TRG-AMR North America announced it will field four Aston Martin Vantage GT4 cars in the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge.
Nick Esayian, Jorge De La Torre and Drew Regitz are confirmed to drive the TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4 cars in the GTS class of the Pirelli World Challenge. The fourth Vantage GT4 will be a “house” car open to selected drivers at each event.
The PWC GTS season consists of 16 rounds at nine venues across North America, starting March 28-30 on the streets at St. Petersburg, Fla., and finishing Sept. 12-13 at Miller Motorsports Park near Salt Lake City.
Other iconic circuits include the natural-terrain road courses at Road America and Mid-Ohio and the street courses at Long Beach and Toronto.
“The ultra-competitive Pirelli World Challenge is an ideal series to continue to expand the excitement and prestige of the Aston Martin brand in North America,” TRG-AMR CEO Kevin Buckler said. “The GT4 Vantages are amazing machines and really seem to excite the fans. There is always a crowd around our cars, which is really cool.
“I am very proud of our drivers, and they have all hit it hard in a comprehensive offseason testing program. They are ready to race, and a strong and experienced team supports them. We have had so many inquiries about individual races from a variety of drivers that we decided to go ahead and put our brand-new house car into the mix. Everything is in place for a very competitive season, and we look forward to representing the brand in competition.”
Esayian, from San Diego, joins TRG-AMR after finishing eighth in the GTS Drivers’ Championship in 2013 PWC with nine top-10 finishes in an Acura TSX. It was his fourth consecutive top-10 season finish in the class, as he placed second in 2010 and fifth in 2011 and 2012. He helped contribute to four Manufacturers’ Championships with Real Time Racing and has one victory, 23 top-five and 65 top-10 finishes in 115 career Pirelli World Challenge starts and is a veteran of SCCA national and pro competition.
Esayian is the chief executive officer of Revenue Solutions, LLC, a major response marketing company. His career efforts have led to more than $2 billion of sales in the direct response marketplace.
De La Torre, from McAllen, Texas, will race for TRG-AMR after gaining experience in karting and Formula 3. He completed an aggressive testing schedule last summer and during the offseason in a Vantage GT4 for TRG-AMR to prepare for his professional racing debut in the Pirelli World Challenge. De La Torre is a student at the University of Texas-Pan American.
Regitz, from Denver, returns to TRG-AMR after finishing eighth at Mid-Ohio in 2013 with the team in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS class in an Aston Martin Vantage GT4, the highlight of a limited schedule of seven events. Regitz tested extensively with the team during the offseason and will step up to a full season with TRG-AMR in 2014.
Sports Car Club of America competition veteran Regitz is the co-founder of Association Voice, a company created to help board members, community association managers, and management company chief executive officers improve their service and profits through leveraging cutting-edge technology.