Victory! TRG-Aston Martin Racing and Team Driver Kris Wilson Take Dominant Win at Barber

April 24, 2015,
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Second Win for Wilson and Team in 2015

Pirelli World Challenge Season

Birmingham, AL (April 24, 2015) … TRG-Aston Martin Racing and Team Driver Kris Wilson have secured their second win of the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge season of competition with a dominant victory in the first GTS race of the weekend at Barber Motorsports Park. Securing the second win of the season for the team was no small feat, with Wilson also earning the coveted Move of the Race award for his impressive driving behind the wheel of his No. 07 Royal Purple/ORION/LaSalle Solutions/PassTime USA Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4.

After qualifying in P4 earlier today, Wilson started quickly and moved up a spot before settling into his race pace. The top four starting positions consisting of the Aston Martin, the Porsche, and the pair of Kia racing machines all fought a great battle early on, running nose to tail and changing positions several times before Wilson was able to make his move. He eventually slipped into P2 past longtime series competitor Jack Baldwin and his typically dominant Cayman. It was only a matter of time before Wilson would overtake Ben Clucas for P1, as the gap was sliced down considerably every single lap that went by. After moving into P1 Wilson showed his typical clean, quick driving style by bringing the gap to over 15 seconds between himself and P2 while the cars behind him were battling it out. After that it was smooth sailing with Wilson taking the victory on the trot.

Wilson took the checkered flag in place of longtime teammate and co-driver Max Riddle, who was out of the driver’s seat this weekend while recovering from illness. Riddle is scheduled to be back at the next event.

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