Phoenixville, Pa. – Aug. 31, 2008

Racing before a sizable crowd of friends, family, and guests from Subaru of America, Inc’s nearby corporate offices, Subaru Road Racing Team drivers Kris Skavnes and Andrew Aquilante raced their Subaru Legacy 2.5GT spec.B to a third place finish in round 8 of the Grand-Am KONI Challenge series race on the New Jersey Motorsports Park’s Thunderbolt Raceway circuit.

Their finish, less than two seconds away from the class win, holds Skavnes in second place in the Street Tuner class Drivers’ Championship standings with two races remaining this season. The team’s cars are prepared and managed by ICY / Phoenix Racing, based in nearby Phoenixville, Pa. Aquilante hails from Chester Springs, Pa., and Skavnes’ residence in Sparta, N.J., is even closer to the new track.

“There was a lot of carnage in the race,” noted Skavnes, who got to run many of his race laps under the control of the safety car. “Had it not been for the extended caution flag sessions, the strategy to pit our second car when we did could have produced different results for us.” As it was, co-drivers Don Knowles, Pittsboro, N.C., and David Rosenblum, Langhorne, Pa., finished 21st in the class.”

Joe Aquilante and Rosenblum co-partner the ICY / Phoenix Racing team which campaigns a pair of Subaru Legacy 2.5GT spec.B race cars in the Grand-Am KONI Challenge series.

The team’s Subaru Legacy 2.5GT spec.B race cars are originally manufactured at Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA), in Lafayette, Ind., as factory showroom vehicles and prepared by ICY Racing / Phoenix Performance for racing application.

“The entire team really excelled today,” beamed James Han, motorsports marketing manager for Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA). “Racing here at NJMP has been a learning experience for nearly all the teams as it’s an entirely new track. The performance by SRRT (Subaru Road Racing Team) certainly represented a source of pride for all the Subaru associates and our guests today. With the dusty conditions that everyone experienced on this new race course, our drivers certainly applied their Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive Systems to good effect.”

The Millville was televised by SPEED TV to air Sept. 7 at 2pm ET.

The Subaru Road Racing Team is sponsored by Subaru of America, Inc., Subaru Tecnica International (STI), Subaru Performance Tuning (SPT), Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA), Automotive Racing Products, Lista, Rotary Lifts, JRZ, EcuTek, Perrin, Cusco, Carbonetic, Hawk Brakes, Quarter Master Industries, Disc Brakes Australia, Freem, and Racing Radios. The cars are prepared by ICY/Phoenix Racing.

About ICY/Phoenix
Based in Phoenixville, Pa., ICY/Phoenix is a collaborative partnership between Dave Rosenblum (ICY Racing) and Joe Aquilante (Phoenix Performance) which has over 70 years of cumulative racing experience. This organization represents the factory Subaru effort as the Subaru Road Racing Team (SRRT) in the 2008 Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series. The team's 4000 sq. ft. race shop is located approximately 35 miles northwest of downtown Philadelphia. Drivers Chuck Hemmingson, Dave Rosenblum, Kristian Skavnes, Andrew Aquilante and Don Knowles race two Legacy 2.5GT spec.B cars. Last season, ICY/Phoenix celebrated a winning year, finishing the season with one pole position and two ST Class wins in six races. For more information about the team and the cars, go to or call Dave Rosenblum at (215) 801-7827; or Joe Aquilante at (610) 482-0141.

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