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Posted on Jul 20, 2016

Ruscitti Returns to Starworks for Northeast Grand Prix

Following a successful run at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen last month, Canadian Remo Ruscitti will return to Starworks Motorsport for Round 7 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Challenge at Lime Rock Park. Running with Mark Kvamme and Richard Bradley in the No. 88 Popcorn Sutton Oreca, the trio achieved the car’s first podium finish, finishing third, two sports behind the race winning sister car of Renger van der Zande and Alex Popow.

With the two car effort, the team leads the Prototype Challenge points, boasting seven podium finishes in six races.

Bradley returned to the Prototype Challenge team for Round 6, the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. With Brandley competing in the World Endurance Championship this weekend in Germany, Starworks Motorsport looked throughout the IMSA field for the best candidate to fill the seat.

“Remo did a stellar job at Watkins Glen,” said Team Owner Peter Baron. “He showed good speed competing at the IMSA level, and did an excellent job keeping the car clean until the end. He’s a good fit here at Starworks, and we’re looking forward to seeing what he and Mark can do at Lime Rock Park.”

“I’m so excited to be back in the Popcorn Sutton #88 PC car with Mark coming into Lime Rock Park,” said Ruscitti. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with everyone again at Starworks Motorsport and continue building on the success we had at our last event together.”
As previously announced, the team will field a third car for the Lime Rock Park event, with Mexican Jose Gutierrez and America Sean Rayhall piloting the PC chassis owned by former Starworks driver Mirco Schultis.

Sessions for the Northeast Grand Prix begin Friday at 11:10AM Eastern. The race will air live on FOX, starting at 3:00PM Eastern.