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ALMS: Team Falken ramps up for season final at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

ALMS: Team Falken ramps up for season final at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Fresh from the rain-shortened Petit Le Mans in Atlanta, Team Falken returns to familiar territory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the series finale this weekend. The team will again have its traditional teal and blue livery on its Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, sponsored by Cleveland Golf, and driven by Bryan Sellers and Dominic Cicero.

For Team Falken, the four-hour race is one last hill to climb for this season as it has spent a significant amount of time testing throughout the year, working closely with its tire engineers in developing its specially fabricated Falken Azenis RT slick. Tech support from Porsche has been invaluable, according to Team Manager Rod Everett and Falken Motorsports Manager Steve Mitchell.

‘Our motorsports efforts in both ALMS and Formula Drift have been extremely important to Falken Tire this year,’ said Andrew Hoit, Falken Director of Marketing. ‘We feel both series are extremely competitive and as they are quite different, each helps Falken demonstrate the capabilities of our product and our obvious commitment to motorsports and the fans who support these events. Naturally, those fans are our targeted customers, and we execute strong marketing efforts at all events in which Falken participates.’

Competitors will race into darkness again on the Monterey Peninsula at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, as the Monterey Sports Car Championships brings a fitting end to the series calendar. The 2.238-mile, 11-turn circuit is home to the world-famous Corkscrew, described by many drivers as the toughest and most challenging turn on the Series schedule. The race will be televised on SPEED, Oct. 11 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time.

For Team Falken, participation in the race at Laguna Seca will help set the table for next year, as the team sets its goals on competing throughout the 2010 season.

– Falken Tire


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