Earning Porsche’s First IMSA ST Podium
Daytona Beach, Florida (24 January 2014) Autometrics Motorsports opened the 2014 IMSA Continental Tire racing season at Daytona International Speedway with strong drives by team drivers Baum, Friedman, Ruscitti, and Isman, and the first podium for a Porsche in the ST class.
David Baum and Cory Friedman turned in blistering drives in the #24 Autometrics Motorsports / Mac Papers / Hastings Fiberglass / Porsche Cayman to move from a 10th place qualifying position to a 3rd place by race’s end. During the closing laps Friedman set the race’s second fastest lap and was dicing with the 1st and 2nd place competitors before a final caution flag came out and remained in place until the checkered.
The third place finish marks the first for Porsche in the hotly contested IMSA Continental Tire ST Class.
Remo Ruscitti and Adam Isman highlighted their first race in the #04 Autometrics Motorsports / BOSA Construction / DE Labs / Burgers, Etc. / Porsche Boxter with a strong 12th place qualifying effort and an 11th place race finish. The duo ran as high as 8th during the race but were knocked from their position as a result of contact with a competitor. Ruscitti immediately rejoined the track post-contact, however, and charged through the field reclaiming five positions in just one lap.
“We’re incredibly excited to bring Porsche their first podium in IMSA Continental Tire ST competition,” said Autometrics Motorsports team principal Gordon Friedman. “This result is a testament to David and Cory who’ve consistently driven their best while developing our brand new Cayman, and to Remo and Adam who’ve been on pace from day one. Together with our incredible crew we’ll keep striving for strong finishes, race wins and the championship.”
Look for Autometrics Motorsports to build upon this strong, season-opening performance when the IMSA Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge visits the fabled Sebring International Raceway, March 13-14, for round 2 of the 12-race season.
Autometrics Motorsports has been building and campaigning Porsches at the highest levels of competition for more than thirty years and provides these services for customers across the United States. More information about the team and its services are available on the team’s official website www.autometricsmotorsports.com