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After Lime Rock Win, Freedom Autosport Anticipates Road America Success

Aug 3, 2017

ELKHART LAKE, Wis.—A year ago, Freedom Autosport took two ST podium spots at Lime Rock Park, then followed it up with three top tens at Road America. This year, the team scored two podiums again—first and second—at Lime Rock, and now they are looking for another solid Road America weekend.

The Lime Rock win was the first of the IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season for Stevan McAleer and Chad McCumbee in the No. 25 ModSpace/Spartan Cargo Trailers Mazda MX-5, but they dominated the race in style. They finished fourth at Road America in 2016, proving they have the right pace for that track, too.

Britt Casey, Jr. calls Road America home, and he’ll have a cheering crew of friends, family and sponsors on hand. He’ll also have a returning co-driver in Tom Long. The last time they teamed up was in 2015, which included a second at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The No. 27 TRUMPF Mazda MX-5 has been exceptionally quick thanks to the hard work of the Freedom Autosport crew, and it finished second at Lime Rock.

Liam Dwyer and Andrew Carbonell had a disappointing retirement at Lime Rock, but they co-drove the No. 26 Semper Fi Fund Mazda MX-5 to fifth at Road America last season, giving them good reason to be optimistic about this weekend.

Follow Freedom Autosport when the two-hour race starts at 5:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday, August 5. It will be broadcast live via and the IMSA app.

Chad McCumbee: Road America is usually a challenge for us and our platform. If we can get some long runs this weekend, we may be able to outlast some of the competition because of how good our Mazda is on tire wear. Hopefully we can use the momentum from last week to get another good result for ModSpace.

Stevan McAleer: Road America is always a tough track for the Mazda MX-5, but we have shown strong results in the past with a P4 there last year, which was hard-earned. Knowing this is achievable again and coming off a long-overdue win at Lime Rock, hopefully our run of bad luck this season has changed, and we look forward to clawing our way back in the championship. We moved up a few spots with the win, so let’s keep that momentum going!

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