TRG-AMR Confirms Three Drivers
PETALUMA, Calif. - TRG-AMR has confirmed its first entry’s driver lineup in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTD class.
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 will be driven by David Block, Al Carter, and James Davison. This lineup for the 2014 TUDOR United Sports Car Championship comes after extensive recent testing for the V12 Vantage GT3 and for a number of potential drivers for the TRG-AMR North American program.
The testing program that the team undertook allowed for all involved to see the great potential with the GT3 and this first driver lineup will make for a formidable team in 2014.
David Block is a Midwest native who currently resides in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. He has been involved in motorsports on and off for many years. Block most recently returned to motorsports and competed in a variety of racing activities over the past two seasons with special emphasis on the endurance races, in order to prepare to make a debut in GT class racing at the TUDOR USCC level.
After evaluating a number of platforms in 2013, Block met with TRG-AMR team owner Kevin Buckler. Buckler arranged for Block to make an initial test late in 2013 to get a feel for the V12 Vantage GT3. After extensively testing the GT3, Block was convinced that the opportunity to drive in this most competitive platform for one of the most successful teams in GT history was definitely the way to go. Block will drive in all four of the North American Endurance Championship events for TRG-AMR and be running for the four race endurance championship.
“As we near the beginning of an exciting new chapter of road racing in America, I feel like I could not be with a better team than with TRG,” Block said. “Their long winning history in a variety of cars, coupled with Aston Martin’s amazing V12 Vantage, and our driver combination with professional drivers James and Al, will all go towards our effort to win the first USCS Championship, starting with Daytona.”
Al Carter currently resides in Greenville, Del., and has extensive GT racing experience in the past five years. He has two Skip Barber Masters championships under his belt and has competed in a variety of classes in the past five years of racing including World Challenge, Continental Tire GS and ALMS GTC.
Carter raced for TRG in selected events in 2012 and 2013, taking a second-place podium at Mid-Ohio in his first race and winning the competitive Baltimore Grand Prix. Carter competed in select races in 2010 and full time in 2011, 2012, 2013 in the Continental Tire GS class. He was always a frontrunner and challenging for a victory. He targeted 2014 as the season to make a full season assault on the GTD series championship.