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Mustang Sampling Team Battles Back to Finish on Podium in Austin

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AUSTIN, TX (May 6, 2017) - The No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R team showed speed early in the weekend practice sessions, qualified fourth, and overcame running out of fuel to complete the sweep for Cadillac at Circuit of the Americas.

Christian Fittipaldi started fourth and picked up third during his first stint of the race. The Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R pitted at the 50-minute mark for four tires, fuel and a driver change to Joao Barbosa. The No. 5 Team gained their driver another spot on pit road as they passed for second as the 1-hour mark approached.

The No. 5 Mustang Sampling Team would run between second and third, but with just about 30-minutes remaining, Barbosa ran out of fuel on pit lane. His teammates' crew helped to push the car to the pit box for a splash of gas. Joao would battle back from sixth position, and with 13-minutes remaining, he was able to get past the No. 2 to complete the podium sweep for Cadillac.

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

"We've definitely made improvements from practice to the race," said Barbosa. "We stretched our fuel strategy toward the end, and barely made it to pit lane, but I have to thank my teammates for pushing us into our pit box. This shows we have a great team and why we won the last three championships."

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

"I just paced myself at the beginning of the race," Fittipaldi said. "These cars are pretty sensitive when they are running close behind a fast car, so you need to understand the situation and run clean laps. We came from sixth, so I'm glad to finish third today. It's time to turn the page and move onto Detroit, where historically we've always run pretty strong. We're definitely looking forward to the next race."

The IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship will travel to Detroit for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic to run June 2-3.
Points Standings:
IMSA Weather Tech Championship: 2nd (119 points)

Tequila Patron North American Endurance Championship: 2nd (25 points)

#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.

Roar Before the 24 2017 Weekend Starts Today

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Roar Before the 24 Preview

IMSA's final pre-season test, the Roar Before the 24, is being held this weekend at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. The No.5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R drivers are looking forward to the added track time before the running of the 55th Annual Rolex 24 at Daytona, January 28-29.

Three-time consecutive IMSA Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup Champions João Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi will co-drive the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R. Christian joins João as a newly elected member of the Road Racing Driver's Club for 2016.   Filipe Albuquerque will also return as the 2017 TPNAEC driver after competing with the No.5 Mustang Sampling Team during the 2016 season.

This year marks Cadillac's first prototype race car since 2002. All Action Express Racing drivers were able to get acclimated with their new Cadillac race car as part of an IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2-day test at Daytona International Speedway last December.

The two-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Prototype Champion, João Barbosa is ready to see where his No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac compares to the competition.

"We have been looking forward to 2017 for a long time. All of our off-season testing has shown Cadillac has built a great car for us. Now we finally get a chance to get on the track with all of the other cars. Action Express Racing is a team that is always working hard to compete for wins and championships. We are very excited about our chances!"

 

The No. 5 Mustang Sampling Team will hit the track on Friday, January 6 at 10:20 AM.

Action Express Announces Plans for 2017 IMSA Competition

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Action Express Racing announced yesterday "that the team will field a pair of Cadillac DPi-V.R. race cars in the Prototype class of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship starting with the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, Jan. 28-29, 2017."

Mustang Sampling is excited to be a part of the class changes, sponsoring one of the Daytona Prototype international (DPi) Cadillacs with championship-winning 2016 driver lineup - featuring Joao Barbosa, Dane Cameron, Eric Curran and Christian Fittipaldi - Barbosa and Fittipaldi behind the wheel of the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R.

To read more about the announcement, keep up to date with us through Facebook and Twitter and follow the Action Express Racing news page, here.

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.

Ready for More No. 5 at Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix

"Last Sunday (July 3), the Action Express Racing team recorded a one-two finish in the six hour endurance race at Watkins Glen International.  The No. 5 Mustang Sampling Corvette DP of Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi crossed the finish line first followed by teammates Dane Cameron and Eric Curran in the No. 31 Whelen/Team Fox Corvette DP."  Read more from Action Express here and get ready for more action-packed racing this weekend at the Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix

Schedule of Events & How to Watch:

July 8

Practice 1 - WeatherTech Championship
10:35 AM to 11:35 AM EST
Practice 2 - WeatherTech Championship
2:55 PM to 3:55 PM EST

July 9

Practice 3 - WeatherTech Championship
10:10 AM to 11:10 AM EST
Qualifying - WeatherTech Championship
4:55 PM to 5:10 PM EST
July 10
RACE
11:05 AM to 1:45 PM EST
Follow @mustangsampling on twitter and visit our Facebook Page over the weekend for race updates.

Spot the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Corvette at Mazda Raceway this Weekend

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The No. 5 team leads with 93 total points as they start the weekend for the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway in Monterey, CA.  Download the full spotter guide HERE to help you at the track or while watching at home and visit http://www.spotterguides.com/ for more.

Schedule of Events & How to Watch:

April 29

Practice 1 - WeatherTech Championship
01:50 PM - 02:50 PM EST
Practice 2 - WeatherTech Championship
07:45 PM - 08:45 PM EST

April 30

Practice 3 - WeatherTech Championship
02:05 PM - 02:50 PM EST
Qualifying - WeatherTech Championship
08:45 PM - 9:00 PM EST
May 1
RACE
02:15 PM - 4:15 PM EST
WATCH
5/1
FoxSports 1 - 02:00 pm
FoxSports 2 - 6:30 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%20MRLS%20042116.pdf
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