Subaru Race Team Prepares for Solid Run in Miami

– Drivers Eager to Gain in Points Standings at Next Race –

Phoenixville, Pa., April 25, 2012 – The Subaru Road Racing Team (SRRT) has set its sights on a solid points-earning finish for its Subaru WRX STI to be driven by Andrew Aquilante of Chester Springs, Pa., and co-driver Bret Spaude of nearby Bushnell, Fla.  The 2.3-mile infield road course at Homestead-Miami Speedway, south of Miami, Fla., will host round three of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge this Saturday.
Aquilante and Spaude are one of 39 teams competing for the win in the Grand Sports class. The team’s race-prepped #35 SRRT 4-door WRX STI is developed specifically to race against rival teams fielding cars producing over 400 horsepower.
“At both Daytona [International Speedway] and Barber [Motorsports Park], we proved that Subaru can run ahead of many of the V8-powered cars,” said SRRT owner Joe Aquilante, principal of Phoenix Performance in Phoenixville, Pa., where the SRRT Subaru WRX STI is prepped and maintained.  “Our lap times have been competitive at both races this year, and we expect the same level of performance in this next event.”
Added James Han, motorsports marketing manager for Subaru of America, Inc., “To say that we’re looking forward to this next race at Homestead[-Miami Speedway] is an understatement.  Our #35 Subaru WRX STI has been performing at a very high level, and the team has made significant developmental inroads.  We simply have to convert our impressive potential into solid race results.”
Qualifying is Friday at 4:15pm (ET). The 2 1/2-hour race takes the green flag Saturday at 2:45pm (ET). The 11-turn layout combines much of the banked NASCAR oval track at Homestead-Miami Speedway, with a flat-as-Florida twisting infield road course to throw all the configuration variables at the teams.