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Phoenix American Motorsports Press Release | For Immediate Release
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Phoenix’s End of Season Assault Starts in Utah
August 18 2015



Phoenixville, PA – Two Pirelli World Challenge weekends back to back featuring four of the five remaining races will be pivotal for the Phoenix American Motorsports and Calvert Dynamics duo of Andrew Aquilante and Kurt Rezzetano, who currently sit one-two in Pirelli World Challenge GTS points. Preston Calvert, meanwhile, defends his fourth place position in the GT Cup class and is within striking distance of third overall.

While Aquilante and Rezzetano sit in front of the GTS field, the points are as tight as ever, as they are trailed closely by fellow Ford Mustang driver Dean Martin as they head into rounds 13 and 14 this coming weekend.

Two races this weekend at the massive Miller Motorsports Park facility outside of Salt Lake City will remind Aquilante and Rezzetano of Elkhart Lake and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – where the team took victories. Both of those tracks featured fast corners and long straights, similar to Miller, which should be a strong point for Phoenix’s trio of Ford Performance entries.



A week after Miller, however, the twisting and tight Sonoma road course will provide a different challenge. With just a handful of days between events, the entire team will need to be cautious and need to take care of equipment – with little room or time for significant repairs.

The two races at Miller will be a crucial setup to the twin billing at Sonoma, which is followed by a weekend off and then the finale – a single race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, where Aquilante sealed a pair of SCCA National Championship Runoffs victories in 2014.

With Rezzetano assuming the points lead after his Canadian Tire Motorsport Park victory in May, and Aquilante stealing it from his teammate after winning at Road America in June, Phoenix has controlled the Championship chase for the better part of the last four months.



While Calvert will race in GTS, he is in a tight battle in the GT Cup class for Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars. A consistent season highlighted by his best finish of fourth place, which has happened twice, has given him a slim lead for fourth in the points overall. His black and yellow No. 77 Porsche will also be ready to go for the last five races of the season, and with some luck and good driving, a debut on the GT Cup podium could give Calvert the momentum and points he needs to make a challenge for a top-three spot in his season debut in the class.

Where: Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.

When: August 21-23

Streaming: Live streaming of the races is available on www.world-challengeTV.com. Race times will be posted to www.world-challenge.com and on the Phoenix and World Challenge Facebook pages. In addition, live timing will be available on www.world-challenge.com.

TV Broadcast: On CBS Sports Network Sunday, August 30, 4 PM: GT/GTA, GT Cup presented by MOMO. Tuesday, September 1, Time TBA: GTS. All times listed Eastern. Times and dates subject to change


Phoenix on the web: http://www.phoenixperformance.net/, http://phoenixperformance-news.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/PhoenixAM

Team partners include Calvert Dynamics, Phoenix Performance, Ford Performance, Ron Davis Racing Radiators, Hawk Performance Brakes, Penske Racing Shocks, Brembo Brakes and Go Puck.


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Phoenix Performance is a performance tuner specializing in Corvettes, Mustangs, Camaros and high-end imports, providing maintenance, tuning and diagnostic services for foreign and domestic cars and trucks, along with performance upgrades and tuning for street and track cars. The team's 32,000 square-foot race shop is located 30 miles west of downtown Philadelphia and has built over 30 SCCA Runoff-winning cars. For 2015, Phoenix American Motorsports runs a multi-car, multi-class effort in the Pirelli World Challenge and is also competing in SCCA Majors and the Trans-Am Series.

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Monty Mathisen | MathisenMedia
212-729-4898 – monty@mathisenmedia.com



 
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