Sebring: Terry Borcheller preview

Terry Borcheller will be ready to race after eight packed days of preparation for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the first race in the 2004 American Le Mans Series. Borcheller and ACEMCO Motorsports tested on the 3.7-mile Sebring (Fla.) ...

Terry Borcheller will be ready to race after eight packed days of preparation for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the first race in the 2004 American Le Mans Series. Borcheller and ACEMCO Motorsports tested on the 3.7-mile Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway road course on Friday and Saturday, March 12 and 13, took a day to analyze data and work on car set-up, then returned for another five days on track before the 12-hour race on Saturday, March 20.

Borcheller, of Gainesville, Ga., will drive the No. 63 ACEMCO Motorsports Saleen S7R with David Brabham of Maidenhead, England, and Johnny Mowlem of London, England. The trio will focus on a consistent pace, a key element in endurance racing.

"Our goal is to come away with as many points as possible - I think that's a realistic goal - then continue our testing and development until the next race," Borcheller said. "I think the car will be very reliable. You don't ever know that, but Saleen has given the new car more endurance; it's more reliable. If things go wrong, it's also easier to fix. They've done a good job in that respect. Hopefully after Sebring, we'll be able to work on speed. I don't know that we can keep pace with the Corvettes yet, but I think that we can at least run consistently."

in the neighborhood

Borcheller will continue his tradition of meeting with two youth groups during the Sebring race week. He will speak to a special assembly of the students at Sebring High School on March 17, then address a race rally at Sebring First Baptist Church that evening. He has taken time to meet with both groups for the past four years, as part of his support of Motorsports Ministries.

details (times ET)

The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring is scheduled for 10:30 am to 10:30 pm on Saturday, March 20 on the 3.7-mile Sebring International Raceway road course in Sebring, Fla.

The race will be telecast live on Speed Channel on Saturday, March 20 from 10 am to 11 pm. The race will be covered by the ALMS Radio Web, with live commentary online and on WWTK radio, times not available. The ALMS Radio Web and live timing/scoring will be available through imsaracing.net and americanlemans.com.

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