Road Atlanta II: JMB Racing preview

Braselton, GA. The American Le Mans Series has converged once again on Road Atlanta Motorsports Complex for the final race of the 2003 season, the 6th annual Petit Le Mans. This 10 hour or 1000 mile race has quickly become one of the most ...

Braselton, GA. The American Le Mans Series has converged once again on Road Atlanta Motorsports Complex for the final race of the 2003 season, the 6th annual Petit Le Mans. This 10 hour or 1000 mile race has quickly become one of the most important and popular sports car races in the world.

JMB Racing USA had a fantastic start to its maiden season of racing in the US by finishing fourth in class at the world renowned 12 Hours of Sebring back in March. During a midseason stint of five races in seven weeks, JMB had its fair share of ups and downs. However they persevered, and bounced back to finish fifth at the previous round of the series in their home race in downtown Miami.

"We are really looking forward to finishing the season on a good note", noted driver Stephan Gregoire. "It has been a learning year for us, and we have taken some major strides into becoming a dominant force in the American Le Mans Series."

For this weekend's Petit Le Mans, JMB Racing USA will only be campaigning one of it's Ferrari 360 Modena GTs as the #29 car suffered heavy damage when it was forced into the wall at a high speed part of the circuit in Miami. The damage was too severe to repair in time for this weekend's race.

This leaves the #28 car to be driven by Indy Racing League veteran Stephan Gregoire, and Ferrari Challenge competitors Stephen Earle and Philip Shearer.

The second longest race on the ALMS schedule gets the green flag at 11:30 AM (ET) on Saturday, October 18th. Testing for the Petit Le Mans begins Wednesday, with practice and qualifying to be held on Thursday and Friday. The race can be seen live on SPEED Channel with pre-event coverage beginning at 11:00 AM.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Stephan Gregoire , Stephen Earle