Benicia, Calif. (March 5, 2014) - Red Line Synthetic Oil Corp. today announced its first Chase Car driver and vehicle as the Chase Car sponsor of the Optima Batteries Search For the Ultimate Street Car, sanctioned by the Ultimate Street Car Association (USCA). The first event kicks off this weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and the Red Line Chase Car, an Audi R8 driven by racing pro Greg Liefooghe, will capture in-car footage and audio commentary during the road racing session for the Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car TV coverage.
The Audi R8 is the ultimate execution of Audi performance. Its mid-mounted engine with four-valve FSI® technology produces 430 hp, and accelerates the Audi R8 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. This particular example is utilized in the Audi Sportscar Experience, a program within the Simraceway Performance Driving Center in Sonoma, Calif. Simraceway offers one of the most modern and extensive fleets of any racing school in the world, with a diverse range of high-performance and racing machines including its flagship Lola Simraceway F3 racers, NASCAR-style V8 stock cars, top-of-the-line Audi sportscars, a sizeable collection of performance sedans, and a range of 125cc Sprint Karts.
Liefooghe is no stranger to the R8, with countless hours behind the wheel as a Simraceway instructor and driving coach. Greg is best known as a top pro driver for the Red Line-sponsored BimmerWorld racing team in the IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Series, but also has starts in SCCA World Challenge Series and multiple championships in formula cars, karting, and other disciplines.
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