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  • TRG-AMR Looks To Build On Early-Season Progress At Sebring

    March 12, 2014

    Two-Car Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Entry Aiming For Victory In Florida PETALUMA, Calif. (March 11, 2014) – TRG-AMR enjoyed a solid season debut in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in January at Daytona International Speedway, finishing fifth and 12th with its GS class Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 cars. But the team could enter an even sweeter spot and is aiming for victory with its No. 07 and 09 Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach Aston Martins at the next event, Friday March 14 at Sebring International Raceway during the Twelve Hours of Sebring race weekend. Max Riddle at DaytonaMax Riddle and Kris Wilson once again will share the No. 07 at Sebring after teaming up to finish 12th at Daytona. James Davison welcomes new teammate Kenneth Greenberg at Sebring in ...

  • TRG-AMR’s Activation Of Partnership With Bayshore Capital Inc. Regarding the Planned Residences at the Hard Ro…

    March 7, 2014

    Team Staging Exclusive Lifestyle Events, Promotions In Florida Heading Into Sebring SEBRING, Fla. (Friday, March 7, 2014) – The championship-winning TRG-AMR North America sports car team never sits still in its effort to reach victory lane – or to help commercial partners win the race for substantial results. TRG-AMR is promoting its partnership with Bayshore Capital Inc. to drive ownership opportunities at the exciting proposed Residences at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach through a variety of events and activation activities over a 10-day span in Florida. Every one leads into the team’s competition in the prestigious Twelve Hours of Sebring TUDOR United SportsCar Championship event March 15 at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla. Exclusive lifestyle events and promotions are taking place in Naples, Amelia Island, Orlando and Sebring to create additional exposure ...

  • A Look Back at Daytona 2014

    March 6, 2014

    TRG-AMR moves to Round Two of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship March 15 at Sebring International Raceway for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Round One at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona in late January demonstrated the viability of the new Aston Martin racing program with TRG-AMR’s 007 V12 Vantage moving into the lead early in the race and finished strong despite mid-race difficulties. For a look at Daytona … and what to expect from TRG-AMR next week at Sebring, check out this video.

  • TRG-AMR Statement on Passing of Emilio Di Guida

    March 2, 2014

    PETALUMA, Calif. (March 2, 2014) – A statement from TRG-AMR Chief Executive Officer Kevin Buckler on Emilio Di Guida, who died March 1 near Doral, Fla., at age 50. Di Guida, a native of Venezuela, drove for the team in American Le Mans Series and GRAND-AM competition from 2011-12, earning two GTC class victories in 2012: “It is with heavy hearts that we learned of Emilio’s passing. He was a TRG driver, teammate and friend. Emilio’s goals were always to get to the front, to try harder, to race harder. He always wanted it bad and was one of the most passionate and spirited drivers I have ever met. “We had some great times with him and (wife) Carla during the two seasons they spent with our team, and we recall fondly Emilio’s ...

  • TRG-AMR Driving Ownership Opportunities at Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach Elite Sports Car Ra…

    February 25, 2014

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2014) – The championship-winning TRG-AMR North America sports car racing team and Bayshore Capital Inc. announced a partnership Feb. 25 to drive ownership opportunities at the exciting new Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach. TRG-AMR will promote the luxury Residences project on the shores of world-famous Daytona Beach, Fla., during March at exclusive lifestyle events throughout Florida and at the prestigious Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida TUDOR United SportsCar Championship event March 12-15 at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla. The team’s No. 007 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 race car that competes in the GT Daytona class of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will carry a striking, unique livery featuring Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach ...

  • TRG-AMR Makes Big Strides Toward Sebring At Two-Day Test

    February 23, 2014

    Team, Drivers Prepare Aston Martin Vantage GT Cars For Classic Event In March SEBRING, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2014) – TRG-AMR continued its momentum toward the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida after a strong performance during testing Feb. 20-21 at Sebring International Raceway. TRG-AMR CEO Kevin Buckler Instructs David Block, James Davison, Al CarterThe team worked both days at the legendary Florida circuit to develop its Aston Martin Vantage entries in the GT Daytona class of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and GS class of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Both teams will race March 12-15 at Sebring in one of the classic North American endurance races and the second event of their respective 2014 seasons. James Davison, David Block and Al Carter guided the No. ...

  • TRG-AMR To Field Four Aston Martin Vantages In Pirelli World Challenge

    February 19, 2014

    Team, Drivers Prepare Aston Martin Vantage GT Cars For Classic Event In March PETALUMA, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2014) – TRG-AMR North America, the most successful private team in North American sports car racing, announced it will field four Aston Martin Vantage GT4 cars in the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge. Nick Esayian, Jorge De La Torre and Drew Regitz are confirmed to drive the TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4 cars in the GTS class of the Pirelli World Challenge, one of the most prestigious and competitive racing series for production-based sports cars in North America. The fourth Vantage GT4 will be a “house” car open to selected drivers at each event. The 2014 Pirelli World Challenge GTS season consists of 16 rounds at nine prestigious venues across North America, starting March 28-30 on the streets at St. Petersburg, Fla. , ...

  • Entries available for GT4 Challenge of North America Series

    February 12, 2014

    Entries Available Now For Exciting 2014 Aston Martin GT4 Challenge Of North America PETALUMA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2014) – Entries are available for the inaugural season of the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of North America, the most exciting new motorsports series to launch for sportsman drivers that will set new standards for competitive equipment, races at iconic facilities, event amenities and fun. The Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of North America is a seven-event, multi-round series that competes on some of the finest road courses in North America and is filled with the prestigious, world-renowned spirit of the Aston Martin brand. The series, owned and operated by TRG-AMR North America, starts May 16-18 at Watkins Glen International and ends Nov. 21-23 at Sebring International Raceway. Aspiring competitors will drive the evocative Aston Martin GT4 ...

  • TRG-AMR Shows Speed, Teamwork In Successful Rolex 24 At Daytona

    January 26, 2014

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2014) – TRG-AMR‘s two Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3s posted a strong debut at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, one of the most challenging endurance races in the world. The race is held Jan. 25-26 in Daytona Beach, Fla., and is the biggest event for the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The No. 007 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 driven by James Davison, Al Carter, David Block and Brandon Davis finished 22nd, while the No. 009 driven by Jonny Adam, Calum Lockie, Pete McIntosh II, Rob Nimkoff and Max Riddle ended up 26th in the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic atDaytona International Speedway. Davison drove the No. 007 to the lead in the ultra-competitive GT Daytona class in the first half of the 24-hour race before a penalty and mechanical issues ...

  • TRG-AMR Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona Hour 18 Update

    January 26, 2014

    TRG-AMR’s No. 007 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 was running 20th at the 18-hour mark of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Sunday morning, Jan. 26 at Daytona International Speedway. The team’s No. 009 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 was in 27th after 18 hours, as a mechanical issue forced lengthy repairs in the garage. Placements on the timing screens didn’t tell anywhere near the entire story or show the competitive speed of both cars, especially the No. 007. James Davison drove the No. 007 into the lead in the ultra-competitive GT Daytona class about eight hours into the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic. But he received a black-flag penalty for an illegal wave-by under caution. Davison returned to the track, two laps down in 13th place, after serving the penalty in the pits. Davison then ...

  • TRG-AMR Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona Hour 7 Update

    January 25, 2014

    TRG-AMR’s No. 007 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 was running eighth at the seven-hour mark of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Saturday evening, Jan. 25 at Daytona International Speedway. The team’s No. 009 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 was in 24th after seven hours, delayed by a mechanical problem caused by a cut tire. Both cars are competing in the ultra-competitive GT Daytona class in the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic, which is the inaugural event of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The race ends at 2:15 p.m. (ET) Sunday. The No. 007 rolled off the grid from fourth in the GTD class with James Davison behind the wheel and quickly climbed to second before the first caution of the race. “I got a great start in the car but there was an incident ...

  • TRG-AMR NORTH AMERICA DOMINATES DAYTONA LIKE NO OTHER

    January 25, 2014

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2014) – Recently, team owner Kevin Buckler was asked to tabulate all of the times he has worked at Daytona International Speedway as a driver or a team owner, in either sports car or NASCAR competition, since his first year in those roles in 1996.”It’s scary,” Buckler said. “Not including time there with my friends, between the Roar, the races, the midseason Firecracker races, the PCA Porsche club races, the NASCAR testing we used to do, the Porsche testing we used to do, one NASCAR Truck race, three Sprint Cup Daytona 500s, one Truck practice, three D aytona 500 practices, I’ve driven through that tunnel with my team in tow 70 times which is wild but we just keep doing it.” During that time span, Buckler’s team, TRG (The Racer’s ...

  • TRG-AMR North America announces final Rolex 24 driver lineup for 007 and 009 V12 Vantage GT3s

    January 25, 2014

    As TRG-AMR North America prepares for its debut season in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship inaugural year, another important piece has been finalized.  The team has announced it’s final driver lineup for its GTD class entries, the 007 and 009 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3s.  The 007 TRG-AMR vehicle will feature David Block, Al Carter, James Davison, and Brandon Davis.  Max Riddle, Rob Nimkoff, Calum Lockie, Pete McIntosh II, and AMR Factory driver Jonny Adam will pilot the 009 GTD class vehicle in the 2014 twice-round-the-clock race.   Midwest native David Block is now less than one week from his Rolex 24 debut.  Block raced as a teenager before turning his attention to business opportunities.  He was able to return to motorsports over the past three years.  Block has been driving in ...

  • TRG-AMR Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Entries Finish Fifth, 12th At Daytona

    January 25, 2014

    TRG-AMR North America began its campaign for the 2014 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge title with fifth- and 12th-place finishes from its 09 and 07 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 entries in the GS class of the BMW Performance 200 on Friday, Jan. 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge rookie Joel Janco took the wheel of the 09 entry at the drop of the green flag from the 23rd starting position. Janco and co-driver James Davison methodically climbed through the field during the two-hour, 30-minute race to place fifth. “I think we’ve got to be very happy with that result,” Davison said. “We were the first non-BMW M3, so we were definitely the best of the rest. Here at Daytona with what we had today I’m very happy. Joel did a ...

  • TRG-AMR North America and Royal Purple Announce 2014 Partnership

    January 19, 2014

    PETALUMA, CA (January 15, 2014) With the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona only a few weeks away, TRG-AMR North America today announced Houston-based premium synthetic lubricant manufacturer, Royal Purple, as the team’s exclusive lubricants provider and team sponsor for the 2014 race season. Following extensive vehicle performance and durability testing using Royal Purple’s products and an initial limited partnership late in 2013, the two groups worked together during the off-season to establish a permanent technical and marketing alliance for the 2014 race season. Under the terms of the new agreement, Royal Purple’s products will be used in all TRG-AMR V12 Vantage GT3’s and Vantage GT4’s competing in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Pirelli World Challenge, Continental Tire Championship and Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of North America race series. TRG-AMR will also prominently ...

  • TRG-AMR North America GS class championship run has begun

    January 8, 2014

    The 2014 Continental Tire GS class kicked off 2014 at the Roar before the 24 test.  TRG-AMR North America arrived with two Aston Martin Vantage GT4 GS class vehicles for the test.  The 07 and 09 Vantage GT4 machines showed strong pace and will continue to build on the competitive runs that they saw at the end of last season.  For 2014 TRG-AMR is aiming its sights on a championship in this most competitive of classes. In the 07, Max Riddle and Kris Wilson will campaign the Vantage GT4 full time with TRG-AMR North America.  This debut weekend in the car was a tremendous opportunity to begin their assault on the championship.  Both Riddle and Wilson spent the entire weekend getting the setup to work for both drivers and getting acclimated ...

  • Productive Weekend for TRG-AMR North America at Roar Test

    January 7, 2014

    The 2014 Roar before the 24 test was a very productive opening round for the TRG-AMR North America GTD class TUDOR United SportsCar Championship team.  The 007 and 009 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 vehicles endured three days of mixed weather and varying track conditions that tested the team and equipment.  This gave the team and drivers a tremendous opportunity to learn about the characteristics of this unique V12 Vantage GT3 under varying conditions. After receiving delivery of the 007 chassis at Daytona International Speedway on the day before the test, the TRG-AMR North America crew worked tirelessly to properly prepare both chassis for the test.  This allowed the team to begin the extensive test with both the race cars for three long days and one night session on the ...

  • TRG-AMR North America announces Aston Martin GT Challenge of North America TV partnership

    January 3, 2014

    The Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of North America will have a TV deal in its inaugural year. SignatureMSAP, an automotive production company with more than 30 years’ experience will produce the seven-race series for Discovery Network’s Velocity channel as well as provide motorsport.com with a broadband delivery. It will also produce a 30-minute pre-race show called “Center of Pressure.” for motorsport.com. Distribution internationally will be on MotorsTV. For more information about the production and the Aston Martin seven-race series follow THIS LINK.

  • Riddle and Wilson to campaign 2014 Continental Tire GS Class with TRG-AMR North America

    December 26, 2013

    (PETALUMA, CA – December 24) TRG-AMR North America is pleased and excited to announce that the driver line up of Max Riddle and Kris Wilson will compete for the full season Continental Tire GS class championship in the Aston Martin Vantage GT4 No. 07. The Roar before the 24 will be the debut of this duo with TRG-AMR in the formidable Vantage GT4 with the goal set on returning for the first event on January 24 and competing for their first victory. Max Riddle started karting when he was fourteen, and competed in the North American Stars of Karting series. While karting Riddle earned a spot on the Canadian Rotax team and traveled to Portugal to compete in the Rotax Karting World Finals, which consisted of the best kart racers from ...

  • Driver lineup confirmed for TRG-AMR North America first GTD class V12 Vantage GT3

    December 3, 2013

        PETALUMA, CA – December 3− With excitement and high expectations, TRG-AMR has confirmed its first entry’s driver lineup in the GTD class. The Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 will be driven by David Block, Al Carter, and James Davison. This lineup for the 2014 TUDOR United Sports Car Championship comes after extensive recent testing for the V12 Vantage GT3 and for a number of potential drivers for the TRG-AMR North American program. The testing program that the team undertook allowed for all involved to see the great potential with the GT3 and this first driver lineup will make for a formidable team in 2014. David Block is a Midwest native who currently resides in the Cleveland, OH area. He has been involved in motorsports on and off for many years. Block ...

  • Two Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3s entered in GTD class for TRG-AMR North America

    November 25, 2013

    PETALUMA, CA – November 25− Following the extremely productive recent tests at Sebring and Daytona, TRG-AMR North America has taken the next step for 2014. The team has officially entered the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship GTD class with two full season “Platinum” entries. The entries and approvals by IMSA will guarantee that two of the internationally successful Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 vehicles will be apart of the full 2014 season. This is an important announcement for all parties involved in the 2014 North America sports car racing world. This is the first time in more than 30 years that this iconic brand will compete in the North American endurance racing scene with a US based team. This should be a welcome addition to the grid as fans and media have ...

  • SUCCESSFUL TESTING AT SEBRING AND DAYTONA FOR TRG-AMR NORTH AMERICA

    November 25, 2013

    PETALUMA, CA – November 22− After spending the past week in Florida conducting the preseason winter testing, TRG-AMR North America comes away from Sebring and Daytona with a high level of confidence and valuable information. The TUDOR United Sports Car Championship “Balance of Performance” tests allowed for all of the 2014 teams to test their cars and work toward a common 2014 rules package. For TRG-AMR, this test was the perfect opportunity to run the Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 in a variety of testing configurations. Along with the new drivers and the 2014 crew, the multiday test format was designed to seek parity among the variety of sports car marques. At Sebring, TRG-AMR utilized a combination of drivers to develop a baseline for the V12 Vantage GT3. They spent both days ...

  • TRG-AMR NORTH AMERICA ANNOUNCES THE GT4 CHALLENGE SERIES OF NORTH AMERICA

    October 17, 2013

    BRASELTON, GA (October 17, 2013) – TRG-AMR North America today announced the launch and schedule for the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge Series of North America.  In addition, it announced Pirelli as the Official Tire partner of the new series.  TRG-AMR, the exclusive partner with Aston Martin Racing in North America, made the announcement at Road Atlanta where it will begin the 2014 season for the new Challenge Series.  Road Atlanta is hosting Petit Le Mans this weekend, the finale for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron. The GT4 Challenge Series of North America will race at some of the finest road courses in North America, beginning April 11-13 at the Braselton, GA track.  A month later, the series travels to historic Watkins Glen International Raceway (NY), May 16-18.   Virginia ...

  • MEDIA ALERT: TRG-AMR NORTH AMERICA TO ANNOUNCE THE NEW 2014 ASTON MARTIN GT4 CHALLENGE SERIES

    October 15, 2013

    WHEN: Thursday, October 17 at 6:00 pm ET WHERE: TRG-AMR North America Racing Display in Vendor Village at Road Atlanta WHAT: TRG-AMR North America is proud to announce the schedule and details for the 2014 inaugural Aston Martin GT4 Challenge Series of North America About TRG-AMR: Aston Martin Racing continues its tradition with TRG-AMR North America proudly taking the reins of its North American motorsports operation. The Racer’s Group (TRG), with headquarters in Petaluma, California, was founded in 1993 and has competed at the top level of motor racing for over 20 years. The team has competed in all of the major series and holds victories in the ALMS GT Class, the Rolex Series DP Class, the Rolex Series GT Class, the ALMS GTC Class as well as the Grand Am GS Class. The team’s resume is highlighted ...

  • Wild CTSCC Race for TRG-AMR at Lime Rock results in a Fourth Place Finish

    October 1, 2013

    (PETALUMA, CA – September 30)  The final race of the season in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge occurred at Lime Rock Park in the beautiful fall foliage of Connecticut.  For TRG-AMR North America, the race was a wild roller coaster ride.  That ride ended with a well-deserved fourth place for the team and drivers Damien Faulkner and James Davison. The weekend was a learning curve for both Irishman Faulkner and Australian Davison. Faulkner had one race behind the wheel of the Royal Purple/Adobe Road Winery Vantage GT4, while Davison had never raced any Aston Martins.  The drivers and team worked through a practice and short qualifying session that delivered a ninth place grip position.  The team worked hard overnight to improve the car and hoped for the best come race day. After a penalty for jumping the ...