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Mustang Sampling Team Fast Again In Long Beach

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LONG BEACH, CA (April 8, 2017) - The No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R team showed throughout the weekend, it was primed to perform on the demanding streets of Long Beach and vie for the team's first checkered flag of the season.

Christian Fittipaldi started second and remained in third throughout the early stages of the race. The Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R completed fast laps and seemingly playing the right strategy when Christian was hit by a slower GTD car shortly before the halfway point of the 100-minute affair. The severe damage to the rear of the Mustang Sampling Cadillac required multiple pit stops for tires, fuel, and a driver change to Joao. However, the team never wavered and salvaged a seventh place finish along with key points toward the championship battle.

Joao Barbosa, No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R:

"Unfortunately, it wasn't our day today," Barbosa said. "We have a great team and we'll keep moving forward.

We were able to stay out of trouble the remainder of the day, and get as many points as possible before we head to the next race."

Christian Fittipaldi, No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R:

"Not our day," Fittipaldi said. "I passed a slower GTD car on the back straight then as I was entering the next turn, I felt a hit from behind. Unfortunate for our Mustang Sampling Team, but the guys fixed the car where we could finish the race. Now, we turn the page and move on to Austin and the Circuit of the Americas."

 

The IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship travels to the Circuit of the Americas for the Advanced Auto Parts SportsCar Showdown May 4-6.
Points Standings:
IMSA Weather Tech Championship: 2nd (89 points)

Tequila Patron North American Endurance Championship: 2nd (16 points)

 

Mustang Sampling Looks To Repeat 2015 Magic at Sebring

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SEBRING, FL (March 14, 2017) In 2015, Mustang Sampling Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype from Action Express Racing ended a 50-year drought for the automotive giant by turning in a near perfect performance and winning the 63rd edition of the Twelve Hours of Sebring by an entire lap. Ahead of the 2017 event, the team is looking to repeat their historic performance.

Last year, the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Team combined with team car, the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Chevrolet Corvette DP, to lead more than half of the total laps and carried the banner for GM in the prototype class. However, after two late restarts, the No. 5 Mustang Sampling team just missed out on the checkered flag and ultimately settled for a podium finish in the 64th annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

For the 2017 season, after a switch from Corvette to the new Cadillac DPi-V.R prototype, the teams are focused on learning the new vehicle and finding their competitive edge following the season start at Daytona.

"We ran a solid two-days of testing in Sebring," said 2015 winner Christian Fittipaldi. "We're happy, but continue to develop our No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R for an even better chance to challenge for the win."

When the race starts at Sebring, there's no doubt the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Team will be looking for the win. If the team's crowded trophy shelf, historic performance in 2015 and dedication to mastering the new Prototype package is any indication, fans have a good chance at seeing the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Team on the podium in the winner's circle.

The 65th annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring gets underway on Saturday, March 18 at 10:40 a.m. ET and will be shown on FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO app and IMSA.com.

#5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R Secures Pole for Rolex 24 At Daytona During Qualifying

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PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
January 26, 2017

#5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R Secures Pole for Rolex 24 At Daytona During Qualifying

Joao Barbosa puts the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R prototype on pole position for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 55th running of the Rolex 24 Hour At Daytona with a lap of 1:36.903.

Ravenswood, WV – January 26, 2017 – Mustang Sampling, LLC the innovator of Analytically Accurate® solutions within sample conditioning systems announces the #5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R secures pole position for Rolex 24 At Daytona during qualifying.

The No. 5 Mustang Sampling/Cadillac DPi-V.R, driven by Joao Barbosa, put in a lap of 1:36.903 for the pole position to start the Rolex 24 Hour At Daytona. Joao turned his fastest lap on the sixth and final circuit of the 3.56-mile road course. The pole is the first for Cadillac in prototype sports car racing and for the new-era of prototypes in IMSA competition. Barbosa will share the Mustang Sampling driving responsibilities with teammates Christian Fittipaldi and Filipe Albuquerque.

"I felt really good in the car, and it took a little bit for the tire pressure to come up," Barbosa stated. "After the first session, the car really worked well and I was able to push harder. To start up front, it shows we have a fast car and we were able to put it on the pole. Hopefully, it means we have a good car for the race."

Kenneth Thompson, President of Mustang Sampling commented, “We are very proud of the entire team. Everyone from our crew chief to the engineers and mechanics have put their hearts and souls into getting us ready for the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Today’s pole position at qualifying is a great example of teamwork and I couldn’t be more proud of them.”

Mustang Sampling has been the primary sponsor for the #5 car since 2015. For the first 3 years of the IMSA Weathertech series, no other car has displayed astonishing reliability race-in and race-out like the #5 Mustang Sampling Team. In three years of IMSA Weathertech competition, the number 5 car has completed 99.8% of all laps resulting in 3 consecutive Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup Championships. As the proud sponsor of the #5 car, Mustang Sampling has the same reputation for that kind of quality and reliability. Mustang Sampling has been building its products for nearly two decades. Products installed at the turn of the century are still there, running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with no problems. Our customers demand this kind of reliability, and Mustang Sampling delivers it.

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona broadcast schedule (All Times Eastern):

FOX - LIVE - Saturday, Jan. 28 - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Race starts at 2:30 p.m.)

FS2 - LIVE - Saturday, Jan. 28 - 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

FS2 - LIVE - Saturday, Jan. 28 - 11 p.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29.

FS1 - LIVE - Sunday, Jan. 29 - 1 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

FOX Sports GO - LIVE - 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29.

IMSA.com - LIVE - Saturday, Jan. 28, 2:30 p.m. - Sunday, Jan. 29, 2:30 p.m. (Outside United States only)

 

About Mustang Sampling

Mustang Sampling, LLC is the innovator of Analytically Accurate® solutions within sample conditioning systems. We provide custom solutions of products and services globally to the Natural Gas, Natural Gas Liquids (NGL), and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industries. Mustang Sampling continues to pioneer integrated control systems, allowing our customers to maintain phase stability from sample extraction at the pipeline through sample analysis. Our products are continuously improved and subjected to the highest quality standards which provides our customers with the best sample conditioning solutions.

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No. 5 Mustang Sampling® Cadillac DPi-V.R Races at Daytona this Weekend

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The 2017 Rolex 24 events will begin January 24th for the No. 5 Mustang Sampling® Cadillac DPi-V.R.
Race Duration: 24 hours
Circuit Length: 3.56 miles
The race will begin Saturday, January 28 at 2:00 pm EST and run through Sunday, January 11 ending at 2:00 pm.  Events will be broadcast on Fox, FS2, FS1, and IMSA.TV.

2016 WeatherTech Petit Le Mans Championship

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Are we really at the close of another season for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship?  The Action Express Mustang Sampling No. 5 Corvette returns to the Road Atlanta course in Braselton, GA for the Petit Le Mans on Saturday, October 1st.  This 10-hour race will determine final points in this close battle, not only between the top three of the series, but Action Express teammates as well.

The race will begin at 11:00 a.m. (ET) and be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 (11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) and FOX Sports 2 (2:30 to 6:00 p.m.).  Practice and qualifying begins Wednesday, September 28.

For full details, visit: http://sportscarchampionship.imsa.com/events/petit-le-mans

 

Circuit of the Americas 2016

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We're excited to join the Action Express Mustang Sampling No. 5 Corvette this weekend at the Lone Star Le Mans - Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX as we are closing in on the end of another amazing season.

This weekend the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) for Saturday's (Sept. 17) Lone Star Le Mans.  The race will feature the four IMSA WeatherTech classes competing together on the challenging 3.41-mile, 20 turn permanent road course in Austin.  The two hour and forty minute race will begin at 1:35 p.m. (ET) and be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1.  Practice, qualifying and the race will be broadcast on IMSA Radio (IMSA.com and IMSA Mobile App).

Follow @mustangsampling and on Facebook and Twitter this weekend for updates!

Continental Tire Road Race Showcase

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This weekend the Action Express Mustang Sampling No. 5 Corvette will race at the Continental Tire Road Race in Elkhart, WI.  For full details of the weekend, visit http://sportscarchampionship.imsa.com/events/continental-tire-road-race-showcase.

Schedule of Events & How to Watch:

August 5

Practice 1 - WeatherTech Championship
12:10 - 1:10 PM EST
Practice 2 - WeatherTech Championship
4:25 PM to 5:25 PM EST

August 6

Practice 3 - WeatherTech Championship
9:25 AM to 10:25 AM EST
Qualifying - WeatherTech Championship
4:05 PM to 4:20 PM EST
August 7
RACE
3:05 PM to 5:45 PM EST
Follow @mustangsampling on twitter and visit our Facebook Page over the weekend for race updates.

No. 5 Competes in Chevrolet Home Town

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The No. 5 will shine at Belle Isle in Detroit, MI this weekend at the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic.

 

Schedule of Events & How to Watch:

June 3

Practice 1 - WeatherTech Championship
8:05 AM to 9:35 AM EST
Practice 2 - WeatherTech Championship
12:55 PM to 2:25 PM EST
Qualifying - WeatherTech Championship
5:50 PM to 6:05 PM EST
June 4
Warm Up - WeatherTech Championship
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM EST
RACE
12:40 PM to 2:20 PM EST
WATCH
6/4
Qualifying - IMSA.TV - 04:55 PM
FoxSports 1 - 12:30 pm
IMSA.TV - 12:15 pm

 

Follow @mustangsampling on twitter and visit our Facebook Page over the weekend for race updates.
For full details of this week's schedule, visit: http://sportscarchampionship.imsa.com/events/chevrolet-sports-car-classic-presented-metro-detroit-chevy-dealers

Racing the Narrow Streets of Long Beach

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The No. 5 will visit beautiful Long Beach, CA this weekend at the Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix.

Action Express shares, "The Mustang Sampling Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype fielded by Action Express Racing is primed to perform on the demanding streets of Long Beach, fresh off a podium finish in the Twelve Hours of Sebring."  Read their full brief here.

 

Schedule of Events & How to Watch:

April 15

Practice 1 - WeatherTech Championship
10:40 AM - 12:40 AM EST
Practice 2 - WeatherTech Championship
08:00 PM - 08:25 PM EST
Qualifying - WeatherTech Championship
08:35 PM - 9:30 PM EST
April 16
RACE
07:05 PM - 8:45 PM EST
WATCH
4/15
Qualifying - IMSA.COM - 08:00 PM
4/16
FoxSports 2 - 07:00 pm
FoxSports 1 - 11:00 pm
4/17
FoxSports 1 - 12:30 pm
Follow @mustangsampling on twitter and visit our Facebook Page over the weekend for race updates.
For full details of this week's schedule, visit: http://www.imsa.com/sites/default/files/uploads/2016%20IMSA%20Official%20Schedule%20and%20SR%20Long%20Beach%20040616.pdf

Fittipaldi and Barbosa Looking to Defend their Title in the 12 hours of Sebring

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Action Express Racing gears up for what is often considered one of the most challenging races of the season.

Action Express reports, "A perfect race at one of the world’s most difficult and demanding circuits is a feat few teams ever experience. For Chevrolet, it had been 50 years since winning an overall victory in North America’s longest running endurance competition. However, on March 21, 2015 the Mustang Sampling Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype from Action Express Racing ended the drought for the automotive giant by turning in a near perfect performance, winning the 63rd edition of the twelve hours of Sebring by an entire lap.

Christian Fittipaldi, Joao Barbosa and Sébastien Bourdais wheeled the black, white and yellow Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype flawlessly around the 3.74-mile, 17-turn circuit, stretching their lead until eventually lapping the second place team. The team led 246 of 340 laps and scored 14 of the available 15 points in the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup Championship."

Read the full brief here: http://axracing.com/2016/03/14/fittipaldi-barbosa-defend-title-12-hours-sebring-mustang-sampling-corvette-dp/


12 Hours at Sebring starts the weekend activities on March 16th at the Sebring International Raceway in Florida.

Schedule of Events & How to Watch:

March 17

Practice 1 - WeatherTech Championship
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Practice 2 - WeatherTech Championship
02:25 PM - 03:25 PM EST
Practice 3 - WeatherTech Championship
07:30 PM - 9:00 PM
March 18
Practice 4 - WeatherTech Championship
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM EST
Qualifying - WeatherTech Championship (P)
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM EST
March 19
Warm UP - WeatherTech Championship
08:00 AM - 08:20 AM EST
RACE - The 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona 
02:40 PM - 11:59 PM EST
WATCH
FoxSports 1 - 10:30 am
FoxSports 2 - 12:00 pm
IMSA.com - 7:00 pm
FoxSports 2 - 10:00 pm
Follow @mustangsampling on twitter and visit our Facebook Page over the weekend for race updates.
For full details of this week's schedule, visit: http://www.imsa.com/sites/default/files/uploads/2016%20IMSA%20Official%20Schedule%20and%20SR%20Sebring%20030916.pdf
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