INTERNATIONAL SPORTSCAR LEGACY
TRG is a professional motorsports business, adept at successfully managing teams of unprecedented competitive scope and executing visionary marketing programs. From humble roots as a Porsche club-racing business, TRG first tackled the world of international sports car racing in 1995 when Kevin Buckler, driving The Racer’s Group Porsche 911, won his first ever professional race. From 1995 through 2002, Kevin and his team competed in a wide variety of racing forums while continuing to focus on the development and growth of its versatile racing businesses.
With the team’s first major sponsor, Kevin and The Racer’s Group proved their value by winning their class at the legendary 24 Hours at Daytona in 2002. That win secured an entry to the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans and the team was about to make history. With a small budget and a strong work ethic, the team eclipsed the worldwide competition, winning the race their first time out. In the renowned history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, only two teams, TRG and McLaren, have won the race in their first attempt. TRG went on to win twice more that season in the American Le Mans Series, scoring 13 podiums. Kevin won the prestigious Porsche World Cup; the highest award presented by the Porsche factory to the world’s best Porsche racing driver each season.
With class wins at both the 24 Hours at Daytona and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, TRG was on a roll and was being noticed by the racing community. In 2003, TRG returned to the 24 Hours at Daytona as a major player in international racing, taking the overall victory, beating every GT-class competitor as well as the entire Daytona Prototype field. It had been 30 years since a car from the GT class had won overall, and it marked only the second time in history the feat had been accomplished.
In 2005, TRG was selected by GM as a factory team. Pontiac Motorsports and TRG teamed up to race the new generation of Pontiac GTO vehicles, specifically twin GTO.R’s. In 2006, TRG took 1st and 3rd in the team championship, and drivers Bunting and Lally took won the driver’s championship. TRG stands as one of the most storied teams in sportscar racing and made their mark in NASCAR In 2008, the team earned their first ever win in only their eighth start, and remained a force in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Taking their fourth Rolex 24 at Daytona victory in 2011, the team was the winningest team in GRAND-AM Rolex Series history.
In 2013, the team partnered with Aston Martin Racing and was rewarded with rights to be the exclusive North American team for the luxury car brand. To date, the relationship has yielded a second place overall finish in the IMSA TUDOR series championship plus five wins in the Pirelli World Challenge GTA class, all in 2015. In 2016, TRG-AMR has won six PWC races in both GTS and the Sprint-X Series.
The team has also earned two 3rd-place podiums with its new venture in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series.