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Old 01-26-2013, 06:39 AM   #26
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This, they sell as many turbo Imprezas as they can make, you figure they could show some love.

Also anyone know if Phoenix ever released a build sheet for their car? I'd be interested to know what diffs etc. they were running.
Stock I believe. They have a list on their site iirc.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:39 AM   #27
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They had forged pistons and a bigger turbo and infer cooler on the car. GA allowed them extra boost to be competitive.
Last I talked to them they were running carbonetics Lsds. We would have like to have our diffs in the car but we never worked out a deal.

Rebel Rock is building an FR-S. scion or Subaru it is the same case in my eyes. That car does have my lsd in it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:16 AM   #28
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The event was the final race for Phoenix Performance under the Subaru Road Racing Team banner. Team owner Joe Aquilante learned that Subaru would no longer be competing in the days leading up to the race, and immediately began working on options. Aquilante hopes to complete in the remainder of the 2013 season with a different GS manufacturer. His son Andrew Aquilante will remain as lead driver, with current co-driver Bret Spaude invited to continue to drive for the team. The team won four races in CTSCC competition, in addition to more than 20 races in other divisions.

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Old 01-26-2013, 12:31 PM   #29
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Wtf! I was at the last race in Sept and met the whole team. Great guys. I was also there when they won LRP in the Spec.B.

It's is a sad day. I wonder if this is why NJMP isn't having a Grand-Am race this year as Subaru was the track sponsor.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:50 PM   #30
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Maybe the rules didn't allow them to be as competitive. They're probably pushing the sti a lot trying to keep up with gt. A wrx in st might have been a better option.

Subaru really belongs in rallying, unfortunately the wrc regs don't mesh with an impreza. Its no surprise the wrx/sti isn't on sale in the uk anymore. The wrc and subarus drivers were a huge reason for subarus sales.

Maybe subaru usa could run a car for solbers here. I think he would be pretty popular with us easily amused americans.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:10 PM   #31
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Stock I believe. They have a list on their site iirc.
Thanks, but couldn't find anything on their site. Also if that thing was stock they have the best drivers ever lol.


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They had forged pistons and a bigger turbo and infer cooler on the car. GA allowed them extra boost to be competitive.
Last I talked to them they were running carbonetics Lsds. We would have like to have our diffs in the car but we never worked out a deal.

Rebel Rock is building an FR-S. scion or Subaru it is the same case in my eyes. That car does have my lsd in it.
Awesome thanks! Btw is there anyway to find your Subaru applicable products on your site? I have foolish thoughts about trying to build a 5mt and am looking for a center diff solution.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:25 PM   #32
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Nuts

Was just down at the shop before they went testing at Daytona. Cars looked great.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:28 PM   #33
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I'm still really pissed. I am going to the grand am race in Austin and I was REALLY looking forward to seeing this car in action!
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:04 AM   #34
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I'm still really pissed. I am going to the grand am race in Austin and I was REALLY looking forward to seeing this car in action!
Me too. Pretty bummed as I planned on seeing 2-3 events this year.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:09 PM   #35
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Maybe the rules didn't allow them to be as competitive. They're probably pushing the sti a lot trying to keep up with gt. A wrx in st might have been a better option.
The STI was actually lighter than the V8 cars and they won last year's race at NJMP. Whenever I saw them they were always competitive, just traffic and other issues would hurt them.

I was really hoping they would take the 24hr NBR teams knowledge and move up to Rolex or now the new merged Le Mans/Grand-Am in GT class.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:19 PM   #36
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The STI was actually lighter than the V8 cars and they won last year's race at NJMP. Whenever I saw them they were always competitive, just traffic and other issues would hurt them.

I was really hoping they would take the 24hr NBR teams knowledge and move up to Rolex or now the new merged Le Mans/Grand-Am in GT class.
After the win at NJ they got hit with performance adjustments. I'm not certain, but I think they got their boost cut.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:29 PM   #37
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Hello everyone..

Lets not get too carried away. SOA has been a good partner with us for 9 seasons. We appreciate their long and patient support.

It is no secret that we have struggled technically the last three years bringing the STI up to the V8 performance level and making it reliable, and we have had success. the grand Am rules package is very restrictive and we are bound by the rules to run near stock components. We also have strict boost restrictions. I am proud to say that we have always run rules compliant setups and have pioneered boost controls and other means of meeting the no turbo boost spike rules.


We have also had a lot of heartbreaking near misses some of which is just luck of racing that are out of our control. We always run as hard as we can and I tell the drivers to never sandbag, They give it 110%. All in all the car is competetive, very strong, but has to be driven HARD. And it just takes a lot of money to do it and Grand Am is very expensive. The Grand Ssorts class is very competetive with 20 professional cars that can win on any given day, and another 10 or 15 who are close. This is a very tough field.

We have benn champions twice in GS and we know what it takes to win here. These guys are not amateurs that we compete against.

Porsche, BMW, Aston martin, Ford, Chevy, Nissan and Audi all compete. Look at the beating that Audi has taken the last 3 years in Grand sports... we are proud of having won, finished in the top 5 and consistently run in the top 10.

For SOA, the ROI was not there is what I am told. So, it is time to move on. we wish them well.

Daytona on this past Friday was anpother heart breaker. The car performed flawlessly for almost two hours and the pit stops, pit timing and driving was near perfect.

And then something in the transmission let go suddenly and without warning. We were in 4th place and passing for third when it happened. A top 5 finish was in our grasp. We were hitting 173 mph on the front straight in 6th gear, more in the draft... That is moving for a subie and probably contributed to the failure.

Racing is a cruel sport.

we appreciate all of your support and you are all always welcome to stop by and talk racing anytime!!!!

Joe

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Old 01-27-2013, 07:34 PM   #38
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Hello everyone..

Lets not get too carried away. SOA has been a good partner with us for 9 seasons. We appreciate their long and patient support.

We have struggled technically the last three years bringing the STI up to the V8 performance level and making it reliable, and we have had success. We have also had a lot of heartbreaking near misses some of which is just luck of racing. All in all the car is competetive, very strong, but has to be driven HARD. And it just takes a lot of money to do it and Grand Am is very expensive. Grand Ports class is very competetive with 20 professional cars that can win on any given day, and another 10 or 15 who are close. This is a very tough field.

We have benn champions twice in GS and we know what it takes to win here. These guys are not amateurs that we compete against.

Porsche, BMW, Aston martin, Ford, Chevy, Nissan and Audi all compete. Look at the beating that Audi has taken the last 3 years in Grand sports... we are proud of having won, finished in the top 5 and consistently run in the top 10.

For SOA, the ROI was not there is what I am told. So, it is time to move on. we wish them well.

Daytona on this past Friday was anpother heart breaker. The car performed flawalessly for almost two hours and the pit stops, pit timing and driving was near perfect.

And then something in the transmission let go suddenly and without warning. We were in 4th place and passing for third when it happened. A top 5 finish was in our grasp. We were hitting 173 mph on the front straight in 6th gear, more in the draft... That is moving for a subie and probably contributed to the failure.

Racing is a cruel sport.

we appreciate all of your support and you are all always welcome to stop by and talk racing anytime!!!!

Joe
Joe, you are too classy! I just wish they would have given you guys ample time to get funding together before the season started.

-mike

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Old 01-27-2013, 08:03 PM   #39
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Hello everyone..

Lets not get too carried away. SOA has been a good partner with us for 9 seasons. We appreciate their long and patient support.

It is no secret that we have struggled technically the last three years bringing the STI up to the V8 performance level and making it reliable, and we have had success. the grand Am rules package is very restrictive and we are bound by the rules to run near stock components. We also have strict boost restrictions. I am proud to say that we have always run rules compliant setups and have pioneered boost controls and other means of meeting the no turbo boost spike rules.


We have also had a lot of heartbreaking near misses some of which is just luck of racing that are out of our control. We always run as hard as we can and I tell the drivers to never sandbag, They give it 110%. All in all the car is competetive, very strong, but has to be driven HARD. And it just takes a lot of money to do it and Grand Am is very expensive. The Grand Ssorts class is very competetive with 20 professional cars that can win on any given day, and another 10 or 15 who are close. This is a very tough field.

We have benn champions twice in GS and we know what it takes to win here. These guys are not amateurs that we compete against.

Porsche, BMW, Aston martin, Ford, Chevy, Nissan and Audi all compete. Look at the beating that Audi has taken the last 3 years in Grand sports... we are proud of having won, finished in the top 5 and consistently run in the top 10.

For SOA, the ROI was not there is what I am told. So, it is time to move on. we wish them well.

Daytona on this past Friday was anpother heart breaker. The car performed flawlessly for almost two hours and the pit stops, pit timing and driving was near perfect.

And then something in the transmission let go suddenly and without warning. We were in 4th place and passing for third when it happened. A top 5 finish was in our grasp. We were hitting 173 mph on the front straight in 6th gear, more in the draft... That is moving for a subie and probably contributed to the failure.

Racing is a cruel sport.

we appreciate all of your support and you are all always welcome to stop by and talk racing anytime!!!!

Joe
Thanks for representing the brand well and giving us some good racing.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:33 PM   #40
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Joe, you are too classy! I just wish they would have given you guys ample time to get funding together before the season started.

-mike
I agree with Mike. It was great to see you guys a few weekends ago. Sad to see SOA pull funding from the team, but keep racing by whatever means necessary! I look forward to your next endeavors/car.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:04 AM   #41
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Joe, you are too classy! I just wish they would have given you guys ample time to get funding together before the season started.

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You guys have been fighting the good fight for almost a decade--congratulations on the success you've had. A sponsor will come along for a team as experienced and dedicated as you guys have proven to be.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:09 AM   #42
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Hello everyone..

Lets not get too carried away. SOA has been a good partner with us for 9 seasons. We appreciate their long and patient support.

It is no secret that we have struggled technically the last three years bringing the STI up to the V8 performance level and making it reliable, and we have had success. the grand Am rules package is very restrictive and we are bound by the rules to run near stock components. We also have strict boost restrictions. I am proud to say that we have always run rules compliant setups and have pioneered boost controls and other means of meeting the no turbo boost spike rules.


We have also had a lot of heartbreaking near misses some of which is just luck of racing that are out of our control. We always run as hard as we can and I tell the drivers to never sandbag, They give it 110%. All in all the car is competetive, very strong, but has to be driven HARD. And it just takes a lot of money to do it and Grand Am is very expensive. The Grand Ssorts class is very competetive with 20 professional cars that can win on any given day, and another 10 or 15 who are close. This is a very tough field.

We have benn champions twice in GS and we know what it takes to win here. These guys are not amateurs that we compete against.

Porsche, BMW, Aston martin, Ford, Chevy, Nissan and Audi all compete. Look at the beating that Audi has taken the last 3 years in Grand sports... we are proud of having won, finished in the top 5 and consistently run in the top 10.

For SOA, the ROI was not there is what I am told. So, it is time to move on. we wish them well.

Daytona on this past Friday was anpother heart breaker. The car performed flawlessly for almost two hours and the pit stops, pit timing and driving was near perfect.

And then something in the transmission let go suddenly and without warning. We were in 4th place and passing for third when it happened. A top 5 finish was in our grasp. We were hitting 173 mph on the front straight in 6th gear, more in the draft... That is moving for a subie and probably contributed to the failure.

Racing is a cruel sport.

we appreciate all of your support and you are all always welcome to stop by and talk racing anytime!!!!

Joe
You guys were allot of fun to watch, so awesome to see the subie mixing it up with the big boys. Best of luck with your next endeavors!
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:25 AM   #43
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thank you every one for the support and kind words. we will keep you all posted on what we do next.
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Thanks for keeping the Subie up there all those years, and it was great to see the wins!

Looking forward to seeing what you guys do next.

Way out of my budget, but will the STI GS car be for sale?
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Joe you and your team are truly professionals! Good luck and can't wait to see what you bring next.

Josh
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Joe- Best of luck to you and your son Andrew in the future!! Would love to see Phoenix Performance come back better than ever this year! If you are looking for a new car to race you have a lot of nice options....those Austin Martin's are looking pretty good.
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I was really hoping they would take the 24hr NBR teams knowledge and move up to Rolex or now the new merged Le Mans/Grand-Am in GT class.
Rolex GT cars are pretty much either tube frames or OEM carbon tubs (for the exotics).. it's a hell of a leap from Continental Tire GS to Rolex GT... the cars might look the same on TV, but they're completely different up close.

The 24hr NBR team's ruleset was completely different than Rolex.. the only similarity is that they're both doing endurance racing.
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Rolex GT cars are pretty much either tube frames or OEM carbon tubs (for the exotics).. it's a hell of a leap from Continental Tire GS to Rolex GT... the cars might look the same on TV, but they're completely different up close.

The 24hr NBR team's ruleset was completely different than Rolex.. the only similarity is that they're both doing endurance racing.
Working on both regularly, I can verify this is correct. Our CTSCC M3's started as street cars, and we are required to use a very large percentage of stock parts. We even have to run the stock intake on the car. On our GT cars, I believe the only parts that were stock on the M3 are the taillights and possibly some of the bolts on and in the engine...the engine itself is from the E39 M5, and with more allowable modifications than the GS engine.
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thank you every one for the support and kind words. we will keep you all posted on what we do next.
Thanks for the update. We are all sad to see you go

Do you guys still have any of the Hats and Tees that Brett had on his facebook page for sale?
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