By Ashley van Dyke, Burtin Racing
Burtin Racing is an Alpharetta, Georgia based racing and performance team that competes in the iconic Trans Am series presented by Pirelli. Axalta’s 2018 Automotive Color of the Year-StarLite is seeing plenty of track time as it features on both of Burtin Racing’s Chevrolet Camaro race cars, which are prepared with immaculate craftsmanship and quality at Burtin Racing’s 25,000 square foot facility. In fact, StarLite has already seen the podium when Lawrence Loshak finished in second place at the Miami-Homestead Speedway. StarLite looked great in the Miami sun, glimmering with an opalescent finish and highlighting the vibrant Pennzoil and ETE-Reman chrome red and yellow hues.
|Lawrence Loshak's No. 2 Pennzoil/ETE-Reman/GoShare/Axalta Chevrolet Camaro at Road Atlanta|
Burtin Racing driver Tomy Drissi, a long-time road racing competitor and driver in the Trans Am Series, debuted StarLite on the GoShare/Axalta Chaparral Camaro to celebrate GoShare’s three year company anniversary at Auto Club Speedway on April 29, 2018. This famous Trans Am with Jim Hall-inspired design had StarLite fully covering the car with metallic blue racing stripes. It really helped the car stand out from the pack and was clearly a crowd favorite.
Burtin Racing Owner, Claudio Burtin is a big fan of StarLite. He said of the new color “StarLite is a tri-coat system color. With primer and a couple of coats in-between, it means painting the car six times but the end result is stunning with the pearlescent prism finish. I love white cars, many of my favorite vehicles have been white.”
|Andy Lally wins in the 2017 Burtin Racing Chevrolet Camaro in Gallant Gray|
2018 is the second year Burtin Racing is featuring Axalta’s Automotive Color of the Year. In 2017, we showcased Gallant Gray and saw it take first place at Watkins Glen International in September. Road racing veteran, Andy Lally was behind the wheel for this highly rewarding achievement for the hardworking team at Burtin Racing. Podium finishes were also achieved by Burtin Racing drivers Lawrence Loshak and Martin Ragginger. Loshak was in the driver’s seat for the first time with Burtin Racing at the end of the season in November at the stunning Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas and he scored his first podium, finishing in second place. To complete the set of high placed finishes, Austrian pilot Martin Ragginger, was second place at Mid-Ohio in August for the Camaro body-style debut, again demonstrating the competitiveness and performance of Burtin Racing.