PETALUMA, CA – TRG-AMR is racing with two favorite driver duos in Canada this weekend: Max Riddle and Kris Wilson return to defend their 2015 pole position at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), and Jason Alexandridis and Derek DeBoer promise to offer stout competition at this high-speed track. On May 20-22, all four drivers will compete with their Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 cars in the inaugural SprintX series; Riddle/Wilson will also race in the GTS class.
The Bowmanville, Ontario track is the sole Canadian race track in the PWC series and is a home course for Riddle, who lives in Vancouver. Last year, the Riddle/Wilson pair resulted in fantastic results, taking pole for both Saturday and Sunday’s race and earning a proud 2nd place position. This continued a historic string of success for TRG at this track, including a podium in 2013, a win in 2012, a 1-2 finish in 2011. Team CEO Kevin Buckler also won here as an independent driver against the Porsche factory team in an astounding upset victory in 2002. Alexandridis and DeBoer are new to CTMP, though have had plenty of experience sharing the V8 Vantage in this season’s PWC races across the country.
New for this season is PWC’s SprintX series, which offers two additional races per weekend in an entirely new format for the series. Each race is 60 minutes long, with a pitstop and driver change halfway through the session. There will be one race on Saturday and Sunday in addition to the two GTS races in which all four TRG-AMR drivers will compete. For all races, Riddle/Wilson will drive the No 07 Adobe Road Winery, LaSalle Solutions car, and Alexandridis/DeBoer will take the No 09 BRM Chronographes/Rebounderz/Rohnert Park/Racing for Cancer/Pirata Della Strada/Simon Ward car. The weekend will be a true motorsports celebration, paired with the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series as part of the famed Victoria Day Speedfest.
Also new for the season is TRG-AMR’s partnership with RingCentral Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based business communication and collaboration solutions. RingCentral’s cloud solutions are easier to manage, and more flexible and cost-efficient than legacy on-premise communications systems. Key company executives will be a part of TRG’s hospitality guestlist at events in primary markets throughout the PWC race season. Learn more about the company at ringcentral.com.
“It’s great to be back racing at Canada’s ‘pride and joy’ track,” said Kevin Buckler, TRG-AMR CEO. “We have seen the transformation over the years from the old Mosport to the new Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and all the hard work that the team here has put in. One thing is for sure, though: it has not lost its soul! And this is for sure a “Big Boy” track. It’s great to have Max and Kris back on their home turf and of course to have Jason and Derek visiting this iconic location for the first time. We are happy to support Pirelli World Challenge in their new SprintX format with a two-car entry and look forward to results. TRG has an extremely strong history here, and we’re looking forward to adding to that this weekend.”
Friends and guests of TRG can find hotel bookings for all race events via lodging partner, Hotels for Hope, at theracersgroup.com/events. A full race schedule for Saturday’s and Sunday’s races can be found at world-challenge.com.