Phoenixville, PA – Phoenix American Motorsports will bring its four-car, two-class Pirelli World Challenge effort north of the border this coming weekend to Canadian Tire Motorsport Par (CTMP). Located east of Toronto in Bowmanville, Ontario, CTMP (formerly Mosport) offers a challenging natural-terrain road course for team drivers Andrew Aquilante, Preston Calvert and Kurt Rezzetano.
Entering a trio of Ford Mustang Boss 302 cars in GTS, Aquilante sits third in the point standings on a string of strong finishes, but has yet to find the top stop of the podium in his Calvert Dynamics and Phoenix Performance entry. The five-time SCCA National Champion made the most of the Barber event in late April, moving up into the late stages of both races to score third and fourth place finishes.
Rezzetano is fifth in points, enjoying a strong season, and put on a last to seventh performance at Barber after a penalty required a drive-through.
Calvert has been banking track time in his rookie pro racing campaign, racing in both GTS and GT Cup. At CTMP, Calvert will strap into his No. 77 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in the GT Cup presented by Momo category.
After a string of top five finishes stopped at Barber Motorsports Park, Calvert hopes to return to his street-course form that saw fourth place finishes in both St. Petersburg and Long Beach.
All three drivers have prior experience at the 10-turn, 2.458 road course formerly known as Mosport, and widely regarded as one of the most, if not the most challenging track in North America.
When: May 15-17
Streaming: Live streaming of the race is available on www.world-challengeTV.com May 15-17. 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, May 24, 5 PM: GT/GTA, GT Cup presented by Momo, GTS. Wednesday, May 27, 7 PM: TC, TCA, TCB. All times listed Eastern. Times and dates subject to change.
Team partners include Calvert Dynamics, Phoenix Performance, Ford Performance, Ron Davis Racing Radiators, Hawk Performance Brakes, Penske Racing Shocks, Brembo Brakes and Go Puck.
Phoenix Performance is a 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 runs a multi-car, multi-class effort in the Pirelli World Challenge.