FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2016 – The penultimate round of the 2016 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series is upon us as the CRG-I Do Borrow team enters the gates at Circuit of the America’s tomorrow. The team will make a strong push in these final two rounds of the season to enter the offseason with momentum.
Most racing seasons has its ebbs and flows, and this is no different. The team led the points championship early in the season following their win at Sebring. Then they made a car switch mid-season, winning with their Nissan Altima Coupe at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park following their debut. Team driver Owen Trinkler took over the series all-time starts record just a few races later.
In between all those highs were the expected lows that come with developing a car that is new to the team. In all, this season has been an overwhelming success for the drivers and team alike. Sarah Cattaneo has become a known quantity in the series for her qualifying and opening stints, and Trinkler has acclimated himself well to the Nissan, and opposing teams dread the moments the development issues don’t take hold, as they know the #44 I Do Borrow backed machine is a force to be reckoned with. All of this bodes well for the 2017 season as 2016 winds down.
“I’m really looking forward COTA (Circuit of the America), it should be a really good track for us, and you can’t find a better venue or facility in North America.” Cattaneo continues, “It’ll be our first time there with the Nissan and we expect to come out with great results.”
Trinkler states, “The good parts of this season far outweigh the low ones. Sarah has really come into her own this season, and in a two-driver scenario, you can’t stress enough how important it is to have a strong qualifying and starting driver. I’d put her against any in the field! The team has done a great job with coming to terms with the Nissan; it’s a car with great potential that we’re really excited about going forward.”
The Circuit of the America’s 150 kicks off with practice at 2:25 am EDT on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. The race will drop the green flag at 1:40 pm EDT on Friday, September 16, 2016 and can be viewed live on IMSA.tv or via tape delayed broadcast on Fox Sports 1 on Sunday, September 25th at 5:00 pm EDT.
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