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Lloyd Outlasts Rain To Tie With Season Best Finish

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Lloyd Outlasts Rain To Tie With Season Best Finish

Posted on 14 August 2011 by Press Release

Alex Lloyd outlasted tough track conditions and much on-track contact today as he drove the #19 Boy Scouts of America car to a 13th place finish at Sunday’s MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225. Even with rain dropping constantly throughout the race to make the track slick, and six caution periods, Lloyd was able to finish in a position that ties with his season best finish from Iowa.

During Saturday’s practice session, both Dale Coyne Racing drivers held constant top-ten positions. Lloyd ran as high as 4th, while rookie James Jakes, driver of the #18 Acorn Stairlifts car, was running as high as 3rd position during the session. However, qualifying results left Lloyd starting the race in 14th and Jakes starting 20th.

Due to weather conditions, Sunday’s race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway started early in hopes of avoiding the forecasted rain. After two early caution periods as a result of contact between cars, officials brought out the yellow caution flag for moisture on the 75th lap. The field ran under yellow for 32 laps before the green flag was waved again. Following two more cautions due to contact, the track went yellow once more for moisture on lap 206, before a bizarre ending with a red flag on lap 219 and scoring reverting back to lap 215 before the last incident which relegated Lloyd from 10th back to his final 13th placing. Neither Lloyd nor rookie James Jakes got caught up in any of the contact.

“It was great to be back on the track,” said Lloyd. “The race definitely gave the fans a good show, and I have to thank my spotter for all the help on the restarts because we almost got caught up in all that action! We had a very good car this weekend, and it’s a shame that we couldn’t race the full 225 laps and finish under green, but again, glad I was able to represent the Boy Scouts of America in the #19 car and finish out the race.”

Jakes had one of his most promising weekends of his rookie season with the IZOD IndyCar Series. After a great weekend of practice, his race ended early on lap 176 as the #18 car suffered its first gearbox failure in three years. Jakes was running 14th when he had to come in, and ultimately would be classified 18th out of the 27 car field.

“Even though the #18 Acorn Stairlifts car didn’t finish today, it was a very positive weekend for us,” Jakes said. “We had a great pace during the race. I’m very confident we would have finished in the top-ten if we could have run the whole time. Thanks to all the guys on the team for all of their hard work… You’re going to see it pay off at Infineon!”

Join us in two weeks as the IZOD IndyCar Series heads next to Infineon Raceway for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma. The race will air live on VERSUS on Sunday, August 28 at 4PM ET.

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Boy Scout Group Visits Amadeus Consulting in Boulder, Colorado

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Boy Scout Group Visits Amadeus Consulting in Boulder, Colorado

Posted on 14 August 2011 by Press Release

The Boy Scouts and Venturers Troop 65 visited custom software development company Amadeus Consulting on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Troop 65 Scoutmaster Roosevelt Wright and the group, dubbed the “time travelers,” as recognized by Scouting Magazine, are taking the journey to help scouts better understand how their academic curriculum applies to future careers.

The visit from Monroe to Boulder, Colorado serves as an introduction into the technology field. Wright selected Amadeus Consulting because of its leading expertise in mobile application development; something scout leader Wright is very familiar with. He is the creator of sermonideas.com, and hired Amadeus Consulting to develop his “Soul Food” iPhone and iPad applications that allow users to utilize existing sermon data to create original sermons, on the go.

“This is a great opportunity for the Scouts to see how a leading technology company like Amadeus Consulting functions,” said Wright. “This trip will help the organization continue to live out its mission by investing in the future of technologists.”

Each year the group visits different regions of the country in order to learn more about their nation’s history while serving an educational purpose. However, the annual summer trip program is not a small investment. The Scouts raised a significant amount of money by organizing and performing an African American historical drama; a production that has been in practice for more than 23 years.

The Boy Scout troop’s visit was catered by Naked Pizza in Boulder, who donated lunch.

About Amadeus Consulting
Amadeus Consulting is a custom software development company dedicated to creating intelligent technology solutions with successful business results. Amadeus Consulting is a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner as well as a Silverlight™ Partner, winner of the Microsoft Office XP Challenge, and has Microsoft Partner Competencies in Custom Development, Mobility and Data Management Solutions. The company is an expert in custom software applications such as rich Internet Applications, content management systems, e-commerce, surveys, social networking sites, data collection and management, browser plug-ins, and mobile application development including iPhone™, iPad™, BlackBerry®, Android™ and Windows Mobile®. Amadeus Consulting has continued to rank in the prestigious Mercury 100 list of the fastest-growing private companies in Boulder and Broomfield counties since 2007, and has placed on the Inc. 5000 list since 2006.

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Bourdais Captures Third Consecutive Top-Ten At Ohio

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Bourdais Captures Third Consecutive Top-Ten At Ohio

Posted on 07 August 2011 by Press Release

For the third race in a row, Sebastien Bourdais has driven the #19 Boy Scouts of America car to a top-ten finish as he finished ninth in Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

After qualifying in the Firestone Fast Twelve yesterday to start today’s race in 11th position, Bourdais was able to continue with his fast streak as he worked his way up to running fifth at points during this morning’s practice session. He was then able to carry the momentum into the race, as he held a constant position in the top-ten throughout the 85-lap race.

“It was a tough start to the race today,” Bourdais said. “I’m not sure who bumped me right at the start, but it caused me to lose a position. Overall, it was another great weekend for the #19 BSA car. This is our third consecutive top-ten finish, and I hope to keep the momentum coming when I’m back in the car at Sonoma in three weeks.”

Rookie James Jakes, driver of the #18 Acorn Stairlifts car, finally found the speed he has looking during today’s morning warm-up. He was fourth quickest during some of the final minutes of the session, and ultimately ended with a session result of eighth.

“Things were going great today for the #18 car today,” said Jakes. “If it weren’t for us not getting enough fuel on the last pit stop and having to fuel again on the 83rd lap, I’m confident we would have had our best finish of the season instead of finishing in 23rd.”

Be sure to join us next week as the IZOD IndyCar Series heads to Loudon, NH for the MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225. The race can be seen live on ABC next, Sunday, August 14 live at 3:30 PM EDT.

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