • The Racers Group brings strong two-Car SprintX team to VIR

    April 26, 2017

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        Petaluma, Calif. (April 26, 2017) – The Racers Group (TRG) returns to Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) SprintX competition this weekend at the challenging Virginia International Raceway (VIR). Drivers Drew Regitz and Kris Wilson are partnering to compete in the #007 LaSalle Solutions, Ring Central Aston Martin Vantage GT3 V12 and Jerry Kaufman and Kyle Tilley will be teaming up in the #09 Exterior Cleaning Professionals , LaSalle Solutions, Ring Central Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4. All four drivers have years of experience in multiple racing series and platforms and the team is excited to support them as TRG begins defense of its 2016 PWC SprintX team championship. VIR is a track where TRG has enjoyed immense success over the years and the team is anxious to return this weekend. DRIVERS SprintX – ...

  • The Racers Group Revs Up for the Long Beach Grand Prix

    April 5, 2017

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    The Successful Team Will Make a Splash at the “Monaco of the US” Petaluma, Calif. (March 31, 2017) For over 40 years, the Long Beach Grand Prix has been the hottest ticket for Southern California motorsports enthusiasts and The Racers Group (TRG) will be on hand to to mark this 43rd edition of America’s number one street race as it pursues a top step of the podium at this milestone event. Representing TRG on the historic 1.9 mile street circuit in the #991 Porsche 911 GT3 R are veteran Porsche drivers Wolf Henzler and Jan Heylen, who bring success and experience to the 11-turn course that has become a staple on the IMSA calendar and features the powerful GTD class this year. “A street course is a big challenge to everybody – when ...

  • Kaufman and Tilley Team Up for Success

    March 30, 2017

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    Duo Joins The Racers Group’s Competition and Motorsports Marketing Program Petaluma, Calif. (The Racers Group) March 30, 2017 – The Racers Group welcomes drivers Jerry Kaufman and Kyle Tilley to their successful Pirelli World Challenge team for the 2017 season. The pair will race with TRG’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage squad for SprintX GTS races, debuting in April at VIRginia International Raceway. In 2016, The Racers Group (TRG) won the SprintX GTS Team and Drivers’ championship, a new format for the PWC series. Kaufman, from Mooresville, N.C. raced with his driver coach Tilley, of Bath, England, throughout 2016. The duo’s on-track teamwork is formidable and bodes well for a win. In 2013, Kaufman was the National Champion BMW driver, winning two races overall, six class wins, and the rookie of the year ...

  • Drew Regitz and Kris Wilson Team Up with TRG’s V12 Aston Martin Vantage GT3

    March 22, 2017

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    PETALUMA, CA (MARCH 21, 2017 ): TRG welcomes the return of drivers Drew Regitz and Kris Wilson to the team’s Aston Martin squad for the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge competition schedule. Both drivers will race the beautiful No. 007 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 in PWC’s GTA SprintX races, with plans to continue TRG’s previous season success in the SprintX series, winning GTS Team and Driver championships. Their first race will be at Virginia International Raceway, April 28-30. Regitz raced with TRG in 2013 for seven Pirelli World Challenge GTS events. In 2014 Drew returned for his first pro season recording five top 10 finishes and two third place podiums with the Aston Martin V8 Vantage. In 2016 he achieved a first place finish in SprintX and both a 2nd and ...

  • TRG’s Lyons, Wilson To Race The Sebring 120 with Aston Martin

    March 16, 2017

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    The Racers Group is headed to the next stop on the Continental Tire SportsCar Championship circuit, the legendary race track in Sebring, Florida. Drivers Craig Lyons and Kris Wilson will race the No. 3 Stor-It Self Storage/Mobettah Collectible Cars Aston Martin V8 Vantage at the two-hour GS race on Friday, March 17th. Sebring International Raceway, once used as a World War II airbase, is America’s oldest road racing track and is known worldwide for its brutal bumpiness and a series of treacherous turns. This 3.74-mile circuit has tested TRG’s resilience from the beginning. A challenging test of asphalt and concrete that has shown the team little mercy in the past. Now, the team will attack this track with the Aston Martin Vantage GT4, piloted by the driver and coach team ...

  • TRG delivers extraordinary 2nd place at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

    March 16, 2017

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    Petaluma, CA – March 15, 2017 – : Last weekend, the TRG 007 LaSalle Solutions Aston Martin V12 Vantage race car fought through a fierce field of competitors in multiple races at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. TRG’s driver — James Davison — handled the oceanside street course with skill and determination for a huge crowd of team partners and guests that were there in support of TRG’s efforts to reach the podium. A non-stop weekend full of racing, entertainment, building relationships, wine receptions, sunshine and nightlife capped the first weekend of the Pirelli World Challenge race season. The Racers Group and Adobe Road Wines kicked off their weekend on Thursday with 100+ guests at the Aston Martin Dimmitt Dealership for a night of wine tasting around luxury cars ...

  • TRG Returns to Pirelli World Challenge with the 007 Aston Martin Vantage Gt3 at Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

    February 21, 2017

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    PETALUMA, CA (February 21, 2017) – In a bid to continue their success in the Pirelli World Challenge series, TRG will open the season with their Aston Martin program in St. Petersburg, Fla. with an old name but a new twist. The team will be reunited with Aussie standout and former TRG professional driver James Davison behind the wheel of the LaSalle Solutions 007 V12 Vantage competing for the overall win in the GT Class. This will be the season opener for Pirelli World Challenge and for TRG; after finishing on a high note winning the 2016 Team and Drivers’ Sprint-X GTS Championship with their Aston Martin V8 Vantage team and their Team Driver Max Riddle. Davison, the Australian pro driver who delivered a remarkable 5 pole positions in a row ...

  • TRG On Track For Success at Daytona

    January 21, 2017

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    PETALUMA, CA (January 18, 2017): The Racers Group is hard at work making final preparations to their entries in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona and the BMW Endurance Challenge races at the end of the month. Dual tests of teamwork, engineering, and driver grit take place at the palatial Daytona International Speedway, January 26-29. TRG’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship entry is the No. 991 TRG LaSalle Solutions/Cavall 7/Adobe Road Wines Porsche 911 GT3 R in the GTD class, paired with the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge entry, the No. 3 Stor-It Self Storage/Mobettah Collectible Cars Aston Martin V8 Vantage in the GS class. As a premier privateer operator of the Porsche 911 GT3 R, the team has both a longstanding reputation of success at the 24 Hours at Daytona to uphold ...

  • TRG Year in Review: Our Favorite Images & Stories

    December 31, 2016

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    2016 has been both a year of new growth and a revival of the past for The Racers Group. Our team started the year off with a pro Aston Martin program and a Porsche club racing squad, and finished with our Aston Martins racing in multiple series, a Lamborghini Super Trofeo program, an even bigger Porsche customer racing team, and a surprise return to Porsche as our pro-level GTD entry. As we headed to Daytona in January of 2016, we were determined to start the season off in a big way. We kicked off our race season by inviting F1 star Sergio “Checo” Perez to take part in our Daytona celebrations. He came to support the drive of his brother, Antonio, from the pit wall, reestablishing our connection to our Mexican ...

  • TRG Announces Lyons, Wilson as 2017 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Drivers

    December 29, 2016

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    PETALUMA, CA: The Racers Group will sport at least one Aston Martin V8 Vantage in the 2017 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Craig Lyons and Kris Wilson will team up for the first time with this British GT4 car in the GS class. The series kicks off at the four-hour BMW Endurance Challenge during the spectacular Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona event, January 26-29, 2017. Though Lyons and Wilson have recently raced to success with TRG, the duo has not yet shared a car. Lyons recently completed a full season with this Northern Californian race team in a Cayman GT4 Clubsport, which he raced in the Porsche Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy Series. He was victorious in his final race of the season at the Circuit of the Americas, a proud moment ...

  • TRG Reveals Powerful Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona Lineup

    December 13, 2016

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    PETALUMA, CA (December 13, 2016) The Racers Group announces its driver lineup for this year’s running of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. The team is proud to reveal that Porsche factory driver Wolf Henzler will head up the TRG squad for the entire IMSA WeatherTech GTD season, which includes the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. Henzler is joined by top sportscar drivers Jan Heylen, Derek DeBoer, Santiago Creel and Pablo Sánchez, who will race with the Porsche 911 GT3 R for the 2017 Daytona event. TRG has one of the most storied histories of success at Daytona, with more consecutive appearances than any other team in its class, earning 13 podiums and four wins with Porsche – including once overall. Team CEO, Kevin Buckler, is known for his unrelenting ...

  • TRG Is Back – With Porsche

    November 17, 2016

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    Legendary Team Returns For Rolex 24 At Daytona and Full IMSA GTD Season PETALUMA, CA (November 17, 2016): The Racers Group will contest their 22nd consecutive Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona with a fantastic and authentic return to the marque that brought them record-setting success: Porsche. The Kevin Buckler-led squad will be contesting the entire IMSA GTD season, poised to continue an incredible legacy. TRG is currently in talks with multiple drivers for both Daytona and the full IMSA season and is working on a second car as well. The team will continue to maintain its strong Aston Martin Racing program alongside its Lamborghini Super Trofeo and Porsche club racing endeavors in a variety of different series throughout the year. TRG has a proud history with Porsche. Buckler himself won the ...

  • TRG-AMR Wins 2016 Pirelli World Challenge SprintX Championship; Double Podiums at Laguna Seca

    October 13, 2016

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    PETALUMA, CA (October 13, 2016): With a massive operation of five Aston Martin V8 Vantages and ten drivers, TRG-AMR was victorious at the Pirelli World Challenge season finale at Laguna Seca. The team has seen decades of success at this track, and the drivers have stood on the top step of PWC podiums all around the country this year. Last weekend, Max Riddle and Kris Wilson took 2nd place in both SprintX GTS races, securing the 2016 Team Championship title for TRG-AMR. Max Riddle won the GTS Driver Championship, followed closely by Kris Wilson, Derek DeBoer, and Jason Alexandridis. On both Saturday and Sunday, SprintX GTS championship points leaders Riddle and Wilson (in the No. 07 RingCentral/Adobe Road Winery Aston Martin V8 Vantage) went head to head with runners-up Derek DeBoer ...

  • TRG-AMR To Defend SprintX Lead in Final PWC Race of the Season with Five Car Lineup

    October 5, 2016

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    PETALUMA, CA (October 4, 2016): With five Aston Martin V8 Vantages and ten drivers, TRG-AMR will finish the Pirelli World Challenge season in full force this weekend. The SprintX GTS class points leader will defend its title status at one of the most beautiful tracks on the calendar: Laguna Seca. TRG-AMR’s familiar lineup of PWC drivers will be bolstered by additional talent for this final race. Max Riddle, who currently leads the SprintX GTS championship with 440 points, will be teamed with Kris Wilson (400 points) in their No. 07 RingCentral/Adobe Road Winery Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Riddle will race both in the GTS and SprintX races. As runner-up in the GTS championship with 416 points, Derek DeBoer will partner with Jason Alexandridis, fourth in SprintX with 392 points. The duo will ...

  • LaSalle Solutions Confirms Extended Partnership with TRG for 2017 Season; Celebratory Livery Revealed

    October 4, 2016

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    PETALUMA, CA (October 4, 2016): In celebration of an extended partnership with LaSalle Solutions, TRG-AMR is revealing a special livery for their final Aston Martin race of the season. This weekend at Laguna Seca, the No. 09 LaSalle/BRM Chronographes/Rebounderz Rohnert Park/Racing for Cancer/Pirata Della Strada/Simon Ward V8 Vantage will be part of a strong four-car, eight-driver lineup. Team drivers Derek DeBoer and Jason Alexandridis will defend TRG-AMR’s SprintX GTS class lead in the vivid LaSalle Solutions-themed Aston Martin. The pair have seen great success in this new series format in Utah and Canada, and plan to continue their podium streak with this newly-dressed car as they race down the famous Corkscrew at Laguna Seca.   As president of the Solutions Group at LaSalle Solutions, Steven Robb has been a consistent supporter of ...

  • Lyons Claims Victory For TRG Porsche in Pirelli GT3 Cup Season Finale

    September 27, 2016

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      AUSTIN, TX: (September 27, 2016): TRG Porsche closed out a dynamic racing season from the top step of the winners’ podium in Austin. The Pirelli GT3 Cup wrapped up its 2016 season at the Circuit of the Americas, where the drivers of this Porsche-only series were tested with waves of lightning and heavy rain drenching the 20-turn track.Steve Miller and Craig Lyons raced their Cayman GT4 Clubsports in the Silver and Silver Masters class, respectively. It’s a proud finish for TRG Porsche, as Lyons won Sunday’s race and placed 2nd on Saturday’s race – his best results of the year. Miller finished in 5th. Both drivers have participated in previous Pirelli GT3 Cup races this season, but Lyons was determined to master the Cayman GT4 Clubsport during nearly every double-header weekend. ...

  • TRG-AMR Celebrates Home Pirelli World Challenge Race with Three Cars at Sonoma Raceway

    September 22, 2016

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      PETALUMA, CA (September 22, 2016): TRG-AMR welcomed four drivers to the team’s home race at Sonoma raceway during this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge. Jason Alexandridis, Derek DeBoer, George Kurtz and Greg Milzcik competed in two GTS class races with their Aston Martin V8 Vantage cars, while nearly two hundred partners, drivers’ friends and family, and VIP guests cheered them on from a spectacular hilltop viewing area. DeBoer and Alexandridis each drove one race in the No. 09 LaSalle/BRM Chronographes/Rebounderz Rohnert Park/Racing for Cancer/Pirata Della Strada/Simon Ward Aston Martin, while Kurtz, in the No. 04 Crowdstrike car, and Milzcik, in the No.77 Wolfwood Refuge/That Newfoundland Place entry, competed in both Saturday and Sunday’s rounds. All of the drivers put forth the maximum effort, as the cars’ performance was challenged by the ...

  • TRG Porsche Takes Three Cars to Pirelli GT3 Cup Finale in Texas

    September 22, 2016

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    AUSTIN, TEXAS (September 22, 2016): TRG Porsche is in Austin, Texas, for the final two races of the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA. The season finale is hosted at the same track where it began: at the beautiful Circuit of The Americas. Three TRG drivers — Patrice Gautier, Craig Lyons, and Steve Miller — will finish out the 2016 race series with their Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport cars. Gautier has had success at COTA before, taking 2nd place in Race 2 of the first Pirelli GT3 Cup weekend. His very technical approach to racing has resulted in steady, solid drives from this Bay-Area based engineer, who’ll compete with the No. 19 Clubsport. At his last Pirelli GT3 Cup race in Utah, Lyons showed some of his best lap times yet and went as ...

  • TRG Lamborghini Celebrates On The Circuit of The Americas Podium

    September 21, 2016

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    AUSTIN, TEXAS (September 19, 2016): Derek DeBoer and Jeroen Bleekemolen proved to be an extremely competitive duo at the Lamborghini Super Trofeo races in Austin, Texas. The No. 66 LaSalle Solutions/BRM Chronographes/Racing for Cancer Lamborghini raced to 2nd in the Pro-AM class on Thursday, and 4th on Friday. Both races were part of the Lone Star Le Mans weekend at the Circuit of the Americas, a convergence of multiple world-class sportscar racing series at one of the most celebrated tracks in the United States. On Friday’s race, DeBoer took the wheel to drive the Huracán for the first time since April, when he raced the powerful Italian car at Laguna Seca. At the start of this Austin race, as the cars rushed up to the blind corner at the top of ...