Sonoma, CA -- July 19, 2001-- After the long American Le Mans Series (ALMS) scheduling break, the Alex Job Racing, Team McKenna Porsche team is eager to resume the GT class championship battle here at the 2.52 mile northern California road ...
Sonoma, CA -- July 19, 2001-- After the long American Le Mans Series (ALMS) scheduling break, the Alex Job Racing, Team McKenna Porsche team is eager to resume the GT class championship battle here at the 2.52 mile northern California road course.
"Sears Point is one of our favorite tracks; we really enjoy the Northern California swing of the ALMS," said team owner Alex Job. "Even though the BMW's have done well here in the recent past, and it is one of their strongest tracks, we still look forward to the challenge of the Sonoma circuit and like the surrounding Napa Valley area very much."
Driving two identical 911 GT3 RS Porsche race cars, Sascha Maassen, Lucas Luhr (co-drivers for the #23), Randy Pobst, and Christen Menzel (co-drivers for the # 22) currently sit one through four in the GT standings, respectively. The Porsche 911 GT3 RS's they pilot are derived from the same 911 you can purchase from Porsche for the street.
Although undefeated in the ALMS so far this year, the competition for the Alex Job Racing, McKenna Porsche team is getting stronger every race. For the X-Factor Grand Prix of Sonoma, BMW has added two more of the controversial, and fast, BMW V8 M3's to their line up, bringing the total to four.
"We work very hard on our McKenna Porsche-sponsored race cars," Job said. "Even though it seems like BMW is allowed to bring in a "one off" race car to the production class we compete in, we continue to try and maximize each and every component of our production based racecars. The crew has outdone themselves yet again preparing the cars, and when we show up at the track we expect to win, just the same as always."
The X-Factor Grand Prix of Sonoma will be televised live on NBC, Sunday, July 22nd at 4:00 pm, EST. Please check your local listing for times in your area. The race will also be broadcast live on the American Le Mans Radio Network, which can be found on the world wide web at: www.americanlemans.com
Now in its 13th year of competition, Alex Job Racing (AJR) is one of the premier independent Porsche teams in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Based in a brand new 16,000 sq. ft. facility in Tavares, Florida, AJR entries have tallied three victories in the 12 Hours of Sebring, one win in the 24 Hours of Daytona, ten ALMS wins and captured the 1999 ALMS GT Driver and Manufacturer Championships.