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Rebel Rock Takes Momentum, History in Return to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

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BOWMANVILLE, ONT Canada (29 June 2022) – Rebel Rock Racing has both history and momentum on its side when it returns to action in Saturday’s Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 120 (4:10pm ET, Peacock).

Frank DePew and Robin Liddell will drive the No. 71 Urban Grid Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R. They are riding the wave of back-to-back top-10 finishes in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge competition, including a 26th-to-fourth recovery from an early incident last weekend at Watkins Glen International.

The last time IMSA raced at the track formerly known as Mosport was in 2019, when DePew and Liddell scored the team’s first victory in its first full season of competition. That race followed a fifth-place finish at Watkins Glen, which was the team’s first top-20 result of the campaign.

“We’re really looking forward to returning to Mosport,” said DePew. “It’s been three years since we’ve been there. Our 2019 race was my first race at the track, and Robin had an amazing run through the field and we managed to pull out a win. I’m looking forward to seeing what it will bring for us this year.”

Rebel Rock came to the recent race at The Glen on the heels of a ninth-place finish at Mid-Ohio, its first top-10 in a year that included two 15th-place results. DePew cut a tire in Turn 1 early in the Tioga Downs 120, sending him to the pits and returning to the race in 26th position – but still on the lead lap. A series of cautions worked in the team’s favor, with Liddell charging from 11th to fourth over the final 30 minutes.

“It’s a shame we didn’t finish on the podium at Watkins Glen, but considering all the circumstances, fourth was quite an accomplishment and I’m quite happy with the result,” Liddell said. “Now it’s on to Mosport with the car in one piece. The car has performed well there in the past. It’s a lower-grip track, but the Camaro is well balanced in the high-speed corners. We’ve got a great engineer, great mechanics and a great team.

“Quite honestly from what I saw out there at Watkins Glen, we – as a package—should be competitive. I’m hopeful that when we get to Mosport and the following race at Lime Rock, we’ve got two good shots to get up front and get on the podium – or maybe even sneak a win.”

Practice for the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 120 begins on Friday, followed by GS qualifying at 5:30 p.m. (all times ET). The two-hour race takes the green flag at 4:10 p.m. on Saturday.