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Capaldi Racing Signs Tony Buffomante for 2014 Pirelli World Challenge

December 12, 2013
Capaldi Racing Signs Tony Buffomante for 2014 Pirelli World Challenge

Capaldi Racing, Inc. announced today at the 15th annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show in Indianapolis, IN that Tony Buffomante will be returning to the team in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS class.


Capaldi Racing has been a foundational element of Ford’s re-introduction into Pirelli World Challenge, since bringing the Mustang to GTS competition in 2011, with multiple poles, victories and podiums utilizing the Boss 302 platform.  In 2013, Capaldi drivers Brad Adams, Ardee Toppe and Craig Capaldi all experienced success in the series, and once again proved the power of the Capaldi/Ford Racing combination.


Buffomante is a familiar name to the Capaldi Racing and Ford families.  After multiple race wins and poles together in the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge, the group moved to the Grand Am Continental Tire Series within similar success in 2011, scoring the team’s first pole and track record at New Jersey Motorsports Park.  Tony has been racing for over 25 years in everything from go-karts to Indy Lights cars.  He has won numerous Pro, National, and World Championships, and is very happy to be back in the seat on a full-time basis.  


“I’m ecstatic to be back with Capaldi Racing in a Boss!” Buffomante said, “Funding challenges have kept me out of a full-time series ride the past couple years.  I won some one-off events, like the Trans Am pro race in Mosport this year, but haven’t been able to put together a full run at a championship again until now.  This team has proven over-and-over how good they can be with Mustangs, and I’m ready to get back into contention with them immediately.”


Team Principal, Leo Capaldi is looking for immediate results in 2014.  “We know what Tony can do behind the wheel and we’re excited to get him into one of our brand new Boss 302Rs.  Off the track he’s been a real asset as well, and we think our whole team will improve yet again this coming year.  We’ve not only added new drivers to our stable, but we’ve also added several new engineers and other resources as well, all aimed at going for a championship.  This is one of the most competitive series in the world.  We know we need to up our game every year to play here.” Capaldi said.
The team is currently building new cars and planning several testing sessions prior to the first event of 2014 in St. Petersburg in March.  Keep abreast of how the season progresses at Capaldiracing.com, Facebook and of course on World-Challenge.com and the supporting media outlets for the Pirelli World Challenge, including NBC Sports TV, World-ChallengeTV.com and World-Challenge.com.


About Capaldi Racing
Capaldi Racing is a professional race team with over 30 years racing experience and offers a wide range of racing services and products. Our goal is to provide the best services, equipment, crew and results to ensure an enjoyable and rewarding experience for the drivers and their guests. Capaldi Racing has extensive experience when it comes to road racing Ford vehicles, and provides a full service racing experience from car build and prep to trackside support to ongoing maintenance for those interested in racing Ford and Ford-based vehicles at the Grassroots level or Professionally. For more information on Capaldi Racing, go to www.capaldiracing.com or call 586-949-RACE.