Revitalized Subaru Road Racing Team Looks forward to Mid-Ohio Event
– Drivers Aquilante and Spaude hold series’ best-average finish in last two races –
Phoenixville, PA. – June 6, 2012 – With a series-best average finish of second place in the two most recent GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Championship events – a third at Miami and a win at New Jersey – Subaru Road Racing Team drivers Andrew Aquilante and Bret Spaude are focused on another podium finish this weekend at the famous Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course near Lexington, Ohio, a venue where the team has twice won in previous years.
“As was the case at both Homestead-Miami and New Jersey, Mid-Ohio is a track which really highlights our car’s handling and cornering abilities,” said Joe Aquilante, owner of Phoenix Performance in Phoenixville, Pa., which prepares the team’s Subaru WRX STI racecars.
As is the case all season, team driver Bret Spaude, of Bushnell, Fla., will qualify the 4-door #35 Subaru WRX STI at Mid-Ohio, and race until it is time to slot teammate Andrew Aquilante, of Chester Springs, Pa., into the cockpit for the charge to the checkered flag.
“Our race finishes have improved with every race this season,” added Joe Aquilante. “Now that we’ve won a race, we want to continue producing consistently-high finishes.”
The race-prepped #35 SRRT WRX STI is developed to compete against rival teams fielding cars producing over 400 horsepower.