Salazar Among New Aston Martin Entrants
PETALUMA, Calif. — As the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge series continues to grow, TRG-AMR has announced the three latest entries in the series.
All of the drivers who have purchased new GT4s or are participating in the arrive-and-drive program are eagerly looking forward to the first round of 2014.
Joel Segal recently spent the weekend at the Thermal Club with TRG-AMR testing and evaluating the Vantage GT4. After a successful weekend getting up to speed in the Aston Martin, Segal walked away impressed with TRG-AMR, the GT Challenge series concept, and the Vantage. In fact, Segal was so impressed that he purchased a Vantage GT4 and entered the full seven weekend series. The Montreal, QUE Aston Martin dealer sees the opportunity to race the Vantage GT4 and also utilize it for events in the Montreal area throughout 2014.
Santiago, Chile native Eliseo Salazar is a name familiar to North American race fans for two decades. Salazar has driven everything from Indy cars, to off-road trucks, to prototype sports cars in that time.
Salazar and his sponsors have confirmed entry in three races with the potential to extend this to more races in the series in 2014. For Salazar, this is a great way to reconnect with TRG after having driven for the team in 2011 and 2012. Now that the operation is TRG-AMR, Salazar and his sponsors feel strongly about he opportunity to combine the TRG racing brand with Aston Martin for this GT4 Challenge series.
Greg Milzcik, a Massachusetts native, grew up on an Air Force base and found the passion for aviation and automobiles at a young age. His first passion in aviation took him into a career as an aviation executive. With his passion for aviation addressed, Milzcik spent his free time chasing his other passion for automobiles. Milzcik has owned over than 80 vehicles in his life and the automotive passion continues to this day. Four years ago Milzcik purchased his first Aston Martin and immediately began to participate in Aston Martin owner events.
Last year, Milzcik took his participation to another level with a test of the GT4 Challenge Vantage GT4 at the Autobahn facility. Following his great experience with TRG-AMR in the Vantage GT4, Milczik has signed on to compete in the GT4 Challenge of North America.
The Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of North America is a seven-event, multi-round series that competes on some of the finest road courses in North America and is filled with the prestigious, world-renowned spirit of the Aston Martin brand. The series, owned and operated by TRG-AMR North America, starts May 16-18 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) Int’l and ends Nov. 21-23 at Sebring (Fla.) Int’l Raceway.