Daytona Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 18, 2014
Microsoft has presented its sixth installment of the Visual Studio Team to Win Award to Corvette Racing, following the team’s performance in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International. The award is given to the team best demonstrating teamwork during each 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race. Corvette Racing was one of four teams nominated for the award, and was declared the winner by the fan voting component of the contest.
Visual Studio, Microsoft’s application development software, continues its involvement in motorsports after sponsoring the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series event at Road Atlanta in 2013. The “Team to Win” theme that reflects the software’s collaborative development focus has found a great analogy in the tremendous teamwork required of world-class sports car racing.
“The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship stands as one of the great showcases for teamwork,” said Matt Nunn, Director, Developer Tools Product Marketing. “The ability to harness the power of individuals to achieve a common goal is at the heart of every great on-track performance. Teams of software developers need that same ability, and a great set of tools, when collaborating on new products. Visual Studio is pleased to work with IMSA to recognize the fundamentals of teamwork that we know is key to any winning effort.”
Microsoft’s involvement includes a cash prize to be awarded to the leading vote getters following each event. The seventh set of nominees, chosen from the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Hawk Performance at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, demonstrated exceptional teamwork on one of North America’s most famous circuits.
The nominees are:
1) Riley Motorsports
2) Corvette Racing
3) Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Fans can vote through 12:00 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 24, 2014, at http://on.wsj.com/1tely9A. The winner will be announced at the Brickyard Grand Prix. Details on the award and on each selected team can also be found at the website.
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