Josh Hurley to Debut New Fortis Watches Audi S4 at Mid Ohio

New Audi S4 Tests at Auburn Airport

Josh Hurley to Debut New Audi S4 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in LexingtonAPR Motorsport began testing the brand new Audi S4 with Josh Hurley at the helm early last week at Auburn airport. Getting the car ready for this weekend’s race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has been a race against time, and once again the team has delivered. While the test was originally scheduled for a true racing facility, tropical storm Lee had other plans. When the storm had shut down the area’s track, APR Motorsport got creative. Using the good will they had developed within their community, the team was able to secure a large portion of the Auburn airport for testing.

Josh Hurley was there to conduct the testing for the team. “I’m really proud of the team for getting the car ready, and for finding a way to test the car despite the storm. It’s been a tough time with the previous Audi but we’ve learned a lot, and that knowledge is evident in the new car,” said Josh at the end of the test day.

Last Year at Mid Ohio

Josh Hurley and the Fortis WatchesPerfect PedalAPR Motorsport crew have had a great history of success at Mid Ohio. However, last year the team suffered an initial setback in qualifying, which forced them to start in 24th position.


After 30 minutes of racing, the team called to have Kevin Stadtlander come into the pits to turn the car over to Josh Hurley. Josh then began to move up the field, and after only 40 minutes, Josh had taken the lead.

Sadly the lead wasn’t to last. With only 20 minutes left in the event, a competitor in another class spun just in front of Josh’s Fortis Watches-Perfect Pedal-APR Motorsport Volkswagen.

Josh Hurley and Team at Mid-Ohio June 2010With nowhere to go, Josh stuck the other car, damaging crucial duct work in the front of the car. Despite the damage, Josh was able to nurse the car home to an excellent 2nd position, netting a Hard Charger award for gaining the most positions, as well as leading the most laps.

So with past history on their side, look for Josh Hurley and the entire Fortis Watches-Perfect Pedal-APR Motorsport crew to be challengers throughout the weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington.

If you’re in the area make sure you come watch as the Fortis WatchesPerfect PedalAPR Motorsport team take on the competition in their new Audi S4.

Fortis Watches Official Timepiece of Josh Hurley

Fortis WatchesFortis Watches is the official timepiece of Josh Hurley of the APR Motorsport Team for the 2011 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Season. Josh’s watch is the limited edition automatic black-dial Fortis Spaceleader.

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Josh Hurley Looking to Repeat 2009 Win at Barber Motorsports Park

Josh Hurley and Gary GibsonLady Luck Back on Board

After a difficult start to the season, APR Motorsport drivers Josh Hurley and Gary Gibson are hoping lady luck rejoins their team.

“We’ve got the car working really well, and once again we are at a track where the Perfect Pedal Audi should run particularly well. This time we just need the bad luck to go away.

“I’m really excited to come back here to Barber Motorsports Park and relive 2009, but this time in the GS class!” said Josh speaking about the upcoming Barber 200.

Fortis Watches Brings You Footage from Josh Hurley’s 2009 Barber Motorsports Park Victory

Ride onboard with Josh Hurley on his 2009 victory at Barber Motorsports Park. You’ll see the view from the front of the pack as Josh and former co-driver Ian Baas pull away from the pack.


Fortis Watches Official Timepiece of Josh Hurley

Fortis WatchesFortis Watches is the official timepiece of Josh Hurley of the APR Motorsport Team for the 2011 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Season. Josh’s watch is the limited edition automatic black-dial Fortis Spaceleader.

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Take a Ride with Josh Hurley Courtesy of Fortis Watches


Josh Hurley at Homestead Miami Grand PrixWhile the race might not have ended well for Josh Hurley and the rest of the Perfect Pedal APR Motorsport team, Fortis Watches is proud to bring you this footage of Josh battling during practice with the other front runners.

Hope you all enjoy this exclusive on board video.

Josh Hurley at Homestead Miami Grand Prix


Fortis Watches Official Timepiece of Josh Hurley

Fortis WatchesFortis Watches is the official timepiece of Josh Hurley of the APR Motorsport Team for the 2011 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Season. Josh’s watch is the limited edition automatic black-dial Fortis Spaceleader.

Gevril Group US, Canada and Caribbean Fortis Watches Agent

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Tough Break in the Homestead Miami Grand Prix for Josh Hurley


After running among the leaders throughout the morning warm up at the Homestead Miami Grand Prix, APR drivers Josh Hurley and partner Gary Gibson were looking forward to a strong race. “We don’t quite have the outright pace of the BMW’s right now, but our tire wear is much better. After ten laps we have the best car on the track,” said Hurley.

Perfect Pedal, Fortis Watches, APR Motorsport Audi S4“The team has concentrated heavily on getting the most out of used tires as Homestead wears them quite quickly, so look for us to run much stronger as the race goes on,” Josh went on to explain. Gary Gibson then strapped into the Perfect Pedal, Fortis Watches, APR Motorsport, Audi S4 and pulled onto the grid in the 17th position.

An Unfortunate Incident

At the outset of the race, Gary hung back from the pack, waiting for the other cars to slow. Just 15 minutes into the race, the field began to slow, and one-by-one Gary moved through the pack. However, lady luck was not with Gary on his journey through the pack. A BMW and Mustang collided just in front of Gary in his Audi, and wile Gary managed to avoid the incident by going around the outside of it, the Mitchim Camaro of Robert Stout came upon the incident, ricocheted off the BMW and bounced right into the Perfect Pedal Audi S4 of Gary Gibson. The Camaro had hit Gary in the dead center of the right front wheel, causing suspension damage.

Gary brought the car over to the APR Motorsport crew and was back out just a few minutes later. The time lost would preclude the team from being a factor in the event, but Gary was able to go back out and run with the leaders, including the eventual winner of the race.

While luck may not have been on the Perfect Pedal, Fortis Watches side, it is evident that APR Motorsport has developed the Audi S4 into a front running car.

Looking Forward to Barber Motorsports Park April 9th

“The reason this weekend is so heartbreaking is that, for the first time, we have a car that can win races. Right now I’m counting the days to our next event at Barber Motorsports Park on April 9th. We have a few more development items in the pipeline, and I look forward to running in the front of the pack. Hopefully our bad luck streak is finally behind us!” said Josh at the conclusion of the weekend.

Fortis WatchesFortis Watches is the official timepiece of Josh Hurley of the APR Motorsport Team for the 2011 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Season. Josh’s watch is the limited edition automatic black-dial Fortis Spaceleader.

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