April 17, 2015,
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LONG BEACH, CA (April 17, 2015) … As the temperature rises, so does the competition in Pirelli World Challenge. TRG-AMR takes to the unforgiving streets of Long Beach with sights set on nothing but podium performances. The historic 1.9 mile street circuit has been an iconic event since 1975, becoming a modern-day staple on the IRL, IMSA, and Pirelli World Challenge calendar. The 11 turn street course poses an exciting challenge to the Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 and driver Christina Nielsen this coming weekend, with little room for error.

Fresh off a strong second-place finish at the 12 Hours of Sebring and the St. Petersburg Grand Prix, Nielsen and the team stand ready to lead the field, having been busy meticulously preparing for this race since leaving St. Petersburg less than two weeks ago. Nielsen, the Danish-driving sensation has been working with all facets of the race team to help ensure optimal performance across the board, also attending the Summit earlier this week.

The TRG-Aston Martin Racing team, led by champion racer and CEO Kevin Buckler, has enjoyed two decades of dominating performances including victories at Le Mans and the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.

Make sure to check in the with team over the weekend at and on social media @TheRacersGroup with hashtag #TRGAMR. Pirelli World Challenge will have race updates at, live streaming at, and on social media at @WCRacing

Christina Nielsen, Team Driver, TRG-AMR North America:

“I am going into this weekend with good spirits and realistic expectations. A number of the cars in the field are much more powerful than us and do better in the street courses because of their power – we saw this in St. Pete. The V12 Vantage GT3 is an incredibly capable car, sometimes I feel as though the power has been dialed back a little too much. No worries, we are heading into this weekend looking to win and to learn more about the car. I’ve never driven here at Long Beach before, so the team has had me reviewing data and videos nonstop. I am looking forward to running this historic street circuit.”

Kevin Buckler, CEO, TRG-AMR North America:

“It’s been a busy week for us. We just wrapped up our second partnership summit in Silicon Valley, which was a massive success. We had over 50 executives and business types from all corners of tech, motorsport, and other industries. It was great. We headed straight down here to Long Beach for this awesome race. Long Beach always holds a place in my heart – this is where I would come as a kid and stick my head through the fence and have the open-wheel cars screaming by. It set the hook! We’re looking forward to this weekend and hoping for a strong finish. Christina has been great – studying data and video, speaking at the Summit, and helping work on marketing and sponsorship deals. She’s the real deal and I would like to see her in racing and a part of the team for years to come.”

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