MLR Motorsports Enters SPEED Touring Car Season Opener Bedminster, N.J. (Feb. 2, 2009) -- Team MLR is excited to announce its SPEED Touring Car entry into the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Toyo Tires Season Opener at Sebring....
MLR Motorsports Enters SPEED Touring Car Season Opener
Bedminster, N.J. (Feb. 2, 2009) -- Team MLR is excited to announce its SPEED Touring Car entry into the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Toyo Tires Season Opener at Sebring. Driver Matt Lang, of Bedminster, N.J., will pilot the No. 99 Skunk2/Olson Technologies Acura Integra Type R at Sebring International Raceway March 18 -- 20.
After entering his first-ever SPEED Touring Car race last season at Lime Rock Park, Lang is eager to get back in the Acura Integra Type R for the 2009 World Challenge season opener in Sebring. The race will be a homecoming of sorts for Team MLR, who were previously based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., before moving to New Jersey.
"I think we have a unique situation in that we are able to run an older car in such a great series," Lang said. " It's definitely one of, if not the most popular, Acura model to ever race in SPEED World Challenge. We brought the car out on last minute notice for Lime Rock Park last year, but didn't get the results we hoped for. The fan's seemed happy to see the car, so I guess that makes the 19th-place finishing position a little easier to swallow. We are looking to be a bit more competitive at Sebring with a better motor package and better suspension components. It also doesn't hurt that Sebring is my home track.
"We were fortunate to have some of our sponsors step up and get behind us for this race," Lang added. "Olson Technologies Inc. is a new sponsor to our team but not a stranger to racing. VP Erik Olson competes regularly in regional club races. Skunk2 has been a long supporter of our team and efforts in motorsports."
Skunk2 Racing products are designed for enthusiasts by enthusiasts. Drawing on nearly a decade of experience in the sport compact industry, Skunk2 Racing is able to create products that cater to the needs of the true enthusiast. As part of a commitment to continually build the best products, Skunk2 Racing is actively involved in various forms of motorsports.
A small team with a limited budget, Team MLR is grateful for the opportunity to race at the SPEED World Challenge Toyo Tires season opener and hopes to enter several additional races in 2009. In addition to the Integra, the team hopes to make some outings in the Motorsports Gallery Dodge SRT-4 and a K24-powered Acura RSX.