Lowe's Fernandez Racing Packs Momentum for Detroit Following a string of five permanent road course events, the American Le Mans Series prepares for a change of pace this weekend. The tight and tricky temporary street course on Belle Isle will...
Lowe's Fernandez Racing Packs Momentum for Detroit
Following a string of five permanent road course events, the American Le Mans Series prepares for a change of pace this weekend. The tight and tricky temporary street course on Belle Isle will host the Detroit Sports Car Challenge presented by Bosch this Saturday. It is a full weekend of racing with the IndyCar Series' Detroit Indy Grand Prix on Sunday.
Fresh off their best finish of the year with a second-place class result at Mosport last Sunday and their second podium finish in the last three races, Lowe's Fernandez Racing's Adrian Fernandez and Luis Diaz head to the Motor City hoping to take the next step on the podium. The pair have been knocking at the door of victory on a handful of occasions since joining the ALMS last season.
Joining Fernandez and Diaz at Detroit this weekend will be Michel Jourdain Jr., who will make his first appearance as a member of the Lowe's Fernandez Racing driving squad at the Petit Le Mans in October. Jourdain, on hand to support the team this weekend, will turn his next laps aboard the #15 Lowe's Acura during a test at Road America in mid-September.
Adrian Fernandez, #15 Lowe's Acura ARX: "Detroit is like a homecoming for me. I have been racing here for so many years and used to live in West Bloomfield. It is always a pleasure to come back. Roger Penske and his team have created a great venue at Belle Isle. On the team side, I think we should have another strong weekend. We have been competitive on the street circuits and are learning more and more about our Acura chassis each race. We definitely have the momentum and hopefully we can make that next step to claim our first win this weekend."
Luis Diaz, #15 Lowe's Acura ARX: "Detroit will be a very tough race because traffic is quite a factor here. We had a good car at Long Beach so that means that we should have a good car for Detroit. Hopefully, we can keep our momentum going. The last three races have been very good for us and I am looking forward to this weekend. The three races almost in a row have been a bit tiring but it is fun when you know you can fight for a victory in each race."