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  • 2018 Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
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    October 8, 2018

    Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI Following an awe inspiring four-day celebration of 70 years of Porsche Racing History, the “Marque of Champions” was the culminating event for attendees and drivers alike with over 300 cars, competing in 7 groups and special exhibitions, on the 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course at the Historic Laguna Seca Raceway. We were honored to be able to participate so fully throughout the weekend with our Founder and CEO, Kevin Buckler, selected as one of the 50 “Legends” of Porsche Racing, our Porsche 66 car from his Epic overall win at the 2003 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona featured in the Chopard Heritage Display and to have our driver, Chris Bellomo, Coach, Robert Orcutt, and the entire TRG team represent us at the highest level for the PCA National Club ...

  • 2018 Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI Weekend in Review

    October 2, 2018

    The Experience More than 80,000 fans turned out for Rennsport Reunion VI at Laguna Seca this past weekend, a new record for the World’s largest Porsche festival and it was no surprise why. Where else in the world could you be among the first to witness releases of Porsche’s newest vehicles to the lineup, see 7 decades of Porsche racing history on display and interact with 50 Porsche Legends, who were available throughtout the entire weekend to share stories, sign autographs and engage a whole new generation of sportcar racing enthusiasts, over a 4 day period? Highlights from the Weekend The Vehicles Champions Garage Taking center stage at this year’s Rennsport is a display that features an exclusive collection of famed Porsche vehicles from around the world: the Champions Garage. Some of the significant examples of ...

  • Bellomo and Rappaport Secure more Victories at Laguna Seca Raceway

    September 13, 2018

    Saturday, September 8, 2018 – Race 1 In the GT4 classes, Bronze Class championship leader Laura Ely (No. 09 Black Sheep Racing) had a great jump at the green flag, but Silver Class leader and GT4 pole sitter Chris Bellomo (No. 67 The Racer’s Group) held off Ely as the pair went side-by-side through Turn 2. Ely was able to stay on the rear spoiler of Bellomo but could not get close enough to make a move. Ely and Bellomo, both Northern California natives, took their respective class victories. The race was even more special for Bellomo, with his family and TRG team owner (and the owner of Sonoma-based Adobe Road Winery) Kevin Buckler there to cheer him on. “There were so many motivating factors today,” said Bellomo. “This is the first ...

  • TRG Heads to Portland for Highly Anticipated Rose Cup Pirelli World Challenge SprintX Races

    July 11, 2018

    The Racers Group (TRG), is ready to push it to the limits in Portland as the team revs to full-throttle in the penultimate round of Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) SprintX GTS competition this coming weekend July 13-15. Fan favorites Derek DeBoer and Sean Gibbons are teaming up to take on the challenging — and quick — 12-turn, 1.967 mile circuit at Portland International Raceway (PIR) in the TRG #66 LaSalle Solutions | Porsche Beaverton | BRM Chronographes | FastlifeTV Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport. The team can’t wait to once again compete at the Portland circuit as TRG was a stalwart, running with PCA & IMSA from 1994-2002. The race is always a favorite, as the city is in full swing and the event runs in conjunction with the Rose Cup Festival. ...

  • The Racers Group Returns to VIR with DeBoer and Gibbons in SprintX

    April 26, 2018

    The Racers Group (TRG) returns to Pirelli World Challenge SprintX competition this weekend at the challenging Virginia International Raceway (VIR) for the Grand Prix of Virgina. Drivers Derek DeBoer and Sean Gibbons are partnering to compete in the #66 TRG | LaSalle Solutions | Frog | Armor | BRM | Fastlife TV | Adobe Road Winery Porsche Cayman GT4 MR. Both drivers have years of experience in multiple racing series and platforms and the team is excited to support them as TRG continues its SprintX championship campaign. VIR is a track where TRG has enjoyed immense success over the years, including an exciting win last year, and the team is eager to get back to the track this weekend. DeBoer and Gibbons are tackling this this challenging 17-turn road course, with ...

  • Three Straight 1-2 Finishes for TRG Drivers Chris Bellomo and Dr. Jim Rappaport

    April 11, 2018

    Pirelli Trophy West USA is known for putting on well-run events that spotlight driver development, wheel-to-wheel racing and a strong sense of camaraderie among the competitors. The series has grown season after season and this year, the championship is hosting stand-alone events for the first time. Our TRG drivers, Chris Bellomo and Dr. Jim Rappaport were excited to finally get the championship underway at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Outside Road Course, March 23-25. These two are extremely talented drivers and expectations were high as Chris and Jim began a full season in Pirelli Trophy West USA Silver Class racing in TRG’s lightening quick Porsche Cayman Clubsport GT4 MRs. Under the expert tutelage of coach Robert Orcutt, both drivers were eager to put great results up on the board and they ...

  • Experience the Exhilaration and Performance of Sportscar Racing at the Grand Prix of Long Beach

    April 10, 2018

    The Racers Group (TRG) is back on the sun-soaked streets of Long Beach April 13-15 for the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Long Beach. This 44th edition of the wild “Roar on the Shore” is sure to be one of the hottest tickets of the year for motorsports fans, with its gorgeous seaside vistas, exciting racing and a world-wide streaming and television audience in the second largest media market in the United States. TRG is eager to take on this historic 1.9 mile street circuit and challenge for the Invitational GTS class win in the #66 TRG | LaSalle Solutions | Adobe Road Winery Porsche Cayman GT4 MR with championship sportscar veteran Spencer Pumpelly taking the wheel. A WIN – WELL WITHIN REACH Spencer Pumpelly brings a long history of racing success to the challenging 11-turn course that has ...

  • Solid Performance at COTA Gives TRG Confidence for Sprint X Season

    March 27, 2018

    PETALUMA, Calif (March 27, 2018) The Racers Group returned to Austin’s Circuit of the Americas last weekend, tackling a very competitive Pirelli World Challenge SprintX GTS field in the season-opening races in a long championship campaign for drivers Derek DeBoer, Sean Gibbons and the team in front of a strong contingent of TRG partners, sponsors and guests. The team left the Lone Star state very encouraged, as drivers Derek DeBoer and Sean Gibbons turned in superb performances in the #66 TRG | LaSalle Solutions | BRM Chronographes | Frog Design | Armor | Fastlife TV Porsche Cayman GT4 MR, battling to P4 and P6 finishes and providing a very positive start for the entire team heading into the next four races of season. The weekend at COTA marked the first time either ...

  • DeBoer and Gibbons Look for Victory with TRG at the Grand Prix of Texas

    March 21, 2018

    After a long season hiatus, DeBoer and Gibbons are looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the #66 TRG | LaSalle Solutions | BRM Chronographes | Frog | Armor | Fastlife TV Porsche Cayman GT4 MR to gain a lightening quick jump on the full-season SprintX championship. TRG’s history of success and achievement certainly extends to Circuit of the Americas. The team had an epic GT win in 2013 with Porsche and also took the GTD pole position in 2014. TRG has achieved numerous wins and podium finishes across many series at COTA, including last year’s PWC double SprintX victories with DeBoer and Gibbons behind the wheel. DeBoer had a breakout 2016 season with two wins and multiple podiums and took a hotly contested overall SprintX GTS driver championship down to ...

  • Bellomo and Rappaport Suit Up for Pirelli Cup Trophy Season Opener in Las Vegas

    March 20, 2018

    The 2018 Pirelli Trophy West USA season is set to open this weekend on the road course at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a double-header race event kicking off the 2018 series championship. Our two drivers: Chris Bellomo and Dr. Jim Rappaport are ready for a full-season of racing with TRG. Chris will pilot the #67 TRG Porsche Cayman Clubsport GT4 MR, while Dr. Jim Rappaport gets behind the wheel in the TRG #72 Porsche Cayman Clubsport GTF MR. Coached by Robert Orcutt, both of these drivers are very skilled and ready to win in their first professional racing season. Pirelli Trophy West USA is known for putting on well-run events that feature a focus on driver development, serious competition and a strong sense of camaraderie among the competitors. The series ...

  • We caught up with sportscar racing star Spencer Pumpelly and asked him a few questions.

    March 5, 2018

    TRG is excited to reunite with Spencer Pumpelly in St. Petersburg for the Pirelli World Challenge Firestone Grand Prix March 9-11. But before we hit the track in the TRG Aston Martin GT3, we caught up with this sportscar racing star and asked him a few questions. TRG: Why do you have a passion for sportscar racing? Spencer: Sportscar racing has always captured my imagination from the time when I was in elementary school watching my dad race in big events like the Sun Bank 24 at Daytona or the 12 hours of Sebring. I love that racing gives me the ability to do something I enjoy and at the same time, it affords me the opportunity to work with incredible people. There are times when I feel like our sport has ...

  • TRG and LaSalle Solutions Launch Season in St. Petersburg – Focused on Winning with #00 Aston Martin V12…

    March 2, 2018

    PETALUMA, Calif (February 20, 2018) – The Racers Group (TRG) is set for some thrilling Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) racing as it opens the 2018 season on the beautiful streets (and tight corners) of St. Petersburg, Florida in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, March 9-11. The team will be reunited with former TRG professional driver Spencer Pumpelly behind the wheel of the TRG | LaSalle Solutions | Adobe Road Winery 00 Aston Martin V12 Vantage and will compete for the overall win in the PWC GT Class. TRG and Pumpelly are looking forward to building on their long history of success together in St. Petersburg and improving on TRG’s second place finish in GT in 2016 and 2017. Pumpelly returns to St. Pete after delivering a maiden win in ...

  • TRG Carries Momentum into 2018 with Solid Results in Last 2017 Races at Laguna Seca

    October 23, 2017

      The Racers Group completes a successful weekend at Laguna Seca October 14-15, racing in the inaugural Intercontinental GT Challenge California 8 Hours race — the longest professional race ever held at the track — with a two-Aston Martin GT4 line-up and in the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy finale with three Porsche Cayman GT4s that featured great performances from the entire team. California 8 Hours The #3 TRG Stor-it | Mobettah | Wells Fargo Aston Martin GT4 began the California 8 Hours race in second position and scored a third-place finish for the team and for drivers Craig Lyons (who celebrated two years in racing at the event), Thomas Merrill (with his first professional endurance podium) and Kris Wilson. Both Aston Martins had excellent pace throughout the weekend and the #07 TRG Castrol | ...

  • TRG Brings Three Porsche Caymans to the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy Season Finale at Laguna Seca

    October 13, 2017

    Craig Lyons, always a threat to score a podium position in GT3 Cup, leads off for TRG in his Stor-it | Mobettah | Wells Fargo TRG Porsche Cayman. 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 Californian race team in a Cayman GT4 Clubsport, which he raced in GT3 Cup, closing the season at Circuit of the Americas where he garnered first and second-place wins over a double-header weekend racing. Earlier this year, Craig won at Laguna Seca in PCA competition, so it’s a track he knows well and favors. The team is also excited to welcome two TRG and Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy newcomers to this weekend’s roster: Chris Bellomo and Dr. Jim ...

  • Let’s Get Ready to Race! TRG Shifts into Laguna Seca for Inaugural California 8 Hours

    October 13, 2017

      The Racers Group, one of North America’s winningest sportscar racing teams, has a big weekend ahead as the team returns to the scenic coastline and rolling hills of the Monterey Peninsula with an ultra-strong two Aston Martin GT4 line-up as the famed Laguna Seca circuit plays host to the inaugural Intercontinental GT Challenge California 8 Hours race October 14-15. TRG has a proud history here — it’s where the team first began to race professionally and has since garnered many wins across multiple series at the track, starting off in the early days of PCA, to early IMSA and Grand Am, Daytona Prototypes, the factory GTO program and to modern day GT and GS. TRG was victorious in back-to-back GT races in 2011 and 2012 for the six-hour season finales. The ...

  • TRG to Hit the Ground Roaring at Laguna Seca: Team Returns to the Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge with a …

    September 22, 2017

      SALINAS, Calif. (September 21): The Racers Group brings a strong two-car GS line-up to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend, returning to IMSA competition in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix. Anyone who’s familiar with the Laguna Seca track can appreciate that watching drivers race down the seven-story drop at the famous corkscrew turn in either of the team’s Aston Martin V8 Vantages during Saturday’s four-hour Continental Tire 240 race will be an unforgettable experience. TRG has a proud history here — it’s where the team first began to race professionally and has since garnered many wins across multiple series at the track, starting off in the early days of PCA, to early IMSA and Grand Am, Daytona Prototypes, the factory GTO program and to modern day GT and GS. ...

  • TRG Collects Hard-Fought First and Second Place Trophies at Sonoma Raceway

    September 19, 2017

    The Racers Group added two more trophies to its already massive collection over the weekend. Derek DeBoer drove the 007 LaSalle Solutions | BRM Chronographes | Castrol | AutoLeadStar | Fastlife TV | TRG Aston Martin GT4 to his third straight Pirelli World Challenge victory on Saturday in a dominating performance in GTS Am competition at home track, Sonoma Raceway, after putting the car on pole earlier in the day. Sunday’s race had more twists and turns than the track, as DeBoer, despite a drive-through penalty, was able to recover and collect a solid second-place finish in the weekend’s second race. DeBoer has finished on the podium in every race he’s contested this season, with three wins, two second-places and a third place, and his results in Sonoma prove that ...

  • TRG’s Home Race — Big Race Weekend in Store at Sonoma Raceway September 15-17

    September 13, 2017

    The Racers Group races on home turf this weekend as the team returns to Sonoma Raceway for Pirelli World Challenge competition September 15-17. Coming just a few days after taking home two first-place trophies at Circuit of the Americas, TRG driver Derek DeBoer shifts to the challenging GTSA field in the TRG 007 LaSalle Solutions | BRM Chronographes | AutoLeadStar | Castrol | FastLife TV Aston Martin GT4 in this penultimate PWC race of the 2017 season. For TRG, one of the most successful sportscar racing teams in North America, Sonoma Raceway is special — it’s a challenging course and a place where the team can join with fans, supporters, sponsors and partners each year to create a truly electric atmosphere. Technically, the circuit will test each race car this weekend ...

  • It’s a TRG Double SprintX Win at COTA

    September 7, 2017

    The Racers Group collected not one, but two first-place trophies over the weekend at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas, as Derek DeBoer and Sean Gibbons were victorious in the last two Pirelli World Challenge SprintX races of the year in the No. 09 Frog Design | BRM Chronographes | AutoLeadStar | Castrol | FastLife TV | TRG Aston Martin GT4. It was a weekend of firsts as Gibbons notched his first ever professional victories in only his second PWC appearance and DeBoer climbed to the top step of the podium for the first — and second — times this season. DeBoer, with 94 total SprintX GTS Am/Am points secured a tie for second place in the overall drivers’ championship. The wins capped an amazing weekend for the team that began ...

  • All the Elements Point to a Great Weekend of Racing for TRG at COTA

    August 31, 2017

    Petaluma, Calif. The Racers Group (TRG) revs up for full-throttle racing action this weekend at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas (COTA), as the team returns to this quick and challenging circuit, ready to tackle Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) SprintX and Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy competition in the Grand Prix of Texas September 1-3. It’s hard to find a team with more success than TRG at this 3.4 mile road course that features an exhilarating mix of some of the best straights and corners in motorsports. With multiple wins, poles and podiums, TRG is eager to extend its winning tradition at COTA with a four-driver line-up that includes Craig Lyons, Kris Wilson, Derek DeBoer and Sean Gibbons. Lyons and Wilson team up for SprintX competition in the TRG #03 Stor-it | Mobettah Aston ...

  • TRG Revs Up for Return to Historic Road America for IMSA Continental Tire Competition

    August 3, 2017

    Get ready for edge of your seat, white knuckle action as The Racers Group returns to Road America, one of the fastest and most challenging permanent racing circuits in North America. The team is intent on delivering a top performance in this weekend’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Road America. Navigating the circuit’s high-speed corners and straights is always a great test of endurance and skill; the TRG Stor-it Self Storage | Mobettah Collectible Cars | TRG Aston Martin #3 V8 Vantage GT4, along with drivers Craig Lyons and Kris Wilson, are certainly up to the task. TRG is always revved up to return to Road America, where the team has a stellar history, achieving multiple wins and podium finishes, across several marques and series over three decades. Lyons and ...

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

    July 19, 2017

    (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

    (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

    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

      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 ...