LIBERTY MOTORSPORTS ENDS DEBUT PRO SEASON AT ROAD ATLANTA Illinois-based squad set to challenge for top honors in USF2000 season-finale doubleheader with Powers and Serralles BRASELTON, GA. (September 27, 2010) - Liberty Motorsports concludes...
LIBERTY MOTORSPORTS ENDS DEBUT PRO SEASON AT ROAD ATLANTA
Illinois-based squad set to challenge for top honors in USF2000 season-finale doubleheader with Powers and Serralles
BRASELTON, GA. (September 27, 2010) - Liberty Motorsports concludes its inaugural season of full-time pro competition this coming week (September 30-October 1), with a visit to Road Atlanta for Rounds 11 & 12 of the Cooper Tires presents the USF2000 National Championship powered by Mazda doubleheader. With Californian Matthew Powers and Puerto Rican Felix Serralles again getting behind the wheels, the Illinois-based squad is poised to end the 2010 campaign challenging for top honors during the prestigious Petit Le Mans event.
When Liberty Motorsports started its first full pro race season over six months ago, the goal was to gain valuable experience and provide its drivers with the tools to get the most from themselves and the Liberty Motorsports prepared Van Diemen F2000 cars. Right fro the get go - earning a podium finish in the USF2000 season-opener on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. - the team showed it had the drivers, personnel and equipment to battle for top finishes. That will once again be the case when the season concludes in Georgia, as the Liberty Motorsports duo of Powers and Serralles are more than capable of taking the top step of the podium in Rounds 11 and 12.
Powers enters only his fourth-ever car racing event having impressed not only the Liberty Motorsports crew, but race fans and onlookers alike with his raw speed and ever-improving racecraft behind the wheel. Piloting the No. 41 Ghilotti Brothers/Liberty Motorsports Van Diemen, the California native will be seeking improve on his two fourth place finishes at Autobahn and sixth place result at Road America, taking to an undulating high-speed road course that suits his driving style.
For Serralles, the USF2000 season-finale doubleheader will be another chance to gain added pro Formula Ford 2000 seat time ahead of a potential full campaign in 2011. The MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development Driver - who will once again be performing double duty during the Petit Le Mans event by running both USF2000 and Skip Barber National - showed great pace and car control in his series debut at Liberty Motorsports at Road America. As a result, Serralles will be looking to better his two top-10 finishes in Wisconsin when he returns to the cockpit of the No. 14 SS Discount Tire of Haines City Florida/Liberty Motorsports Van Diemen - which now features a Mazda MZR powerplant - in Georgia.
"Having Matt and Felix in our cars for the final weekend of 2010 is a great feeling for the team," stated Chuck Lessick, Liberty Motorsports Team Manager. "Both drivers have performed extremely well, especially considering their relative lack of experience compared to our opponents. Watching them progress and learn has been an awe-inspiring experience for us, and we are sure they will make us proud yet again at Road Atlanta. Looking ahead to 2011, we would of course like to see both drivers back full-time for a proper stab at the USF2000 title."
The on-track action for the talented Liberty Motorsports duo commences on Tuesday (September 28) via a pair of promoter's test sessions at Road Atlanta. The official first day of Cooper Tires presents the USF2000 National Championship powered by Mazda one day later features two 30-minute practice runs. Setting the grid for Round 11, the lone qualifying session will take place on Thursday morning (September 30), followed by race one of the doubleheader at 5 p.m. local time. The season-ending Round 12 will take place on Friday (October 1) at 8:45 a.m. local time.
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