Denver, NC (6 January 2018 ) – Action Express Racing is pleased to confirm that Mustang Sampling will continue as the primary partner for the team’s No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.
Mustang Sampling, LLC is the innovator of Analytically Accurate® solutions within sample conditioning systems, and strives to provide the best measurement and control provider of analytically accurate solutions to the Natural Gas, Natural Gas Liquids (NGL), and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industries.
Mustang Sampling joined Action Express ahead of the 2015 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, helping to fuel the success that saw the group secure the IMSA Team and Driver Championships for the second season running. The collaboration has now produced four consecutive (2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017) Tequila Patron Endurance Cup titles as the team prepares to launch its 2018 IMSA campaign looking to extend that record of success.
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The 2018 driver roster for the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R will once again feature Joao Barbosa (PRT), Filipe Albuquerque (PRT), and Christian Fittipaldi (BRA), who has moved to the endurance event line up as he takes on a new role with the team as Sporting Director.
“We are very pleased to continue our support of Christian (Fittipaldi), Joao (Barbosa), Felipe (Albuquerque), and this entire team of talented individuals that back them up,” said Ken Thompson, Mustang Sampling President and CEO. “We feel as though this race team is an extension of our Mustang Sampling family and we are very proud of the team and their perseverance no matter what the circumstances are. The relationship has been beneficial to us commercially, and deepening and extending this relationship is a great way to support our partners and customers.”
The company has utilized the race program as a centerpiece for the annual Mustang Sampling Product and Customer Appreciation event, as well as interacting with customers and clients on-site during the IMSA event weekends.
“Partners—and long lasting relationships— are key to any successful organization, so we are very pleased to have earned the support of Mustang Sampling once again,” said team principal Bob Johnson. “We’ve been able to build on this program every year. Ken (Thompson, Mustang Sampling President and CEO) and his group continue to develop new ways to leverage their program with us into new opportunities for Mustang Sampling so it is great to be able to continue this program together.”
“I’ve been fortunate to work with a number of different team sponsors through the years, and Mustang Sampling has been a lot more like being a part of a family than just having a name on the side of the car,” said Fittipaldi. “Ken and Brenda (Thompson) are such amazing supporters for everybody on the team, and they bring what we to do to their business as well. So I’m very happy that it has been successful for them and looking forward to continuing to represent Mustang Sampling on the track and off.”
Mustang Sampling Racing will be on track this weekend at Daytona International Speedway for the ROAR Before the 24 January 5-7.