TRG-Aston Martin Racing bringing six strong cars to the PWC Sonoma weekend

The Sonoma Raceway event is always special for TRG-AMR as it is the team’s home track.

Sonoma, CA –TRG-Aston Martin Racing is rolling back into its home track at Sonoma Raceway with a massive undertaking for this weekend’s penultimate round of the Pirelli World Challenge Series.

The team will be fielding six Aston Martin Vantage race cars including IMSA GTD points leader Christina Nielsen driving the #7 Royal Purple V12 Vantage in the GTA class and five exceptional drivers in the GTS class -- including Kris Wilson who is going for his fifth and sixth PWC GTS class wins this season in the #07 LaSalle Solutions V8 Vantage. Joining Kris in GTS class will be Derek DeBoer (#09 Racing for Cancer / BRM), Jeff Huber (#06 Stand Up 2 Cancer / Exploratorium), Peter Ludwig (#13 World Technology Ingredients / OISI) and our newest member to the TRG-AMR team of drivers, Jason Alexandridis (#75 Rebounderz of Rohnert Park). TRG-AMR is excited to welcome Jason and his sponsor, Rebounderz.

I’m feeling really good about my performance at this point in the season...

Christina Nielsen

The Sonoma Raceway event is always special for TRG-AMR as it is the team’s home track and it offers an incredible setting for companies to discover the benefits of sports car racing as part of an advertising and experiential marketing strategy with clients. The team activities are booked morning, noon and night with several private events being held at the TRG headquarters / Adobe Road Winery private tasting room.

The team is also hosting a fun and festive annual Pirelli World Challenge Sonoma Beach Party at TRG-AMR headquarters. In addition, TRG-AMR will have a large paddock set up with all six cars and hospitality for guests, featuring a private chef as well as a spectacular second viewing location perched above turn three with its partners from LaSalle Solutions.

“I can’t wait to jump back in the #07 Vantage this weekend for an opportunity to follow-up my PWC Mid-Ohio win with two more at Sonoma Raceway in front of our home fans and corporate guests,” said Kris Wilson, TRG-AMR Driver. “The team continues to give me a fantastic car to drive and I am ready to show why the V8 Vantage is the car to have in GS class and TRG-AMR is the team to join if you want to win.”

Championship leading driver Christina Nielsen will take the wheel in the GTA class on Saturday. She continues to impress the motorsports media and her racing competitors with podium finishes and clean driving. She turned in another strong performance last week at VIR in the Tudor United SportsCar series finishing second with co-driver Kuno Wittmer. “I’m feeling really good about my performance at this point in the season and I want to deliver a solid performance in front of our home fans at Sonoma Raceway,” said Christina Nielsen, TRG-AMR driver. “Its hard to believe that my debut with TRG-AMR in the Aston Martin V12 Vantage was in this Pirelli World Challenge race at Sonoma just a year ago where we finished on the podium. I am definitely looking to repeat and hopefully move up a step or two.”

“For us, Sonoma Raceway is our home track as our racing headquarters and winery are located just 15 minutes from the track” said Kevin Buckler, Chief Executive Officer at TRG-AMR. We have had an incredible history here starting with our first big win back in 1995 and I always feel like we can claim this track as our own. It is one of the most challenging circuits in racing, especially when you are trying to squeeze out those last few tenths-- this place is crazy. I am looking forward to giving our drivers every possible advantage this weekend and confident that we’ll have strong finishes from the entire team.

It is really cool to be having all six of these drivers running under the TRG-AMR banner, working hard on all of their racing initiatives and also having us all be friends off the track…it makes it even that much more special. This will be a big springboard weekend for us for 2016, as we will showcase what we are capable of both on and off the track. We have an incredible group of partners and guests attending and I’m looking forward to a fantastic weekend of racing for all of our folks. We could not be more proud to be representing and racing these amazing cars from Aston Martin.”

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Series PWC
Event Sonoma
Track Sonoma Raceway
Drivers Peter Ludwig , Kris Wilson , Derek DeBoer , Christina Nielsen , Jeff Huber
Teams TRG-AMR
Article type Preview