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Mustang Sampling Team looking forward to the Showdown at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX

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Circuit of the America's in May brings with it a new and exciting challenge. The Mustang Sampling team has endured the scorching September heat of Austin, TX over the past several years and is looking forward to the milder temperatures of May.

AUSTIN, TX (April 25, 2017) - The No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R team is eager to take Circuit of Americas by the horns and advantage of the expected cooler track conditions, which usually helps the tire grip and keeps the cockpit temps down.

As the IMSA WeatherTech season rolls into the summer months, the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Team of veteran drivers, Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi know their Cadillac DPis are fast and a majority of the season still remains. "On the manufacturer side, Cadillac is very strong and seems the combination to beat this year," said Fittipaldi. "Our Mustang Sampling Team is putting forth lots of effort back at the shop and many hours of testing has rewarded us with a competitive car. We look forward to getting back on track at COTA with 70% of the championship to go."

"The records show we have brought fast race cars to each race," Barbosa said. "Everyone on our team is confident that as long as we keep the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac running this well, the wins will come."

As the IMSA teams head toward the central U.S., the track conditions will be different in early- May than the early-Fall date of 2016, which adds another element to a season of changes.

"It will feel different because we're racing a Cadillac," Barbosa added. "The higher speeds at COTA should suit the new Cadillac's aerodynamics."

Fittipaldi certainly welcomes the temperature change. "We should have more overall grip, but the conditions will be nicer to drive and not so warm in the office."

The No.5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R enters the Circuit of the Americas second in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship point standings, with a pair of runner-up finishes in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and Twelve Hours of Sebring.

The Advance Auto Parts SportsCar Showdown gets underway with practice on Thursday, May 4 at 9:45 a.m. CT, with qualifying for prototype competitors at 1:20 p.m. CT on Friday, May 5. The Advance Auto Parts SportsCar Showdown goes green on Saturday, May 6 at 1:35 p.m. CT and will be televised on FS1 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CT.

Points Standings:
IMSA Weather Tech Championship: 2nd (89 points)
Tequila Patron North American Endurance Championship: 2nd (16 points)

 

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Roar Before the 24

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Are you ready for a new year? We are! The Roar Before the Rolex 24, our first taste of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for the 2016 season, is just days away!

http://www.imsa.com/races/roar-rolex-24-3

The schedule over the Jan 8th - Jan 10th weekend for the Action Express Mustang Sampling No. 5 Corvette is as follows:

Jan 8
Session 1 - 10:15 am - 12:00 pm ET
Session 2 - 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET

Jan 9
Session 3 - 9:00 am - 10:45 am ET
Session 4 - 1:05 pm - 2:35 pm ET
Session 5 - 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm ET
Session 6 - 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm ET

Jan 10
Session 7 - 10:20 am - 12:05 pm ET
Session 8 - 2:40 pm - 3:40 pm ET

For a detailed weekend schedule, visit: http://www.imsa.com/sites/default/files/uploads/2016%20IMSA%20Provisional%20Schedule%20and%20SR%20Daytona%20ROAR%20Test%20122115_0.pdf

Intense win for the No. 5 Corvette

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The Mustang Sampling family is ecstatic this week after an intense weekend at Road Atlanta and an exciting Monday evening at the TUDOR Night of Champions where an amazing year was celebrated.  We couldn't be more thrilled to share in the experience of watching this team perform and come out as the back to back TUDOR United SportsCar Champions for the 2014 and 2015 years.  2016 is a year much anticipated!  You can view IMSA official season photos by Clicking Here.

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photo by Jose Mario Dias

 

Action Express Racing reports, "Against all odds, Christian Fittipaldi, João Barbosa and Sébastien Bourdais delivered a clutch performance amidst horrendous weather conditions to deliver the second consecutive championship sweep for Action Express Racing. The triumvirate laid claim to a second crown jewel victory in the 2015 season on Saturday night, winning the 18th annual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta."  For the full article, Click Here.

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Action Express has been a wonderful team to support - both the Mustang Sampling No. 5 Corvette and cheering alongside the Whelen No. 31 Corvette with all the friends and family.  A truly wonderful team!

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