Phoenixville, Pa. – Sept. 16, 2008

2188, 111, 2.5x2, 4.486, 18 and 1.

No, these numbers aren’t this week’s picks in a bizarre lottery. They represent the numbers the Subaru Road Racing Team (SRRT) needs to cope with in order to come one step closer to the Drivers’ Championship for Kris Skavnes and co-driver Andrew Aquilante when the series makes its penultimate stop of the Grand-Am KONI Challenge season.

The ICY / Phoenix Racing hauler will have to roll 2,188 miles from its home base in Phoenixville, Pa., to Salt Lake City, carrying the #111 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT spec.B race car for a 2 ½-hour race on the 4.486-mile Miller Motorsports Park layout. The race is scheduled to take the green flag at 11:15am Mountain Time on Sunday, Sept. 21.

And if Skavnes and Aquilante finish in first place against more than 35 registered entrants driving cars spread over seven other manufacturers, that 18th career pro race win will place SRRT driver Skavnes first in the points going into the season finale at Virginia International Raceway.

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 subsequently prepared by ICY Racing / Phoenix Performance.

R20;Coming away with a podium finish at the recently-opened New Jersey Motorsports Park facility, it's a testament to both the Subaru Road Racing Team and our Legacy 2.5GT spec. B race cars to have two of our drivers (Kristian Skavnes and Chuck Hemmingson) solidly in the contention for the Drivers' championship,” said James Han, motorsports marketing manager for Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA). “Plus, we have our 21-year old driver, Andrew (Aquilante), vying for the Rookie of the Year award.”

R20;The Miller track configuration doesn’t breed mishaps and dozens of laps behind the safety car, like we had at the most recent race,” said ICY / Phoenix co-owner Joe Aquilante. “Last year’s race had only three laps of that, so we simply have to run hard, either be the leader or keep the leader in sight, and put together a flawless refueling stop and driver change.”

The Salt Lake City race will be televised by SPEED TV to air Sept. 27 at 3pm 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. D

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