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Extreme Speed Motorsports Wins Team to Win Award for Strong Laguna Seca Effort; Nominations Following Belle Isle Announced

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Microsoft has presented its fourth installment of the Visual Studio Team to Win Award to Extreme Speed Motorsports, following the teams performance in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The award is given to the team best demonstrating teamwork during each 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race.

Daytona Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 23, 2014

Microsoft has presented its fourth installment of the Visual Studio Team to Win Award to Extreme Speed Motorsports, following the teams performance in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The award is given to the team best demonstrating teamwork during each 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race. Extreme Speed Motorsports was one of four teams nominated for the award, and was declared the winner by the fan voting component of the contest.

Visual Studio, Microsofts 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 softwares 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.

Microsofts involvement includes a cash prize to be awarded to the leading vote getters following each event. The fifth set of nominees, chosen from the Chevrolet SportsCar Classic at Belle Isle, demonstrated exceptional teamwork on one of the country's most famous circuits.

The nominees are:

1)     Wayne Taylor Racing
2)     Scuderia Corsa
3)     Paul Miller Racing
4)     Team Seattle The Heart of Racing
5)     OAK Racing

Fans can vote through 12:00 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 26, 2014, at http://on.wsj.com/1w7l1Ii. The winner will be announced at the famed Sahlens Six Hours of The Glen. Details on the award and on each selected team can also be found at the website.

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

About Microsoft Visual Studio
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 is an integrated solution that enables individuals and development teams of any size to turn their ideas into exceptional, compelling applications. It enables all stakeholders involved in software delivery to take advantage of state-of-the-art tooling to create outstanding experiences that delight end users with a simplified development solution that enables quality through all the tasks and roles involved in a software project. For more information, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio.

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