Road America: ACEMCO Motorsports preview

ACEMCO Motorsports to Road America with More Spring Lake, Michigan -- ACEMCO Motorsports will travel across Lake Michigan to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for round seven of the American Le Mans Series to be run on Sunday, August 21st. The team will...

ACEMCO Motorsports to Road America with More

Spring Lake, Michigan -- ACEMCO Motorsports will travel across Lake Michigan to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for round seven of the American Le Mans Series to be run on Sunday, August 21st. The team will have the opportunity to put the increased airflow to the motor to the test over the 4-mile circuit.

The team's excellent start at Portland, where Terry Borcheller was able to lead for some 27 laps before being collected in the Audi off, is believed to be a precursor of things to come.

"We have some more updates in the car and have had the chance to maximize the increased air flow we were granted," said Jeff Giangrande, team owner. "We are all anxious to see how the more generous restrictor from IMSA will perform at on the long straights at Road America. We will see if Oliver Gavin's prediction of a pole for our car comes to fruition -- I hope so."

The team's last event at Infineon Raceway witnessed a rejuvenated squad that saw the number 63/ACEMCO Motorsports/Saleen S7-R driven by Johnny Mowlem and Terry Borcheller qualify within 3/10ths of the Corvettes and was in contention all race.

"The last two races we have made huge leaps forward in performance," said Mowlem. "It was a shame that things turned out as they did at Portland, but we must not forget that in two of the last three practice sessions before the race, we were only hundreds of a second behind the factory Vettes. I hope that we can still make steps forward at Road America, but obviously the closer we get, the harder it becomes. I'm hoping that Road America's fast sweeps and turns will suit the Saleen and allows us to challenge again for a great result."

"We did some more straight line testing since Portland at the airport," said Borcheller. The motor should be all set with the increased air flow and the team is maximizing the mapping. It is hard to tell how we will do at Road America. We had a bit of a trick up our sleeve with the tires at Portland. Everything seems to be falling into place. The car is better and we are a lot closer. I have to believe that we will be competitive. The Saleen is a real good car in the fast turns and Road America has a lot of them. The carousel and the through the kink is a real rush at speed."

The ALMS race from Road America will be televised live on the Speed Channel starting at 3:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, August 21st.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Terry Borcheller , Oliver Gavin , Johnny Mowlem