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Aquilante In-Car footage from COTA – VIDEO

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Ride along with Andrew Aquilante in the #32 Phoenix American Motorsports Mustang Boss 302R. Thanks to Pirelli World Challenge TV for sharing the awesome footage.

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Aquilante Leads Phoenix at COTA, Leaves with Two Podiums and Points

Aquilante Leads Phoenix at COTA, Leaves with Two Podiums and Points

Austin, TX – Andrew Aquilante is in contention for the Pirelli World Challenge GTS title for Phoenix American Motorsports after second and third place finishes in the season opening rounds at the Circuit of the Americas this past weekend. Teammate Kurt Rezzetano brought home fourth and eighth place finishes in a matching Calvert Dynamics Ford Mustang Boss 302, while Preston Calvert also ran in GTS and debuted the team’s new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup entry.

 

Click here to read the full press release.

 

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Phoenix Ready for PWC Opener

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Phoenix Ready for PWC Opener at COTA
March 3 2015

Phoenixville, PA – Phoenix American Motorsports is looking to the dawn of a new Pirelli World Challenge season with a five car-entry set for this weekend’s event at the Circuit of the Americas. Andrew Aquilante will anchor the team’s attack in a pair of entries, racing in both GTS and Touring Car (TC) classes in two Mustangs. Alongside the five-time SCCA National Champion will be Preston Calvert, in a GT Cup Porsche 991 and GTS Mustang, and Kurt Rezzetano, also in a black and yellow GTS Mustang.

A winter of Florida SCCA events, near non-stop prep work at the team’s Pennsylvania shop and careful planning has led to a diverse entry for the opening rounds of the 2015 season. While the team fields three GTS Boss 302 Mustangs, it will debut the new Touring Car V6 Mustang and also compete in the new GT Cup class for spec Porsches.

“We certainly have taken on a big task with Pirelli World Challenge and look forward to the excellent competition that all of the PWC classes provide. We are also excited about the sprint format,” said Joe Aquilante, team owner.

With over 30 SCCA Runoffs titles and Majors Championships to their credit, the team most recently ran in Florida in the January SCCA Majors events, picking up 15 wins in 24 races.

The team’s trio of GTS Boss 302 Mustangs will compete not only against other Mustangs but the latest entries from rival teams fielding the Chevy Camaro, Kia Optima, Porsche Cayman and more. Racing in a 50-minute sprint format with no pit stops, an exciting standing start will send the GTS-only field on their way for two races at COTA.

In his GT Cup entry, Calvert will add two more starts this weekend as part of the GT class within which the GT Cup category races.

“The 2015 Porsche GT3 Cup car is a wonderful track weapon to drive,” added Calvert. “I look forward to racing with the other very capable GT Cup entrants this season, and I hope to do well in this fast company.”

Finally, Aquilante will have the busiest weekend, combining his two GTS races with a tripleheader in TC for five races in three days.

Where: Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

When: March 6-8.

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 the CBS Sports Network on Saturday, March 14, 11 AM: GT/GTA, GT Cup presented by MOMO / Wednesday, March 18, 8 PM: TC, TCA, TCB. 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, Ford Performance, Ron Davis Racing Radiators, Hawk Performance Brakes, Penske Racing Shocks, Brembo Brakes, Hoosier Racing Tire, Varsity Landscaping and Susquehanna Services.

Phoenix Performance is a Northeast premier performance tuner, providing maintenance, tuning and diagnostic services for foreign and domestic cars and trucks, as well as 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 plans to run a multi-car, multi-class effort in the Pirelli World Challenge.

Additional High Res Photos Available Upon Request

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

Copyright © 2015 MathisenMedia, All rights reserved.
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Phoenix featured in NASportsCar.com 2015 Preview

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Ben Wedge at NASportsCar.com had this to say about Phoenix American Motorsports in a recent article.

“Phoenix is an SCCA stalwart. They have been preparing cars for club racers and professionals for years and have been winning for just as long. In 2015 the team leaves the IMSA Continental Tire series but will continue to run Ford Mustang Boss 302s, albeit in different trim. The team will prepare cars for Andrew Aquilante, Kurt Rezzetano and Preston Calvert. Both Aquilante and Calvert have won SCCA Touring championships and had strong showings in the SCCA Runoffs. Aquilante was also a factory Subaru driver when Subaru was running cars in Grand Am. This is a team is full of young talent but talent is talent. Look for all three of these drivers to be series threats.”

 

Read the full article here.

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Preston Calvert details his first test day in the Porsche GT3 Cup car.

 

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Phoenix American Motorsports driver Preston Calvert took some time to detail the first test day for the Porsche GT3 Cup car.

The day went well, with the car performing well out of the crate.  We learned a bit about setup for the Pirelli slick tire we will use in the GT Cup series.  The team quickly learned the specific procedures required by the Cup car for things like wheel changes, using the onboard air jacking system, bleeding the brake system, and many other nuances.  All in all, it was a very successful test day.  We will likely be back on track with the car the next time on the Test Day prior to the first Pirelli World Challenge event at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) on 3/5/15.

 

Head over the Preston’s blog at CavertDynamics.com for his full report.

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Preliminary Pirelli World Challenge Entry List Release

 

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Phoenix American Motorsports has been awarded their requested numbers for the year in the Pirelli World Challenge.

GTS:
32 – Andrew Aquilante
35 – Preston Calvert
37 – Kurt Rezzetano
39 – John Yarosz
GT Cup:
77 – Preston Calvert

Read the full report from Sportscard 365 here.

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2015 PWC Silly Season Update: GTS

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Check out this status report on the entries in the GTS class for Pirelli World Challenge as of today from Sportscar365.com . It is shaping up to be a very competitive field.

Click here to read the article.

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Preson Calvert’s Porsche GT3 Cup Car.

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At Phoenix American Motorsports, design phase is coming to a close for the Porche GT3 Cup car that will Preston Calvert will run in the Pirelli World Challenge in 2015.

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NASPORTSCAR.COM Interviews Joe Aquilante.

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Matt Kistler from NASportsCar.com took some time to interview Joe Aquilante, Team Principal of Phoenix American Motorsports about their exiting new PWC campaigns for 2015.

Read the full interview here.

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Phoenx American Motorsports to run multiple cars in 2015 PWC

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Phoenix American Motorsports and Calvert Dynamics to Run GT Cup and GTS in a Multi-Class Pirelli World Challenge Effort
Nov. 28, 2014

Phoenixville, PA – Phoenix American Motorsports, a Phoenixville, PA-based sports car team, in collaboration with Calvert Dynamics, will enter the Pirelli World Challenge for 2015 with a multi-class, multi-car assault. SCCA five-time National Champion Andrew Aquilante will lead the team’s trio of GTS Boss 302 Mustangs, joined by Preston Calvert (Calvert Dynamics) and Kurt Rezzetano. In addition, Calvert will race a Porsche 991 GT3 Cup car in the new GT Cup class.

Read the full press release here.