Subaru Road Racing Team Prepares for Penultimate Round of the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge
Phoenixville, PA. ? Sept. 6, 2012 ?
The Subaru Road Racing Team (SRRT) travels to Monterey, Calif. this
weekend to compete in the ninth round of the GRAND-AM Continental Tire
Sports Car Challenge at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Having been over a
month since their last race, SRRT has put the time to good use preparing
for the final two events of their season. SRRT will travel first to
Monterey before heading back east to the season-closer at Lime Rock Park
in Lakeville, Conn.
drivers Andrew "A.J." Aquilante and Bret Spaude are set to contest both
events with their #35 Subaru Impreza WRX STI in the Grand Sports class
of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC).
team's season so far has been highlighted by a win at New Jersey
Motorsports Park and a third place finish at the Homestead-Miami
run competitive lap times at the four races since our win at NJMP,"
noted SRRT Principal Joe Aquilante, whose Phoenix Performance crew
prepares the Subaru race cars. "Our WRX STI has led a fair amount of
race laps this season, and we're shining a positive light on the
capabilities of both the Subaru WRX STI and our two team drivers."
James Han, motorsports marketing manager for Subaru of America, Inc.,
"As much as every race in this championship is important, these last two
rounds of the season will be pivotal for our program in an effort to
regain momentum and propel us into next season. Our team has developed
the #35 SRRT WRX STI into a legitimate championship contender, and our
focus will be to capitalize on its available performance, keep our pit
stops tidy, and optimize the pit stop strategies made available to us."
weekend's race, on a 2.238-mile road course, will see practice and
qualifying on Friday and Saturday, Sept.7-8, with the 2 ½-hour race
taking the green flag Saturday at 5:30pm ET.
Sponsors for SRRT include Subaru
Of America, Inc., Subaru Tecnica International (STI), Subaru
Performance Tuning (SPT), Hawk Brakes, Ron Davis Racing Radiators,
Automotive Racing products, VAC Motorsports, Rockland Standard Gear,
Ecutek, Lista, Rotary Lifts, Cusco, Carbonetic, Hella, and Perrin.
About SRRT Phoenix LLC
Phoenix LLC represents the Subaru of America Inc. road racing effort in
the 10-round GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series and
is owned and managed by Joe Aquilante of Phoenix Performance, LLC. The
team's 32,000 sq. ft. facility is in Phoenixville, Pa., 40 miles west of
Philadelphia, Pa. Team drivers Andrew Aquilante and Bret Spaude race a
Subaru WRX STI in the Grand Sport class.
For more information about the team and the cars, call Joe Aquilante at 610-482-0141. Fans can visit the team's website at www.srrtphoenix.comand the Phoenix Performance website at www.phoenixperformance.net