“With TRG, their race history, performance, and trophy case speaks for itself,” Carter said. “Having some previous opportunities to run some one-off races with Kevin Buckler and TRG previously in ALMS, all we did was run up front and scored some podiums, along with my only professional win. I’m truly honored and excited to be given the opportunity to race TRG’s new Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 for the full 2014 year alongside James Davison and David Block in the newly combined TUDOR USCC.”
James Davison is a native of Australia and moved to the United States to develop his skills in open wheel racing. His career highlights include a 2005 victory in Formula BMW at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a runner-up finish in the 2007 Star Mazda Championship, and a further runner-up in the 2009 Indy Lights Championship.
Among the drivers Davison has competed and won against include North American young guns Dane Cameron, James Hinchcliffe, and Charlie Kimball. He competed in Grand-Am Daytona Prototype for MSR and Starworks in 2011. He also drove IndyCar for Dale Coyne Racing in 2013 with an incredible drive at this year’s Sonoma IndyCar race. Davison drove into a top 10 position before a late race incident that was out of his control ended his run. In his limited time in sports car he has always been at the front.
After an impressive debut for TRG-AMR at Lime Rock in the Vantage GT4, Davison spent time testing with TRG-AMR in both the V12 Vantage GT3 and Vantage GT4. He and Buckler realized it was a good fit. They now look forward to teaming with Block for the NAEC and with Carter for the full TUDOR USCC season.
“I am really pleased to be joining TRG-AMR for the 2014 season,” Davison said. “Along with the prestige of the Aston Martin brand, Kevin Buckler’s success is second to none and I fully intend to repay the faith he has put in me. I am also excited to be teaming with Al Carter and David Block. Both Al and David are great guys and great drivers on track. Our recent Sebring and Daytona BOP tests were really productive and I can’t wait for it all to begin next year at the Rolex 24.”