Sears Point: Alex Job Racing preview

Alex Job Racing Looking For Three In A Row At Infineon Tavares, Florida -- Alex Job Racing is heading west with a string of two wins at Mid-Ohio and Lime Rock Park, two venues the team has never won at in the past. Round five of the American Le...

Alex Job Racing Looking For Three In A Row At Infineon

Tavares, Florida -- Alex Job Racing is heading west with a string of two wins at Mid-Ohio and Lime Rock Park, two venues the team has never won at in the past. Round five of the American Le Mans Series will be run at Infineon Raceway on July 17th.

In 2004 the team finished second at Infineon only to inherit the win after the regulation victor was found in violation of a pit stop. AJR drivers Romain Dumas and Timo Bernhard have won the last two ALMS GT2 events. The duo of Randy Pobst and Ian Baas are coming off a season's best finish at Lime Rock of fourth.

Dumas and Bernhard share the lap records at Infineon; Dumas in qualifying and Bernhard the race lap record. The duo will be driving their number 23/Hyatt/Bell Microproducts/Alex Job Racing/Porsche 911 GT3 RSR and are looking to improve on their second place standing in the GT2 points standings. "We have been able to put together three good races in a row," said Bernhard. "We are very familiar with the Infineon layout and the team always has a good car straight off of the truck. Romain and I are focused on winning, because we have to with the points we lost at Sebring."

"Timo and I have won two in a row," said Dumas. "Infineon is a great circuit, it has many turns and no straights, so there is no time sit back and watch the grapes grow. Timo and I have to score maximum points every race. The next two races will be important towards the championship."

Randy Pobst and teammate Ian Boss are knocking on the top ten in driver points on the heals of their best finish of the season at Lime Rock. "Infineon has long been one of my favorite tracks because it has so many turns and hills -- straights are boring. Entering the carousel is a challenge, bumpy brake zone over the hill into a downhill sweeper and the car doesn't want to turn. This is also a fairly fast part of the circuit. The 24 car was the best it has been at Lime Rock. Ian is showing some real speed so we are ready for the West Coast!"

"I like Infineon," said Ian Baas. I like the elevation changes and the fast turn one. I think Randy and I are coming to grips with the car and each other. We had a real positive run at Lime Rock. The car is starting to react the way we want. My times are coming down as I get more comfortable with the car and the competition. I had some good racing seat time in the car at Lime Rock and that helps me to further understand its characteristics so I can contribute more to the setup. It takes a different driving style than the formula cars I am used to driving."

"The team has a lot of momentum as we head west," said Alex Job. "Lime Rock started kind of tough as we didn't qualify as well as we would have liked. Infineon is a race we have always performed well at in the past, winning there in 2004, 2003 and 2002. Randy and Ian are showing some life and we need to get them on the podium with Romain and Timo."

The Infineon Technologies Grand Prix of Sonoma will be televised live on CBS starting at 2:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, July 17th.

-ajr

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Series ALMS
Drivers Randy Pobst , Timo Bernhard , Romain Dumas , Ian Baas , Alex Job
Teams Alex Job Racing