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  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing Heads Home from Le Mans

    June 22, 2015

    Epic Memories, New Friendships, Podium Finishes, and Victory in GT4                 Petaluma, CA (June 22nd, 2015) … In what can only be described as an amazing display of commitment, logistics, and racing heritage, more than 35 contemporary Aston Martin Racing cars from all over the world took to the famous Circuit de la Sarthe for the 2015 Le Mans Festival Race, celebrating the history of Aston Martin and Aston Martin Racing leading into the famous 83rd running of the 24 Hours of LeMans. TRG-Aston Martin Racing, the North American factory representative, brought with it almost a quarter of the field with eight total cars and left with epic memories for all, new friendships formed, 5 podium finishes, including a victory in the GT4 class with drivers Derek DeBoer and Bob Bramlage. During ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing Drivers Ready for Le Mans Festival Race, Three Top-3 Qualifiers

    June 15, 2015

    Ten Drivers and Eight Cars from TRG-AMR to Take Part in Historic Festival Race Prior to Start of Famous 24 Hour Endurance Classic   Le Mans, France (June 15th, 2015) … In what can only be described as an epic display of racing heritage, more than 35 contemporary Aston Martin Racing cars took to the famous Circuit de la Sarthe for the 2015 Le Mans Festival, celebrating the storied marque of Aston Martin. TRG-Aston Martin Racing, the North American representative of the prestigious racing outfit, brought with it almost a quarter of the field with eight total cars comprised of six V8 Vantage GT4s and two V12 Vantage GT3s. In qualifying on Thursday afternoon the team was able to bring home a number of strong qualifying positions: Buckler in GT3 P2, Nielsen ...

  • Christina Nielsen Heads to the Circuit de la Sarthe for Le Mans Festival Event with TRG-Aston Martin Racing

    June 11, 2015

    Nielsen ready to drive her V12 Vantage GT3 on the famous French circuit Le Mans, France (June 11th, 2015) … After dominant displays of her driving prowess at Detroit, Mosport, and Laguna Seca this past month, Christina Nielsen is traveling to France to drive her V12 Vantage GT3 on the famous Circuit de la Sarthe across the picturesque French countryside. Having competed full-time in the two prominent top-tier sportscar racing series in North America since January, this trip provides not only a welcome break to the intense competition, but also a chance to enjoy driving the historic circuit in preparation for a future 24 hour run. As if competing against the top GT racing drivers in the world wasn’t challenging enough, Christina also simultaneously completed another semester of University where she ...

  • Buckler to Take the Wheel at Circuit de la Sarthe in LaSalle Solutions V12 Vantage GT3

    June 10, 2015

    TRG-Aston Martin Racing and LaSalle Solutions Head to Le Mans Festival Race with Strong 8 Car Lineup Le Mans, France (June 9th, 2015) … TRG-AMR is heading to France for the Aston Martin Racing Le Mans Festival Race with an impressive 8 car lineup of GT4’s and GT3’s and a terrific group of drivers. Team Owner Kevin Buckler will be returning to the circuit that he knows so well and piloting one of the Teams V-12 Vantage GT3’s along with Co-Driver and fellow racer Robert Nimkoff. Team Partner LaSalle Solutions, primary sponsor/partner of the California-based team’s Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona effort earlier this year, has stepped up to the plate again. This time, in the form of a fun and unique partnership around the team and Le Mans Champion and TRG-AMR CEO ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing Heads to Le Mans Festival Race with Eight Aston Martin Racing Cars and Solid Driver Li…

    June 8, 2015

    Aston Martin as the Honored Marque of Historic Festival Event in Le Mans Le Mans, France (June 8th, 2015) … As the race and podium filled month of May passes into the rearview mirror, TRG-AMR stands ready to continue making history, this time in the form of an eight-car entry in the 2015 Le Mans Festival Race with Aston Martin as the honored marque. This marks one of the largest endeavors in history for the Sonoma County-based team, which includes shipping one of their primary race transporters and eight Aston Martin Racing cars across the Atlantic via both sea-freight and air-transport, as well as logistics for over 60 crew, guests, and other personnel. While a massive undertaking from the outside looking in, this is a relatively routine operation for the team ...

  • A Pair of Podiums for TRG-AMR and Christina Nielsen in Detroit

    June 2, 2015

    2nd Place Finish for Nielsen and Davison in IMSA TUDOR Series Competition, P3 in Pirelli World Challenge at Belle Isle Detroit, MI (June 2nd, 2015) … A pair of top-three finishes helped cap an incredibly strong performance by Danish sportscar standout Christina Nielsen and her teammate, Australian driver James Davison this past weekend at Belle Isle. The duo have been dominant all season long thus far, leading races at Daytona and Laguna, and now finishing on the second step of the podium for the second time this year, as done previously at the historic 12 Hours of Sebring earlier this year. This places Nielsen and Davison firmly in P2 of the IMSA TUDOR GTD Championship hunt, as well as near the top of the standings in the Patron North American ...

  • TRG-AMR and Christina Nielsen Double-Header Weekend in the Motor City

    May 29, 2015

    IMSA TUDOR and Pirelli World Challenge Competition form a three-race weekend for Nielsen Detroit, MI (May 29th, 2015) … TRG-AMR is heading back to the Motor City, this time with Christina Nielsen piloting a pair of potent Royal Purple|ORION|LaSalle|PassTime USA Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 racing machines around the 2.36 mile temporary street circuit. Nielsen, running in both the IMSA TUDOR GTD and Pirelli World Challenge GTA categories, is set for a busy weekend, the first true doubleheader of the season. The two series will spend the weekend contesting three separate races, with the first two on Saturday followed by the final race on Sunday afternoon. The two sportscar series are running in conjunction with the Verizon IndyCar series this weekend, providing an amazing amount of great racing for the fans and ...

  • TRG-AMR Leaves Laguna Seca with Sights set on Detroit

    May 22, 2015

    The Streets of Detroit Host the Next Round of IMSA TUDOR Competition Monterey, CA (May 22nd, 2015) … A strong performance across all practice and qualifying sessions at the iconic Laguna Seca raceway saw the driver duo of Christina Nielsen and James Davison bring home the No. 007 Royal Purple/ORION/LaSalle Solutions/PassTime USA Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 in P5 of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. An unfortunate pit stop incident involving pit stalls too tightly packed together led to a delayed stop, forcing the V12 powered racing machine to fall from the lead of the race where it had showed dominance all day long. The coming race at Detroit marks the fourth round of the IMSA TUDOR GTD season, with Nielsen and Davison having scored a Pole Position at The Rolex ...

  • Max Riddle | TRG-Aston Martin Racing Qualifies on Pole!

    May 15, 2015

    Nielsen Brings Home Strong Top-Five Starting Position for Tomorrow’s Race Bowmanville, Ontario (May 15th, 2015) … TRG-AMR team driver Max Riddle has qualified his No. 07 Royal Purple/ORION/LaSalle/PassTime USA Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 on the pole for the first GTS race of the Pirelli World Challenge weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Teammate and GTA competitor Christina Nielsen brought her No. 7 Royal Purple/ORION/LaSalle/PassTime USA Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 home in the top-five, starting the first GT race of the weekend from the fifth position on the grid. Canadian rally star and sportscar standout Max Riddle is back in the car for the first time this season, his second season of competition with TRG-AMR. His return to the cockpit couldn’t be more prophetic, dominating the qualifying session at this infamously fast, ...

  • TRG-AMR Heads North of the Border for Canadian Round of Pirelli World Challenge Competition with a Pair of Str…

    May 14, 2015

    Nielsen Ready for GTA Challenge, Riddle Back in the Cockpit Aiming for Podium Petaluma, CA (May 14th, 2015) … TRG-Aston Martin Racing is heading North this weekend, towards the infamous Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and the next round of Pirelli World Challenge competition. This marks the only Pirelli World Challenge event in Canada this year, on a track well-known for its high-speed sections of long sweepers and tight, technical corners. TRG-AMR Team Drivers Christina Nielsen and Max Riddle will be driving the team’s two Aston Martins this weekend, Christina continuing her full season GTA campaign and Riddle returning to the car for the first time this season. Christina will be piloting her No. 7 Royal Purple/ORION/LaSalle Solutions/PassTime USA Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 alongside the 90+ other competitors entered this ...

  • TRG-AMR and 007 Head to Laguna Seca for Round Three of IMSA TUDOR SportsCar Championship Competition

    May 1, 2015

    License to Thrill: Nielsen-Davison Duo Heads to Monterey to Tackle the Corkscrew Following 2nd Place Finish at Sebring Monterey, CA (May 1st, 2015) … The scenic coastline and rolling hills of the Monterey Peninsula play host to the next round in IMSA TUDOR SportsCar Championship competition this weekend, with the No. 007 Royal Purple/ORION/LaSalle Solutions/PassTime USA Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 ready for action. The driver duo of Dane Christina Nielsen and Aussie James Davison are ready to take to the track, both admitting that Laguna Seca might just be one of their favorite tracks in North America. Coming off an impressive 2nd place finish at the 12 Hours of Sebring in March, Nielsen and Davison are looking to improve upon that position and move to the top step of ...

  • Two Dominant Wins at Barber for TRG-Aston Martin Racing, Wilson Doubles Down! Nielsen Shows Strong Promise in …

    April 27, 2015

    Third win of the season for TRG-AMR Birmingham, AL (April 27, 2015) … TRG-Aston Martin Racing and Team Driver Kris Wilson have secured their second win of the weekend with another dominant victory in the second GTS race of the weekend at Barber Motorsports Park. This is the third win of the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge season for the TRG-AMR No. 07 Royal Purple/ORION/LaSalle Solutions/PassTime USA Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 and Team Driver Kris Wilson. Also driving this weekend is TRG-AMR Team Driver Christina Nielsen in her Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3. Christina Nielsen raced her No. 7 Royal Purple/ORION/LaSalle Solutions/PassTime USA Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 on Saturday and Sunday in both GTA races, her first time driving here at Barber. In the first GT race, starting from mid-pack and ...

  • Victory! TRG-Aston Martin Racing and Team Driver Kris Wilson Take Dominant Win at Barber

    April 24, 2015

    Second Win for Wilson and Team in 2015 Pirelli World Challenge Season Birmingham, AL (April 24, 2015) … TRG-Aston Martin Racing and Team Driver Kris Wilson have secured their second win of the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge season of competition with a dominant victory in the first GTS race of the weekend at Barber Motorsports Park. Securing the second win of the season for the team was no small feat, with Wilson also earning the coveted Move of the Race award for his impressive driving behind the wheel of his No. 07 Royal Purple/ORION/LaSalle Solutions/PassTime USA Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4. After qualifying in P4 earlier today, Wilson started quickly and moved up a spot before settling into his race pace. The top four starting positions consisting of the Aston Martin, the Porsche, ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing Heads to Barber Motorsports Park Following Strong Fourth Place Finish at Long Beach

    April 24, 2015

    Birmingham, AL (April 24, 2015) … TRG-Aston Martin Racing heads to the picturesque grounds of Barber Motorsports Park for the next round in the Pirelli World Challenge championship, following a strong GTA fourth place finish by Christina Nielsen at the Long Beach Grand Prix this past weekend in the No. 7 V12 Vantage GT3. The team also brings with them the GTS entry of Kris Wilson, running the No. 07 V8 Vantage GT4 in GTS competition this weekend, with both cars ready for a strong showing. While Barber is a favorite for racers of all types, this will be the first time for Nielsen navigating the track, though she’s prepared with data, video, and simulation. The 16-turn, 2.38 mile road course has been a fixture on multiple sportscar, open-wheel, and motorcycle ...

  • TRG-ASTON MARTIN RACING WRAPS UP SUCCESSFUL MOTORSPORTS AND TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT IN SILICON VALLEY

    April 23, 2015

    Petaluma, CA (April 23nd, 2015) … TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America successfully completed the team’s inaugural Motorsports and Technology Partnership Summit in Silicon Valley presented by LaSalle Solutions. This summit brought together leaders from motorsports, media, current and prospective team partners, and some of the most influential tech companies in the Valley. The focus of the summit was to help educate, network, strengthen, and foster relationships between businesses and motorsport marketing/entertainment platforms like TRG-AMR. From the engaging panel discussions to presentations and video demonstrations, attendees gained visibility to a wide range of new business opportunities. Afterwards, attendees were treated to an Aston Martin driving experience in a live autocross challenge pitted against their colleagues in GT4 racecars, followed by a memorable wine dinner on the terrace of the Mountain Winery. Sean ...

  • TRG-AMR AND CHRISTINA NIELSEN HEADS TO BARBER FOLLOWING FOURTH PLACE FINISH AT LONG BEACH

    April 23, 2015

    Long Beach, CA (April 23, 2015)… The streets of Long Beach are always exciting, and this year’s Grand Prix of Long Beach Pirelli World Challenge race was no exception. After a long weekend of practice and qualifying, Team Driver Christina Nielsen was ready to tackle the street course for the first time in her racing career, starting the No. 7 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 from the fifth position on the grid. In a race marred with multiple racing incidents, Nielsen drove clean and fast and finished a solid 4th position ahead of some very experienced professional drivers. Nielsen and the entire TRG-AMR Team were fresh from the team’s recent successful Partnership Summit, hosted in Silicon Valley and featured over 50 guests and speakers from all corners of tech, motorsport, media, ...

  • TRG-AMR HEADS TO THE STREETS OF LONG BEACH

    April 17, 2015

    ROUND THREE OF PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE GTA COMPETITION LONG BEACH, CA (April 17, 2015) … As the temperature rises, so does the competition in Pirelli World Challenge. TRG-AMR takes to the unforgiving streets of Long Beach with sights set on nothing but podium performances. The historic 1.9 mile street circuit has been an iconic event since 1975, becoming a modern-day staple on the IRL, IMSA, and Pirelli World Challenge calendar. The 11 turn street course poses an exciting challenge to the Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 and driver Christina Nielsen this coming weekend, with little room for error. Fresh off a strong second-place finish at the 12 Hours of Sebring and the St. Petersburg Grand Prix, Nielsen and the team stand ready to lead the field, having been busy meticulously preparing for ...

  • MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES, LLC PARTNERS WITH TRG-AMR FOR 2015 AS OFFICIAL MRO SUPPLIER – TEAM HEADS TO SEBRIN…

    April 8, 2015

    SEBRING, FL (March 19th, 2015) … As the premier MRO supplier based in Northern California with nationwide distribution, Maintenance Supplies LLC is no stranger to building great partnerships. Mitch L. Branson, owner of Maintenance Supplies LLC, approached TRG-Aston Martin Racing in 2014 regarding a strategic alliance for the coming season, knowing the professional level racing team has been expanding and growing, just like his business. As a top-tier racing team and winery, TRG-Aston Martin Racing and Adobe Road Winery have a wide array of MRO needs that were being filled by numerous suppliers which caused an issue in both logistics and cost savings. Mitch and Maintenance Supplies LLC stepped in and took inventory of everything from fasteners and cleaners to safety supplies and food grade lubricants. Maintenance Supplies LLC can handle ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing Enjoys Strong Showing Both On and Off the Track

    April 3, 2015

    Intense Street Racing Complimented by Private Dalí Museum VIP Hospitality and Exclusive Events Petaluma, CA (April 3rd, 2015) … TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America has again demonstrated what strong potential the team possesses in all arenas, not only on the track, but also through its engagement of B2B and relationship marketing, VIP and corporate guest hospitality, and special dealership events. On the track, it was a weekend of ups and downs, lessons learned, and many forward strides. The team is already loaded up and heading toward the upcoming rounds of Pirelli World Challenge competition at Long Beach (GTA) and Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama (GTA, GTS) in the coming weeks. Away from the track, TRG-AMR was running at full-throttle throughout the entire week, starting at the Dimmitt Automotive Group Aston Martin of ...

  • 12 Questions with TRG-AMR Driver Derek DeBoer

    April 1, 2015

    If you were allowed to listen to music while you were racing, would you want to? DD: I’m probably 50/50… the racecar driver in me loves the sound of the engine and I rely on my ears at times to know where my shifting points are. On the other hand it would be pretty cool! What kind of music would you listen to? DD: If I was listening while driving it would be some old school punk rock. Pennywise, NOFX, Greenday… something like that. Where did your first paycheck come from? DD: First paycheck…. from my early days starting out in the car business. My first job was washing cars. Who is an autograph you got as a kid that seemed to be a big deal to you at ...

  • TRG-ASTON MARTIN RACING TAKES THREE CAR TEAM TO THE STREET FIGHT OF ST. PETERSBURG

    March 28, 2015

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL (March 28, 2015) … TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America has returned to the picturesque streets of St. Petersburg for the second round of Pirelli World Challenge competition this weekend at the St. Petersburg Grand Prix. Bringing along three Aston Martin race cars, the team will have a full weekend consisting of four races over three intense days of competition. This beautiful city has played gracious host to the Grand Prix since 1985, including such historic racing series such as Trans-Am, American Le Mans, Champ Car, and now IndyCar and Pirelli World Challenge. Along with the team’s racing activities, this weekend brings with it a plethora of incredible opportunities and events that make this event truly unique and unforgettable. Friends and TRG-AMR partners Carlos and Beverly Yepes have helped ...

  • Another Rock Solid Sebring Performance by TRG-AMR

    March 24, 2015

    The 007 Team Earns A Hard Fought Second Place Podium Finish and Takes Top Honors in the 2nd Round of The North American Endurance Championship SEBRING, FL (March 24, 2015) – Nothing in endurance racing comes easy, and the 2015 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring was no exception for TRG-AMR. After qualifying fifth quickest in the 007 Royal Purple/Orion Energy Systems/LaSalle Solutions/PassTime V12 Vantage GT3, the team endured a grueling 12 hours and some topsy-turvy closing laps en route to a hard fought second place finish. Danish sensation Christina Nielsen teamed with Australian James Davison and Brandon Davis, a native Californian and World Challenge Champion. All three did their part in contending all day long and raced incredibly well. TRG-AMR’s entry had a very competitive race, leading several times throughout the race. While ...

  • TRG-Aston Martin Racing at the 12 Hours of Sebring with Victory In Their Sights

    March 20, 2015

    Sebring, FL (March 19th, 2015) … TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America, fresh off the season-opening Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, is ready to take the fight to the front of the IMSA TUDOR GT Daytona field this weekend at the famed 12 Hours of Sebring. Having had their chances at victory squandered by a lapped-traffic and unfortunate accident in January, TRG-AMR team drivers Christina Nielsen, James Davison, and Brandon Davis are heading to Florida with one place in mind – the top step of the podium. Nielsen, in her first full season of IMSA competition, has been looking forward to the 12 Hours of Sebring since crossing the finish line at Daytona almost two months ago. Along with a strict training and fitness regimen, Christina has been working closely with the ...

  • TRG-AMR COTA RACE WEEKEND RECAP FOUR CARS, FOUR RACES, VICTORY IN GTS, PODIUM IN GTA

    March 9, 2015

    Austin, TX (March 10th, 2015) … The Pirelli World Challenge 2015 season of competition is officially underway after the opening race weekend at the impressive Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. TRG-AMR brought four potent Aston Martin racecars to the fight, with a pair of V12 Vantage GT3s and another duo of V8 Vantage GT4s rounding out the team lineup. The Astons proved strong throughout the weekend, bringing home a GTS Pole, GTS Victory, and a strong 3rd place podium finish in GTA with Christina Nielsen behind the wheel. Starting on Saturday afternoon with the first GTS race of two, TRG-AMR team driver Kris Wilson took the checkered flag after starting the race from pole in the No. 07 Royal Purple/Orion Energy Systems/LaSalle Solutions/PassTime USA Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4. ...

  • TRG-AMR DRIVER KRIS WILSON TAKES GTS POLE AT CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS

    March 7, 2015

    Austin, TX (March 7th, 2015) … Colorado’s Kris Wilson captured the Pirelli World Challenge GTS Class Pole Position today during the early morning session at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas with a blistering time of 2:15.943 around the 20-turn F1 circuit. Wilson is performing driving duties this weekend in the 07 V8 Vantage GT4 car in lieu of full-season TRG-AMR Team Driver Max Riddle who is still recovering from illness. Alongside Wilson was teammate Derek DeBoer driving the 09 V8 Vantage GT4 setting P8 for the race start later today. DeBoer, hailing from Medford, Oregon is also a full-season entry in the GTS field, bringing with him a wealth of experience from a history of endurance sportscar racing and other professional sports. Kris Wilson, Team Driver, TRG-AMR North America: “I was surprised ...