Subaru Road Racing Team Heads to The Glen
Hot on the heels of their best finish of the season, Subaru Road Racing Team (SRRT) drivers Andrew Aquilante and Bret Spaude are looking forward to taking Saturday’s 10:15 a.m. green flag the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at the famed Watkins Glen International road racing circuit near Watkins Glen, N.Y.
The 2 1/2-hour race on the 3.4-mile WGI “long course” configuration will be round six of ten in the season.
Driving a 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI race-prepared and tuned by Phoenix Performance of Phoenixville, Pa., Andrew Aquilante of Phoenixville, and co-driver Bret Spaude, of Bushnell, Fla., last weekend raced their way to a Grand Sport class fifth place finish at Lime Rock, Conn., experiencing a trouble-free race.
Each driver is but 22 years old, with Spaude in his sophomore professional auto racing season after a legendary championship career in go-karts, and Aquilante is in his third season with the team.
“AJ’s been racing at The Glen since he was legally old enough to do so, and Bret has raced here, so the track’s no stranger to them,” said Joe Aquilante. “From a mechanical standpoint, the work we put into our Subaru Impreza WRX STI in the first part of the season paid off last weekend. Now barring any mishaps, and on a track where we’re right at home, we can focus on refining our race strategy and leveraging our efforts in car development.”
Added James Han, motorsports marketing manager for Subaru of America, Inc., “Coming off an encouraging finish from just a week ago, our team feels confident about racing The Glen despite the quick turnaround of managing back-to-back weekend races.”
“On the whole, this track really rewards a well-balanced car and is a challenging drive. Our core Subaru technologies which include the symmetrical AWD system and boxer engine should work to our benefit.”
The race will be televised by SPEED TV to air June 13 at 1pm.