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Subaru Race Team Prepares for Solid Run in Miami

- Drivers Eager to Gain in Points Standings at Next Race -

Phoenixville, PA. – Apr. 25, 2012


– The Subaru Road Racing Team (SRRT) has set its sights on a solid points-earning finish for its Subaru WRX STI to be driven by Andrew Aquilante of Chester Springs, Pa., and co-driver Bret Spaude of nearby Bushnell, Fla.  The 2.3-mile infield road course at Homestead-Miami Speedway, south of Miami, Fla., will host round three of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge this Saturday.


Aquilante and Spaude are one of 39 teams competing for the win in the Grand Sports class. The team’s race-prepped #35 SRRT 4-door WRX STI is developed specifically to race against rival teams fielding cars producing over 400 horsepower.


“At both Daytona [International Speedway] and Barber [Motorsports Park], we proved that Subaru can run ahead of many of the V8-powered cars,” said SRRT owner Joe Aquilante, principal of Phoenix Performance in Phoenixville, Pa., where the SRRT Subaru WRX STI is prepped and maintained.  “Our lap times have been competitive at both races this year, and we expect the same level of performance in this next event.”


Added James Han, motorsports marketing manager for Subaru of America, Inc., “To say that we’re looking forward to this next race at Homestead[-Miami Speedway] is an understatement.  Our #35 Subaru WRX STI has been performing at a very high level, and the team has made significant developmental inroads.  We simply have to convert our impressive potential into solid race results.”


Qualifying is Friday at 4:15pm (ET). The 2 1/2-hour race takes the green flag Saturday at 2:45pm (ET). The 11-turn layout combines much of the banked NASCAR oval track at Homestead-Miami Speedway, with a flat-as-Florida twisting infield road course to throw all the configuration variables at the teams.


SPEED TV will televise the Homestead race for broadcast at a later date.  Additional event information and weekend updates can be found here.


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

SRRT Phoenix LLC represents Subaru of America Inc.’s  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.com and the Phoenix Performance website at www.phoenixperformance.net


About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit www.subaru.com.


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This press release is available at www.media.subaru.com


“Subaru”, “WRX STI”, all model names, and the Subaru logo are registered trademarks of the Subaru subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd, Japan.


Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.


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