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Marcelli Uses Every Ounce of Fuel to Score Home Track Victory at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park With Stacy, Kohr Motorsports Ford  – July 7, 2018

Source: sportscarchallenge.imsa.com/news

It was a Canadian driver in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge that crossed the finish line first in Saturday’s Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 120.

Kyle Marcelli, who hails from Barrie, Ontario, piloted the No. 60 KohR Motorsports / Roush Performance Ford Mustang GT4 to its third win of its season in the Grand Sport (GS) class with co-driver Nate Stacy. Stacy – in just his seventh series start – qualified the car in fifth place and the team overcame a hitch in their strategy during a mid-race caution to hold on for the win.

“My stint was quite stressful,” said Marcelli. “It was a miscommunication on the radio. When we got the full-course caution I was behind the safety car in Turn 8 and Dean Martin, our crew chief, asked me my opinion on if we should take fuel only. I was giving my answer through Turn 9 and as I released the radio button, he was yelling ‘Pit, pit, pit’ and I already missed the pit entry.

“I was kicking myself in the butt after that, and it just became a fuel conservation race for us. I just went to the fuel used page on the dash and called in the number every lap. We were basically using the gearbox to slow the car down. It paid off, we ended up saving about two and a half laps of fuel and I was able to win.”

The No. 60 Ford wound up running out of fuel on its way to the podium after the race.

After entering the weekend third place in the GS championship standings, the victory jumps Marcelli and Stacy into the points lead as the 2018 Continental Tire Challenge season is halfway complete.

AARDA Ambassador Kyle Marcelli Looking to Continue His Impressive Winning Streak at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park as Part of the Detroit Grand Prix  – June 1st, 2018

Near AARDA headquarters, Kyle Marcelli will be co-driving the 3GT Racing No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3 for the fourth race of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship series at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park on June 2nd.

Marcelli, fresh off his two impressive victories in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (May 5th) and WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (May 6th) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, was given the 2018 Autoimmune Disease Awareness Champion award from the Allegheny Health Network Autoimmunity Institute, AARDA, and the Race for relapsing polychondritis (“RP”) as part of the ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening of the Allegheny Health Network’s Autoimmunity Institute (May 24th).

In the Motor City, where autoimmune disease has been mistaken for automobile addiction, Marcelli continues his success as an ambassador for AARDA and the Race for RP by driving awareness for this major health problem and disease category.

AARDA Announces a Collaborative Partnership with AHN and the New Autoimmunity Institute – May 25, 2018

The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) is proud and honored to announce its collaborative partnership with Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and its new Autoimmunity Institute.

AARDA is the only national nonprofit to address autoimmune disease as a category of disease. There are well over 100 autoimmune diseases including psoriasis, Graves’ disease, Sjögren’s syndrome, type 1 diabetes, relapsing polychondritis, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and lupus.

The AHN Autoimmunity Institute, with its hub at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an unprecedented venture focused on integrated multispecialty care and multidisciplinary research for patients with all autoimmune diseases. More than a dozen specialties care for patients in a single 16,000 square foot suite. The patient care team is tightly integrated with clinical and translational research, education, training, and outreach for patients with any autoimmune diseases.

Kyle Marcelli, AARDA Ambassador, Wins Two Races at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Raises Awareness about Autoimmune Disorders – May 8, 2018

Kyle Marcelli, ambassador for the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc. (AARDA) had an extraordinary weekend winning two highly competitive races at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

On Saturday, May 5th, Kyle and his co-driver, Nate Stacy, won their second straight victory in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge driving the No. 60 KohR Motorsports / Roush Performance Ford Mustang GT4 as part of the return of International Motor Sports Association, LLC (IMSA) to the track that has been called “the most competitive in the U.S.”

“We are thrilled for Kyle and his race teams.  He is an accomplished driver and a wonderful ambassador in the autoimmune disease community,” said Virginia Ladd, President and Executive Director of AARDA.  “There are over a hundred autoimmune diseases, impacting approximately 50 million Americans, and Kyle continues to find innovative ways to generate public awareness about the need for autoimmune care and research by connecting with the vast motorsports audience.”

In addition to winning the Continental Tire Challenge, on Sunday, May 6th, Kyle and his co-driver, Dominik Baumann, won the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship in 3GT Racing’s No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3 in a dramatic race to the finish line.

LEXUS SCORES HISTORIC FIRST NORTH AMERICAN VICTORY FOR THE RC F GT3 – May 6, 2018

Lexus put forth the dominating performance it had been dreaming of since entering the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona (GTD) class in 2017, Sunday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

It was just a matter of which of the two Lexus RC F GT3s was going to pull off the feat.

Saturday afternoon, Jack Hawksworth in the No. 15 3GT Racing Lexus RC F GT3 scored the manufacturer’s second WeatherTech Championship Motul Pole Award. While the drivers of the team’s other entry – Kyle Marcelli and Dominik Baumann in the No. 14 Lexus completed the 1-2 sweep of qualifying.

MARCELLI STORMS TO MID-OHIO CONTINENTAL TIRE CHALLENGE WIN IN IMPRESSIVE SECOND STRAIGHT VICTORY – May 5, 2018

A double-digit deficit and a sputtering fuel tank wouldn’t keep Kyle Marcelli from victory in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge on Saturday afternoon.

Marcelli took the reins of the No. 60 Roush Performance / KohR Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4 from co-driver Nate Stacy and found himself over 10 seconds behind leader Patrick Gallagher in the No. 8 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4. Marcelli wiped the deficit clean with just over three minutes remaining in the race, eventually passing Gallagher – whose co-driver Chad McCumbee put the car on pole – to steal the win.

Allegheny Health Network’s Autoimmunity Institute and AARDA Join Kyle Marcelli and 3GT Racing for Mid-Ohio Race to Help Raise Awareness about Autoimmune Disorders – May 3, 2018

The livery of the 3GT Racing No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3, driven by Kyle Marcelli, will be adorned in new sponsorship logos representing the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Autoimmunity Institute and the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc. (AARDA) for the third race of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, May 4-6, 2018.

3GT Racing Adds New Sponsors For Mid-Ohio – May 3, 2018

3GT Racing will have a change in sponsorship for the No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3 for the first sprint race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

The No. 14, with drivers Dominik Baumann and Kyle Marcelli, will sport new sponsorship logos representing the Allegheny Health Network’s Autoimmunity Institute, the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association Inc. and the Race for RP (relapsing polychondritis).

MARCELLI, STACY PUT FORD ATOP LEADERBOARD ONCE AGAIN WITH WIN AT SEBRING – March 16, 2018

For the second consecutive year at Sebring International Raceway, a Ford Mustang GT4 claimed victory in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. While a couple series veterans – Scott Maxwell and Jade Buford – won last year, it was a pair of relatively new faces this time on the top step of the podium. Kyle Marcelli and Nate Stacy held on for the final 20 of 47 laps in the two-hour timed race to secure…