Mid-Ohio: J3 Racing preview

J3 Racing Looking Forward to Round Two of ALMS Flowery Branch, Georgia - J3 Racing drivers Justin Jackson and Tim Sugden are looking forward to round two of the American Le Mans Series at the famed Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course on June 27. The...

J3 Racing Looking Forward to Round Two of ALMS

Flowery Branch, Georgia - J3 Racing drivers Justin Jackson and Tim Sugden are looking forward to round two of the American Le Mans Series at the famed Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course on June 27. The team is coming off of a top ten finish at the series opening round in Sebring.

Mid-Ohio and its 2.25-mile, 13-turn undulating track has been a good circuit for the teams J3 Racing/Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. The last time that the ALMS series visited the central Ohio track, Justin Jackson finished in third for his best finish of 2002. "In 2002 we were leading here for most of the race and had some uncommon car trouble that put us back to third, you could say we have some unfinished business with this place. We feel that we have a good setup for Mid-Ohio and we did some testing here since Sebring so we are as prepared as we ever have been."

Teammate Tim Sugden of Leeds, England was very busy during the time off since Sebring. He competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and finished 23rd overall and 10th in the GT classification after falling from the top three with four tire punctures. Tim is also leading the British GT Championship with seven podium finishes in eight races. He currently leads the series by 42 points. "I have been very busy since Sebring with the GT Championship and Le Mans. I came to Mid-Ohio for the first time six-weeks ago for a test and feel in love with the track. It reminds of Oulton Park with a little bit of Cadwell folded in for flavor. I like the undulating layout and my favorite section so far is the right hand turn 11 that leads into Thunder Valley."

Round two of the American Le Mans Series will be June 27 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and televised on CBS Sports starting at 1:00 p.m EST.

-j3r-

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