TeamBRE Ponies Up for Ford Racing Mustang Challenge Buffalo, NY (April 24, 2008) - Buffomante Racing Enterprises (TeamBRE) announced today that they will campaign a new Mustang FR500S in the 2008 Ford Racing Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup.
TeamBRE Ponies Up for Ford Racing Mustang Challenge
Buffalo, NY (April 24, 2008) - Buffomante Racing Enterprises (TeamBRE) announced today that they will campaign a new Mustang FR500S in the 2008 Ford Racing Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup. After three consecutive NASA national championships in their Factory Five '65 Cobra, the team plans a full-season assault on the Miller Cup championship with the modern version of Ford's legendary sports car. Supporting TeamBRE with this year's effort are Levy Racing, Peirspeed/TGB Scooters, MXK.com, and BCS Enterprises.
Driving the No. 34 Mustang will be Tony Buffomante, longtime owner/driver for TeamBRE. Buffomante's racing accomplishments include 15 national and world championships in the Star Formula Mazda Pro Series, the SCCA Runoffs, NASA Super Touring and Factory Five, and the World Karting Association. "To say I'm excited about the opportunity to compete for a full-season pro championship again is a huge understatement," Buffomante said. "Everyone in the paddock always says they have the best team out there; I let the record speak for itself. Three consecutive national championships - 10 wins and two seconds in 12 starts in 2007 with no DNFs, that's simply unbelievable! There will be a lot of competition in this new series from teams much more experienced with these types of cars. Seat-time will be key for us early in the season. We're looking forward to hitting the track."
Quarterbacking the team is Angelo Buffomante, with over 30 years of driving and team-management experience. Angelo is excited about the team's return to full-time pro racing. "It was 2000 the last time we campaigned a pro car full time," Angelo Buffomante said. "After a few years running offshore power boats, and three consecutive amateur auto racing titles in NASA, we feel good about our program and the effort we can put forward in this new series."
Mike Stahl, the team's engineer, is looking forward to the new challenge. "There are certain lessons we've learned with the Cobra that will apply to the new car, but we'll have a steep learning curve for sure. Angelo and I know what Tony likes in a car. Now our challenge will be to figure out how we get this car set-up to take advantage of his strengths as a driver. I can't wait to get this thing on the track and start collecting data!"