MOWLEM, ACEMCO TEAM LOOK FOR VICTORY AT ROAD AMERICA ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. (Aug. 15, 2005) -- Johnny Mowlem and his ACEMCO Motorsports teammates head into the Generac 500 at Road America race knowing the team will be tested by one...
MOWLEM, ACEMCO TEAM LOOK FOR VICTORY AT ROAD AMERICA
ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. (Aug. 15, 2005) -- Johnny Mowlem and his ACEMCO Motorsports teammates head into the Generac 500 at Road America race knowing the team will be tested by one of America's finest road racing venues.
The American Le Mans Series race around the 4.048-mile facility comes with only four races remaining on the 2005 schedule.
"I've won there, so I love the place," Mowlem said. "Anytime you win at a track, you feel like you can win there again."
Mowlem's victory at Road America came in 2003 when he teamed to win with Craig Stanton to take a GT class victory in a Porsche.
The Saleen S7R campaigned by the ACEMCO crew competes in the GT1 class. The production-based GT1 cars match the Saleen against the factory-backed Corvette team, a factory-backed Maserati team and two private entries, a Corvette and a Viper.
"Road America's layout probably resembles those we find in Europe more closely than the other circuits we see on the ALMS schedule," Mowlem said. "The place is beautiful and it has every kind of challenge you could expect to see."
Mowlem and co-driver Terry Borcheller are the top drivers in the GT1 standings not driving for a factory-backed team, a source of pride for team owner Jeff Giangrande and the entire ACEMCO team.
"The fact of the matter is that we've shown we can win," Mowlem said. "We've been competitive with the class leaders all season long and there have been a few times when we felt the only thing that beat us was racing luck. The pendulum is due to swing our way and we hope that comes this weekend!!"