Daytona Beach, FL (PRWEB) September 26, 2014
Microsoft has presented its eleventh installment of the Visual Studio Team to Win Award to Dempsey Racing, following the team’s performance in the Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway. The award is given to the team best demonstrating teamwork during each 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race. Dempsey Racing was one of three 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 twelfth set of nominees, chosen from the Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas, demonstrated exceptional teamwork on one of North America’s most popular circuits.
The nominees are:
1) CORE autosport
2) Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
3) OAK Racing
4) SRT Motorsports
Fans can vote through 12:00 p.m. EDT Friday, October 3, 2014, at http://on.wsj.com/1sxxsPj. The winner will be announced at the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Details on the award and on each selected team can also be found at the website.
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