has been introducing its relationship with AIM into more and more of its marketing programs in recent months. Photos of the GAMMA88 BMW-Riley feature prominently in a recently-launched GAMMA88 Facebook page and the car is presently en route to Dallas, Tex., where it will appear in GAMMA88's display at The Great American Trucking Show, August 25-27.
"GAMMA88 has been particularly proud to be the primary sponsor of the #61 car since May," said GAMMA88 Chief Operating Officer, Chris Goedeke. "AIM Autosport and its crew members have shown a tremendous work ethic, knowledge of racing, and have been terrific to work with. It's easy to understand why they are highly regarded in the close-knit racing community. Despite not always finishing where the team would have liked, Burt Frisselle and Mark Wilkins drove the GAMMA88 car with skill and precision while honing their craft even further-and I believe these young men have a bright racing future. Additionally, AIM Autosport facilitated key introductions and friendships into GRAND-AM/NASCAR which will help showcase the capabilities of GAMMA88 and its growing international brand."
"Seventh is a bit of a disappointing result, but the team worked very hard to improve a car that unloaded slow and ended up out-qualifying Ganassi," said Burt. "That was probably the highlight of our weekend. It was great for the team and GAMMA88."
"Burt did a great job in his opening stint and the AIM Autosport guys worked really, really hard all weekend as usual. From a set-up standpoint the car was great," said Mark. "Thanks to GAMMA88 for their continued support."
"It was a very challenging weekend for us as we worked very hard to tune the setup for the unique characteristics of Circuit Gilles Villeneuve," said Chief Engineer, Ian Willis. "Our main challenge, once we were able to get the car balanced more to the drivers' liking, was the large difference in minimum and maximum speed at this track. One of the ways the series tries to provide balance of performance between engine manufacturers is through limiting engine RPM. Due to the success of the BMW engine last year, series rules in 2011 have limited it to a maximum RPM of 6900, 100 RPM less than last year. This may not seem like much, but at this particular track, the gear ratio selection for the slowest corner and longest straight created