ACEMCO Motorsports Looks for Third Podium out West Spring Lake, Michigan -- ACEMCO Motorsports is taking its number 63 Saleen S7-R west to Infineon Raceway for round five of the American Le Mans Series. The team will be looking for their third...
ACEMCO Motorsports Looks for Third Podium out West
Spring Lake, Michigan -- ACEMCO Motorsports is taking its number 63 Saleen S7-R west to Infineon Raceway for round five of the American Le Mans Series. The team will be looking for their third podium in a row in GT1. The Infineon Technologies Grand Prix of Sonoma will be run on July 17th.
Infineon Raceway is a 2.53-mile, 12 turn undulating circuit that rewards a car with lots of torque and the proper setup. In 2004 ACEMCO Motorsports broke a rear axle, the car was then backed down the pit lane which is against regulations and was deemed unclassified for the race.
"I really love Infineon, I have always done well there," said Borcheller. "We need to have a well balanced car. Infineon has so many left to right transitions that the car needs to be stable in the turns as well as under braking. This is especially important in the two slow corners that lead to the fastest part of the circuit. The braking zone in the last turn is important. You are either setting someone up for a pass or trying not to get passed. It is also important to have a good car that you can work traffic with. There is no long straight that we can just power past the GT2 cars."
"At Infineon it's important to maintain a good aerodynamic platform for the car as the circuit has some very fast sections. You also need to have a stable car under braking as there are key braking areas where you are stopping and turning simultaneously. I hope that we'll again be moving our package forward to challenge for the podium again, although this type of track will also very much suit the factoryMaserati, so they will no doubt be a tough competitor again," said Johnny Mowlem.
"We had a tough race last year at Infineon," said Jeff Giangrande, team owner. "We have two solid podium finishes in the last two races. I am hoping to see some of the development work we have been doing payoff next weekend. The layout of Infineon should really suit the makeup of our car."
The ALMS race from Infineon will be televised live on CBS starting at 2:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, July 17th.