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  • CRG – I Do Borrow Joins the Nissan Family

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    On June 10, 2016 • By

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June  10th, 2016 – CRG, LLC is proud to announce that it will be entering a Nissan Altima Coupe in the upcoming IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Watkins Glen International Raceway on July 2nd for the fourth round of the 2016 season.  After the first three rounds of the season CRG and drivers Sarah Cattaneo and Owen Trinkler are each in fifth place in the Team and Drivers Street Tuner (ST) Class Championship Points standings respectfully, which includes their impressive win at Sebring International Raceway in March.

    CRG Principle Joe Cattaneo explains the change, “The team had an opportunity to bring Nissan back to the Continental Tire series, increasing the number of manufacturers participating, which will help broaden the spectator appeal and class competition.  Our success with Honda and the support we’ve received from Jeff Barrow, Manager Motorsports-Commercial Division, and Lee Niffenegger at Honda Performance Development was excellent.  Honda will continue to be a tough competitor with excellent teams running the Honda Civic Si.

    “However the allure of bringing back a top manufacturer into the series after the cars sat out the 2015 season, was just too tempting.  Hopefully, we can apply all of the front-wheel drive knowledge that we have to the Nissan, and are excited to see how the car stacks up against the intense Continental Tire ST class competition at Watkins Glen and throughout the remainder of the season.”

    Richard Kulach, Motorsports Marketing Communications for Nissan North America states, “Nissan is pleased that CRG will campaign a Nissan in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge this year.  We are confident their decision to campaign the Altima will further contribute to successful seasons for CRG and Nissan Motorsports.”

    The Nissan Altima Coupe that CRG will campaign was previously run by the popular Skull Candy team in 2013-14.  Skull Candy participated in a different series in 2015.  Look for the Nissan Altima to have the same fuchsia/black livery that was run by the team as their trademark with continued support from I Do Borrow/A&C Properties.

    For more information, visit www.p1groupe.com.  Follow us on Twitter: @IDoBorrow @SarahCattaneo @OwenTrinkler @P1Groupe

    Photo Credit to: Sideline Sports Photography, LLC

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  • Continental Monterey Grand Prix Race Recap

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    On May 5, 2016 • By

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 5th, 2016– Rebel Rock Racing arrived at the picturesque Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the third round of the 2016 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season with their two Street Tuner (ST) class Porsche Caymans ready to take the fight to the competition last week.  One of the two entries entered the weekend in the Top-5 in the class Driver and Team championship point standings, and the team wanted to keep the momentum going as they enter the meat of their schedule.

    The #8 Urban Grid entry would again feature season drivers Robin Liddell and Elliott Skeer, but an early issue with a coil pack would force them to miss the opening practice session.  However in the second session of the weekend they were right back to form by ending the session third quick in class.  Switching things up for this event, Liddell would qualify the car and start the race from the fifth position.

    Shortly after the start of the race Robin noticed an engine misfire, and only seven laps into the race the #8 Porsche Cayman would go behind the wall ending their day prematurely.  Skeer states, “Definitely not the weekend we were hoping for, but these are things that you can’t control.  The team made progress throughout the weekend, just like we had each race this season, so we know the potential is there with Rebel Rock to run up front throughout the course of the season.”

    The weekend was different across the board for the sister #7 Buffalo Electric Supply/Handy Candy Cayman as driver Tyler Stone was making his first race of the season, and co-driver Bryan Leonard was a newcomer to the series.  Being new to the team, the car, and never having driven on this track, the initial part of the weekend was all about getting acclimated for Leonard.  Bryan even brought some Handy Candy for the team, and took time to pose for pictures with the team and fans to show support for the brand that made this opportunity possible for him.  Stone drove this round last season with Rebel Rock, and was immediately amazed with the progress the team had made since last season.

    Leonard would qualify the Porsche Cayman, and start the race 23rd on the grid.  Just over an hour into the race Bryan would pit from the 16th position to turn the car over to Stone.  With just over 30 minutes remaining in the race the #7 entry would suffer a suspension failure entering the corkscrew, and their day ended early, but not without having accomplished a great deal throughout the course of the race weekend.

    Of his series and team debut, Leonard states, “Everything went well as I was able to make up a number of spots in the race.  As I got more seat time, I was able to be much more comfortable in the car.  It was a disappointing end of course, but this has been a great event overall.  I learned a lot coming from high horsepower, high downforce cars to a momentum car like this; I thought I’d be faster right away, but realized how much talent it takes to drive these cars at speed.  I was impressed with how aggressive I could be under braking, the car had great turn in.  This track is absolutely amazing and can’t wait to get the chance to race here again.  The team did a great job all weekend, I want to thank Handy Candy for their support, and looking forward to doing more races with Rebel Rock.”

    Tyler Stone mentions, “Overall we accomplished a lot this weekend.  I was very impressed with the strides made by the team since last year both with the car and in the level of talent of the crew.  During the race we started really bringing our times down, the car was dialed in, and the team did a great job with the set up.  Bryan had a strong first stint in the car to make up a lot of spots early.  We’re disappointed a suspension failure ended our day, but proud of how well the Rebel Rock team performed this weekend.  I’d like to thank Buffalo Electric Supply for making this all possible, and thank Frank (DePew) and Tom (FitzGerald) for allowing me to drive their car; I’m looking forward to getting back behind the wheel for more races this season with them.”

    The Continental Monterey Grand Prix kicks can be viewed via tape delayed broadcast on Fox Sports 1 on May 8th, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. EST.

     

    For more information, visit www.rebelrockracing.com, for sponsor information, visit: www.urbangridco.com, www.ompamerica.com, www.borla.com, www.euroclassics.porschedealer.com, www.guardtransmission.com, and www.oakley.com.

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  • Continental Monterey Grand Prix Recap – CRG – I Do Borrow

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    On May 4, 2016 • By

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4th, 2016

    Coming into the weekend leading the Team and Driver points championships, the CRG – I Do Borrow team arrived for the latest round of the 2016 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with a great deal of momentum.  But at times in a racing season you encounter obstacles that test your metal both as a driver and as a team, and this would turn out to be one of those weekends.

    Throughout the course of the weekend the #44 I Do Borrow/A&C Properties Honda Civic Si would encounter electrical issues that would render it difficult to put together a string of good laps to bring the fight to the rest of the Street Tuner (ST) class.  When the car would run consistently for a full lap, it showed strong pace, and the drivers knew the set up was very good, as it had been all season.

    True to form the team kept battling throughout each session to solve the issue.  Sarah Cattaneo would be tasked with qualifying the car and starting the race.  Still encountering the electrical gremlins, she would begin the race from the 21st starting position, and quickly began making up spots on the rest of the ST field until she was forced off track by one of the Grand Sport entries.

    After recovering from the off track excursion, she would turn the car over to her co-driver Owen Trinkler to do his best to salvage the race and gain as many points as possible to remain in the championship hunt.  Trinkler would have moments during his stint where the car was very fast and able to make up positions, but then would encounter the electrical issue, which would eliminate his ability to have the power necessary to keep moving up through the field.

    In the end, he would cross the finish line in 18th position, a spot good enough to remain in the Top-5 in both Drivers and Team points on the season.  Cattaneo dubbed this “The weekend of survival”, and goes on to state “We had an electrical issue that we fought all weekend starting in practice and on through the race. Due to the issues we had during practice, the Qualifying session was really my first time in the car this weekend.  We knew we had to take what we could get this weekend results wise.”

    Of the weekend Trinkler states, “Our guys tried everything they could this weekend to solve our electrical issues, I can’t thank them enough for their efforts.  Although the car never ran to its ability all race, it was still really quick handling wise.  We minimized the damage results wise, so we can stay in the fight going forward.  We’ll do a test prior to Watkins Glen to make sure we solved the issue, and we’ll be ready.”

    Following the third round of the season Sarah and Owen are currently fourth in the Driver Points standings with CRG-I Do Borrow fifth in the Team standings.  The race can be viewed via tape delayed broadcast on Fox Sports 1 on May 8th, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. EST.

     

    For more information, visit www.p1groupe.com.

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  • Continental Monterey Grand Prix Race Preview

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    On April 26, 2016 • By

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2016– The Rebel Rock Racing team takes to the track again this weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the third round of the 2016 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season with their two Street Tuner (ST) class Porsche Caymans.  Following a strong start to the season for the team and driving tandem of Robin Liddell and Elliott Skeer, who share the #8 Urban Grid Porsche Cayman, they enter this weekend in fifth place in Team and Driver points standings respectfully.  The driver pairing is poised to keep the momentum going as they make their run towards the 2016 Championship.

    Skeer states, “I feel that Rebel Rock have shown the pace needed to succeed so far this season. Frank, Tom, and Chris (Nott) have done a lot of great things with the program since Sebring, so I am feeling very confident about the possibilities heading into Laguna Seca. History show’s this race being very successful to a certain manufacturer, but I feel that Robin and I can give them some strong competition! I enjoy this circuit, it has become a special place to me; I hope to continue the good Monterey vibes through the weekend!”

    Robin Liddell knows there something left in the tank at Sebring and is eager to get the program back on the podium steps, “I’m really looking forward to Laguna Seca, as it’s one of my favorite tracks on the calendar. The Rebel Rock Porsche Cayman is a great handling car and I’m sure it will be well suited to the twists and turns the circuit offers. We are excited to get back racing after the layoff and to make up for the disappointment at Sebring, so we are all very motivated and hoping we can get back into a podium position in California!”

    This weekend the team will welcome back Tyler Stone in the #7 Buffalo Electric Supply/Handy Candy entry, having driven for the team in 2015, and sharing the car this weekend will be team and series newcomer Bryan Leonard.

    “I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to rejoin Rebel Rock.  The team really seems to have the Caymans dialed in, and I cannot wait to get behind the wheel to see what we can do.  I’m obviously encouraged by the results the teams’ put in on the season so far, and confident we’ll have a good car under us this weekend.”  Stone continues, “It’s apparent new owners Frank (DePew) and Tom (FitzGerald) have had a significant impact on the program, and it’s pointed in the right direction.  I’m also really happy that we were able to work it out to have Bryan Leonard in the car, he’s a talented young driver, and new comer to the series that I think will do good things behind the wheel this weekend.”

    About joining the team for the first time, Leonard states, “I’m absolutely ecstatic to be a part of the Rebel Rock program this weekend.  I was approached by Tyler Stone a few weeks ago about this race.  Everything came together just as planned thanks to John Kontos and his team at Handy Candy. I cannot express enough how grateful I am to Rebel Rock and Handy Candy for making this happen.  I’m also looking forward to meeting Robin (Liddell) and Elliot (Skeer) and learning as much as I can. I’m ready to get to work.”

    The Continental Monterey Grand Prix kicks off with practice on Thursday, April 28th at 2:05 pm EST.  The race will drop the green flag on April 30th at 4:25 pm EST, can be viewed live on IMSA.com or via tape delayed broadcast on Fox Sports 1 on May 8th, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. EST.

     

    For more information, visit www.rebelrockracing.com, for sponsor information, visit: www.ompamerica.com, www.borla.com, www.euroclassics.porschedealer.com, www.guardtransmission.com, and www.oakley.com.

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  • Continental Monterey Grand Prix Preview – CRG – I Do Borrow

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    On April 26, 2016 • By

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26th, 2016

    The CRG-I Do Borrow team comes into this weekends’ event on the California coast riding the wave of momentum following their win at Sebring International Raceway last month.  This weekend marks the third round of the 2016 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series season with the Continental Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

    Drivers Sarah Cattaneo and Owen Trinkler are prepared to climb back behind the wheel of their #44 I Do Borrow/A&C Properties Honda Civic Si to take the fight to the always tough Street Tuner (ST) class as they continue their hunt for their first championship title.  Following the first two rounds of the season, Sarah and Owen are leading the Drivers’ Championship Standings and CRG-I Do Borrow rests atop the Team Standings in the ST class.

    Cattaneo states, “After coming off such a high at Sebring, I couldn’t be more excited to head to Laguna Seca, where we have done really well in the past, to keep that momentum going!  Being the only west coast race, it’s the only one I don’t have to travel very far for.  We proved last year that we can run with the Mazda MX-5’s at their home track and we are excited to give them a run for their money.  I have full confidence in our team to do the best possible job we can.”

    Trinkler echoed Sarah’s sentiments by stating “That was such a big win for us at Sebring.  We’ve usually had rough starts and started coming into our own at this event.  We finished fourth here last year, and our goal would be to continue with the Top-5 finishes that will keep us in the Championship conversation as the season progresses.”

    The Continental Monterey Grand Prix kicks off with practice on Thursday, April 28th at 2:05 pm EST.  The race will drop the green flag on April 30th at 4:25 pm EST, can be viewed live on IMSA.com or via tape delayed broadcast on Fox Sports 1 on May 8th, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. EST.

    For more information, visit www.p1groupe.com.

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  • Sebring 150 Recap

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    On March 23, 2016 • By

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2016– The Rebel Rock Racing team had a lot on their plate this past week at Sebring International Raceway for the second round of the 2016 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC) Series season with the addition of a third entry for team partners Jim Jonsin and Frank DePew, as well as the debut of the ‘Rock the Grid’ concert series.  The #6 Rock the Grid Porsche 997 entry in the Grand Sport (GS) class served as an extended shake down for the car, but continually picked up pace as the drivers became more comfortable with the car as the week progressed.

    The #7 Street Tuner (ST) class Porsche Cayman of Sam Adams and Ian James would mark the series and professional racing debut of Adams.  Behind the instruction of his co-driver and assistance of the team, Adams would make great strides throughout.  Adams would qualify in the 15th position in class, and would be the starting driver for the race.  Their teammates in the #8 Urban Grid Cayman, Elliott Skeer and Robin Liddell, would pick up where they left off at Daytona.  In the first two practices the #8 was in the Top10 in both sessions.  Come qualifying Skeer would follow up his Pole Position at Daytona with a second place effort in Sebring, a mere four hundredths of a second off pole.

    However an infraction would see the #8 start the race from the rear of the field, but the team had confidence in their drivers to make their way through the field to get back towards the front.  At the drop of the green flag, both Skeer and Adams would start their respective marches forward in the ST field.  Before long Adams had his car up to seventh in class with Skeer hot in pursuit just behind.

    Near the end of his stint Adams would radio in a power issue, and two turns later had to pull off track.  Although their day was over, Sam’s debut was a success.  He made his professional debut, and ran solidly inside the Top-10 for much of his stint against a very strong field.  “I really enjoyed my time with the team.  I feel like I learned a lot about the car during the race, and can’t wait to build off that and get back with the Rebel Rock Racing team this season.  I want to thank the Rebel Rock Racing team for all their hard work and giving me the opportunity, as well as Ian James for his insights for how to improve my times, he’s a true pro in and out of the racecar.”

    Although having to start 25th for the race after qualifying second, Skeer would make his way up to third in class before coming in to pit and hand the car over to Liddell.  As temperatures around the circuit began to climb, grip became more of an issue as the race progressed.  Having a lug nut issue during the pit stop would mean Liddell would reenter the fray in the ninth position, and would fight through the obstacles to bring their car home in the 14th finishing position.

    “From the first practice session to the final stint of the race, it was a rollercoaster of a weekend.  The whole Rebel Rock team did a fantastic job overcoming all of the issues, and gave us a solid race car.  It’s a shame that Robin had the technical issues during his stint, I really feel that we had the potential for a podium at Sebring.  In the end, the whole team made major gains and I can’t wait for Laguna!” states Skeer.

    Knowing what could have been for the team, Liddell states, “It was a disappointing race result for us after such a strong qualifying performance.  Having to start at the back of the field, I thought Elliott drove superbly to get the car near the front by the end of his stint.  I struggled with handling a bit throughout my stint, so was not able to progress like I would have liked.

    “The likely cause being the higher track temperatures as the race progressed; we also had a fuel pickup issue towards the end, and decided to play it safe to come in for a splash of fuel.  The whole Rebel Rock Racing team did a super job throughout the weekend, so after our third place finish at Daytona, we are really looking forward to the next one at Laguna, and putting all the pieces together there.  Although we didn’t get to celebrate on the podium, at least the team got to enjoy the Rock the Grid concert organized by our team founder Jim Jonsin!”

    Much like the race itself, the Rock the Grid had a few hurdles to overcome to achieve a fantastic end result.  Performer Alys Ffion would be involved in an auto accident in her native Australia as she readied to come to the States for the concert, and was unable to attend.  The team wishes Alys a speedy recovery.

    The show did go on, much to the enjoyment of thousands of race and music fans at Sebring.  The “Rock the Grid” concert series is the vision of Grammy Award winning music producer and Rebel Rock Racing founder Jim Jonsin.  Multi-platinum recording artist B.o.B. headlined the concert that also featured Rebel Rock artists Leroy Sanchez, Brad Tallman and even BabyBash dropped in to entertain the fans.

    After the first two rounds of the CTSC series, Elliott Skeer and Robin Liddell and the Rebel Rock Racing team are in fifth place in the Drivers’ and Team Championship standings respectfully.  The Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series Sebring 150 can be viewed via tape delayed broadcast on Fox Sports 1 on March 27th, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. EST.

    For more information, visit www.rebelrockracing.com, for sponsor information, visit: www.ompamerica.com, www.borla.com, www.euroclassics.porschedealer.com, www.guardtransmission.com, www.dirtfish.com, and www.oakley.com.

    For more information on Rock The Grid, visit: www.rtgfestival.com or on Twitter: @RTGFESTIVAL, @BOBATL, @IAMLEROYSANCHEZ, @IAMALYSFFION

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  • Sebring 150 Race Recap – CRG – I Do Borrow

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    On March 23, 2016 • By

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2016

    This last week at Sebring International Raceway for the Sebring 150, the second round of the 2016 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC) Series season, proved yet again that any team, no matter how big or small, has the opportunity to succeed through hard work.  Although the CRG-I Do Borrow team is small in numbers, they are vast in spirit and are as much of a family as they are a team.

    Drivers Sarah Cattaneo and Owen Trinkler started the event out with a strong promoter test day to set the tone for the week in their #44 I Do Borrow/A&C Properties Honda Civic Si.  During the first and second official practices of the weekend the team mostly focused on making their car strong over the long run of the race as opposed to just quick on any given lap.  Overall pace wouldn’t rule the day come the race, as they weren’t anticipating many yellow flags in the race, so the car had to be as good at the end of a long green flag stint as in the beginning.

    Cattaneo would qualify the car in the 14th starting position, and at the drop of the green flag started making steady strides forward during her stint.  The team would call a great strategy by pitting for driver change and full service as soon as their window opened to finish the race on one stop.  Sarah would bring the #44 entry into the pits within the Top-10, and as the rest of the field cycled through their stops, Owen would find himself within the Top-5.  Poised for a strong run, Trinkler steadily began making his way forward, picking off one competitor at a time.  Before long the pink and black liveried Honda would be in the lead, and pulling away from the rest of the field.

    In the end, the combination of Cattaneo and Trinkler would take the checker flag with a monumental win, set the fast lap in the race for the Street Tuner (ST) field, and take over the points lead in the Team and Drivers’ championships.  In true family fashion, this win would mean more than most, with high emotions all around.  Sarah clutching to her father and Team Owner Joe in celebration and Owen deep in thought as this marked the anniversary of his own fathers passing, who happened to last watch Owen race at the famed Sebring circuit.

    “It’s been a while since Sarah and I were on the top step of the podium, and I’m so happy for her, Joe (Cattaneo) and the entire team that puts in so much work.  I had a feeling about this weekend, I wasn’t able to have my family here, but my wife kept the kids out of school today so they could watch the race online.

    Trinkler continues, “With the anniversary of my Dad’s passing, and this being the last place he ever watched me race, this win will go down as one of most important to me personally.  I want to thank Joe and the entire CRG team, Sarah, who’s grown so much as a driver, and my family for their never ending support.”

    Cattaneo could be seen in pit lane pacing anxiously as the race wound to a close with her teammate in the lead, refusing to celebrate until it was official.  “Sebring was a real dream come true to win at such a historic place.  Owen and I, and the whole team have worked so hard for this, and for all that hard work to pay off is such an incredible feeling.

    Sarah continues, “You can never explain what a win feels like until it actually happens, and this win feels earned.  We’ve put blood, sweat and tears into this program, and the reward was unbelievable.  I’m not sure it’s truly sunk in that we won yet.  It’s one of those moments that I’ll hold onto for the rest of my life.  Yes, we’re the smallest team in the paddock, but have such great people around us like the Rum Bum team doing our pit stops; it feels great to have captured this victory for everyone that’s put in so much effort and hard work.”

    The victory was the sixth for Trinkler and second for Cattaneo in their CTSC career’s, and their first since 2012.  Sarah is one of only two female drivers with victories in the CTSC series’ history.  The Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series Sebring 150 race can be viewed via tape delayed broadcast on Fox Sports 1 on March 27th, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. EST.

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  • Sebring 150 Race Preview

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    On March 16, 2016 • By

    Team Expands with GS Entry/Hosts “Rock The Grid”

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2016– Coming off a very strong run at Daytona to start the season with a Pole Position and Third Place podium result, Rebel Rock Racing is wasting no time in capitalizing on their momentum.  They are expanding to a third entry with the addition of the #6 Rock the Grid Porsche 997 in the Grand Sport (GS) class for team partners Jim Jonsin and Frank DePew.  They also welcome new drivers to the team in the #7 Urban Grid Porsche Cayman in Sam Adams and Ian James, while continuing the strong run in the #8 Dirt Fish Porsche Cayman with drivers Elliott Skeer and Robin Liddell.

    The “Rock the Grid” concert series, the longtime goal and vision of Grammy Award winning music producer and Rebel Rock Racing founder Jim Jonsin, debuts at Sebring International Raceway this weekend on Friday, March 18th at 7 p.m.  Multi-platinum recording artist B.o.B. headlines the concert that also features Rebel Rock artists Leroy Sanchez and Alys Ffion.

    “I’m thrilled to get back in the GS seat with my friend and co-owner of Rebel Rock Racing Frank DePew, we plan to give the field a run for their money.  Tom, Chris and the guys have tested and prepared this car to run up front, it’s on Frank and me to push as hard as we can and let the cards play out. I’m also looking forward to seeing Elliot Skeer and Robin Liddell tear it up coming off a Podium finish at Daytona, and want to welcome Sam and Ian to the team.”

    Jonsin continues, “This particular race event is special to me as it’s the first annual Rock The Grid event, it’s been a long time coming, and we are all glad to see it come together at Sebring Friday night.  I have to thank IMSA, Continental Tires, VP Race Fuels and Rebel Rock recording artist BOB, Leroy Sanchez, and Alys Ffion, for coming out to RTG with the fans at Sebring.”

    After a stellar start to his career in the Skip Barber ranks, young Sam Adams makes his professional debut at Sebring in the #7 Urban Grid Cayman with veteran professional driver Ian James.  Adams states, “I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity that I have to race at such a special track and on such a special weekend.  I am really excited to learn as much as I can about endurance racing and hopefully use that knowledge to build off of in the future.  I feel like I am well prepared for the race thanks to Skip Barber’s instruction at that track over the past few years and I’d like to thank my parents and Rebel Rock Racing for giving me the chance to race.”

    Drivers Elliott Skeer and Robin Liddell return in the #8 Dirt Fish Porsche Cayman following their pole position and podium finish at Daytona in Round 1.  The duo made headlines with their pace all weekend and great battles on track during their run at Daytona, and look to continue that trend this week at Sebring.  They currently reside in the third position in both the Team and Driver Points Standings with the first round of the season in the books.

    Of the event Skeer states, “I’m really excited for this coming week at Sebring! I feel the Rebel Rock Porsche Cayman will be strong, and that another solid result is possible. I really enjoy Sebring, both Robin and I have had success there and I don’t see why we can’t add to that!”

    The Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series Sebring 150 race drops the green flag on Friday, March 18th at 12:20 p.m. and can be viewed live on IMSA.com with tape delayed broadcast on Fox Sports 1 on March 27th, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. EST.

    For more information, visit www.rebelrockracing.com, for sponsor information, visit: www.ompamerica.com, www.borla.com, www.euroclassics.porschedealer.com, www.guardtransmission.com, www.dirtfish.com, and www.oakley.com.

    For more information on Rock The Grid, visit: www.rtgfestival.com or on Twitter: @RTGFESTIVAL, @BOBATL, @IAMLEROYSANCHEZ, @IAMALYSFFION

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  • Sebring 150 Race Preview – CRG – I Do Borrow

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    On March 16, 2016 • By

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2016

    Coming off a solid Top-10 finish at Daytona, the #44 I Do Borrow/A&C Properties Honda Civic Si of Sarah Cattaneo and Owen Trinkler is poised for another strong run this week at Sebring International Raceway for Round-2 of the 2016 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series.  They currently stand sixth place in points in both the Street Tuner class Driver and Team standings entering this event.

    Cattaneo knows the team has what it takes to repeat similar results from Round-1 at Daytona, “After coming off such a great finish for us at Daytona, I couldn’t be more excited for Sebring. We have a great car, and the guys have worked tirelessly since Daytona to make sure we have the best race car possible. We’ve shown speed here the past couple years, and we expect nothing less this year. This is a great track for us and we hope to keep the momentum from Daytona going.”

    The CRG team had a strong run yesterday during the series’ promoter test, and that’s generated even more enthusiasm going into the official practice and qualifying sessions in preparation for the race.  Owen echoed Sarah’s sentiments; “We’re a small team, but a strong one.  Last year we had a very good season overall, but got off to a slow start results wise.  We bounced back, but knew that if we had started stronger, we could have been in better contention to win the title.  After a strong start at Daytona, we’re looking to finish toward the front of the grid again this week and get into the hunt much sooner than in the past.  This team has proven it can overcome any obstacle, but this year, we’re hoping there are fewer of them!”

    The Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series Sebring 150 race drops the green flag on Friday, March 18th at 12:20 p.m. and can be viewed live on IMSA.com with tape delayed broadcast on Fox Sports 1 on March 27th, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. EST.

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  • BMW Performance 200 Race Recap – CRG – I Do Borrow

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    On February 3, 2016 • By

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 3, 2016

    Earlier in the month of January the CRG-I Do Borrow team accomplished a number of goals with their #44 I Do Borrow/A&C Properties Honda Civic Si at the Roar Before the 24 test.  With that in mind, and inclement weather to start the race weekend at Daytona, the team opted to go the safe route and not participate in wet weather practice and qualifying sessions knowing the race would be run in near perfect weather conditions.  This would mean that Sarah Cattaneo would have to start at the rear of the field by not setting a qualifying time, but the team had confidence in their set-up and their drivers to make the run through the Street Tuner (ST) field at Daytona International Raceway.

    This would mark the first race for the newly renovated Speedway, and the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge field would put their mark with a great race to the finish.  Cattaneo would start in the 29th class position at the drop of the green flag, and would quickly start her way up the grid.  She would turn the car over to Owen Trinkler in the ninth position, and provide Trinkler a clean car to make his run.

    “It was awesome to be able to come through the field, the crew did a great job giving us a fantastic car, and it shows in the results.  We really couldn’t be happier with this kind of start to our season” states Cattaneo.

    Trinkler would run as high as fifth in class, and would take the checker flag in seventh for a good points’ day to start the season.  The result is nine positions ahead of where they started one season ago at Daytona, a season that would see them finish fifth in the 2015 Championship standings, well within sight of the class leaders.

    “Our goal coming into this weekend was to come out of here with a Top-10; we finished 16th here last year, and that hurt us down the stretch points wise.”  Trinkler continues, “Sarah drove a great first stint, did exactly what was asked by keeping the car clean and moving up the field.  Jim Haaser (Engineer) made a great call in the race that allowed us to leap-frog some of our competitors and come out of here in seventh place.  The decision not to run in the rain in qualifying, and start at the back was a group decision, and were confident we could make the spots up in the race. Overall we had a great weekend.”

    The Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge BMW Performance 200 at Daytona can be viewed on Fox Sports 1 on February 13th, 2016 at 8:30 am EST.

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