PLANO, Tex., TAVARES, Fla. - Team West Alex Job Racing (TWAJR) welcomes Leh Keen to the No. 23 Team West Alex Job Racing fold for the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) presented by Tequila Patron Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, March 16.
"I am really excited to be moving up in the ranks of GT racing with TWAJR." Keen said. "The ALMS GT Class is the most competitive GT racing field in the world. To be with a top caliber team like TWAJR in a competitive car like the Ferrari it doesn't get much better than that for a driver."
Keen has had a lot of success at Sebring, winning the pole in GTC in 2010 and 2011 for AJR as well as winning the historic race with the team in GTC in 2010.
"Sebring will be the first race for the new car, but I am confident we will have a strong showing. The 458 GT Ferrari is the top car in any series all around the world right now. It is competitive and can win any race it enters. I have been racing against the 458 in GRAND-AM, and it is a tough opponent. I have also driven a 458 in the 24 hours of Le Mans. Alex has some amazing people working for him, and I really look forward to working with Greg (Fordahl, team engineer) and getting this new hot rod dialed in next week. Just coming off a 24 Hour at Daytona win, I know Alex and his guys are fired up to have the same result at Sebring. I am extremely excited to get strapped into the TWAJR/Battery Tender/Yokohama/Ferrari at the historic Sebring circuit."
Alex Job has a lot of faith in Keen.
"Leh has really done well in our cars at Sebring," Job said. "He won the pole for us in 2010 and 2011 and has led a lot of laps. He really has the track down, and that will really go a long way in getting our baseline setup in the new Ferrari. He knows our team well and will fit right in with Bill and Townsend. We are looking for a very successful first outing with our new 458 GT."
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