Weekend Set to Feature IndyCar Oval and IMSA Action for AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology

Newton, Iowa (8 July 2016) – After a well-deserved weekend off for the Verizon IndyCar Series, the championship will move to the midwest for a round of oval racing with a 300-lap Saturday night shootout at Iowa Speedway. 

Reflecting the full summer swing of motorsports events, this weekend will also feature races from both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge championships as IMSA heads north to Canada to stage the only back to back race weekends on the 2016 championship schedule with a trip to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. 

And while there won’t be any bobsleds in action, this weekend will also see the US Bobsled team, holding multiple combines in Gaithersburg, Lake Placid, and Bradenton to evaluate prospective team members for the upcoming Olympic Winter Games effort. The USA Men’s Bobsled squad utilizes AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology to maximize the weight and aerodynamic advantages that it can offer, which is critical in the ultra-competitive sport. 

Since May, AERO-liveried machines have been in action nearly every weekend with race events and some series-hosted tests making for a flat out schedule.

That intense schedule has favored A.J. Foyt Racing as well as RLL Letterman Racing, as the teams not only count on the strength of protection that AERO™ provides, but also for the RLL Letterman squad, the flexibility that the marketing operations side has with the ability to quickly change car liveries for new sponsors—and do so beautifully. 

“Everything that could have gone wrong last year at Iowa went wrong it seemed,” said Rahal about his 2015 run at Iowa Speedway. “To rebound and come out of the race with a top-four felt greater than a victory and actually probably had a greater effect on our championship than anything else just due to the morale that was built during that night. So far I think the season has gone reasonably well and we have a little bit of momentum. I think we’re headed in the right direction and I feel good about where we are as a team. I hope we can keep this going and move forward in the championship.”

The IMSA race weekend will see Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian look to return to the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park podium, having scored a compelling third place finish in the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of the Glen last weekend for the team’s second IMSA podium of the season.  

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, long known as Mosport, is the home race for Toronto-based C360R Racing. The team will once again look for a return to the IMSA winner circle in both the ST Class and top GS class of competition. All three team entries, as well as the team transporter and much of the team kit, carry AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology.

C360R drivers Tom Dyer and Roy Block will co-drive the No. 75 AERO Advanced Paint Technology / Children's Audi S3, while Nico Rondet and Jim McGuire will share the No. 74 AERO Advanced Paint Technology / Audi Genuine Parts Audi S3. Pierre Kleinubing and Paul Holton will share the No. 76 AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology Ford Shelby GT350R-C in Saturday’s two hour, thirty minute race.