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  • The Racer’s Group Signs New Sponsor: Silicon Valley Cloud Business Communications Provider, RingCentral

    September 15, 2016

        The Racer’s Group (TRG) welcomes their newest team partner, RingCentral, to their enviable motorsports family. This fellow Bay Area company is the largest and fastest-growing pure-play cloud enterprise communications and collaboration application provider, and is the latest addition to an ever-increasing group of technology leaders who are members of the team’s race weekend hospitality events. TRG is pleased to activate their relationship with this innovative company during a very important “home race” weekend: the Pirelli World Challenge at Sonoma Raceway, September 16-18; and during the Lone Star Le Mans racing event over the same weekend in Austin, Texas. RingCentral guests are part of an all-access, multi-day event with the TRG-Aston Martin Racing team at Sonoma. In addition to enjoying an immersive experience with the drivers in the paddock and with the ...

  • Steve Miller On The Podium at Sonoma Porsche Pirelli GT3 Cup Race

    September 11, 2016

    TRG Porsche’s Steve Miller took his No. 07 James S. Farrell/COLO Logistics Cayman GT4 Clubsport to 2nd place at Sonoma Raceway over the weekend. A near photo-finish with a very skilled competitor, Kevin Woods, secured his place on the podium after a multi-lap battle to retain his runner-up position. The seasoned driver posted some of the fastest practice times in the Silver class in the Pirelli Porsche GT3 Cup Trophy USA sessions. After qualifying in 4th place, he and Woods were the cars to watch as Miller implemented finely-tuned racecraft to stay just .2 seconds in the lead through the last laps of the race. Woods did his best to overtake at the last second, but Miller kept his Porsche just out of reach, resulting in a thrilling finish.   The following day’s ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing’s McCutchen Drives for the Hearts of Texas

    September 9, 2016

    PETALUMA, CA (September 9, 2016): John McCutchen, driver of the No. 007 Aston Martin Vantage, is racing for TRG-AMR for a charitable cause. His goal is to use the allure of professional motorsport to raise awareness of the American Heart Association’s “Hands Only CPR” campaign, a program that has been adopted by K-12 schools in over twenty states. In exchange for a donation to the charity, McCutchen will add the donor’s name to his No. 007 TRG-AMR Godstone Ranch/On Time Electric/Order of St John/Upstream Engineering racecar for the Lone Star Le Mans weekend, September 15-17. Donors receive access to TRG-AMR’s racing paddock for the weekend, allowing them up-close access to McCutchen and the team’s other drivers, the crew, driver meetings and access to this fantastic event. McCutchen will co-drive the Aston ...

  • TRG Adds Another Podium to Racing History at VIR ― This Time, with Lamborghini

    August 29, 2016

    PETALUMA, CA (August 29, 2016): TRG Lamborghini is taking home two more trophies after a successful double-header race weekend at VIRginia International Raceway. The Joel Janco and Jonatan Jorge driver duo took 3rd place on Saturday’s Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America race, and 4th in Sunday’s race. Twenty-one Huracán drivers in multiple classes made for an dynamic and volatile field of competitors over a hot, stormy race weekend. The team’s No. 66 Death to Lionfish/LaSalle Solutions/Adobe Road Winery Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo car was piloted by two strong drivers who were able to navigate through a mix of racing incidents. Multiple classes on track, simultaneously, created an exciting element to what is already the fastest single-make series on earth ― these cars can reach speeds of 170 MPH at VIR. ...

  • TRG Lamborghini to Race in Virginia with Joel Janco, Jonatan Jorge

    August 26, 2016

    PETALUMA, CA (August 26, 2016): This weekend, the No. 66 Death to Lionfish/LaSalle Solutions/Adobe Road Winery Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo will have two races at the gorgeous VIRginia International Raceway. Drivers Joel Janco and Jonatan Jorge are partnering to compete in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America with TRG for the first time. Both men have years of experience in multiple racing series and platforms, and the team is excited to support them in the fastest one-make series on earth. TRG Lamborghini drivers Joel Janco, Jonatan Jorge Janco drove the No. 66 in TRG’s most recent Super Trofeo race at Road America, where he was partnered with fellow Prototype Lites competitor, Gerry Kraut. It was the first time for the Janco/Kraut duo to race this car, and they achieved ...

  • TRG-AMR Extends SprintX GTS Championship Lead in Utah

    August 16, 2016

    Petaluma, CA (August 16, 2016): The Utah Motorsport Campus has once again proven itself to be a TRG favorite, this time with the Pirelli World Challenge series. The team’s four Aston Martin V8 Vantage drivers saw tremendous success in the SprintX GTS races, with a 1-2 finish on Sunday, a 1st and 3rd place finish on Saturday, and a few hundred more points earned to lead the team championship standings.The No. 07 car, raced by Max Riddle and Kris Wilson, was extremely active with four races over this sportscar weekend in the hot desert plains. Riddle competed in two GTS rounds and two SprintX races, the new competition format with a driver change midway through the race. This fledgling concept has been extremely successful for both the No. 07 drivers, ...

  • TRG Returns to Utah to Race with Both Porsche and Aston Martin

    August 11, 2016

    PETALUMA, CA (August 11, 2016): TRG is on its way to the Utah Motorsports Campus this weekend to race in two series, simultaneously: the Pirelli World Challenge and the Porsche Pirelli GT3 Cup. TRG-Aston Martin Racing is defending its points lead in PWC’s SprintX, and will compete in both the GTS Sprint and SprintX races. The two TRG Porsche drivers, Craig Lyons and Steve Miller, will race their Cayman GT4 Clubsport cars in the single-make Pirelli GT3 Cup series. TRG’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage drivers – Jason Alexandridis, Derek DeBoer, Max Riddle and Kris Wilson – have been racking up trophies this season and ready to add more PWC hardware to their collection. DeBoer in particular is excited to defend his win at Road America, which was his first PWC victory. ...

  • TRG Lamborghini’s Weekend of Italian Racing and Californian Wines at Road America

    August 9, 2016

    ELKHART LAKE, WI (August 9, 2016): TRG, along with drivers Gerry Kraut and Joel Janco, had a strong double-header race weekend at the scenic Road America track in Wisconsin. The two drivers of the No. 66 Dougherty Funding/ DeathtoLionfish.org/LaSalle Solutions/Adobe Road Winery Lamborghini Huracán finished in 4th in Saturday’s race and 6th in Sunday’s race. Kraut and Janco each drove in both 50 minute sprints with a driver change halfway through. The drivers, who currently compete in IMSA’s Prototype Lite race series, did well to handle the switch from very light, high-downforce cars to the heavier Lamborghini sportscar. Their adaptability from one platform to the other was a key component to success as they competed against multiple classes in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo races, eventually finishing just one position shy of ...

  • TRG Lamborghini Prepares for Double-Header Race Weekend at Road America

    August 5, 2016

    ELKHART LAKE, WI (August 5, 2016): This weekend, the stunning Voodoo Blue No 66 TRG Lamborghini Huracán is in Wisconsin for the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series. From August 5th–7th, TRG drivers drivers Joel Janco and Gerry Kraut will compete at the gorgeous Road America circuit for two sprint races, and are looking for strong finishes and hopefully a victory. The Super Trofeo series, which is part of an entire weekend of IMSA sportscar racing, is a thrilling Lamborghini-only competition held all across the globe.  Though not new to the team, Joel Janco has raced in many different series over the years, including within SCCA, USF2000, Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge, and IMSA Prototype Lites. In 2014, he captured third place in the Lites Masters Championship. In the same year, ...

  • TRG-AMR’s Alexandridis Threads the Needle at PWC Mid-Ohio

    August 1, 2016

    PETALUMA, CA (August 1, 2016): TRG-AMR’s Jason Alexandridis returned from Round 13 of the Pirelli World Challenge at Mid-Ohio with new achievements and experiences from a very intense GTS race weekend. Both he and the crew displayed their most skilled performances, both on and off of the track. Alexandridis took the No. 09 BRM Chronographes/Rebounderz Rohnert Park/Racing for Cancer/Pirata Della Strada/Simon Ward Aston Martin V8 Vantage to a Top 10 race position, one of the highlights of his rookie year with TRG-AMR. Though this was meant to be a double-header weekend, heavy downpours caused Friday’s race to be rescheduled to a later date. That meant that Alexandridis and the crew had only one chance to shine in Saturday’s sprint race. With minimal track time with the Aston Martin, car and driver ...

  • TRG Looks Back at History of Success at Mid-Ohio Ahead of This Weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge Races

    July 27, 2016

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    PETALUMA, CA (July 27, 2016): The TRG-AMR crew are on their way to Lexington for the eighth race weekend of the Pirelli World Challenge, to be held from July 28-31. The No. 09 BRM Chronographes/Rebounderz Rohnert Park/Racing for Cancer/Pirata Della Strada/Simon Ward Aston Martin V8 Vantage will be driven by Jason Alexandridis for both Friday’s and Saturday’s GTS races. Alexandridis, whose hometown of Novato is only a few minutes from the TRG headquarters, is looking forward to competing in this double-header weekend. In addition to racing the No. 09 Aston Martin with teammate Derek DeBoer in select PWC races, he’s also a successful businessman and franchisee for Rebounderz Rohnert Park, an indoor trampoline park just north of San Francisco. Alexandridis will also be the first to celebrate the end of his ...

  • TRG-AMR’s Winning Streak Continues at Road America, Both On and Off the Track

    June 28, 2016

    Derek DeBoer Takes First Pirelli World Challenge Victory  PETALUMA, CA (June 28, 2016): The acclaimed sportscar team from Northern California continues its compelling story in the catalogues of race history. This weekend, at the Pirelli World Challenge race at Road America, all three drivers showed amazing pace, put all three cars in the Top 10 and achieved an impressive victory. TRG drivers Derek DeBoer, Max Riddle and George Kurtz drove hard all weekend, and the competition and hospitality team itself answered the challenge with an exemplary setup both on and off the track. The skilled Aston Martin V8 Vantage drivers put on a fantastic show for new fans and team guests and then shared racing stories, wine and camaraderie over excellent evening events. DeBoer started a new chapter in his personal racing ...

  • TRG-AMR Ready for More PWC Wins at Road America, Introduces Crowdstrike Car

    June 23, 2016

    PETALUMA, CA (June 22, 2016):This weekend, TRG-AMR is racing with three Aston Martin V8 Vantage cars at the beautiful Road America track. Derek DeBoer, Max Riddle, and George Kurtz are competing in GTS Class Rounds 11 & 12 of the Pirelli World Challenge in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. TRG has nearly 30 years of success at this road course, which is also one of the fastest permanent tracks in the USA. Kurtz is joining the Aston Martin team in a boldly designed car themed after the company he co-founded, Crowdstrike. The Irvine, CA-based cybersecurity firm is technologically sophisticated, and given its recent involvement in stopping hackers from further infiltrating US political targets, is an ideal match for the quick, No. 04 Crowdstrike Aston Martin Vantage. DeBoer is taking over the No.09 BRM Chronographes/Rebounderz ...

  • Racecar Driver Derek DeBoer Helps Family of 11-Year-Old Boy with Inoperable Cancer

    June 20, 2016

    DeBoer to race with names of “Mason’s Hope” donors on the TRG-Aston Martin Racecar in Wisconsin PETALUMA, CA. (June 20, 2016): TRG-Aston Martin Racing driver Derek DeBoer is collaborating on a very special cause for a child with cancer. Mason Gordon, 11, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor on June 20, 2012, and has had dozens of surgeries since then. In addition to this active little boy developing memory and eyesight issues as a direct result of his tumor, his family struggles with balancing work and routine emergency care. A fund, Mason’s Hope, has been set up on his behalf, and already the health and motorsports community has gotten involved. Near Mason’s hometown of Kirkland, Washington, Get Zen Hot Yoga has organized a community effort to bring funding and awareness ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing, CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz Partner for PWC

    June 20, 2016

    PETALUMA, CA (June 20, 2016): TRG-Aston Martin Racing is pleased to announce a new partnership with the cybersecurity firm, CrowdStrike, and its co-founder and CEO, George Kurtz. The executive will drive the No. 04 TRG Aston Martin V8 Vantage at three Pirelli World Challenge races this season. TRG-AMR is revealing its partnership, the new driver addition, and the custom CrowdStrike-themed Aston Martin in advance of the car’s first outing at Road America this June. Kurtz is a serial entrepreneur and started CrowdStrike, his second company, back in 2011. Though he is busy travelling the globe for his role with his Irvine, California-based firm, Kurtz is no stranger to racing. He brings competition experience from the Radical Cup to the TRG-AMR squad, where he’ll join current team drivers Derek DeBoer, Jason Alexandridis, ...

  • Racecar Driver Derek DeBoer Helps Family of 11-Year-Old Boy with Inoperable Cancer

    June 20, 2016

    DeBoer to race with names of “Mason’s Hope” donors on the TRG-Aston Martin Racecar in Wisconsin PETALUMA, CA. (June 20, 2016): TRG-Aston Martin Racing driver Derek DeBoer is collaborating on a very special cause for a child with cancer. Mason Gordon, 11, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor on June 20, 2012, and has had dozens of surgeries since then. In addition to this active little boy developing memory and eyesight issues as a direct result of his tumor, his family struggles with balancing work and routine emergency care. A fund, Mason’s Hope, has been set up on his behalf, and already the health and motorsports community has gotten involved. Near Mason’s hometown of Kirkland, Washington, Get Zen Hot Yoga has organized a community effort to bring funding and awareness ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing, CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz Partner for Pirelli World Challenge

    June 20, 2016

    PETALUMA, CA (June 20, 2016): TRG-Aston Martin Racing is pleased to announce a new partnership with the cybersecurity firm, CrowdStrike, and its co-founder and CEO, George Kurtz. The executive will drive the No. 04 TRG Aston Martin V8 Vantage at three Pirelli World Challenge races this season. TRG-AMR is revealing its partnership, the new driver addition, and the custom CrowdStrike-themed Aston Martin in advance of the car’s first outing at Road America this June. Kurtz is a serial entrepreneur and started CrowdStrike, his second company, back in 2011. Though he is busy travelling the globe for his role with his Irvine, California-based firm, Kurtz is no stranger to racing. He brings competition experience from the Radical Cup to the TRG-AMR squad, where he’ll join current team drivers Derek DeBoer, Jason Alexandridis, ...

  • Now Hiring: VP of Marketing & Sponsorship

    June 14, 2016

    Summary: TRG-AMR seeks an innovative, results-oriented, self-motivated and aggressive leader to fill the position of Vice President of Marketing and Sponsorship.  As a member of the executive business team, this person will play a key role in executing both the team’s marketing strategy and overall business development efforts for the organization. Major Focus: This position is focused on the generation of revenue in the areas of Corporate Partnerships, Sponsorships, and Hospitality.    Essential Job Functions: Develop and oversee the organization’s overall brand strategy including purpose, core attributes, voice, image, and target audience(s). Identity and effectively communicate this strategy to internal and external stakeholders Improve brand awareness with a focus on building a lasting emotional connection with fans, sponsors, media, customers and racecar drivers Oversee TRG’s brand marketing campaigns and budget with external parties and all internal media ...

  • TRG Porsche Completes Double-Header Race Weekend at Laguna Seca

    June 7, 2016

    PETALUMA, CA (June 6, 2016): TRG’s three Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport drivers raced at Laguna Seca for the second time this year. Once again, the team walked away with a podium, and this time it was due to a great finish by new Clubsport driver Greg Milzcik. Returning TRG Porsche drivers Craig Lyons and Patrice Gautier also saw their share of success over the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA event. Milzcik took his No. 77 Wolfwood Refuge/That Newfoundland Place Porsche to a 3rd-place finish on Saturday’s race, the first in a double-header weekend at this historic raceway. This weekend’s sessions were the first time he had raced with the GT4 Clubsport, where he showed his race skill by consistently shaving seconds off of his lap times. In Friday’s Practice 2, Craig Lyons ...

  • TRG Returns to Laguna Seca with Three Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Racecars

    June 1, 2016

    ​ PETALUMA, CA (June 1, 2016): This weekend, TRG Porsche drivers Craig Lyons and Patrice Gautier will welcome racer Greg Milzcik in Rounds 7 and 8 of the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA at Laguna Seca Raceway. The beautiful Monterey-area track, with its legendary Corkscrew turn, will once again host the single-make Porsche series under the direction of Competent Motorsport. All three TRG drivers will compete in the Silver class with Cayman GT4 Clubsport cars. Milzcik’s passions led him to success both in the air and on the ground: after he excelled in a rewarding career as an aerospace industry executive, the undeniable thrill of motorsport led him to the track. His enthusiasm for cars soon turned to racing experience behind the wheel of the TRG-Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage. ...

  • Victory in Canada: TRG-Aston Martin Racing Earns Three Wins, Six Podiums Over PWC Race Weekend

    May 24, 2016

    PETALUMA, CA (May 24, 2016): TRG-AMR’s reputation for success at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park hit a high point after the team’s four drivers secured a win, two 1-2 finishes, and a 3rd place podium during the Pirelli World Challenge race weekend. Max Riddle, Kris Wilson, Jason Alexandridis and Derek DeBoer took home ten Champagne-soaked trophies in total from Saturday and Sunday’s events. All drivers raced Aston Martin V8 Vantages in the first two rounds of the new SprintX series; Riddle competed in two GTS races. An exceptionally high point of the weekend was when Vancouver native Max Riddle won his first-ever GTS race on Sunday, at what is considered his “home track” in the PWC series. Riddle, along with his teammate Wilson, returned to Canada to defend their pole position ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing Returns to Canada to Defend Pole Position

    May 19, 2016

    PETALUMA, CA (May 19, 2016): TRG-AMR is racing with two favorite driver duos in Canada this weekend: Max Riddle and Kris Wilson return to defend their 2015 pole position at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), and Jason Alexandridis and Derek DeBoer promise to offer stout competition at this high-speed track. On May 20-22, all four drivers will compete with their Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 cars in the inaugural SprintX series; Riddle/Wilson will also race in the GTS class. The Bowmanville, Ontario track is the sole Canadian race track in the PWC series and is a home course for Riddle, who lives in Vancouver. Last year, the Riddle/Wilson pair resulted in fantastic results, taking pole for both Saturday and Sunday’s race and earning a proud 2nd place position. This continued a ...

  • TRG Porsche Drivers Prepare to Command the Corkscrew This Weekend at Laguna Seca

    May 13, 2016

    PETALUMA, CA, May 13, 2016: Four TRG drivers are headed to beautiful Laguna Seca raceway for Rounds 5 and 6 of the Pirelli Porsche GT3 Cup Trophy USA this weekend. The Silver-class Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport cars have had plenty of track time with TRG drivers Craig Lyons, Bob Bramlage, Patrice Gautier and Eric Hautemont, and will accrue even more throughout these May 13-15 race days. Hautemont will race the No. 19 vintage Renault Alpine-inspired Porsche, which has been driven with great success by fellow Frenchman Gautier. Hautemont’s modest on track experience began when he took his NSX and Ferrari 456 GT out on tracks around California. After a 15 year hiatus raising his two young daughters, Hautemont “got bit bad by the bug” again when he drove a Formula 3, ...

  • TRG Takes Double Podiums with Aston Martin and Lamborghini at Laguna Seca Raceway

    May 3, 2016

    PETALUMA, CA — May 2, 2016: TRG’s history of success at Laguna Seca Raceway continued this past weekend when the team finished on the winner’s podium in two races: first, on Sunday morning with the brand new Lamborghini Super Trofeo team, and then that afternoon in the highly competitive IMSA WeatherTech GTD class. TRG’s Derek DeBoer was paired with James Davison to race the No. 66 Lamborghini Huracán. Davison also co-drove with Brandon Davis in the No.007 Aston Martin V12 Vantage. The veteran racing team’s success over the weekend was due to a combination of smart strategy, skillful car setup, a strong working team, reliable driving, and more than one incredible race maneuver. On Saturday, the TRG Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo team debuted the throwback liveried No. 66 LaSalle Solutions ...

  • The Racers Group Looks to Conquer the Famed Laguna Seca Corkscrew with Both Aston Martin and Lamborghini

    April 28, 2016

    PETALUMA, CA – April 28, 2016: — TRG plans to extend their success at Laguna Seca this weekend by bringing double the artillery: in addition to the Aston Martin V12 Vantage competing in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in GTD class, the team is also debuting a new Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America entry. The California-based crew is excited for this expansion into new racing territory with the powerful, 620 HP, V10 Lamborghini Huracán as the team prepares for the quick trip down to Laguna Seca from their Bay Area headquarters. Team driver Derek DeBoer will divide time in the Lamborghini with James Davison, who he shared an Aston Martin with at this track in 2014. In the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 will be James Davison with Brandon Davis, who took ...