November 4, 2014,
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Petaluma, CA – November 4, 2014 – TRG-AMR North America is proud to announce the addition of Derek DeBoer and Black Rider Racing Group as part of a season-long Pirelli World Challenge championship effort for 2015 and beyond. TRG-AMR’s participation in World Challenge started less than two years ago, with a V8 Vantage GT4 making its GTS debut at the Long Beach Grand Prix in 2013. Since then, the team’s involvement and success has grown to include a season long three-car GTS effort this past season, along with two wins and multiple podiums along the way.

DeBoer, TRG-AMR Team Driver and longtime competitor in the GRAND-AM turned IMSA paddock, raced at Sonoma last year in his first World Challenge event, as well as multiple IMSA Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge events over the past two seasons. Also a B.R.M. Chronographes Brand Ambassador, DeBoer has sponsorship directly from the famous watchmaker, as well as Pirata della Strada, a high-end Italian clothing and merchandise manufacturer.

Derek DeBoer, TRG-AMR Team Driver:

“I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity to be joining the best team and the best race series for a full campaign in 2015! Thanks to TRG-Aston Martin Racing and the Black Rider Racing Group along with, B.R.M. Chronographes, Petrol Lounge, Affinity Homes, and Pirata della Strada. I get to look forward to a full season in the amazing #09 Aston Martin with nothing to distract me, laser-focused on bringing home great results for the team and our partners. Looking forward to great things!”

Helping propel this effort forward are a number of associated sponsors and partners, all managed by Shane Sterling and the Texas-based Black Rider Holdings and Black Rider Racing Group. Seen on DeBoer’s car last year in both IMSA and PWC events,, Affinity Homes, and Petrol Lounge are some of the partners Sterling and DeBoer will be starting the season with. A longtime fan of motorsports and a successful Texas businessman, Shane Sterling is focused on creating and sustaining a motorsports-oriented business model with Black Rider Holdings. Sterling and DeBoer will also be attending the upcoming TRG-Aston Martin Racing Partnership Summit at the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando, Florida on November 19th and 20th followed by testing at Sebring the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd.

Shane Sterling, CEO, Black Rider Racing Group:

“Derek is the ideal professional – both in racing and in business – to be working with. Black Rider is excited to be representing him for the duration of the 2015 season in Pirelli World Challenge. His drive and commitment will ensure we deliver great things for our friends and partners. Derek and I have built a great relationship with Kevin and the whole TRG-AMR team during our time together. I’m really looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together this coming year!”

Kevin Buckler, CEO, TRG-AMR North America: “This is a fantastic opportunity for everybody and we are so proud to welcome my friends Derek and Shane with the Black Rider Racing Group to our team for their first season-long deal. Derek brings his racing experience and other knowledge gained from years in business as well as his previous career in professional wakeboarding. Shane brings his experience as a successful Texas businessman and racing and motorsports entrepreneur. Sportscar racing is growing like never before – we are really excited to see where this season will take us. Shane and Derek are great partners and I’m glad we were able to put together a full-season program – we’re going to deliver a great year for them.”


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