Subaru Road Racing Team Leads at Mid-Ohio

The Subaru Road Racing Team wrapped up its 2011 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season with a 15th place finish at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course near Lexington, Ohio, racing in a 39-car Grand Sports class field.
The SRRT effort included eight race laps in the lead, and determined runs up through the field by both of the car’s drivers, and strategic pit stops supported with heads-up pit action by the crew.
Bret Spaude, Bushnell, Fla., qualified the #35 SRRT Impreza WRX STI in 15th place and moved up to 6th by the end of his 50-min stint in the driver’s seat.  Teammate Andrew Aquilante, Chester Springs, Pa., took over at that point, re-entering the race in 26th place. He moved through the field quickly, emerging in the race lead on lap 39 and remained there for eight laps.
Aquilante made a second refueling stop with 40 minutes to go in the 2.5-hour race and worked his way back to 13th place, before late race cautions bunched the field.