August 7, 2014,
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Elkhart Lake, WI (August 6th, 2014) – TRG-AMR is ready to get back on the podium after two strong cars at Indianapolis a few weeks ago ended with less than perfect results. TRG-AMR saw their leading GT Daytona class car, the 007 Aston Martin Vantage GT3, get caught out on an extended track repair caution; and a second lap punt of the 07 GS class Vantage GT4 resulted in finishing positions not indicative of the teams’ real strength. The TRG-AMR boys are prepared and ready for a fight on one of America’s premier and most historic road courses this weekend.

The team has spent all available time working from its Charlotte, NC shop preparing the cars and repairing the unfortunate and avoidable damage from the previous race. Heading to a fast track like Road America should hopefully help the Vantage make use of its high-downforce and powerful V12 and V8 engines.

Aston Martin has a bit of history at Road America, having first competed here in 1956 when American drivers Rob Carveth and John Barbeson scored the DM class pole position for the Six Hours of Road America in their Aston Martin DB3S. The best-ever finishing position by an Aston Martin was at the 1959 500-mile race when American drivers Paul O’Shea and George Constantine finished fifth overall in their DBR2. TRG-AMR is looking to break that record and add another statistic to the AMR history books.

Al Carter, driving the No. 007 Foundation/Jetset Magazine/Eagle Tech Systems /Sideskinz/Adobe Road Winery/Royal Purple Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 with IndyCar standout James Davison this weekend, is pulling double-duty while also racing with RebelRock Racing in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.

Al Carter, TRG-AMR Team Driver, TUSCC GTD: I’m excited to be heading to Road America this weekend. I’ll get extra track time while racing in both the TUDOR and Conti series, which is always a plus. I’ve loved this track for as long as I can remember and am looking forward to seeing what the 007 can do! Our best finish this year was a 4th place at Detroit – I’m looking to take it up a notch and get James and I up on the podium – hopefully the top step!

Max Riddle will again be sharing his driving duties with season-long co-driver Kris Wilson. Riddle, an aspiring and successful rally driver, appreciates the characteristics of the V8 Vantage GT4 that he pilots on a regular basis.

Max Riddle, TRG-AMR Team Driver, CTSCC GS: A race weekend is never fun when your race ends on lap 2 of the race, especially in the way we were taken out there in Indy. It’s a bummer, but that’s racing. We’re back in the game, I’m looking to put a strong qualifying run and first stint together for Kris, who can hopefully bring it home back on the podium!

Kevin Buckler, CEO, TRG-AMR North America: I’m always happy when the team heads to Road America to compete. I’m a huge fan of the track, and the Elkhart Lake area in general. Beautiful countryside and a scary-fast racetrack that really separates the men from the boys. Indy was frustrating for us – both in TUDOR and in Conti. The avoidable contact in the Conti race was really a bummer, and it created a huge logistical nightmare for us, but that’s racing. I’m always proud of my team, but they really pulled this one together and have the car back in tip-top shape. We’re looking for a solid qualifying run and overall performance in both classes, as Road America should suit our Aston Martins well. Our drivers are ready, the cars are ready, the crew is ready. Let’s go racing!

Race Broadcast Information

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship:

• LIVE Qualifying August 9th, 4:20 PM EDT on

• LIVE Race August 10th, 6:30 PM EDT on FOX Sports 1

Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge:

• LIVE Race August 9th, 12:15 PM EDT on

• Race Replay August 17th, 12:00 PM EDT on FOX Sports 1

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