SONOMA, CA – August 25 – Jawbone, creator of the award-winning and best-selling Jawbone Jambox (Bluetooth® wireless speaker system) and Jawbone UP (a MotionX powered health monitoring device which tracks activity level, in steps, and the quality of sleep), will be a partner for TRG-AMR North America’s Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 in Sunday’s Pirelli World Challenge GT class race at Sonoma Raceway. Piloted by team owner and 24-hour of Le Mans and 24 hour of Daytona winner Kevin Buckler, the car will start 7th in GT class, qualifying Saturday with a time of 1:36.84.
“Having one of the great companies in the Silicon Valley get behind our Aston Martin Racing program at one of America’s premier road courses is a great way to kick off our awesome new GT3 program,” said Buckler. “Their wearable technology and audio devices are unparalleled in technical innovation, and we look forward to this partnership.”
TRG-AMR will compete with four Aston Martin’s in Sunday’s race (11:10 a.m. PT) with Buckler’s No. 66 GT3 running in the GT class. It will be the first race in an Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 for TRG-AMR. Three Vantage GT4’s will race in the GTS class. Brandon Davis sits on the front row of that class, qualifying second in the No. 27 Aston Martin GT4. Teammates Drew Regitz (No. 63) and Mark Klenin (No. 62) qualified eleventh and thirteenth respectively.
The Petaluma-based team operates Aston Martin Racing’s North American motorsports program. In addition to the Pirelli World Challenge, it competes in all the top levels of sports car racing, including the American Le Mans Series, and the Grand-American Series.
In addition to its unparalleled technical innovation and ease-of-use and sophistication of design, Jawbone was the IDSA Design of the Decade winner. The company is the creator of the award-winning and best-selling Jawbone ERA and ICON Bluetooth® headsets; NoiseAssassin® technology, the world’s first and only military-grade noise-eliminating technology.
TRG is a full-service motorsports company offering a total driver ladder approach, as well as comprehensive sponsorship and business opportunities. For drivers, this approach starts with track days, goes to club events, up into street stock series and culminates in the ultimate goal of professional motorsports. For sponsors and business partners, this method starts with everything from executive events and traditional sponsorship models, to comprehensive business-to-business opportunities and experiential marketing. The team races in America’s two largest sport car series – the American Le Mans Series and the GRAND-AM Rolex Series and can offer turn-key marketing programs as well as arrive-and-drive support.
The Racer’s Group was founded in 1993 and has been competing at the top level of motor racing. The team boasts Rolex Series GT championships in 2005 and 2006 and holds the record for the most wins in GRAND-AM with 32. The team’s resume is highlighted by four championships, four Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona victories, a 24 Hours of Le Mans win, a victory at Petit Le Mans and the longest standing ALMS podium run with 16 in a row.
About Adobe Road Winery:
Adobe Road features hand-crafted small lot wines produced from some of the finest vineyards in Sonoma and Napa counties. It has developed a reputation as one of Northern California’s hottest boutique wineries, producing many award-winning wines. Most recently, Wine Spectator Insider gave outstanding scores to four of the wineries latest releases: 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard (94 points); 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Bavarian Lion Vineyard (93 points); 2009 Syrah, Dry Creek Kemp Vineyard (93 points); and 2009 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley (92 points).
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Press release issued by TRG-AMR North America