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  • 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 ...

  • Official First Day of Competition in Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of North America

    May 16, 2014

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y (May 16, 2014)…Today marks the worldwide debut of The Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of North America at the legendary Watkins Glen International road course in upstate New York. A strong field of Aston Martin enthusiasts and race-aspiring sportsman drivers have answered the call of the new GT4 Challenge series and kick-off the first three-day weekend of competition in series history with opening practice today.   Not just the current Watkins Glen circuit will factor into Friday’s historic day of activities for the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge competitors. After today’s opening sessions, the GT4 Challenge drivers will travel back in time as they get the rare opportunity to follow in the same tracks of racing greats when they drive the hallowed ground of the original Watkins Glen road course.   Saturday’s on-track schedule ...

  • Race Week is Here! Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of North America News

    May 14, 2014

    PETALUMA, Calif. (May 14, 2014)…The inaugural Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of North America series will take place at Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y. this week, May 16-18 for Round One of seven, currently slated for 2014.Aston Martin GT4 Challenge Entry List Announced The debut of North America’s newest single manufacturer race series kicks off this weekend with a slate of 11 drivers on the 3.4-mile legendary road course:   Car #02, Kenneth Greenberg, Hollywood, Fla. Car #07, Eliseo Salazar, Santiago, Chile Car #09, David Block, Cleveland, Ohio/Derek DeBoer, Central Point, Ore. Car #7, Max Riddle, Vancouver, BC, Canada Car #13, Joel Segal, Montreal, QB, Canada Car #15, Robert Nimkoff, Danbury, Conn. Car # 42, Simon Arscott, Plymouth, England/Bradley Ellis, London, England Car #77, Dan Aweida, Boulder, Colo. Car #88, Greg Milzcik, Littleton, Colo.   One Vantage GT4 still remains for the inaugural event. ...

  • TRG-AMR Works Hard for Strong Finish in the 007 Entry at Laguna Seca (TUSCC)

    May 6, 2014

    MONTEREY, Calif. (May 5, 2014)…Teammates Al Carter and James Davison, drivers of the No. 007 TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America V12 Vantage GT3, finished 13th in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda GTD/PC race on Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The TRG-AMR team was hoping for a second visit of the weekend to victory circle after a third-place podium finish in Saturday’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race. The 007 TRG-AMR North America Aston Martin Vantage GT3 of Al Carter and James Davison at Laguna Seca © 2014 Rick Dole Co-driver Al Carter started in the No. 007 Aston Martin and had not yet reached the famed Andretti Hairpin, when he was involved in a small contact incident that was out of his control. Carter, who competed in ...

  • TRG-AMR Collects First IMSA Podium Finish of 2014 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

    May 4, 2014

    Saturday Report: Post-Race Podium in Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Post-Qualifying for TUDOR SportsCar Championship MONTEREY, Calif. (May 3, 2014) – On a last lap with more twists than the race track, Kris Wilson drove the #07 TRG-AMR Aston Martin to a third-place finish in Saturday’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at the always favorite Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Wilson, a long-time instructor at the Skip Barber Racing School who knows this historic race track the way some here know corkscrews, was running fourth and showed his experience on a thrilling final lap in which he drove side-by-side for third place in the Andretti Hairpin. He stayed close until he blasted out of the final turn to win a drag race to the finish line, barely edging out Dane Cameron for the podium. Teammate, Max ...

  • TRG-AMR Pactice and Qualifying Day at Laguna Seca

    May 3, 2014

    MONTEREY, Calif. (May 2, 2014)-TRG-AMR driver Max Riddle managed to solve the complexities of the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca track and a crowded 60-car field by qualifying the No. 07 TRG Racing Aston Martin Vantage car fifth for Saturday’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) race. During Friday’s qualifying session, Riddle, who will be the starting driver with co-driver Kris Wilson, first sat idling in the pits for the 15-minute GS class qualifying as the other cars started, then roared down the racetrack’s famous curves, hills and corkscrew to immediately jump into pole contention. His best lap was his fourth of six laps as he set a time of 1:36:160. That was close to the pole-winning time of 1:35.948 to make a top-five start in the third round of the CTSCC ...

  • California-based TRG-AMR Ready for IMSA Event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

    May 3, 2014

    MONTEREY, Calif. (May 2, 2014)-TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America (TRG-AMR) takes to the famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (MRLS) this weekend with a field of three Aston Martin Vantage GTs and are seeking to put on a good show for their hometown fans and new sponsor, Silicon Valley Bank. TRG has an extremely strong history at this world class facility with numerous wins and poles in a variety of classes.The Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix race weekend will feature two TRG-AMR entries in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) on Saturday, May 3 and one TRG-AMR entry in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Challenge (TUSCC) on Sunday, May 4. The No. 007 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3 at Daytona, January 2014 The Petaluma, Calif. based team brings its 007 Aston Martin ...

  • Showtrax joins forces with TRG to announce American partnership

    May 1, 2014

    Petaluma, CA (May 1, 2014) – TRG has launched a cross-Atlantic partnership with Showtrax International, a worldwide supplier of pit equipment and associated services to race teams and series, to further strengthen its presence within the North American motorsport scene. TRG is now the official partner and distributor of Showtrax products and services, from full garage solutions to flooring, timing boards and gantries, across the whole of North America and Canada. This new relationship will further enhance TRG’s own full service offering and the provision of a complete one stop pitlane and paddock offering to motorsport teams. Kevin Buckler, TRG Chief Executive, comments: “TRG is proud to announce our new North American Partnership with Showtrax. As a company, our roots in the motorsports industry are deep and have always included representing and supporting ...

  • Additional Personnel and Team Announcement for 2014 Aston Martin GT4 Challenge Of North America

    April 29, 2014

    PETALUMA, CA (Apr. 29, 2014) – The 2014 GT4 Challenge Series of North America continues to prepare for its inaugural event at Watkins Glen May 16 – May 18 with several new additions to its corporate family. Jeff Yeakel has been announced as Series Director along with Lucie Yeakel as Series Administrator for 2014. Brandon Davis has been appointed Director of Driver Development, with James Davison as Professional Driver Coach for the 2014 season. In addition, Clayton and Janeen Romie, founders of R&D Motorsports in Baton Rouge, LA, have come onboard to provide full race support for Aston Martin GT4 race cars. Jeff is a senior IT professional with more than 23 years experience managing a wide array of IT projects, data collection systems, financial applications, and business operations for notable organizations. ...

  • TRG-AMR Sunday Post-Race at Barber Motorsports Park Pirelli World Challenge Championship

    April 29, 2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 27, 2014) – TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America (TRG-AMR) scored another top-seven finish Sunday in the second round of this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge Barber Motorsports Park presented by RECARO with series veteran and TRG-AMR driver Nick Esayian finishing seventh in the popular GTS class. Forty-three cars gridded for the standing start of the 50-minute Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) sprint, Round Five of this year’s GTS championship, but six competitors fell victim to a first turn, first lap melee, including PWC rookie and local Auburn, Ala. driver Mikey Taylor, who started seventh on the grid but sustained damage on the front left in the incident which resulted in issues to both front tires. Also, Drew Regitz, who started eleventh position in class in the No. 02 TRG-AMR Aston Martin ...

  • TRG-AMR Heads to Barber Motorsports Park with Podium Finishes in Sight: Pirelli World Challenge Championship

    April 24, 2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 23, 2014) – TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America (TRG-AMR) is looking for another strong result at the Barber Motorsports Park presented by Recaro Pirelli World Challenge Round Four and Five this Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 after a successful race weekend at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. The Aston Martin Vantage GT4 team includes TRG-AMR’s resident driver trio of Drew Regitz, Nick Esayian and rookie Jorge De La Torre, plus PWC newcomer, Mikey Taylor. Taylor will pilot the No. 09 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4 for the races at his home track in his first ever PWC competition. Auburn, Ala. resident debuts in Pirelli World Challenge at home track Joining the World Challenge competition is South African native Mikey Taylor, who currently resides in Auburn, Ala. ...

  • Mikey Taylor Piloting TRG-AMR Vantage GT4 in Rounds Four and Five at Barber Motorsports Park

    April 24, 2014

    Petaluma, Calif. (April 22, 2014) – TRG-AMR North America is pleased to announce that Mikey Taylor will join the lineup of drivers in the GTS class of the upcoming Barber Motorsports Park presented by Recaro race on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. The South African native and 2013 Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge series contender will drive the No. 09 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 race car in rounds four and five of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. Taylor, who resides in Auburn, Ala., tested extensively with TRG-AMR at Sonoma Raceway in 2013. This weekend’s event at Barber Motorsports Park will be his first start with TRG-AMR and racing debut in the PWC. “I’m looking forward to a successful weekend in the Vantage GT4 and ...

  • Career Best by TRG-AMR Drivers in Pirelli World Challenge GTS Class at Long Beach

    April 14, 2014

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 13, 2014) – The “Roar at the Shore presented by Kia” race at the Long Beach Street Circuit brought featured hard charges by all the TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America (TRG-AMR) drivers on Sunday, April 13. With four TRG-AMR race cars in the 41-car Pirelli World Challenge Championship field, there were fantastic results and best finishes from the Aston Martin Vantage GT4 drivers and an unfortunate accident for the TRG-AMR team in the always tough GT class. The No. 02 TRG-AMR North America Aston Martin GT4 of Drew Regitz © 2014 Nate Napierala The three GTS class entries had their strongest runs on the 1.968 miles, 11-turn street course in Long Beach, Calif. TRG-AMR driver Drew Regitz, Denver, Colo., started from the 10th class position and drove a ...

  • TRG-AMR – Pirelli World Challenge Championship Long Beach Saturday Notes and Quotes

    April 13, 2014

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 13, 2014) – TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America (TRG-AMR) took to the streets of Long Beach Friday and Saturday in preparation for the “Roar at the Shore presented by Kia” race, Sunday, April 13. The TRG-AMR team brings an impressive lineup of four Aston Martin Vantage car entries to the largest spectator event in Southern California. The entries include the inaugural outing of the V-12 Vantage GT3 in the GT class and three GT4s in the Pirelli World Challenge Championship GTS class. The Grand Prix of Long Beach (GPLB) brings together a full weekend slate of races including the Pirelli World Challenge, IMSA TUDOR SportsCar Championship, IndyCar, Indy Lights, Pro Celebrity and Super Drift. The Long Beach Grand Prix, which is celebrating its 40th year this weekend, ...

  • TRG-AMR Takes to the Streets of Long Beach for Round Three of Pirelli World Challenge

    April 10, 2014

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 10, 2014) – TRG-Aston Martin Racing North America (TRG-AMR), will hit the streets of Long Beach this weekend with four strong entries for the third round of the Pirelli World Challenge. Green flag for the “Roar at the Shore presented by Kia” race, Sunday, April 13 is at 4:30 p.m. PDT/1:30 p.m. EDT. With a lineup of three drivers and their stunning Aston Martin Vantage GT4 cars and one Hollywood style liveried Aston Martin Vantage GT3 car, this is sure to be an attention getter from the TRG-AMR stable. Denver native Drew Regitz, who began with TRG-AMR last season, comes to Long Beach after an admirable run in the Pirelli World Challenge opening race in St. Petersburg. He joins fellow World Challenge competitor Nick Esayian for the 2014 ...

  • TRG-AMR Partners with Drissi Motorsports, Tomy Drissi and “The Amazing Spiderman 2” for Long Bea…

    April 8, 2014

    PETALUMA, Calif. (April 8, 2014) – TRG-AMR (Aston Martin Racing) North America has announced that Tomy Drissi will pilot “The Amazing Spiderman 2” liveried Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 at this week’s Grand Prix of Long Beach round of the Pirelli World Challenge in GT class. The race is scheduled for Sunday, April 13 at 4:30 p.m. PDT. “We are really excited to have Tomy Drissi bringing one of our TRG-AMR Aston Martin V-12 GT3s to the grid at Long Beach,” said TRG-AMR CEO Kevin Buckler. “Tomy has a rich history there and many successes in powerful GT cars in Trans-Am, IMSA and World Challenge. This fantastic livery brings the perfect panache to Long Beach with this incredible Superman 2 car. It looks awesome and we know this is a ...

  • Additional Driver Entry Announcements for 2014 Aston Martin GT4 Challenge Of North America

    April 1, 2014

    PETALUMA, Calif. (Apr. 1, 2014) – As the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge series continues to grow, TRG-AMR is proud to announce three of the latest entries as its headed into its first round at Watkins Glen. All of the drivers who have purchased new GT4s or are participating in the arrive-and-drive program are eagerly looking forward to the first round of 2014. Joel Segal recently spent the weekend at the Thermal Club with TRG-AMR testing and evaluating the Vantage GT4. After a successful weekend getting up to speed in the Aston Martin, Segal walked away impressed with TRG-AMR, the GT Challenge series concept, and the Vantage. In fact, Joel was so impressed that he purchased a Vantage GT4 and entered the full seven weekend series. The Montreal Aston Martin ...

  • TRG-AMR Prepares for First Event of 2014 at St. Petersburg

    March 28, 2014

    PETALUMA, Calif. (Mar. 24, 2014) – TRG-AMR North America, one of the most successful private teams in North American sports car racing, is in the final stages of preparation for first race of the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge. Drew Regitz, Jorge De La Torre and Nick Esayian are confirmed to drive the TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4 cars in the GTS class of the Pirelli World Challenge at St. Petersburg. These three drivers will be a part of very deep GTS class of competitors for this opening 2014 event. The temporary street course at St. Petersburg is known for its high speed corners and sheer excitement. This means that the three TRG-AMR drivers will work to build up speed early and keep the cars scratch free while navigating the treacherous concrete ...

  • TRG-AMR Perseveres, Shows Class-Leading Speed On Tough Day At Sebring

    March 16, 2014

    No. 007 Aston Martin Leads GT Daytona Class Before Bad Luck Strikes SEBRING, Fla. (March 16, 2014) – The TRG-AMR team showed perseverance during a promising but tough day Saturday, March 15 during the Twelve Hours of Sebring. The No. 007 Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 sped to the lead in the GT Daytona class during the first hour of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship endurance classic with James Davison behind the wheel, but several on-track incidents dropped the team of David Block, Al Carter and Davison to 19th at the finish. Max Riddle, Brandon Davis and Kris Wilson also turned quick lap times throughout the 12-hour race in the No. 009 Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach Aston Martin V12 Vantage ...

  • Sebring Nine-Hour Report

    March 15, 2014

    TRG-AMR continued to persevere despite a tough day at Sebring, with both the No. 007 and No. 009 Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 cars turning competitive lap times at the nine-hour mark of the Twelve Hours of Sebring. A variety of mechanical problems forced extensive repairs in the garage on both cars by the talented TRG-AMR crew throughout the first nine hours of the event. The No. 009 car was the top TRG-AMR car at the nine-hour mark, 18th in the GT Daytona class due to the lengthy pit repairs. But Max Riddle, Brandon Davis and Kris Wilson were running consistent, smooth laps despite multiple incidents during the caution-strewn IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race. David Block, Al Carter and James Davison were 19th in ...

  • Sebring Six-Hour Report

    March 15, 2014

    It was a case of one step forward and one step back for the TRG-AMR team through the first six hours of the Twelve Hours of Sebring. The hard-working TRG-AMR crew repaired a clogged rear brake line on the No. 009 Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3. The problem emerged almost immediately after the start of the classic IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship endurance event and forced the car to the garage after two hours. The team of Brandon Davis, Max Riddle and Kris Wilson was running 18th in the GT Daytona class, 27 laps down, at the six-hour mark after the extensive repairs. But Davis, Riddle and Wilson turned quick laps in between the multiple caution periods during the race to show the V12 ...