Mosport: Terry Borcheller preview

threes Terry Borcheller returns to Canada this week for the American Le Mans Series race at Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ont. Borcheller, of Phoenix, and Shane Lewis of Jupiter, Fla., will drive the No. 63 ACEMCO Motorsports ...

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Terry Borcheller returns to Canada this week for the American Le Mans Series race at Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ont. Borcheller, of Phoenix, and Shane Lewis of Jupiter, Fla., will drive the No. 63 ACEMCO Motorsports Ferrari 360 Modena GT.

The Mosport race will be the third for Borcheller and Lewis as a driving pair. They showed their strength with a third-place GT finish in the ALMS race at Trois-Rivières, Que., on Aug. 3.

"We've had Jim Bell engineering the car, starting at Sears Point [in July]," Borcheller said. "With him not knowing the car, we weren't where we wanted to be at Sears Point, but we definitely got there at Trois-Rivières. We're going into Mosport with a good baseline setup. Hopefully we will be able to tune it to speed because of the work we've done over the last couple of races."

winning strategy

Borcheller has one win on the challenging 2.459-mile Mosport road course, driving a BMW M3 in a Professional Sports Car Racing event in 1998. He says it's a driver's track.

"The Mosport track is one of my favorites because it's very technical," he explained. "It has a lot of elevation changes and it's a momentum track, it's very fast. There are a couple of areas that - if you've got it nailed - will gain you some time. A lot of race tracks don't have segments or turns that set drivers apart, but this race track definitely has that. Also, because of the technical nature and because of the momentum, there are typically a lot of issues with traffic, so I think we have a decent chance to finish in the top-five, even though we're not as fast as the Porsches."

details

The American Le Mans Series race is set for 1:30 pm to 4:15 pm, Sunday, Aug. 17, on the 2.459-mile Mosport International Raceway road course in Bowmanville, Ont. The race will be televised live on NBC from 2 pm to 4:30 pm. all times ET

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Series ALMS
Drivers Shane Lewis , Terry Borcheller