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Phoenix’s Sonoma Weekend Highlighted by Aquilante’s Podium

Sept. 1 2015

Sonoma, CA – A four-race effort by Phoenix American Motorsports and Calvert Dynamics in the Pirelli World Challenge at Sonoma was highlighted by a third place run in Sunday’s race for Andrew Aquilante, helping seal the manufacturer’s Championship for Ford Performance, and setting up a Championship showdown in two weeks with a single race at Laguna Seca. In addition, the team continues to lead the team point Championship heading to the season finale.

After losing some Championship ground in Utah, the Phoenix Performance and Calvert Dynamics Ford Mustang Boss 302 of Aquilante bounced back, leaving Sonoma second in points based on fourth and third place drives on the tricky road course.

The No. 32’s podium effort saw Aquilante improve from sixth to third during the morning race on Sunday and spent laps hounding an Aston Martin for second place in the 25-car field.

“Miller (Utah) was definitely the low point of the season,” said Aquilante after Sunday’s race, referring to the previous event held a week prior at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, where he failed to finish in the top five in either race. “Sonoma Raceway is a ton of fun, it reminds me of the tracks out east. The Mustang was pretty good over the bump, that has been where we are strong.”

It was Aquilante’s best finish since a third place drive at Mid-Ohio in round 11.

Read the full press release here.