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Subaru Road Racing Team Heads for Watkins Glen

- Round 6 of 2011 GRAND-AM Series -

Phoenixville, PA. – June 1, 2011


After qualifying on the front row and racing lock-step with the fastest cars on the track at Lime Rock Park last weekend, Subaru’s factory road race team looks forward to this Saturday’s race at Watkins Glen International in upstate New York.


“We finished 11th at Lime Rock, just like we did two weeks earlier at V.I.R.,” noted Joe Aquilante, owner of Phoenix Performance of Phoenixville, Pa., where the team’s cars are prepped and tuned. “but the big difference is we were able to run up front and challenge for the lead.  At Lime Rock we were a front row team.”


“Our ‘crunch work’ this time between races is mostly in the body shop. The car was back home in our shops Sunday and work started immediately. We’ll recover from this just fine. We have every reason to remain optimistic!”


The Watkins Glen race, this Friday evening from 6 to 8:30 pm ET, is the sixth of 10 races in the 2011 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series.


The Subaru Road Racing Team (SRRT) prepares and races a 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4-door model in the series for Subaru of America, Inc.


At The Glen, John Heinricy will substitute for regular driver Andrew Aquilante, who is expected to return for the Road America race. Heinricy will be joined by Bret Spaude, Bushnell, Fla.


Practice and qualifying are Thursday with the 2.5-hour race taking the green flag Friday at 6 pm.


 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 Impreza 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


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