fast adjustment Terry Borcheller finished eighth in GT in the American Le Mans Series race at Mosport International Raceway on Sunday. The Phoenix driver said he had to adjust on the fly to max results for the No. 63 ACEMCO Motorsports Ferrari...
Terry Borcheller finished eighth in GT in the American Le Mans Series race at Mosport International Raceway on Sunday. The Phoenix driver said he had to adjust on the fly to max results for the No. 63 ACEMCO Motorsports Ferrari 360 Modena GT he drives with Shane Lewis of Jupiter, Fla.
Lewis qualified 10th in class with a time of one minute 22.393 seconds on the 2.459-mile road course. He drove the first stint of the two-hour 45-minute race, but was hampered by a gearbox problem. He also lost a lap because of his track position when the first caution period started. Borcheller took the wheel for the final hour and finished eighth.
"We had a problem with the gearbox," Borcheller explained. "When we went over a specific rpm shifting from third to fourth, it would shoot to sixth gear. Shane relayed the gearbox information to me, so I was able to deal with the problem a lot better. Once we figured out the rpm, we could shift each gear without the car jumping to sixth. Everyone did a great job and the pit stops were fantastic. It was just a very frustrating result."
Borcheller saw two of his track records erased during the 2003 ALMS race weekend at Mosport. Corvette driver Oliver Gavin turned a record qualifying lap in the GTS class, out-pacing the record set by Borcheller in 2002. And the Prodrive Ferrari topped Borcheller's 2001 race-lap record.
Borcheller will compete in the American Le Mans Series race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., on Sunday, Aug. 24.