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  • 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 ...

  • TRG-AMR Delivers Strong Results At Lone Star Le Mans

    September 21, 2016

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    AUSTIN, TEXAS (September 19, 2016): TRG-AMR defied the odds this weekend with a top 10 finish at the Lone Star Le Mans weekend, hosted by the legendary Circuit of The Americas. With an all-new driver lineup racing during extremely hot weather in Austin, Texas, the Aston Martin squad executed flawlessly. Australian driver David Calvert-Jones and Porsche specialist Ben Barker teamed together to produce a fantastic result. With only minimal practice time and never having driven the 007, they worked hard, adapted quickly and put in a solid driving performance to finish in 6th. The No. 007 Godstone Ranch Motorsport/Hands Only CPR/Johnson Controls/Whilo/LaSalle Solutions Aston Martin V12 Vantage is certainly a fan favorite, but the car has not been present at every WeatherTech SportsCar Championship event in the 2016 season. It’s a ...

  • TRG Competing in Austin IMSA Race Weekend with Aston Martin, Lamborghini Entries

    September 17, 2016

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      Racing with both the powerful Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3, and the aggressive No. Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo LP620-2, TRG introduced a new lineup of drivers for their IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship weekend in Austin. David “CJ” Calvert-Jones and Ben Barker are racing in the Lone Star Le Mans in the No. 007 Godstone Ranch/On Time Electric/Whilo/LaSalle Solutions Aston Martin V12 Vantage. John McCutchen was originally scheduled to race, but gave up his seat for charity. As principal of Godstone Ranch Motorsports, he has helped to raise funds and donations for the American Heart Association’s “Hands Only CPR” program via the promotion of the TRG-AMR entry in this race. T Australian racer David Calvert-Jones is both a film producer and co-founder of the gifting app, Whilo, and currently races in the ...

  • TRG-AMR Racing at Home in Pirelli World Challenge Sonoma Weekend

    September 16, 2016

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      TRG-AMR is racing its Aston Martin V8 Vantages in the GTS class at Sonoma raceway this weekend, just 30 minutes from the team’s headquarters. The Pirelli World Challenge Sonoma Grand Prix promises a full weekend of sportscar racing, entertainment, wine and camaraderie in store for the team’s drivers and over 150 guests, who will enjoy the spectacular wine country scenery from their private LaSalle Solutions/Crowdstrike hillside hospitality venue. Drivers Jason Alexandridis, Derek DeBoer, George Kurtz and Greg Milzcik will compete at this penultimate race of the season. With only two more events remaining in the 2016 championship, and with some of the toughest competition ever seen in the series, the drivers are going to be aiming even higher for top results on the team’s home track as friends and partners LaSalle ...

  • The Racer’s Group Signs New Sponsor: Silicon Valley Cloud Business Communications Provider, RingCentral

    September 15, 2016

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        The Racer’s Group (TRG) welcomes their newest team partner, RingCentral, to their enviable motorsports family. This fellow Bay Area company is the largest and fastest-growing pure-play cloud enterprise communications and collaboration application provider, and is the latest addition to an ever-increasing group of technology leaders who are members of the team’s race weekend hospitality events. TRG is pleased to activate their relationship with this innovative company during a very important “home race” weekend: the Pirelli World Challenge at Sonoma Raceway, September 16-18; and during the Lone Star Le Mans racing event over the same weekend in Austin, Texas. RingCentral guests are part of an all-access, multi-day event with the TRG-Aston Martin Racing team at Sonoma. In addition to enjoying an immersive experience with the drivers in the paddock and with the ...

  • Steve Miller On The Podium at Sonoma Porsche Pirelli GT3 Cup Race

    September 11, 2016

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    TRG Porsche’s Steve Miller took his No. 07 James S. Farrell/COLO Logistics Cayman GT4 Clubsport to 2nd place at Sonoma Raceway over the weekend. A near photo-finish with a very skilled competitor, Kevin Woods, secured his place on the podium after a multi-lap battle to retain his runner-up position. The seasoned driver posted some of the fastest practice times in the Silver class in the Pirelli Porsche GT3 Cup Trophy USA sessions. After qualifying in 4th place, he and Woods were the cars to watch as Miller implemented finely-tuned racecraft to stay just .2 seconds in the lead through the last laps of the race. Woods did his best to overtake at the last second, but Miller kept his Porsche just out of reach, resulting in a thrilling finish.   The following day’s ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing’s McCutchen Drives for the Hearts of Texas

    September 9, 2016

    PETALUMA, CA (September 9, 2016): John McCutchen, driver of the No. 007 Aston Martin Vantage, is racing for TRG-AMR for a charitable cause. His goal is to use the allure of professional motorsport to raise awareness of the American Heart Association’s “Hands Only CPR” campaign, a program that has been adopted by K-12 schools in over twenty states. In exchange for a donation to the charity, McCutchen will add the donor’s name to his No. 007 TRG-AMR Godstone Ranch/On Time Electric/Order of St John/Upstream Engineering racecar for the Lone Star Le Mans weekend, September 15-17. Donors receive access to TRG-AMR’s racing paddock for the weekend, allowing them up-close access to McCutchen and the team’s other drivers, the crew, driver meetings and access to this fantastic event. McCutchen will co-drive the Aston ...

  • TRG Adds Another Podium to Racing History at VIR ― This Time, with Lamborghini

    August 29, 2016

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    PETALUMA, CA (August 29, 2016): TRG Lamborghini is taking home two more trophies after a successful double-header race weekend at VIRginia International Raceway. The Joel Janco and Jonatan Jorge driver duo took 3rd place on Saturday’s Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America race, and 4th in Sunday’s race. Twenty-one Huracán drivers in multiple classes made for an dynamic and volatile field of competitors over a hot, stormy race weekend. The team’s No. 66 Death to Lionfish/LaSalle Solutions/Adobe Road Winery Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo car was piloted by two strong drivers who were able to navigate through a mix of racing incidents. Multiple classes on track, simultaneously, created an exciting element to what is already the fastest single-make series on earth ― these cars can reach speeds of 170 MPH at VIR. ...

  • TRG Lamborghini to Race in Virginia with Joel Janco, Jonatan Jorge

    August 26, 2016

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    PETALUMA, CA (August 26, 2016): This weekend, the No. 66 Death to Lionfish/LaSalle Solutions/Adobe Road Winery Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo will have two races at the gorgeous VIRginia International Raceway. Drivers Joel Janco and Jonatan Jorge are partnering to compete in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America with TRG for the first time. Both men have years of experience in multiple racing series and platforms, and the team is excited to support them in the fastest one-make series on earth. TRG Lamborghini drivers Joel Janco, Jonatan Jorge Janco drove the No. 66 in TRG’s most recent Super Trofeo race at Road America, where he was partnered with fellow Prototype Lites competitor, Gerry Kraut. It was the first time for the Janco/Kraut duo to race this car, and they achieved ...

  • TRG-AMR Extends SprintX GTS Championship Lead in Utah

    August 16, 2016

    Petaluma, CA (August 16, 2016): The Utah Motorsport Campus has once again proven itself to be a TRG favorite, this time with the Pirelli World Challenge series. The team’s four Aston Martin V8 Vantage drivers saw tremendous success in the SprintX GTS races, with a 1-2 finish on Sunday, a 1st and 3rd place finish on Saturday, and a few hundred more points earned to lead the team championship standings.The No. 07 car, raced by Max Riddle and Kris Wilson, was extremely active with four races over this sportscar weekend in the hot desert plains. Riddle competed in two GTS rounds and two SprintX races, the new competition format with a driver change midway through the race. This fledgling concept has been extremely successful for both the No. 07 drivers, ...

  • TRG Returns to Utah to Race with Both Porsche and Aston Martin

    August 11, 2016

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    PETALUMA, CA (August 11, 2016): TRG is on its way to the Utah Motorsports Campus this weekend to race in two series, simultaneously: the Pirelli World Challenge and the Porsche Pirelli GT3 Cup. TRG-Aston Martin Racing is defending its points lead in PWC’s SprintX, and will compete in both the GTS Sprint and SprintX races. The two TRG Porsche drivers, Craig Lyons and Steve Miller, will race their Cayman GT4 Clubsport cars in the single-make Pirelli GT3 Cup series. TRG’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage drivers – Jason Alexandridis, Derek DeBoer, Max Riddle and Kris Wilson – have been racking up trophies this season and ready to add more PWC hardware to their collection. DeBoer in particular is excited to defend his win at Road America, which was his first PWC victory. ...

  • TRG Lamborghini’s Weekend of Italian Racing and Californian Wines at Road America

    August 9, 2016

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    ELKHART LAKE, WI (August 9, 2016): TRG, along with drivers Gerry Kraut and Joel Janco, had a strong double-header race weekend at the scenic Road America track in Wisconsin. The two drivers of the No. 66 Dougherty Funding/ DeathtoLionfish.org/LaSalle Solutions/Adobe Road Winery Lamborghini Huracán finished in 4th in Saturday’s race and 6th in Sunday’s race. Kraut and Janco each drove in both 50 minute sprints with a driver change halfway through. The drivers, who currently compete in IMSA’s Prototype Lite race series, did well to handle the switch from very light, high-downforce cars to the heavier Lamborghini sportscar. Their adaptability from one platform to the other was a key component to success as they competed against multiple classes in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo races, eventually finishing just one position shy of ...

  • TRG Lamborghini Prepares for Double-Header Race Weekend at Road America

    August 5, 2016

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    ELKHART LAKE, WI (August 5, 2016): This weekend, the stunning Voodoo Blue No 66 TRG Lamborghini Huracán is in Wisconsin for the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series. From August 5th–7th, TRG drivers drivers Joel Janco and Gerry Kraut will compete at the gorgeous Road America circuit for two sprint races, and are looking for strong finishes and hopefully a victory. The Super Trofeo series, which is part of an entire weekend of IMSA sportscar racing, is a thrilling Lamborghini-only competition held all across the globe.  Though not new to the team, Joel Janco has raced in many different series over the years, including within SCCA, USF2000, Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge, and IMSA Prototype Lites. In 2014, he captured third place in the Lites Masters Championship. In the same year, ...

  • TRG-AMR’s Alexandridis Threads the Needle at PWC Mid-Ohio

    August 1, 2016

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    PETALUMA, CA (August 1, 2016): TRG-AMR’s Jason Alexandridis returned from Round 13 of the Pirelli World Challenge at Mid-Ohio with new achievements and experiences from a very intense GTS race weekend. Both he and the crew displayed their most skilled performances, both on and off of the track. Alexandridis took the No. 09 BRM Chronographes/Rebounderz Rohnert Park/Racing for Cancer/Pirata Della Strada/Simon Ward Aston Martin V8 Vantage to a Top 10 race position, one of the highlights of his rookie year with TRG-AMR. Though this was meant to be a double-header weekend, heavy downpours caused Friday’s race to be rescheduled to a later date. That meant that Alexandridis and the crew had only one chance to shine in Saturday’s sprint race. With minimal track time with the Aston Martin, car and driver ...