After a weekend that saw eight Aston Martin racecars spread over 3000 miles and racing in two separate series, TRG-AMR managed to claim a pole position, a podium finish, and a victory from a weekend that proved to be exciting and challenging!
At Virginia International Raceway, TRG-AMR competed in IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge racing, claiming the elusive GTD pole position and the GS class victory respectively this weekend. Al Carter and James Davison were driving 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 with James claiming his second consecutive pole position in dominant fashion.
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, set the pole with a lap time of 1:47.660 (109.344 MPH) around the 3.27 mile road course and marks the second pole position for the TRG-AMR duo this year.
In GS competition, TRG-AMR team drivers Max Riddle and Kris Wilson took home an impressive victory in the No. 07 V8 Vantage GT4, running a clean race with great strategy and not putting a wheel wrong all weekend. This is the second victory for the TRG-AMR GS team this season, the other being at Kansas Speedway earlier this year.
Meanwhile, back near the team’s headquarters in Northern California, TRG-AMR fielded six cars in the Pirelli World Challenge race weekend at Sonoma. Having won here last year with Brandon Davis, the team headed into Sonoma with high hopes. New to the GTS field but not to the TRG-AMR team is Santiago Creel, Porsche GT3 standout and aspiring professional racer. During the first race, a stalled car during the standing start ended Santiago’s day early, as he was forced into a rear-end collision through no fault of his own. This led to an overnight rebuild effort by the team that managed to get Santiago’s new car on the grid in time for Sunday’s race two. Also in the GTS field were TRG-AMR team drivers Derek DeBoer, Drew Regitz, Nick Esayian, and Jorge De La Torre - all with strong performances throughout the weekend.
While all six TRG-AMR racecars performed admirably during the weekend, it was the No. 00 PassTime USA V12 Vantage GT3 that came home on the GT-A podium. Christina Nielsen, in her first North American race, performed like the racing star she is, dicing it up with some of America’s best sprint racers on one of the most technical tracks around.