August 23, 2014,
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Alton, VA (August 21st, 2014) – Following the weekend at Road America which saw TRG-AMR’s first 2014 IMSA GTD pole position snatched away by an avoidable incident with a Mazda prototype during a race day practice session, the team is ready to bring the fight back to the front at Virginia International Raceway. After needing a brand new chassis airlifted from England, the TRG-AMR crew has only just now received the new tub at their Mooresville facility. It will take a massive effort to get the new 007 built in time for the Oak Tree Grand Prix at VIR this coming weekend – but nothing the dedicated and infallible TRG-AMR crew can’t handle.

VIR is a track where the team has a long and storied history, having racked up a number of pole positions and victories at the famous road course. This race weekend takes place when TRG-AMR is busy campaigning six cars in Pirelli World Challenge competition at Sonoma Raceway, as well as preparing for the Aston Martin Motorsports Festival the following weekend – though the TRG-AMR team is no stranger to daunting cross-country weekend race operations.

Al Carter, driving the No. 007 Foundation/Jetset Magazine/Eagle Tech Systems /Sideskinz/Adobe Road Winery/Royal Purple/Monument Chemicals

Aston Martin V12 Vantage with IndyCar standout James Davison this weekend, is pulling double-duty while also racing with RebelRock Racing in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.

Al Carter, TRG-AMR Team Driver, TUSCC GTD: “I can’t even think about the last race weekend at Road America. Words can’t describe that feeling – it was terrible to have our first pole position ripped away like that – but that’s racing. Moving forward, we’re looking to use our speed and reliability to help us stay at the front for the race at VIR and beyond. James and I are ready to redeem our lost chance this weekend.”

On the Continental Tire SportsCar Championship side of the house, the team has been busy preparing their Aston Martin for intense competition at the 3.27 mile historic road course. 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: “Road America was a bit disappointing for a number of reason – we had gearbox issues early on and then the GTD practice incident. Even though I wasn’t driving in

GTD, it was still crushing to see a team car taken out like that. We’re looking to increase our momentum here at VIR and carry some great results through the end of the season.”

Kevin Buckler, CEO, TRG-AMR North America: ““Moving forward from Road America was tough, but it showed us and the rest of the paddock that we have the speed to sit at the top of the timesheets. It’s been a wild ride this past couple of weeks – Road America, running six cars at the Pirelli World Challenge Sonoma race, being here at VIR and our upcoming Aston Martin Motorsports Festival at Laguna Seca – we’re busy, but busy is good. Al and James are ready for redemption on the GTD side of the house, while Max and Kris are ready to perform in Conti. They have been awesome together all year and it’s just a matter of time until they put together the win. The competition this season has been tough, but through our poles, wins, and overall pace, we’ve shown what these amazing Astons and our drivers can really do. We’re going to fight for the rest of the season like it’s Daytona. We will be relentless!”

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