Alex Job Racing Hopes to cap 2003 season and celebrate Porsche 911's birthday with Petit Le Mans GT victory. BRASELTON, Ga. -- Oct. 14, 2003 -- GT standout Alex Job Racing's victorious 2003 season will come to a close this Saturday, Oct. 18 at...
Alex Job Racing Hopes to cap 2003 season and celebrate Porsche 911's birthday with Petit Le Mans GT victory.
BRASELTON, Ga. -- Oct. 14, 2003 -- GT standout Alex Job Racing's victorious 2003 season will come to a close this Saturday, Oct. 18 at the season ending Petit Le Mans, a 1,000 mile or 10-hour endurance race held at Road Atlanta. The Porsche Factory-assisted private team would like nothing more than to help celebrate the Porsche 911's 40th birthday on Saturday with a one-two victory at the famous endurance race.
GT driver champions Lucas Luhr of Monaco and Sascha Maassen of Raeren, Belgium will pilot the No. 23 McKenna Porsche/mail2web.com™ Porsche 911 GT3 RS. AJR regulars, Jorg Bergmeister of Langenfeld, Germany and Timo Bernhard of Miesau, Germany are joined by Frenchman Romain Dumas in the No. 24 Porsche racing machine. Like his co-drivers, Dumas began his career in karting and progressed to French Formula 3000 and French Formula Renault championships. The 25-year old scored a second place GT class finish in 2002 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans alongside AJR drivers Bergmeister and Maassen. Dumas made his 2003 ALMS debut at the 12 Hours of Sebring driving with Team Nasamax in a LMP 900.
"We're looking forward to Romain joining the 24 car for our last race of the season. He has a great deal of experience road racing as well as in Porsches. He has had good results in the past and I hope the outcome is just as good with Timo and Jorg this weekend," team owner Alex Job said.
The 2.54-mile road circuit is quite familiar to AJR, which has consistently made appearances on the Petit Le Mans podium since 1999. AJR's experience at Road Atlanta is rich with history dating back to the late '60s when team owner Alex Job first attended the track as a spectator at the SCCA runoffs and participated in his first SCCA driver's school in 1971.
Alex Job is one of five figures in the American Le Mans Series who has been nominated for the "From the Fans" award. The award is presented each year to a person who is felt to have made the greatest contribution to sports car racing over the past year. The winner of the award will be announced during the ALMS awards banquet on Oct. 19.
Based in Tavares, Fla., Alex Job Racing serves as a race prep, chassis-building and tuning facility. On a day-to-day basis, team owners Alex and Holly Job are involved in the growth and administrative functions of the team and business.
To learn more about Alex Job Racing, visit www.alexjobracing.com.