Team Seattle Wins ‘Team to Win’ Award for Strong Effort at Sebring; Nominations Following Long Beach Announced

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Microsoft has presented its second installment of the 2015 Visual Studio Team to Win Award to Team Seattle - The Heart of Racing, following the team’s class victory in the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.

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Microsoft has presented its second installment of the 2015 Visual Studio Team to Win Award to Team Seattle - The Heart of Racing, following the team’s class victory in the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. The award is given to the team best demonstrating teamwork during each 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race. Team Seattle 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 and hosting the inaugural season of the Team to Win Award in 2014. 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. After a successful debut in 2014, which saw 11 different winners claiming prize money, IMSA and Microsoft are excited to offer the award once again in 2015.

Visual Studio has also partnered with IMSA in the development of the new IMSA mobile application that is expected to be launched this Spring. The partnership and details about the new mobile platform are available at https://teamtowin.net/get-the-business-story/.

Microsoft’s involvement includes a cash prize to be awarded to the leading vote getters following each event. The third set of nominees, chosen from the Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach, demonstrated exceptional teamwork in the last race.

The nominees are:

1) Wayne Taylor Racing
2) Risi Competizione
3) Porsche North America
4) Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Fans can vote until 12:00 p.m. EDT Friday, May 1, 2015, at http://bit.ly/1OPVgU4. The winner will be announced at the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Details on the award and on each selected team can also be found at teamtowin.net.

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