TRG-Aston Martin Racing is looking to follow-up its strong results at the Sonoma Grand Prix with another win at this weekend’s final round of the Pirelli World Challenge Series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The team will be fielding three Aston Martin Vantage race cars including IMSA GTD points leader Christina Nielsen driving the #7 Royal Purple/Orion V12 Vantage in the GTA class and who won in the GTA class at the Sonoma Grand Prix. Also racing in the in the #07 LaSalle Solutions V8 Vantage is Kris Wilson who has 4 wins on the season and added another podium with a strong 2nd place finish in GTS class at the Sonoma Grand Prix. Joining Kris will be Jeff Huber, racing the #06 Stand Up 2 Cancer V8 Vantage in GTS class where he is looking to deliver another strong performance after his great run at Sonoma.
TRG-AMR pulls into Monterey with a 20-year history of success at this track and with multiple podium finishes and its first GTA class win this year. Laguna Seca Raceway is an epic setting and perfect venue to showcase not only the team’s Aston Martin Vantage race cars and drivers, but also provide corporations with an fantastic environment for business networking and building relationships.
“After being so close all season, the feeling of winning my first GTA race two weeks ago was amazing,” said Christina Nielsen, TRG-AMR driver. “I want to work really hard for the team this weekend in Monterey to deliver a strong performance in our last race.”
“I’m proud of what we accomplished with a 2nd place finish in the Sonoma Grand Prix, but I really want to occupy the top step of the podium at Laguna Seca,” said Kris Wilson, TRG-AMR Driver. “My #07 V8 Vantage should be strong in the GTS class and I look forward to putting an exclamation point on what has been a great season for the team, Aston Martin, and our sponsors/partners.”
“I’m looking forward to jumping back in my V8 Vantage GTS race car after driving an aggressive, clean race at the Sonoma Grand Prix and gaining six positions at the finish,” said Jeff Huber, TRG-AMR driver. “While I haven’t yet raced a full PWC season, I’m hopeful I’ll battle my way into a Top 10 finish at Laguna Seca.”
“We are really proud of what we have accomplished this season in Pirelli World Challenge and with our Aston Martin Racing program” said Kevin Buckler, Chief Executive Officer at TRG-AMR. “We are entering the last race with five wins and multiple podiums this season alone and these Aston Martin racecars have delivered. As our drivers have stated, we want to end the 2015 PWC season with strong results. Laguna Seca is one of our home tracks and we’ll have many VIP guests and corporate partners in attendance at both our paddock and luxury suite accommodations. We have not only delivered race cars that our professional drivers have used to win races, but we have also been able to welcome several amateur drivers wanting to step up to sportscar racing in an Aston Martin Vantage. While our professional program is important, our amateur program and driver development is also key for us and we are making it possible for very good race drivers to join a winning team and continue their development progression both on and off the track and take it to the next level. We could not be more proud to be representing and racing the Aston Martin GT cars.”