LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 10, 2014) – TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America
(TRG-AMR), will hit the streets of Long Beach this weekend with four strong entries for the third round of the Pirelli World Challenge. Green flag for the “Roar at the Shore presented by Kia” race, Sunday, April 13 is at 4:30 p.m. PDT/1:30 p.m. EDT. With a lineup of three drivers and their stunning Aston Martin Vantage GT4 cars and one Hollywood style liveried Aston Martin Vantage GT3 car, this is sure to be an attention getter from the TRG-AMR stable.
Denver native Drew Regitz, who began with TRG-AMR last season, comes to Long Beach after an admirable run in the Pirelli World Challenge opening race in St. Petersburg. He joins fellow World Challenge competitor Nick Esayian for the 2014 season. Esayian finished eighth in the Drivers’ Championship for GTS last year, and is looking to advance on his finish at St. Pete in late March.
Also joining the TRG-AMR foursome at Long Beach is Texan Jorge De LaTorre, who has experience in karting and Formula 3. The St. Petersburg Grand Prix was De LaTorre’s first major sports car race and first street race, helping him prepare for yet another tight street course racing in the Southern California concrete jungle.
Tomy Drissi, a professional race car driver whose company has ties to several Hollywood motion film studios, completes the TRG-AMR lineup for the famous street circuit. Drissi has competed many times at Long Beach and is no stranger to success here. In 2000, he won the Grand Prix of Long Beach in the Trans-Am Series and is ready to bring a great show for his hometown fans.
Aside from his history at the Long Beach circuit, Drissi’s Aston Martin will be sporting a unique livery this weekend. He has partnered with Sony Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” movie to promote the May 2 release and hopes the eye-catching livery will bring additional attention to TRG-AMR.
“It’s been quite a feat to get these four Aston Martin race cars out here for this awesome race on the streets of Long Beach,” said TRG-AMR CEO Kevin Buckler. “Each of our TRG-AMR drivers has been busy preparing for this weekend, and although tight street circuits like this one are full of challenges, I think we’ve got the team to beat and the guys will all be ready. We’ve had some strong runs here and we want to repeat that for a big crowd this weekend.”
The Long Beach Pirelli World Challenge race broadcast can be viewed live at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT at www.world-challengetv.com. NBC Sports Network will broadcast the race at 2:30 p.m. PDT/5:30 p.m. EDT on April 20.