Stoner Car Care Racing Ready for Road America

Stoner Car Care Racing Ready for Road America

02.08.2019: Racing on one of America’s fastest circuits that has established a reputation for close finishes, Automatic Racing will stage a two-car MSA Michelin Pilot Challenge entry for Stoner Car Care Racing at Road America this weekend (IMSA.tv. 5:00 PM ET).

Racing on one of America’s fastest circuits that has established a reputation for close finishes, Automatic Racing will stage a two-car MSA Michelin Pilot Challenge entry for Stoner Car Care Racing at Road America this weekend (IMSA.tv. 5:00 PM ET).



The team arrives at the Wisconsin circuit with the momentum of a strong weekend performance inn their last outing, with the squad looking forward to the opportunity to continue to develop the new Aston Martin Vantage GT4 in this weekend’s two-hour sprint on Saturday.


Automatic Racing will  field the No. 97 Invisible Glass Aston Martin Vantage, with primary driver Rob Ecklin Jr. having led at Watkins Glen and scoring a strong qualifying effort at Lime Rock Park being joined by co-driver Ramin Abdolvahabi for Saturday’s race.



The No. 09 Stoner Car Care Products/Invisible Glass/Rogue Engineering/Melbourne BMW Aston Martin Vantage GT4 is coming off its best qualifying effort of the season in the most recent event at Lime Rock Park. Carrying the Stoner Car Care colors, the Vantage will boast a revised driver line up as Aston Martin Academy driver Akhil Rabindra has joined the team as a co-driver with Kris Wilson.



The 23-year-old driver from Bangalore, India will be making his debut in American competition. A graduate of Scotland’s University of Edinburgh, Rabindra races a similar Aston Martin Vantage in the GT4 European Series for ProSport Performance, where he won in the 24 Hour GT Series European at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium in April as well as at Brands Hatch in May.




Prior to joining the McLaren GT Driver Academy in 2017 to race sports cars, Rabindra raced karts starting in 2011, and then moved to formula cars in Europe and Asia in 2012, going on to win four championships and build an impressive resume over five years in open-wheel racing.



“It’s always been one of my dreams, to race in the U.S,” said Rabindra. “Coming here and proving yourself is something I really look forward to. And this is a good place to start, as this track is quite British, with all the undulations, the cracks in the road, the bumps. The barriers are fairly close in some places, so that makes it even more challenging. It’s a proper old-school track. The track has a mix of corners, with good overtaking spots, so I think it should mean good racing.



The Aston Martin should be good here: I’ve driven many different GT4s and the Aston Martin is one the best. It’s well-balanced, good on tires, good aero and good mechanical grip. I’m looking forward to having the best weekend we can – Kris and I will give it our best!”



Racing in the States can be a big transition for some, but team ownder David Russell is confident in the new addition to the lineup with the Aston Martin Academy driver on board.



“We’re still learning the car and since this car has never been here before, it’s uncharted territory,’ said Automatic Racing owner David Russell. “But the Aston Martin should be quite good here: there doesn’t seem to be a track where pace is an issue. We love the racetrack and the town is fabulous, so it’s a team favorite.”




“Akhil has not been here before but he’s been on the sim at Aston Martin, so he’s tuned up,” said Russel. “He’ll be good right out of the box, we just need to get him some laps. Kris will be good as well, and Rob and Ramin have been here with us several times before. We’ll try two different setups and compare notes before the race. And the weather’s great, which helps!”



Official practice for the Road America gets underway with two sessions on Friday. GS qualifying begins at 10:40 a.m. on Saturday (all times CT), followed by the Road America 120, a two-hour race that takes the green flag at 4:05 p.m ET
 


 

- Sunday Group Management - photos Stoner Car Care

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/stoner-car-care-racing-road-america---195132.html

02.08.2019 / MaP

More News

Paul Miller Racing -Lewis back on board with Sellers for Road America challenge
02.08.2019
Corey Lewis will return to the driver’s seat this weekend for Paul Miller Racing as the Lamborghini squad prepares for battle at the iconic Road America circuit. Regular season driver Ryan Hardwick will miss the remainde more >>
Lone Star Racing Off To Road America For IMSA GT Daytona Race
01.08.2019
...With Drivers Gar Robinson and Lawson AschenbachRobinson and Aschenbach are Back Behind the Wheel of the No. 74 Lone Star Racing Mercedes-AMG that is a ‘Good Fit’ for the Track Lone Star Raci more >>
Moorespeed Returns To Road America For IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup
01.08.2019
Drivers Riley Dickinson and Rob Ferriol Hope to Keep Moorespeed's Track Winning Streak Alive Following Road America Sweeps in 2017 and 2018Moorespeed and team drivers Riley Dickinson and Rob Ferriol head to Road America this weekend for Rounds more >>
Porsche GT Team wants to extend championship lead at Road America
01.08.2019
Preview, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, round 8, Elkhart Lake/USAThe Porsche GT Team heads to the storied Road America racetrack in the US state of Wisconsin this coming weekend (2-4 August) to contest round eight of the IMSA WeatherTech Sports more >>
Farnbacher back to the US for Road America
01.08.2019
Returning directly from the legendary Total 24 Hours of Spa to the US, Mario Farnbacher barely has time to take a breather. Together with his team Meyer Shank Racing, the Acura driver will be competing from 2 to 4 August at the challenging Road America. Champi more >>
Tune in alert IMSA at Road America
31.07.2019
 ROAD AMERICAIMSA is ready to take over Road America! Five series are headed to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for the IMSA Road Race Showcase and there will be no shortage of racing to watch. The more >>
Rebel Rock Racing Looks to Build Momentum at Road America
31.07.2019
Rebel Rock Racing is looking to continue its streak of impressive finishes when the No. 71 Camaro returns to action in Saturday’s Road America 120, the seventh of 10 races in the 2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge more >>
Hardpoint Motorsports Taking on Road America
31.07.2019
Hardpoint Motorsports has arrived in Wisconsin with Rob Ferriol competing in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama during the IMSA Road Race Showcase.  The weeke more >>
BMW Team RLL travels to Road America with fond memories
31.07.2019
BMW Team RLL is ready for the eighth round of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season at Road America (USA). The circuit in Elkhart Lake is always something special for the squad around Team Principal Bobby Rahal (USA). It was the site of the team’s very first victory with BMW – a win for Bill Auberlen and Joey Hand (both USA) from the pole in 2009. more >>
Mustang Sampling Racing looks to Return to Winning form at Road America
30.07.2019
Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque return to IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship action this weekend in Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase at Road America, looking to regain the winning form the team dem more >>
Injury forces Hardwick out for Paul Miller Racing for the remainder of 2019
30.07.2019
Paul Miller Racing's Ryan Hardwick will miss the remainder of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship after suffering a knee injury in a recent crash at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The 1stPhorm elite athlete missed the most recent ro more >>
Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Voted North America's Best Motorsports Race
27.07.2019
USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Selects Sebring First Three IMSA Endurance Races Place in the Top 10The legendary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring has been voted North America’s No. 1 motorsports event in a prestigious fan poll conducted by USA Today. more >>
Road America IMSA Entries, Facts and Figures
26.07.2019
IMSA ROAD AMERICAAugust 2-4, 2019After a brief respite during another busy summer of racing, all four classes of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship reunite next weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.  more >>
IMSA Michelin Challenge @ Lime Rock - Perfect win for Lewis and Wilkins
24.07.2019
The Bryan Herta Autosport Hyundai Veloster of Michael Lewis and Mark Wilkins scored a perfect victory in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge at Lime Rock, after starting from the pole position.Leading at the be more >>
58th Rolex 24 At DAYTONA Tickets On Sale Now
24.07.2019
Tickets for the 58th Rolex 24 At DAYTONA on Jan. 25-26, North America’s most prestigious sports car race and the season-opening event to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, are on sale now.An international field of drivers from various racing disciplines wi more >>
IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge: Two top ten finishes at Lime Rock Park.
22.07.2019
This weekend, the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge visited Lime Rock Park (USA) for the sixth race of the season. The #82 BMW M4 GT4 of BimmerWorld Racing finished in fourth place, just missing out on the podium. Driving duties had been shared between the two regular drivers, Devin Jones and James Clay (both USA). In the Turner Motorsport #96 BMW M4 more >>
Fifth Place Finish For Rebel Rock Racing at Lime Rock Park
21.07.2019
Rebel Rock Racing drivers Robin Liddell and Andrew Davis combined for a fifth place finish on Saturday in the No. 71 Urban Grid Solar/MVP Capital Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R.Despite stro more >>
Fourth podium finish in a row for Mario Farnbacher
21.07.2019
Mario Farnbacher was a happy man again in Lakeville, Connecticut. The Ansbach native and his team colleague Trent Hindman secured the fourth consecutive podium finish at the sixth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on 20 July. This also meant expanding the Meyer Shank duo’s championship lead to 30 points.             more >>
Hot fightback for Paul Miller Racing at Lime Rock Park
21.07.2019
Paul Miller Racing has staged a dramatic charge through the pack to cross the line seventh in the sweltering hot conditions in the latest round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Lime Rock Park.After qualifying third fastest, the 1st Phorm/T more >>
BMW Team RLL finishes seventh and eighth at Lime Rock Park
21.07.2019
– Another GTD podium for Turner Motorsport.The North East Grand Prix in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Lime Rock Park (USA) turned out to be a difficult one for BMW Team RLL. Tom Blomqvist (GBR) and Conno more >>
Victory for the Porsche 911 GT3 R, Porsche GT Team on the podium at Lime Rock Park
21.07.2019
Race, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, round 7, Lime Rock/USAThe Porsche GT Team has successfully defended its lead in the manufacturers’ championship at round seven of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium) and Ea more >>
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing Teams Score Repeat Race Win, Pole, Double Podium and Lead
21.07.2019
.....Both Races in Competitive IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Weekend at Lime Rock Park Mercedes-AMG Takes IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Manu more >>
Lime Rock Park race classification
21.07.2019
IWSC Lime Rock ParkSaturday, July 20th 2019*     1     1     Richard Westbrook#67 Ford GTMGTLM         182     --.---     --.---  &n more >>
Stoner Car Care Races to Checkered Flag at Lime Rock Park
20.07.2019
In extremely hot and humid conditions that challenged man and machine, the Stoner Car Care Racing fielded by Automatic Racing team managed everything the field and the historic 1.53-mile road course at Lime Rock Park could throw at the more >>
Hindman Claims Pole for Acura at Lime Rock Park
20.07.2019
 •    Trent Hindman, Meyer Shank Racing score third GTD pole of 2019•    Christina Nielsen qualifies her Acura NSX GT3 11th in tight GTD field•    Northeast Grand Prix starts today at 3 p.m. EDT more >>
IMPC Lime Rock Park race classification
20.07.2019
Lime Rock ParkIMPC - RaceSaturday, July 20th  2019    *     1     1     Hugh Plumb#46 Mercedes-AMGMGS    more >>
Lime Rock Park qualifying classification
20.07.2019
IWSC Lime Rock ParkSaturday, July 20th 2019        *     1     1     Laurens Vanthoor#912 Porsche 911 RSRMGTLM       &nbs more >>
Rebel Rock Racing Captures Second-Row Start at Lime Rock
20.07.2019
Andrew Davis posted the third-fastest time in Friday’s Grand Sport qualifying at Lime Rock Park, giving Rebel Rock Racing a second-row start for Saturday’s Lime Rock Park 120, the sixth race of the IMSA Mic more >>
Clean Start to Lime Rock Park weekend for Invisible Glass Aston Martin
20.07.2019
The No. 97 Invisible Glass Aston Martin Vantage GT4 will roll off from the fifth row of the Lime Rock Park 120 grid for Saturday’s (11:00 a.m. ET  livestream on www.imsa.tv) two-hour IMSA Michelin Pilot Chal more >>
Lime Rock Park IMSA Free Practice 3 classification
19.07.2019
IMSA Northeast Grand PrixLime Rock Park / 1.521 milesFriday, July 19th 2019 *     1     1     Nick Tandy#911 Porsche 911 RSRMGTLM   more >>
Lime Rock Park IMSA Free Practice 2 classification and fastest driver
19.07.2019
IMSA Northeast Grand PrixLime Rock Park / 1.521 milesFriday, July 19th 20191    0    3     GT Le Mans    1    Antonio GarciaJan Magnusse more >>
Lime Rock Park IMSA Free Practice 1 classification and fastest driver
19.07.2019
IMSA Northeast Grand PrixLime Rock Park / 1.521 milesFriday, July 19th 20191    0    911     GT Le Mans    1    Nick TandyPatrick Pilet   more >>
Eight Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing Teams Compete at Lime Rock Park this Weekend
19.07.2019
....in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge  Mercedes-AMG Returns to Site of First North American GT4 Victory at the IMSA Northeast Grand Prix this Weekend at Lime Rock Park    more >>
58th Rolex 24 At DAYTONA 2020 Tickets On Sale Tuesday, July 23
18.07.2019
Tickets for the 58th Rolex 24 At DAYTONA on Jan. 25-26, North America’s most prestigious sports car race and the season-opening event to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, will go on sale Tuesday, July 23 at 9 a.m. ET. An international field of more >>
Rebel Rock Racing Ready for Lime Rock Park
18.07.2019
Coming off an impressive victory at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), Rebel Rock Racing now turns its attention to Lime Rock Park, the sixth race of the 2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season (live streaming more >>
Paul Miller Racing aims to bounce back at Lime Rock Park
18.07.2019
Paul Miller Racing heads to Connecticut’s Lime Rock Park this weekend with added motivation to put the 1st Phorm/Total Lubricants Lamborghini in victory lane.Not only will the team be looking to repeat its victory from 2018 at the same more >>
Northeast Grand-Prix IMSA Lime Rock Park, tune in
18.07.2019
NORTHEAST GRAND PRIXIMSA is back at Lime Rock Park for the first GT-only showdown of the season! As drivers and teams from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM and GTD classes prepare for a weekend around the “Bull Ring,” get ready to tune in for a jam-packed streaming schedule on Saturday, July 20, that also features on-track action wi more >>
Tom Long Joins Invisible Glass Aston Martin at Lime Rock Park
18.07.2019
2018 IMSA Champion teams with Ecklin and reunites with Automatic Racing  The No. 97 Invisible Glass-liveried Aston Martin Vantage GT4 fielded by Automatic Racing will have a ne more >>
Mario Farnbacher, Meyer Shank Racing Lime Rock Park next stop
17.07.2019
The first half of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has been a promising one for Mario Farnbacher. The Meyer Shank Racing driver has secured one race win and two further podiums in the first five races of the season and leads the championship by 19 points. more >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

Jobs Around the World

2001-2019 automobilsport.com full copyright