MOWLEM, ACEMCO MATES LOOK FORWARD TO MOSPORT RACE MOSPORT, Ontario, Canada (Aug. 31, 2005) -- Baseball's Branch Rickey has been credited as saying that luck is the residue of design and British racing driver Johnny...
MOWLEM, ACEMCO MATES LOOK FORWARD TO MOSPORT RACE
MOSPORT, Ontario, Canada (Aug. 31, 2005) -- Baseball's Branch Rickey has been credited as saying that luck is the residue of design and British racing driver Johnny Mowlem agrees with Rickey's thinking.
Mowlem and his ACEMCO Motorsports teammates will try to collect their first victory of the season this weekend when the American Le Mans Series competes at Mosport International Raceway in the Sept. 2-5 Grand Prix of Mosport.
Mowlem and co-driver Terry Borcheller pilot the ACEMCO Saleen S7R in the GT1 class of the ALMS. Respected by many as the most competitive class in the ALMS, the GT1 class includes production-based sports cars. The entries include two factory-backed Corvettes, a factory-backed Maserati team and privateer teams like the Jeff Giangrande-owned ACEMCO team.
Mowlem said the team's continuing development of the Saleen has paid dividends recently.
"We've been increasingly competitive in the last 3 races and I feel we are gaining the respect of our adversaries as a result," Mowlem said. "I hope that we can continue to improve at Mosport as well, although really all we are now looking for is a piece of luck and our whole season could change in one swoop. They say that you make your own luck so the whole ACEMCO team will be working really hard to make some good luck!"
The racing driver believes that the development of the car has reached the point where it is competitive at every ALMS race. He pointed to the recent race at Road America, where the ACEMCO Saleen was running second in the overall scoring at one point.
"I think that whether the Saleen S7R suits a certain type of circuit is now becoming immaterial as the team are moving forward at every race," Mowlem said.