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Phoenix Performance Wins at Palm Beach

Joe Aquilante at Palm Beach


Continuing from where he left off last week at Sebring, Joe Aquilante put his Mustang Boss 302 on the Touring 1 pole at Palm beach International Raceway and led Sunday’s SCCA National race from flag to flag, setting a new lap record in the process.  It was a convincing win for Aquilante and the Ford mustang Boss302, in a field that included C5 and C6 Corvettes.

“The Boss 302 was everything we needed for this race” Aquilante said.  “The Palm Beach track includes a lot of turning and some heavy Braking zones, the Mustang made it happen!  Once I got out in front, I was determined to stay there and just pushed hard for the first 5 or 6 laps.  Once I got out in the lead, I just focused and whipped that Pony home to the checkered flag”

For Aquilante, this was his second win in two weeks and a satisfying comeback after a disappointing second place finish in Saturdays race. “ I led all but the last lap Saturday, and got spun off the track from some contact with one of the Corvettes late in the race.  I was not going to let that happen again!”

For Ford, this was the second win this year in SCCA’s  T-1 class and a quick start to the club racing season.  “Our Ford racing suspension is really a work of engineering excellence” said Aquilante.  “the engineers at Ford racing have really done a great job making the Mustang suspension do what needs to be done and the car handled perfectly the entire race.  Combine that with Hawk Brake Pads, Brembo Brakes, Ron Davis racing radiators and Hoosier Race tires, and I think the drivers job is easy!.”

Next race up for Aquilante is in Texas at COTA  for the SCCA Majors race on March 9 and 10.

Phoenix Performance, located in Phoenixville, Pa., is a performance car prep shop specializing in track day and race car performance.  Featuring products from Ford racing, Brembo brakes, Penske shocks, Hoosier Tires, Hawk Brakes ARP fasteners and Ron Davis Radiators, Phoenix is a national leader in track and club racing car preparation. For more

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