Laguna Seca: Alex Job Racing preview

Alex Job Racing Heads to Laguna for ALMS Finale Tavares, Florida -- Alex Job Racing is heading west to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the final round of the American Le Mans Series to be run on Saturday, October 21st. Mike Rockenfeller and ...

Alex Job Racing Heads to Laguna for ALMS Finale

Tavares, Florida -- Alex Job Racing is heading west to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the final round of the American Le Mans Series to be run on Saturday, October 21st.

Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Tiemannn will take the number 23/Alex Job Racing/Bell Microproducts/Porsche 911 to the challenging 2.2-mile 11-turn road course located in Monterey, California. The scenic undulating circuit features the famous Cork Screw turn.

Mike Rockenfeller is hungry to finish the season on a winning note. "I watched the team at Petit go from the back of the grid at the start to the front and then up two laps on the field. They were really having a strong run, very Alex Job like. That is kind of the way the season has went for us -- fast and then disappointment. Laguna Seca is a great track, with the elevation changes and the combination of turns, I really like it. The team will be ready to finish the season strong, with the race ending in the darkness I hope we can bring some light to our season's record with a win."

Marcel Tiemann is looking forward to returning to Laguna Seca. "I raced at Laguna in 1997 and 1998 in the Mercedes GT1 car. I really like the circuit and the Cork Screw is really fun. The only problem is that the sand comes on the track everywhere. The last three races we have been competitive and would have ended up first or second, just incidents that the team and the drivers couldn't avoid ruined our results. For that reason I believe we can win if we don't get hit by somebody else doing a move on us or having a mechanical problem like at Petit. I hope that after such a difficult season for the team, we can finally get back and win the final race. This would be a good positive vibe for 2007 that the team deserves."

"We have strong history at Laguna Seca, having won there in 2004, 2003 and 2002," said Alex Job, team owner. "We will have a strong contingent from Bell Microproducts there this weekend so the team is poised to close out the season on the top step of the podium. We need to finish the performance that we started at Petit."

-credit: ajr

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Series ALMS
Drivers Marcel Tiemann , Mike Rockenfeller , Alex Job
Teams Alex Job Racing