(Petaluma, Calif. May 24) The Racers Group (TRG) is one of the most successful and dominant teams to have ever raced at Lime Rock with four major victories and seven podiums with 3 different marques: Porsche, Aston Martin and Pontiac. The team is proud to be racing 2 badges in this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Lime Rock Park, May 26-27.
Kris Wilson and Drew Regitz will pilot the 007 Aston Martin Vantage in SprintX competition, while Craig Lyons gets behind the wheel of the 03 Porsche Cayman in GTS action.
GTS – 03 Porsche Cayman GTS
Craig Lyons started racing out of a love of cars and vintage machines. He first found success racing his 1968 Porsche 911S in the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA). Lyons recently completed a full season with this Northern Californian race team in a Cayman GT4 Clubsport, which he raced in the Porsche Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy Series. Most recently, Lyons stepped to the top of the podium in a double-header weekend at Circuit of the Americas late last year in GT4 Clubsport.
SprintX – GT Class, 007 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GTA
Drew Regitz and Kris Wilson came away from the first SprintX rounds of the year with a win and a second-place finish at VIR and head into competition at Mosport in the SprintX GT Am/Am lead.
Regitz hadn’t even sat in a race car until 2012, but he’s made up for lost time. Starting in 2013, Drew raced a seven-race schedule in PWC for TRG and he hasn’t looked back, competing in a total of 18 events to date where he’s had numerous podium finishes, including a first place finish in SprintX along with second and third place finishes in Sprint GTA.
Kris Wilson, Regitz’s current driving coach, has seen and done nearly everything in the realm of sports car racing, from driving and coaching to wrenching on cars. He’s always a threat to make it to the top of the podium each weekend. Wilson is a PWC paddock stalwart and a go-to driver for TRG. Kris took rookie of the year titles in Formula Mazda, US F2000 and Firestone Firehawk. He’s also competed in the Rolex Series, World Challenge, World Sports Car and the American Le Mans Series. Kris raced the entire 2014 Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge with Max Riddle, and the two were integral to TRG’s SprintX team title in 2016.
“We are always happy to be racing at Lime Rock,” says TRG CEO Kevin Buckler. “This has always been one of our strongest tracks and we have an amazing history here, including 1-2 finishes in both in 2006 and 2011 in GT competition. Craig, Kris and Drew are solid competitors and we can’t wait to see them get on the track. This is going to be a terrific weekend.”
The Racers Group has competed in the top levels of motor racing since it was founded in 1993. The team has earned five series championships, four Rolex 24 At Daytona victories, a victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a victory at Petit Le Mans and over 185 podium finishes in major North American sportscar competition.
TRG doesn’t only lead on the track. The team is expert in activating sponsorship, experiential marketing, B2B and networking opportunities during race weekends as well as at at track days and corporate events, highlighting the ways motorsports can be an integral part of an overall business plan. In addition, TRG’s Petaluma shop offers a premier customer experience in parts, service and client care for street, performance and race cars.