TRG Launches into 2022 Racing Season
AT THE GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG, FEBRUARY 25-27, 2022
PETALUMA, CA: The Racers Group announces the start of their 2022 season at GT America’s recently-added season opener: GT America’s Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. 9-year TRG veteran, Derek DeBoer, will hit the St. Pete streets in TRG’s famed #66 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport for his second podium assault at the fabled Grand Prix. Team TRG has had phenomenal success at this street race with past podium finishes. DeBoer plans to build on that success with yet another podium win in February.
DeBoer’s experience in this street race goes back to 2016, when he competed with co-driver Jason Alexandridis. Alexandridis returns to team TRG as DeBoer’s co-driver in #66 this April in the Pirelli GT4 America Championship—their first race will be on home turf at Sonoma Raceway.
This is the first return to St. Petersburg’s streets for GT racing since 2019. And, based on its immense popularity in 2021, SRO has added the Nashville Grand Prix street race— in which Derek DeBoer raced in TRG’s #66— to the GT4 America schedule.
“I can’t wait to get back on the streets of St. Pete! It’s always an honor driving TRG’s #66 and this has always been one of my favorite events. The general feel and hype here is incredible and the support from LaSalle Solutions and our local hosts, BelleAir Development/Carlos and Beverly Yepes is truly next level! Not only do I get the best view of an amazing city from the seat of a Porsche, but we also get to celebrate the occasion in the city’s coolest penthouse and entertain our guests at the Dali Museum. Racing and lifestyle don’t get any better than this! It’s also been awhile since we’ve been in town so I’m guessing there are lots of kids that haven’t had a chance to read Fastlife Let’s go Racing—we’ll be excited to get copies into their hands! Get yours on-site or at Fastlife.tv.” — Derek DeBoer
“We are so excited to return to St. Petersburg after a two-year hiatus AND with TRG veteran, Derek DeBoer, at the wheel of TRG’s #66. As the first race of a FULL 2022 season, the Grand Prix is guaranteed to generate excitement amongst all of TRG’s 2022 drivers.
The St. Petersburg street circuit is a favorite among The Racers Group sponsors, fans and teammates alike, with the exhilaration of trackside race viewing in front of the beautiful Dalí Museum, the excitement in the TRG pit, plus 2 unbelievable team dinners and special race-related events with close team friends.
Don’t forget that this Grand Prix weekend is available to more than just our teammates and our rock star sponsors: we’ve printed up YOUR backstage pass to GT4 and Indy excitement with our VIP Experience Package for the whole weekend jam-packed with once-in-a-lifetime trackside, pit and social experiences.
So, dust off your TRG fan gear and get ready to cheer on Derek DeBoer at The Grand Prix of St. Petersburg!” — Kevin Buckler, The Racers Group Founder and CEO