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  • TRG-AMR HEADS TO AUSTIN WITH FOUR STRONG CARS FOR PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE SEASON OPENER

    March 4, 2015

    Petaluma, CA (March 3rd, 2015) … The Lone Star state plays host to the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge season opener this coming weekend at the world famous Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. This 3.4-mile undulating racetrack features dramatic, natural elevation changes, including a 133-foot climb to its signature Turn 1. TRG-AMR has some great history at the young track, having taken the pole here last year in IMSA TUDOR competition and a win back in 2013. The epic victory here at COTA in 2013 included one of the best GT battles in recent history, running nose-to-tail for the last full hour with TRG coming out on top after the dramatic engagement. The 20 turn circuit is sure to be a challenge for all the drivers on track, though the ...

  • TRG-AMR PREPARES FOR A MONUMENTAL MARCH FROM THE LONESTAR STATE TO THE SUNSHINE STATE

    February 6, 2015

    Petaluma, CA (February 6, 2015) … TRG-Aston Martin Racing spent the busy month of January living and working from the garages at Daytona and the team’s east coast facilities in Charlotte while preparing for the longest and toughest race of the IMSA TUDOR United Sportscar Championship schedule, the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. While the race ended with the team finishing lower than hoped, both the 007 and 009 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 racing machines, along with their drivers and crews, put in a valiant effort with both crossing the finish line following the twice-round-the-clock enduro. The event also saw a myriad of guests and partners from across North America that enjoyed the sights, sounds, and the “backstage pass” provided by the team. A fantastic time was had by ...

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    January 31, 2015

    Petaluma, CA (January 31, 2015) … TRG-Aston Martin Racing with LaSalle Solutions/Royal Purple/Orion Energy Systems/PassTime USA kicked off the 2015 major league sports car season with its 20th consecutive year of running at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. Opening week could not have begun better as the 007 V12 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 with James Davison behind the wheel captured the coveted pole position in the highly competitive GTD Class. Both the 007 and 009 entries sponsored by LaSalle Solutions finished strong but were unfortunately hampered by tough luck. Team owner Kevin Buckler viewed the overall weekend with mixed results, having seen tremendous success around the teams’ cutting edge marketing and partnership programs but encountering some unfortunate circumstances on the racetrack. The race started off in fine fashion with both ...

  • 007 TRG-ASTON MARTIN RACING WITH LASALLE SOLUTIONS TAKES HISTORIC POLE AT ROLEX 24, FIFTH CONSECUTIVE POLE

    January 23, 2015

    Daytona Beach, FL (January 22, 2015) … The TRG-Aston Martin Racing LaSalle Solutions/Royal Purple/Orion Energy Systems/PassTime USA Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 has proven that the team’s four consecutive poles to close off the 2014 season were no fluke. The qualifying domination carried over into this year’s season-opener with TRG-AMR driver James Davison capturing the pole position around the 3.81 historic roval setting a time of 1:47.2 on the charts. Daytona is the first and longest race of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season, seeing more than 50 cars across four separate classes battle for 24 grueling hours and the coveted Rolex Daytona watch at the end. The Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 that powered Davison to his impressive fifth pole has been relatively unchanged from the 2014 season with ...

  • LASALLE SOLUTIONS PARTNERS WITH TRG-ASTON MARTIN RACING FOR 2015 SEASON

    January 16, 2015

    Petaluma, CA (January 15, 2015) …TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America has partnered with LaSalle Solutions, a leading provider of IT life-cycle asset management services and the market leader for its powerful cloud based toolset, LAMP. This partnership comes in time for the company to capitalize on the season-opening twice-round-the-clock enduro, the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, and the massive support and attention it garners as well as TRG’s amazing history at this event. LaSalle partnered with TRG-AMR after careful consideration and seeing the value of the sportscar world and the multiple opportunities that exist within the elite paddocks of IMSA TUDOR and Pirelli World Challenge competition. The partnership with LaSalle is designed to focus on a strong Business-to-Business, co-branding and high end corporate hospitality events, including showcar appearances, media events, and ...

  • 007 ALL-STAR LINEUP FINALIZED, 2015 PARTNERSHIPS ANNOUNCED, TEAM TAKES AIM AT ROLEX 24

    January 8, 2015

    Petaluma, CA (January 8, 2015) …TRG-Aston Martin Racing is en route to the hallowed grounds of Daytona International Speedway for the first time in 2015, bringing with it the venerable V12 Vantage GT3, along with equally powerful driver lineups, partnerships, and a team that has its sights set on winning America’s only twice-round-the-clock endurance race. TRG-AMR’s proven track record includes four class wins and one overall victory in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, a feat unmatched in history. Like other historically successful teams, TRG-AMR also knows all too well the pitfalls and challenges that come with racing a car for 24 straight hours, especially at the World Center of Racing known as Daytona International Speedway. Along with the upcoming test days comes word of a substantial addition to the powerhouse ...

  • TRG-AMR HEADS INTO 2015 WITH NEW DRIVER ANNOUNCEMENT, ROLEX 24 PREPARATION, THREE CHAMPIONSHIPS ON HORIZON

    December 25, 2014

    Petaluma, CA (December 24, 2014) …The TRG-Aston Martin Racing team has been busy this holiday season, preparing its IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Challenge and Pirelli World Challenge lineup of cars for upcoming testing and development ahead of the exciting 2015 season and Rolex 24 at Daytona. The team will again be fielding the venerable and potent Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 machine in the GT/GTD categories, as well as at the proven V8 Vantage GT4 in GTS and GS class competition. TRG-AMR plans a comprehensive effort and multiple season-long campaigns in World Challenge GT and GTS, IMSA TUDOR/NAEC, and limited campaigns in the Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge. Piloting the No. 007 V12 Vantage GT3 will be season-long contenders Christina Nielsen and James Davison. Nielsen, having competed with the team at Petit ...

  • TRG-AMR ON DISPLAY AT PERFORMANCE RACING INDUSTRY TRADE SHOW

    December 11, 2014

    Indianapolis, IN (December 11, 2014) …TRG-Aston Martin Racing has made the long haul to Indianapolis for the annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show and is attending as well as displaying (booth 2833) the team’s Aston Martin GT3 and GT4 models, along with team partner and sponsor displays. The PRI Show is the largest gathering of racing related businesses and products in North America, essentially taking over most of the town of Indianapolis through Saturday afternoon. The investment in time and resources required to attend PRI is substantial, with the team already in full swing preparing for the upcoming 2015 Pirelli World Challenge and IMSA TUDOR seasons, with official testing starting early next month in Daytona at the Rolex Roar Before the 24. The team is still finalizing the lineup ...

  • TRG-AMR WRAPS UP SUCCESSFUL PARTNERS SUMMIT AT DAYTONA, WINTER TESTING AT SEBRING

    November 24, 2014

    Petaluma, CA (November 24, 2014) … The TRG-Aston Martin Racing team has been busy this past week, hosting its first “Partners Summit” events at the International Motorsports Center in Daytona Beach, followed by three days of intensive testing at the legendary Sebring International Raceway. The event included a pre-summit and winemaker’s dinner and was followed by a tour of the $400 million Daytona International Speedway’s “Daytona Rising” renovation project after lunch in the infamous 500 Club, personally led by Daytona track President, Joie Chitwood. On hand at the summit event was a wide range of personalities and professionals from around the motorsports community. Master of Ceremonies was none other than the legendary Bob Varsha. IMSA COO Scott Atherton, David Pettit and David Higdon from IMSA Marketing gave some great presentations, and ...

  • TRG-AMR TEAM DRIVER CHRISTINA NIELSEN SET TO COMPETE IN FULL SEASON OF PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE GT COMPETITION

    November 14, 2014

    Petaluma, CA. (November 14th, 2014) … TRG-AMR North America is proud to announce that the rising European GT racing star Christina Nielsen has joined the team for the entire 2015 Pirelli World Challenge GT season. Nielsen first competed in World Challenge competition at Sonoma Raceway this past August, securing a podium position in her first weekend with the series. Christina started her racing career in 2007 with karting followed by various European formula car series including the ADAC Formula Masters. After that it was on to Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and then onto ADAC GT Masters, followed by Porsche GT3 Cup Middle East and Europe. Chrisitina is competing in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with TRG-AMR in a V12 Vantage GT3 and has been a top competitor in the Porsche GT3 ...

  • TRG-AMR SIGNS SPORTSCAR STANDOUT MAX RIDDLE TO FULL SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP EFFORT

    November 12, 2014

    Petaluma, CA. (November 12, 2014) … TRG-AMR North America is proud to announce the addition of professional sportscar racer Max Riddle to the team’s Pirelli World Challenge roster, making Max the second full-season driver to be announced for the California-based squad’s multi-car 2015 series effort. Having only entered World Challenge competition in 2013, the team fielded three full-time GTS entries in 2014, as well as a limited GT program, having secured a number of podiums, fast laps, and wins along the way. Traditionally known as an endurance-racing team, TRG-AMR has adapted to the sprint-race format of World Challenge, helping shape the GT4 into a formidable contender. Having just completed a full-season effort in the IMSA Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge alongside veteran co-driver and mentor Kris Wilson, Max and the team are ...

  • Driving the Aston Martin Vantage GT4, the grab-and-go race car for the well-heeled – By Alex Lloyd ̵…

    November 11, 2014

    You go to 7-Eleven to purchase a Big Gulp and come away with a winning lottery ticket worth hundreds of millions of dollars. What do you buy, beyond a lifetime supply of gummy bears? A gingham sweater made from organic leprechaun beard, perhaps? The rarest Beanie Baby on Earth? Or hey, maybe an ancient battle-axe forged from the hands of a man that is not the messiah, just a very naughty boy? If it were me with the wad of cash, I’d follow the wise words of Hemingway rather than the psalms of Brian: “Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports… all the others are games.” While I hear the Matterhorn is for sale, I’m not keen on cold weather. And I’m most certainly opposed to being kicked ...

  • TRG-AMR SIGNS EUROPEAN GT STAR CHRISTINA NIELSEN TO COMPETE IN FULL SEASON OF IMSA TUDOR UNITED SPORTSCAR CHAM…

    November 6, 2014

    Petaluma, CA. (November 6th, 2014) … TRG-AMR North America is proud to announce rising European GT racing star Christina Nielsen has joined the team for the entire 2015 TUDOR United Sportscar Championship and North American Endurance Cup seasons. Co-Driving with Nielsen is 2014 TRG-AMR driver, James Davison. Davison finished off the season with four consecutive TUSC pole positions (Road America, VIR, COTA, and Petit Le Mans) and a Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge win (Kansas) under his belt, as well as racing in the iconic Indy 500. For the NAEC series races other select drivers will be chosen after further testing and evaluation by the team competition department and engineers. The Petaluma-based squad is working on plans for running a multi-car IMSA GTD program in 2015, with heavy emphasis on the North ...

  • TRG-AMR SIGNS DEREK DEBOER AND BLACK RIDER HOLDINGS TO RUN FULL SEASON OF PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE

    November 4, 2014

    FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF MASSIVE MULTI-CAR PROGRAM Petaluma, CA – November 4, 2014 – TRG-AMR North America is proud to announce the addition of Derek DeBoer and Black Rider Racing Group as part of a season-long Pirelli World Challenge championship effort for 2015 and beyond. TRG-AMR’s participation in World Challenge started less than two years ago, with a V8 Vantage GT4 making its GTS debut at the Long Beach Grand Prix in 2013. Since then, the team’s involvement and success has grown to include a season long three-car GTS effort this past season, along with two wins and multiple podiums along the way. DeBoer, TRG-AMR Team Driver and longtime competitor in the GRAND-AM turned IMSA paddock, raced at Sonoma last year in his first World Challenge event, as well as multiple IMSA Continental Tire ...

  • INAUGURAL GT4 CHALLENGE OF NORTH AMERICA SERIES CONCLUDES, ELISEO SALAZAR FIRST CHAMPION

    October 24, 2014

    Petaluma, CA. (October 24, 2014) … As the inaugural season of the GT4 Challenge of North America comes to a close, one competitor stood out as the first champion of the series. Former Formula 1 and IndyCar driver Eliseo Salazar, hailing from Chile and with Chilean sponsor and partner AGUNSA on board for the entire season, dominated the competition winning the last four races of the season in a row. Salazar used his driving skill and experience as well as his knowledge of the tracks to bring home the championship in fine style. Coming in a close second was rookie sportscar racer Greg Milzcik from Littleton, Colorado who competed in each of the eight rounds, followed by veteran racer Kenneth Greenberg from Hollywood, Florida. The first season of competition saw a ...

  • ELISEO SALAZAR AND AGUNSA TAKE INAUGURAL GT4 CHALLENGE OF NORTH AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY

    October 22, 2014

    Petaluma, CA. (October 21, 2014) … As the inaugural season of the GT4 Challenge of North America comes to a close, one competitor stood out as the true champion of the series. Former Formula 1 and IndyCar driver Eliseo Salazar, hailing from Chile and with Chilean sponsor and partner AGUNSA on board for the entire season, dominated the competition winning the last four races of the season in a row. Salazar used his driving skill and experience as well as his knowledge of the tracks to bring home the championship in fine style. The first season of competition saw a mix of from drivers all across North America, eager to drive on historic tracks like Watkins Glen, VIR, and Laguna Seca in the impressive V8 Vantage GT4. Because of testing demand, ...

  • TRG-AMR TO PARTNER WITH ORION ENERGY SYSTEMS IN 2015

    October 15, 2014

    Petaluma, CA. (October 15th, 2014) – “Cutting edge” has always been one of the mantras of TRG-Aston Martin Racing and the team’s founder Kevin Buckler, so when Orion Energy Systems approached Kevin about a strategic partnership for the 2015 season, it was an instant match. Known for its efficiency and design, Orion’s portfolio of products encompassing LED Solid-State lighting and smart controls provides exponentially brighter and crisper light and drives financial, environmental and workspace benefits. This technology has been applied to commercial and industrial developments worldwide, and will soon be integrated into the TRG-AMR headquarters building, transporters, pit and other race equipment. TRG-AMR will partner with Orion in a comprehensive program that includes all aspects of business opportunities in the ever-rising professional sportscar racing world. From comprehensive corporate hospitality events, strong ...

  • TRG-ASTON MARTIN RACING V12 VANTAGE GT3 TAKES 4th CONSECUTIVE POLE POSITION

    October 3, 2014

    Braselton, GA. (October 3rd, 2014) – Make it four in a row! TRG-AMR team driver James Davison has placed the No. 007 Royal Purple/PassTime USA/Orion Energy Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 in pole position for the fourth time in as many races during the final rounds of the 2014 IMSA TUDOR United Sportscar Championship. Davison was able to push the limits and bring home the pole with a blazing 1:22.254 lap time around the historic circuit. James Davison, TRG-AMR North America Team Driver: “What a lap! We’ve been able to put on a really good show during qualifying these last few events, mostly because of the speed and grip that this Aston Martin V12 GT3 is capable of. While we’ve had great luck in qualifying we’ve had fairly rotten luck during the races ...

  • TRG-AMR HEADS TO PETIT LE MANS AIMING FOR VICTORY WITH ROYAL PURPLE/PASSTIME/ORION ENERGY ASTON MARTIN V12 VAN…

    October 2, 2014

    Braselton, GA. (October 2nd, 2014) – Since 1998 few events in North America have held the reverence of what was once the only American gateway to the famed 24 Heures de Le Mans. An event that in 10 hours tests human and machine more than some 24-hour races ever will. This event is known as Petit Le Mans, the final round in both the North American Endurance Championship and the regular IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season of competition. This grueling 10-hour enduro will pit all 54 entries against the rolling hills and high-speed bends that make up the historic 12-turn, 2.54-mile Road Atlanta circuit. The team’s GT Daytona class roster has changed a bit for Petit Le Mans, with rising European GT star Christina Nielsen hopping in the cockpit following ...

  • TRG-AMR LOOKS ON TO PETIT LE MANS FOLLOWING ROLLERCOASTER OF A WEEKEND AT COTA

    September 22, 2014

    Austin, TX. (September 22, 2014) – The Lone Star Le Mans weekend at Circuit of the Americas has come and gone, a weekend full of great racing on this impressive track, though the results have left the team wanting more and focusing on the imminent Petit Le Mans season finale. Both platforms TRG-AMR raced here this weekend – the vicious V12 Vantage GT3 and the venerable V8 Vantage GT4 – did admirably well around the 3.4 mile circuit, with the overall finishing results a far cry from the proven potential of both cars. In IMSA TUDOR GT Daytona competition the No. 007 JetSet Magazine / CarryOn.com / BePositive.org / PassTime USA Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 qualified in P1, the third consecutive pole position for the Northern California-based squad this year. ...

  • POLE AT COTA! TRG-AMR MAKES IT THREE IN A ROW, V12 VANTAGE GT3 PROVES ITS FORTITUDE YET AGAIN

    September 22, 2014

    Austin, TX. (September 19, 2014) – TRG-AMR scored its third consecutive IMSA GTD Pole Position at Circuit of the Americas today, with team driver James Davison setting down a blistering lap time of 2:08.502 at the scenic Texas track in the No. 007 JetSet Magazine / CarryOn.com / BePositive.org / PassTime USA Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3. This is the third consecutive pole for TRG-AMR and Davison, having also secured P1 at Road America and VIR earlier this season. The hand-built V12 Vantage GT3 was developed on high-speed tracks throughout Europe that reward the cars with the best aerodynamics, so it’s no surprise that the GT3 reacts to COTA as it would Spa Francorchamps or the Nordschleife. Davison’s lap today exemplifies the capability of the GT3 when placed in the ...

  • TRG-AMR HEADS TO CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS WITH THREE ASTON MARTINS FOR PENULTIMATE ROUND OF TUDOR AND CONTINENT…

    September 19, 2014

    Austin, TX. (September 18, 2014) -TRG-Aston Martin Racing is heading to the Lone Star state to tackle the IMSA TUDOR and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge competition at the famed Tilke-built Circuit of the Americas. The scenic sweepers and high-speed esses throughout this track will look even more impressive with a trio of Aston Martin racecars all gunning for the win in two of America’s most competitive sportscar racing series during this weekend’s Lone Star Le Mans event. Season-long IMSA TUDOR GT Daytona class team drivers Al Carter and James Davison will be piloting the No. 007 JetSet Magazine/CarryOn.com/BePositive.org/PassTime USA Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 machine this weekend, aiming to build on two previous consecutive pole positions. In the Continental Tire series, team drivers Max Riddle and Kris Wilson will be riding ...

  • TRG-AMR FINISHES 2014 WORLD CHALLENGE SEASON ON HIGH NOTE WITH VICTORY, THREE PODIUMS IN FINAL RACES, AND ROO…

    September 15, 2014

    Tooele, UT. (September 15, 2014) -TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America has ended the season in strong fashion, securing a win, three podium positions in the final races at Miller Motorsports Park, as well as the coveted Rookie of the Year title for team driver Jorge De La Torre. While the team has been a household name in endurance sportscar racing for more than two decades, the sprint race format of the Pirelli World Challenge is a completely different animal, and one the team had to learn from and adapt in order to compete. The double-header race weekend was capped with the year-end awards banquet – a night of fun, great company, and a sharing of stories from the past season. 2014 was an amazing season for both TRG-AMR and Pirelli World ...

  • TRG-AMR TAKES VICTORY AND THIRD PLACE IN 2014 PENULTIMATE GTS RACE, LOOKING FOR REPEAT IN FINAL RACE TODAY

    September 13, 2014

    Tooele, UT. (September 13, 2014) -TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America has brought home both a victory and a third place finish which saw a TRG-AMR dominated podium following the 2014 season’s penultimate GTS race at Miller Motorsports Park. The race today was Round 15 of the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge GTS season of competition, one which saw some of the true potential of both the drivers and the Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 they pilot. The 2014 season saw TRG-AMR field as many as six cars in a single event weekend, though the majority of the season was run by TRG-AMR Team Drivers Jorge De La Torre, 3rd place finisher Drew Regitz, and today’s winner Nick Esayian. All three are on their first full season of competition with TRG-AMR, with 2014 ...

  • TRG-AMR LOOKS TO FINISH 2014 SEASON STRONG AS TEAM ENTERS FINAL ROUND OF WORLD CHALLENGE COMPETITION AT MILLER…

    September 12, 2014

    Tooele, UT. (September 12, 2014) – TRG-AMR heads to the Great Salt Lake for competition in the final round of the team’s first ever season-long effort in Pirelli World Challenge competition. 2014 was an incredible year that saw numerous ups and downs in what many are now calling the most exciting GT racing competition in America. Through the ups and downs, TRG-AMR was able to learn more than ever anticipated, growing the team’s competitive presence in the series while also providing incremental and important development to both the V8 Vantage GT4 and V12 GT3 models. Clayton Julian, Engineer, Aston Martin Racing: “TRG-AMR has provided us at the factory with an incredible amount of data this year, specifically from their World Challenge program. We’ve made institutional changes to the GT4 platform across ...