As the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series starts its run to the season’s end with race seven of 10 Friday on the sprawling Road America circuit near Elkhart Lake, Wis., the Subaru Road Racing Team is banking on the improvements it has recently shown, and is looking forward to its first visit to the track.
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 Road America, Andrew Aquilante, Chester Springs, Pa., returns to the cockpit after a two-race absence, joined by regular SRRT driver Bret Spaude, Bushnell, Fla.
“We have worked with Grand Am and as a team to extract all the performance we can from what is a top-shelf performance car to begin with,” said Joe Aquilante, owner of Phoenix Performance Inc., in Phoenixville, Pa., where the SRRT cars are race-prepared.
“Our results are showing those performance gains, too. We led seven laps of the Alabama race in April, we were in the top 10 at Virginia International, we qualified second quickest and set the fastest race lap at Lime Rock Park, and we used our backup car to battle back after having to forego our primary car at Watkins Glen.”