APR Motorsport Prepares for 2010 Street Tuner Assault

By: APR | 01/26/2010 < Back to Blog Home

Looking to build on a stunning 2009 ST effort which included 4 wins and 5 poles, APR Motorsport is ready to lead the field at Daytona for round one of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. APR will once again be running two Volkswagen GTIs in the Street Tuner class.

The 171 VW GTI will see 3 time race winner Mike Sweeney return to APR alongside the experienced Mike Halpin. In the 181 car, 2009 Mesco Rookie of the Year Josh Hurley will be paired with veteran racer Kevin Stadtlander. With two drivers returning from last year’s team, paired with two experienced drivers, APR will be sure to pick up right where they left off in 2009. Look for both cars to be fighting for the championship in 2010!

In addition to the Street Tuner title run, APR Motorsport will be expanding into the Grand Sport class with the Audi S4. This unique entry will be one of the first GS cars to participate with a forced inducted engine and all wheel drive. Look for this exciting entry to make its debut alongside the two Volkswagens in Daytona.

About APR: About APR: APR LLC is an automotive engineering firm operating a 36,000 sq. ft. performance campus in Opelika, AL. APR was founded in 1997 with a corporate philosophy of Integrity, Excellence and Innovation. APR’s Sole Mission is to provide the highest quality and most highly engineered aftermarket performance products available for Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen vehicles. Learn more at www.goapr.com

About Mike Sweeney: After starting his racing career on motorcycles just five years ago, Mike proved his speed in karts, vintage cars, touring cars, formula cars and sprint cars. He competed in his first professional race in 2008 and finished out his rookie year in 2009 with a series-high three wins in the APR Motorsport No. 181 VW GTI. Sweeney is a professional driving instructor based out of Monterey, CA. For more information, visit www.gomikesweeney.com

About Mike Halpin: Hailing from Phoenix, AZ, Mike Halpin is a veteran racer with multiple SCCA championships. His diverse career has included every current GRAND-AM class. In addition to his racing exploits, Halpin is a mechanical engineering with over 35 patents in semi conductor and suspension design.

About Kevin Stadtlander: Pittsburgh, PA native Kevin Stadtlander is an experienced club racer with multiple wins and podiums in SCCA, PBOC and NASA racing events. Combining his love for motorsport with his occupation as a physician, Kevin has been a member of the International Council of Motorsport Science and is currently the Medical Chief for the Florida Region SCCA.
About Josh Hurley: A Fort Lauderdale native, Hurley was the 2008 VW TDI Cup Champion. In 2009, he stepped up to the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge class winning the MESCO Rookie of the Year award as well as one race victory, two poles and five podiums. To learn more about Hurley, please visit www.GoJoshHurley.com

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