BRASELTON, Ga., Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 10, FCP Euro debuted its newly-built Mercedes-Benz C300 at the first round of the 2017 American Endurance Racing season at Road Atlanta. FCP Euro finished first in Class 3 during both Saturday and Sunday races and took home first overall in Class 3 for the weekend. "This is all very surreal," said Michael Hurczyn, FCP Euro Brand Director and Driver for the #720 C300. "We built this car in about two months, and before the Thursday test day, the car never turned a lap on a track. The goal was to finish one of the 9-hour races, and to win both days is just incredible. It's a testament to the hard work and quality everyone at FCP Euro puts into every endeavor."
The weekend wasn't without its struggles, however; from the turbo blowing on the tow vehicle on the way to Road Atlanta, to two major snowstorms hammering the northeast causing travel disruptions, the FCP Euro team was still able to persevere. "Sometimes when people see a car perform well in a race, they may not think of the amount of effort it takes just to get the car on track," commented Nate Vincent, Director of Motorsport at FCP Euro and Driver for the #720 C300. "There is a certain amount of skill and luck that goes into racing, but having the right people is crucial, and I couldn't be prouder of the team we have! That team also includes our sponsors ROWE Motor Oil and Rein Automotive."
Preparations and improvements to the Mercedes-Benz C300 have already begun for the next round of American Endurance Racing at Watkins Glen, April 21-23, 2017. Race fans can view a live stream from inside the car and stay up-to-date via FCP Euro's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FCPEuroMotorsports, and @fcpeuro on Instagram and Twitter.
ROWE and Rein products can be found on www.fcpeuro.com.
About FCP Euro
FCP Euro is an online retailer of OE, OEM, and Genuine auto parts for European cars, specializing in BMW, Volvo, Audi, VW, Mercedes, and Porsche parts. Since 2001, FCP Euro has raised the bar for service and quality in the automotive industry and has become recognized by enthusiasts as the premier source for OEM and Genuine car parts. With a lifetime replacement promise on all parts, unlimited returns, and free shipping on orders over $49, FCP Euro has continuously challenged the boundaries and advanced the standards of quality, service, and technology in the automotive industry.
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