ALARA Racing is excited to announce that Justin Piscitell will be returning to team up with Mazda SportsCar Academy driver Christian Szymczak for the balance of the 2015 Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge Series. The #34 ALARA Racing Mazda MX-5 has scored 4 poles in five outings this year and Justin currently sits third in the championship standings.
“I’m delighted that we were able to put together a package for this dream team to continue for the season. This formidable pairing has already scored two podiums in three attempts.” Said ALARA Racing Team Principal, Ara Malkhassian “The amount of quality feedback from these two drivers has helped the team set the #34 ALARA Racing Mazda MX-5 up to perfection. We want to thank Twister Trailers and Mazda for helping this effort come together for these two drivers” He added.
“Having Justin on the team is a great asset, we work really well together, and the team atmosphere with Kent Stacey managing the effort has been excellent” added Szymczak.
“I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to finish the season with ALARA Racing.” said Piscitell. “I started my pro career with ALARA and am delighted to be able to continue racing with them. The ALARA crew has always been excellent, it’s no surprise that their Continental Tire program is as strong as it is. I am very thankful to be a part of the Mazda community and have Twister Trailers on board. I’m excited to see where the rest of the year will take us.”
In addition to his racing career, Piscitell is the driver coach for many of the ALARA Racing team drivers and is a highly-sought instructor at the Monticello Motor Club. Christian Szymczak earned his Mazda SportsCar Academy scholarship by scoring the 2013 championship in the Mazda MX-5 Cup series.
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Mazda’s three-time “Team of the Year” and Mazda MX-5 Cup series reigning champions, ALARA Racing is the Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup series’ longest standing and largest team, preparing cars and winning since series inception in 2006. As back-to-back champions, ALARA Racing’s technical team has been responsible for dozens of poles, track records, race fast laps, and victories. With their entry in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, ALARA Racing offers both professional sprint and endurance racing options. ALARA Racing is seeking funded drivers for the 2016 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup series and the 2016 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series. Houston, TX-based ALARA Racing can be reached at www.alararacing.com and firstname.lastname@example.org or (713) 398-3314.
Photo: Justin Piscitell celebrates his fourth pole of the season. Photo by Alison Merion Padron Photography