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  • 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 ...

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

    May 4, 2017

      (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

      (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

        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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 ...