- DRIVERS WANTED: NY AUTO SHOW SERVES AS LEAD-IN TO UNIQUE MONTICELLO OPPORTUNITY
April 8, 2013
For TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America, the 11 days of the New York International Auto Show were just the beginning. Positioned at one of the show’s premier locations, TRG-AMR’s three-car armada consisting of two Vantage GT4s and a Vantage GT3, easily became the most photographed race cars at the annual mega-show which saw more than a million people visit the Javits Center. During the show, TRG-AMR announced the appointment of Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of North America Series Director LisaKay Golde for the one-make series scheduled to debut in 2014. A major initiative of the show was to garner interest with potential drivers for that series. Limited Availability at Monticello The next phase for those interested drivers will occur May 3-5 at Monticello Motor Club, North America’s premier automotive resort and private race ...
- UPDATE: MULTIMATIC MOTORSPORTS PUTS FOUR IN THE TOP 10 AT BARBER
April 5, 2013
UPDATE: All four cars finished in the Top 10 (See below) With the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge at Barber Motorsports Park this weekend, the third race of the season is on the horizon. Multimatic Motorsports is running not one, but four Aston Martin Vantage GT4s in the race this weekend, and after qualifying they’re all sitting pretty on the grid. Jade Buford piloted the No. 55 to the front row in second, while Nic Mancuso rounded out the Top 5. The Multimatic team has been strong in qualifying all year, and obviously shows the quickness of the Aston on the track. Two more drivers helped put the third and fourth cars in the Top 15. Michael Marsal ended up in ninth after running a 1:36.001, and John Farano put the No. 15 in ...
- RACE DIRECTOR HIRED FOR FORMATION OF THE NEW ASTON MARTIN GT4 CHALLENGE OF NORTH AMERICA
April 2, 2013
PDF VERSION (Petaluma, CA) – April 2nd – The recently announced partnership of Aston Martin Racing and TRG made waves throughout the motorsports world, and the Vantage GT4 of TRG-AMR North America has already made appearances testing and racing around the country. Next season, TRG-AMR N.A. is scheduled to debut the GT4 Challenge of North America “One-Make” series. Today, the company announced that the future of that One-Make series is in good hands with LisaKay Golde taking the reins as the Race Series Director. With the Vantage GT4 race car being one of the hottest racing platforms and its popularity globally, Golde’s wealth of knowledge on running a successful One-Make race series will bring further excitement to the budding plans of TRG-AMR North America. Golde was Race Series Manager for the Panoz Racing ...
- THE TRACK CAR GETS A TUXEDO – NEW YORK AUTO SHOW EDITION
April 1, 2013
For the successful type who prefers spending their free time driving a high performance car and dreaming of being James Bond instead of driving on a fairway, your vehicle has arrived! TRG (The Racer’s Group), has now formally taken the reins of Aston Martin Racing in North America, (TRG-AMR North America) and has begun a comprehensive motorsports program which includes racing the Aston Martin Vantage GT cars in the multiple categories across the US Sportscar scene. It also includes the stunning Aston Martin Vantage GT4 Track Day car, which will be on display at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, running March 29- April 7th at the Jacob Javitz Center. While it shares the gorgeous exterior of its streetcar Aston Martin brethren, this is no ordinary Vantage. It is a car ...
- MONTICELLO DRIVING DAY
March 21, 2013
On May 3rd, Monticello, the premier luxury automotive lifestyle resort and track, will play host to the next TRG-AMR North America Driving Day. With members and press getting their hands on the new Aston Martin Vantage GT4, they’ll have the whole day to take the car to its limits, and will benefit from the help of professional driver coaches. Monticello itself is built to test a professional racecar driver, but designed to be safe for the first-time club member, the road course is set on 175 wooded acres of undulating terrain and incorporates: -Grand corners reminiscent of great European tracks -Over 1.5 miles of straights, some of the longest in North America -450 feet of thrilling elevation changes -A total of 22 turns including hairpins, increasing, and decreasing radius The day will be a fantastic way to ...
- SEE THE ASTON MARTIN’S AT THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW
March 21, 2013
When you walk into the New York Auto Show in a little over a week, right there in the main hall of the Crystal Palace will be the TRG-AMR North America booth, complete with the Vantage GT3 and two GT4s. Feel free to stop by and say hello, grab a picture with one of the cars, or if interested, sit down with one of our team and discuss all things Aston Martin! We’ll be at the show all week, starting March 29. Over 1.5 million people are expected to attend, including press, fans, and celebrities.
- VANTAGE GT3 CONTEST HAS A WINNER!
March 5, 2013
First and foremost, the team was shocked to see some of the incredible creativity of the fans. There were some truly “outside the box” designs that looked fantastic on the Aston Martin Vantage GT3. The TRG-AMR Facebook page received nearly 200 entries, making the decision extremely difficult for team owner Kevin Buckler, Managing Director John Gaw, and factory driver Darren Turner. In the end, a design submitted by Lukas Johnson of Minnesota won out. Clean, elegant, and accentuating the lines of the car nicely, the blue and black look great on the car. The rest of the entries can be seen our Facebook page in four albums: Album 1 Album 2 Album 3 Album 4
- HARD-FOUGHT EFFORT IN AUSTIN LEADS TO SOLID FINISH
March 5, 2013
Newly pro drivers Doug Bielefeld and Klaus Viljanmaa took to Circuit of the Americas for the first time this past weekend. Not only that, but it was their first time in the Aston Martin Vantage GT4, taking on the rest of the GS Class in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. Round Two of the Grand-Am support series took place at the brand-new facility in Austin, TX on a gorgeous weekend. The drivers got up to speed quickly with the professional competition during practice sessions, and by the time the race rolled around, they were hanging tough with some of the best drivers in North America. The 4.7L V8 of the Aston Martin Vantage GT4 showed it’s strength around the circuit, helping the drivers to a solid finish. In the paddock, the Astons ...
- CREATE THE NEXT ASTON MARTIN GT3 LIVERY FOR TRG-AMR NORTH AMERICA
February 8, 2013
Ever wanted to have your very own personalized race car? This is the next best thing. TRG-AMR North America is asking fans to submit their creations for a paint scheme on its Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in the Rolex Grand-Am Series. TRG-AMR has two concepts approved but is looking for fans to submit ideas for a third livery design through their Facebook page. TRG-AMR will select a winner from those submitted on its Facebook page, presenting the three designs to a panel of judges that include Kevin Buckler, CEO of TRG-AMR North America; John Gaw, Managing Director of Aston Martin Racing; and Aston Martin Factory Driver Darren Turner. The winning livery will be used and raced in a 2013 Grand-Am event in North America, garnering worldwide exposure and ...
- TRG-AMR NORTH AMERICA COMING TO DAYTONA WITH GUNS BLAZING, TWO FACTORY DRIVERS
January 27, 2013
PETALUMA, CA (January, 23rd) – The debut of TRG-AMR North America’s first official race with the Aston Martin Vantage GT4 will take place at Daytona this coming weekend in the first Grand-American Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race of the season. Piloting the TRG-AMR Vantage GT4 are two of the most successful drivers in Aston Martin Racing history, Darren Turner and Stefan Mücke. The Vantage GT4, which ran in the top three at the Roar Before the 24 test days earlier this month, will have Turner and Mücke fighting it out for the win. Also joining the TRG-AMR team for the first time are sponsors Voxer, Jawbone and Aston Martin Orlando. Mücke tested with TRG-AMR North America at the Roar Before the 24, putting the car in the top three during ...