Orion Motorsports announces Participation in 2004 Inaugural American GT Season. February 25, 2004 - Wilton, CT- Orion Motorsports, Ltd., based in Chicago, Illinois, has announced that they will participate in the full 2004 American...
Orion Motorsports announces Participation in 2004 Inaugural American GT Season.
February 25, 2004 - Wilton, CT- Orion Motorsports, Ltd., based in Chicago, Illinois, has announced that they will participate in the full 2004 American GT schedule, beginning with the inaugural event at Carolina Motorsports Park on April 11, 2004. The team will be celebrating two decades of professional road racing success in 2004, with over 150 professional race starts.
Since 1984, Orion Motorsports has experienced success in IMSA, Trans-Am and Grand-Am competition, with numerous race wins, pole positions, podium finishes, and performance awards with drivers Bruce Nesbitt, Eric Curran, Steve Pelke, and Peter Mohrhauser. Orion Motorsports will be promoting the speed, durability, and strength of DuPont Teflon with their American GT Ford Mustang. The car, a former SCCA Trans-Am Champion, was built by Roush Racing, and originally driven by Tommy Kendall. Race support for the 2004 effort will be provided by Advanced Autosport, with power provided by Powersource Racing Engines.
DuPont Teflon® -- PTFE fluoropolymer resin, discovered by DuPont in 1938 is inert to virtually all chemicals and is considered the most slippery material in existence. These properties have made it one of the most valuable and versatile technologies ever invented, contributing to significant advancements in areas such as aerospace, communications, electronics, industrial processes and architecture. As a DuPont registered trademark, the Teflon® brand has become a familiar household name, recognized worldwide for the superior non-stick properties associated with its use as a coating on cookware and as a soil and stain repellant for fabrics and textile products.
The American GT Challenge will open its inaugural season at South Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina April 10 through 11th. The American GT Challenge uses purpose built tube frame chassis cars, power by a V-8 & V-6 engine, with composite bodies, replicating series produced American touring or grand touring cars. For more information visit www.americangt.com.