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  • TRG-AMR TEAM DRIVER CHRISTINA NIELSEN TAKES PODIUM AT SONOMA IN MAIDEN OUTING OF ASTON MARTIN V12 VANTAGE GT3

    August 28, 2014

    Petaluma, CA (August 26th, 2014) – After a weekend that saw eight Aston Martin racecars spread over 3,000 miles and racing in two separate series, TRG-AMR’s newest addition to the team, Christina Nielsen, secured a podium finish at Sonoma Raceway in Pirelli World Challenge competition on Sunday. Nielsen, a rising GT racing star in Europe and the US, is no stranger to competitive racing, however, the Pirelli World Challenge paddock is home to many seasoned and battle-hardened GT racing veterans from around the globe. Nielsen took the challenge in stride, piloting the No.00 PassTime Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 around the famously technical road course with the best of them, turning incredibly competitive laps and running two clean races during the doubleheader weekend. Christina Nielsen, TRG-AMR Team Driver, WC GTA: “What ...

  • TRG-AMR DUO OF RIDDLE AND WILSON BRING HOME VICTORY AT VIR IN CTSCC COMPETITION

    August 23, 2014

    Alton, VA (August 22nd, 2014) On a weekend of epic proportions for TRG-AMR, Max Riddle and Kris Wilson have brought home the second GS-Class victory of 2014 for TRG-AMR this weekend, marking the fourth podium finish of the year for the Petaluma-based squad. Wilson outlasted and outdrove Robin Liddell by only three tenths of a second, making it one of the closest finishes this year in Continental Tire SportsCar Championship racing. Riddle started the race from the green flag and put in a clean stint until Wilson took control of the 07 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 about midway through the 2.5 hour enduro. From there it was a matter of keeping it clean and quick, something Wilson is known for. Max Riddle, TRG-AMR Team Driver, CTSCC GS: “Road America was ...

  • TRG-AMR DEFIES ALL ODDS, 007 CLAIMS SECOND CONSECUTIVE GTD POLE AT VIR AFTER GRUELING REBUILD EFFORT

    August 23, 2014

    Alton, VA (August 22nd, 2014)– TRG-AMR Team Driver duo James Davison and Al Carter secured the pole position at VIR today – their second consecutive – in an incredible underdog story of perseverance and dedication as the crew performed an overnight build of an entirely new car after receiving a spare chassis from England just days ago. Quit isn’t a word in the TRG-AMR vocabulary, and they were able to turn the bare tub into a pole-winning racecar in record time. Following contact during a practice session in the previous round of TUDOR competition at Road America, TRG-AMR’s first 2014 IMSA GTD pole position was snatched away by an avoidable incident with a Mazda prototype. The No. 007 CarryOn.com/B+ Foundation/Jetset Magazine/Eagle Tech Systems /Sideskinz/Adobe Road Winery/Royal Purple/Monument Chemicals Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3, ...

  • TRG-AMR TAKES ON WORLD CHALLENGE AT SONOMA WITH SIX CAR ASSAULT IN GT, GTS COMPETITION; HOSTS ANNUAL PARTY

    August 23, 2014

    Sonoma, CA. (August 22nd, 2014)-TRG-AMR’s Pirelli World Challenge presence has grown this weekend, with the team fielding a total of six racecars in the highly-competitive series: five in the GTS field and one in the GT category. While Team Owner Kevin Buckler was initially slated to drive the PassTime USA sponsored V12 Vantage GT3 machine, there is now a very special guest driver – Christina Nielsen – who will be piloting the 007 powerhouse. In the hugely competitive GTS class, TRG-AMR is fielding five V8 Aston Martin Vantage GT4s, the same type of car that won this race last year with TRG-AMR Team Driver Brandon Davis behind the wheel. Making up the stable of GTS drivers includes World Challenge newcomers Derek DeBoer and Santiago Creel alongside season-long Team Drivers Nick Esayian, ...

  • TRG-AMR HEADS TO THE OAK TREE GRAND PRIX HUNTING FOR VICTORY IN BOTH CLASSES, HERCULEAN EFFORT NEEDED TO PREPA…

    August 23, 2014

    Alton, VA (August 21st, 2014) – Following the weekend at Road America which saw TRG-AMR’s first 2014 IMSA GTD pole position snatched away by an avoidable incident with a Mazda prototype during a race day practice session, the team is ready to bring the fight back to the front at Virginia International Raceway. After needing a brand new chassis airlifted from England, the TRG-AMR crew has only just now received the new tub at their Mooresville facility. It will take a massive effort to get the new 007 built in time for the Oak Tree Grand Prix at VIR this coming weekend – but nothing the dedicated and infallible TRG-AMR crew can’t handle. VIR is a track where the team has a long and storied history, having racked up a number ...

  • TRG-ASTON MARTIN RACING EIGHT CAR ARMADA BATTLING FOR WINS ON BOTH COASTS ACROSS TWO SERIES AND FOUR CLASSES

    August 23, 2014

    Petaluma, CA (August 20th, 2014) – TRG-AMR is racing on both coasts this weekend, spread between Virginia International and Sonoma Raceways, battling for wins across both major North American sportscar racing series in four different classes. Competing on opposite sides of the country is no small feat for any team, especially when five transporters, eight cars, 10 drivers, and well over 50 race crew and operational staff involved in the complex logistical operations of a professional level Aston Martin racing team. Adding to the exciting challenge is the inaugural Aston Martin Motorsports Festival the following weekend at Laguna Seca raceway in Monterey, California. This massive event is organized, hosted, and operated by TRG-AMR and has been received by all with rave reviews with participants attending from across North America. Endeavors like ...

  • TRG-AMR TAKES GT DAYTONA POLE POSITION AT ROAD AMERICA

    August 9, 2014

    Elkhart Lake, WI (August 9th, 2014) –TRG-AMR North America driver James Davison took the GT Daytona class pole position at Road America today, piloting the No. 007 CarryOn.com /B+ Foundation/Jetset Magazine/Eagle Tech Systems /Sideskinz/Adobe Road Winery/Royal Purple Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3. This is Davison’s first Total Pole Award and IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship pole position in his career, as well as the first TRG-AMR pole in the new IMSA TUSC series with a lap of 2:09.079 (112.898 mph). “We nailed the pole on lap one,” said Davison. “Strategy came into that a little bit. We sat in the pits and got a clear track built up ahead of us. On the out lap out we built up the tire temperature to capitalize on the peak of the tire on ...

  • TRG-AMR NORTH AMERICA HEADS TO ROAD AMERICA IN TUDOR AND CONTINENTAL TIRE SERIES

    August 7, 2014

    Elkhart Lake, WI (August 6th, 2014) – TRG-AMR is ready to get back on the podium after two strong cars at Indianapolis a few weeks ago ended with less than perfect results. TRG-AMR saw their leading GT Daytona class car, the 007 Aston Martin Vantage GT3, get caught out on an extended track repair caution; and a second lap punt of the 07 GS class Vantage GT4 resulted in finishing positions not indicative of the teams’ real strength. The TRG-AMR boys are prepared and ready for a fight on one of America’s premier and most historic road courses this weekend. The team has spent all available time working from its Charlotte, NC shop preparing the cars and repairing the unfortunate and avoidable damage from the previous race. Heading to a ...

  • THREE TRG-AMR VANTAGE GT4S LOOK TO MID-OHIO FOR PODIUMS

    August 1, 2014

    LEXINGTON, OH. (August 1, 2014) – TRG-AMR drivers Nick Esayian, Drew Regitz, and Jorge De La Torre and crew are ready to compete for podiums at the beautiful Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course August 1 – August 3. The three season long entries in the GTS class are looking to avoid bad luck and put their Vantage GT4s up front all weekend in this traditional road race calendar event for Pirelli World Challenge. The drivers will race both Saturday and Sunday afternoon as a part of the packed schedule of races. At the last event at Toronto, the Natural Cures No. 34 of Nick Esayian was involved in an unfortunate multi-car pile-up in Saturday’s race that was completely out of his control. This accident meant that Esayian’s TRG-AMR team worked literally overnight ...

  • TRG-AMR DISPLAYS DIVERSE ARRAY OF STRENGTHS BOTH ON AND OFF THE TRACK IN INDIANAPOLIS

    July 28, 2014

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. (July 27, 2014) – TRG-AMR North America had its racing plate full at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, entering a car in both the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge events Friday on the famed track’s road course. Two races on one day is arduous for any team and the efforts showcased the grit of TRG-AMR. Al Carter and James Davison drove the No. 007 B+ Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 to a hard fought seventh-place finish in the GTD class of the TUDOR series race after Max Riddle and Kris Wilson, in the No. 07 Haltermann Solutions Aston Martin GT4, recovered from an early incident and soldiered to 20th place in the CTSC GS class race. The races capped a full week in Indianapolis for TRG-AMR, which rolled ...

  • TRG-AMR RAMPS UP FOR THE BRICKYARD GRAND PRIX

    July 23, 2014

    Indianapolis, IN (July 23, 2014) – Racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is special anytime. But there’s even more on tap this week for TRG-AMR North America, which is doubling down its racing effort. TRG-AMR is fielding a car in each of Friday’s sports car events at the iconic racetrack – the Brickyard Grand Prix in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the Brickyard SportsCar Challenge for the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series. Everyone at TRG-AMR has high hopes for both cars, and they know of no better place than Indianapolis to shine. Al Carter and James Davison will share the No. 007 B+ Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 in Friday’s headline TUDOR series race, as they have all season. Prior to that, Kris Wilson and Max Riddle will co-drive the No. ...

  • TRG-AMR Takes on Toronto’s Streets this Weekend Pirelli World Challenge

    July 19, 2014

    TORONTO, Ca. (July 18, 2014) – After nearly a month since the previous race, TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America (TRG-AMR) return to compete at the Honda Indy Toronto GP. The three car GTS class Aston Martin Vantage GT4 contingent returns to competition hungry to take some early season promise and deliver season best finishes. The traditional venue at Exhibition Place in Toronto will host the Pirelli World Challenge with races on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Nick Esayian returns to Toronto for his fourth time, along with the Pirelli World Challenge series in the last ten season. Esayian has worked hard with the TRG-AMR team to fine tune the performance of his No. 34 Natural Cures Vantage GT4. He will undoubtedly have experience on his side in his pursuit of second half of ...

  • TRG-AMR Heads North of the Border for Two-Car Assault at Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix of Canada

    July 10, 2014

    Bowmanville, Canada – (July 10th, 2014) TRG-Aston Martin Racing heads to Canadian Tire International Raceway this weekend for the next round of fierce competition in both the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. After a hard-fought 11th place finish at the incident filled Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen with the trio of David Block/Al Carter/James Davison, the team is ready to again try and battle to the top step of the podium. The race will return the No 007 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 to the sprint race driver pairing of Carter and Davison. This duo finished fourth at the prior sprint race in Detroit, less than five seconds after the winning GTD entry. At a track known for speed and its incident-filled races, the ...

  • TRG-AMR Moves to Road America with Momentum from Previous Round Pirelli World Challenge Championship

    June 19, 2014

    ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. (June 19, 2014) – TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America (TRG-AMR) takes its three car GTS class Aston Martin Vantage GT4 team to historic Road America this weekend. The Elkhart Lake, Wisc. track will host the Pirelli World Challenge with races on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning at the beautiful four-mile road course. After a positive Detroit Belle Isle Sunday Race Two where all three Vantage GT4s finished in the top 15 for the second time this season, TRG-AMR is ready to return to the race track. Drew Regitz in the No 02 Aston Martin posted an eighth place finish on Sunday in Detroit and has shown that he has the pace to compete for podiums in the GTS class. This will be his first time competing in PWC ...

  • Aston Martin Takes Win at Kansas!

    June 8, 2014

    PassTime USA and TRG-AMR Win in Kansas, Close the Championship Gap Even Further in CTSCC KANSAS CITY, Kansas. (June 8th, 2014) … After a hard-fought pole position on Friday night, the TRG-Aston Martin Racing 07 duo of Kris Wilson and James Davison brought home a well-deserved victory under the lights of Kansas Speedway Saturday night. This marks the maiden victory for TRG-AMR in GS competition since taking the reins of Aston Martin Racing North America following the 2012 season.This is also the first victory for the Aston Martin Vantage GT4 in Continental Tire competition in the three seasons the platform has been campaigned. While Kris spent his 70-minute stint driving in his mirrors and preserving the car for James, the battle was much more intense for Australian and recent Indy 500 competitor ...

  • Aston Martin Takes Pole!

    June 7, 2014

    PassTime USA and TRG-AMR Driver Kris Wilson Takes Dominant First Pole Position of 2014 CTSCC Season, Will Start Race from 2nd Place in Season Championship Pre Race/Qualifying Report KANSAS CITY, Kansas. (June 7th, 2014) … The PassTime/TRG-Aston Martin Racing GS machine took the pole position under the lights of Kansas Speedway last night for the upcoming Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) GS class race tonight. TRG-AMR and Wilson entered this weekend with their sights firmly set on gaining ground in the championship and getting to the top step of the podium after a season-high 3rd place finish at Laguna Seca earlier this year. TRG-AMR currently sits 2nd in the championship points, but will have to race this weekend without its star driver Max Riddle again, who is recovering from a small road ...

  • PassTime USA Joins Forces with TRG-AMR for Kansas, Watkins Glen Races

    June 6, 2014

    Petaluma, CA (June 6) — PassTime USA, a leading provider of GPS Tracking Solutions and Automated Collection Technology  (ACT), will be on board this weekend’s TRG-AMR No. 07 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 at Kansas Speedway as its primary corporate partner in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.  It will remain in that position through the team’s Watkins Glen race weekend, June 20-22.   At Watkins Glen, PassTime USA will have the primary position for the No. 07 GS Car in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge as well as an associate position in the No.  007 Vantage V12 that will compete in the Tudor United SportsCar championship at the  Six Hours at The Glen. “We are delighted to have created this association with TRG-AMR,” said Stan Schwarz, President and Founder of PassTime. ...

  • TRG-AMR Doubleheader at Kansas and VIR Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge / Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of N…

    June 6, 2014

    Petaluma, CA. (June 4, 2014) – TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America (TRG-AMR) will have another busy weekend.  The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge team will take the No. 07 Vantage GT4 to Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS  for the Grand Prix of Kansas.  At the same time, TRG-AMR will also put on Round Three and Four of the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of North America at the beautiful Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA. The Aston Martin Vantage GT4 No. 07 will feature another unique driver line-up.  Due to an unfortunate recent minor road car accident for lead driver Max Riddle, the team will be forced to substitute a driver for this weekend.  TRG-AMR driver James Davison will take Riddle’s place in the car that currently resides in second place ...

  • TRG-AMR Has Strongest Result of Season at Belle Isle

    June 1, 2014

    DETROIT, Mich. (June 1, 2014) — The performance has been there for TRG-AMR North America in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in 2014, but the results haven’t followed. Until today. Al Carter and James Davison teamed to drive a heady and sensational race in the No. 007 Jetset/B-Positive Foundation Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3, taking it to a season-best fourth-place finish in the GT Daytona class of the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic on the Raceway at Belle Isle Park. The 007 has been a pacesetter this year, leading at Daytona and Sebring, but had not finished better than 13th in a race. Today’s near-podium showing has spirits boosted throughout the TRG-AMR camp. “It was a hard-fought P4 finish, but it was such a long time coming and after all this work, it ...

  • TRG-AMR Three-Car Armada Heads to Pirelli World Challenge Battle at Detroit Grand Prix’s Belle Isle Street Cir…

    May 30, 2014

    DETROIT, Mich. (May 30, 2014) – TRG-AMR comes to this weekend’s Cadillac V-Series Challenge doubleheader event at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix with three drivers poised to make their mark in the Pirelli World Challenge. Nick Esayian, Drew Regitz and Jorge De Le Torre have all shown steady improvement this season and seek to continue that upward trend in this weekend’s races. All three will be behind the wheel of Aston Martin Vantage GT4 machines among a 25-car GTS class field on the temporary street course. Regitz (car No. 02) and De La Torre (No. 04) will be turning their first laps on the Raceway at Belle Isle Park, while Esayian (No. 34 Natural Cures) has raced previously on the tight, 2.36-mile street circuit. “We have been pleased with the progress ...

  • TRG-AMR Heads to Detroit’s Belle Isle

    May 30, 2014

    DETROIT, Mich. (May 30, 2014) – For the first time in the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the No. 007 TRG-AMR North America Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 will take to a temporary street circuit – and do so with high expectations. Co-drivers Al Carter and James Davison, the latter fresh off his first run in the Indianapolis 500, are eager to attack the Raceway at Belle Isle Park for this weekend’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic. The Jetset/B-Positive Foundation No. 007 Aston Martin has previously run this season only on road courses at Daytona International Speedway, Sebring International Raceway and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The 007 car has proved strong in the early going of the TUSCC, working its way into the lead at both Daytona and Sebring and surging into ...

  • Limited Seats Remain Rounds Three and Four Virginia International Raceway

    May 30, 2014

    Aston Martin GT4 Challenge Of North America June 6 – June 8 PETALUMA, Calif. (May 30, 2014) – The Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of North America heads to VIR for rounds Three and Four of the newly formed North American Aston Martin-based series. Cars are still available for drivers who think they have what it takes to compete in the the fun-filled weekend. For more information contact Jason@TRG-AMR.com or 707.935.3999 for more information. GT4Challenge.com Racing on this historic track in a V8 Vantage GT4 is just icing on the cake as the weekend is full of great track-time, top-notch hospitality, and unique lifestyle events. If racing isn’t your fancy this weekend we have plenty of hospitality and lifestyle event options for you to come spend some time at this great circuit with the ...

  • Chasing a Championship, TRG-Aston Martin Racing Doubles Up for Lime Rock

    May 24, 2014

    LAKEVILLE, Conn. (May 23, 2014) – TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America (TRG-AMR) returns to Lime Rock Park for the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) GS class race with their sights set on gaining ground in the championship and with both barrels loaded running the 07 and 09 Aston Martin Vantage GT4s. TRG-AMR currently sits second in the points but is going to have to race this weekend without its star driver, Max Riddle. TRG is one of the most successful and dominant teams to have ever raced at Lime Rock with 4 major victories and 7 podiums. In 2006 and 2011 the team achieved an unprecedented 1-2 finish with 2 separate marques. Due to a prior family obligation, Max will not be able to compete. His co-driver Kris Wilson will instead ...

  • New Showcase Series Experiences Successful Debut at The Glen

    May 21, 2014

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (May 19, 2014)The new Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of North America racing series debuted at New York’s iconic Watkins Glen International race track with plenty of track time for practice, a qualifying session and a 35-minute race on both Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18. The two races, the first of seven events in the new premier drivers showcase operated by TRG-AMR, resulted in terrific on-track battles for the Aston Martin drivers and ended with the No. 42 Vantage of Simon Arscott and Bradley Ellis and No.15 Vantage of Robert Nimkoff capturing the first two series victories. The wins gave the victors the distinction of being the inaugural winners in the first weekend of competition for the new GT4 Challenge North America. “It was an absolutely fantastic opening weekend for ...

  • Report from The Glen – Round One Aston Martin GT4 Challenge North America

    May 18, 2014

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (May 18, 2014) ….The first race of the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of North America’s debut kicked off Saturday afternoon in the hills of upstate New York at the iconic Watkins Glen International race track, where Aston Martin Vantage GT4 competitors took to the track for single rounds of practice and qualifying leading up to Race One of the new seven-event series. London’s Bradley Ellis, who pilots the No. 42 Aston Martin alongside teammate Simon Arscott, took the checkered flag following the inaugural GT4 Challenge race this afternoon, after qualifying on pole this morning, which no doubt aided in his quest for the checkered flag. Ellis and Arscott have partnered with lovecars.com for the GT4 Challenge season and Arscott, a GT4 owner himself has been cheering from the sidelines ...