Phoenixville, PA – Phoenix American Motorsports is in contention for the GTS driver points lead as the team enters four cars in two classes for this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge event on the street circuit in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Andrew Aquilante, Kurt Rezzetano and Preston Calvert will race a trio of Calvert Dynamics Ford Mustang Boss 302 entries, while Calvert will again do double-duty and race the No. 77 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in the GT Cup class.
Aquilante, a five-time SCCA National Champion, is coming off a double podium in the No. 32 at the Circuit of the Americas earlier this month, placing him third in GTS points. Phoenix American Motorsports also leads the team points championship in GTS. Rezzetano, meanwhile, sits sixth in the championship after two strong finishes in the season opener.
Calvert improved throughout the Circuit of the Americas weekend in his No. 77 Porsche entry, with a best finish in tricky rain conditions of seventh despite being hit by another car.
The action gets going at St. Petersburg relatively quickly with the first race of the weekend in GTS on Friday morning, March 27. There will be two races for both GTS and GT Cup.
Where: Streets of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Pirelli World Challenge joins IndyCar for the weekend.
When: March 27-29
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, April 5, 5 PM: GT/GTA, GT Cup presented by MOMO, GTS. All times listed are eEstern. Times and dates subject to change.
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.