APR Motorsport excited after the Fresh From Florida 200
APR Motorsport left Daytona after the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge opening race optimistic about the remainder of the season. The Audi S4 in GS Class and the two VW GTi’s in ST performed as expected despite some unavoidable mishaps. Ian Baas and Mark White were able to make many improvements in position to as high as 5th until a flat tire ended their charge as time was winding down. The 181 GTi driven by Josh Hurley and Kevin Stadtlander was as high as 4th place until another competitor rear ended the VW spinning Josh off the track. Mike Sweeney and Mike Halpin in 171 were keeping pace with Hurley and Stadtlander, usually only a couple of positions behind, until multiple impacts of less severity than the incident involving 181 forced Mike Sweeney to drop back and coax the GTi to the finish line.
Director of Motorsport for APR, Jeff Mishtawy, said “APR and their engineering team proved once again their abilities to prepare the cars for competition. The S4 and the GTi’s were in excellent condition and ready for the race. I’m excited about the rest of the season as our development progresses and the drivers continue to settle in.”