Voices of Lime Rock - Joey Hand

VOICES OF LIME ROCK: JOEY HAND If there's every a team that is in need of some home-track luck, it's BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team. Lime Rock Park, site of this weekend's American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix, is only a couple of hours from ...

VOICES OF LIME ROCK: JOEY HAND

If there's every a team that is in need of some home-track luck, it's BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team. Lime Rock Park, site of this weekend's American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix, is only a couple of hours from BMW North America's corporate headquarters. Joey Hand is hoping that's enough to turn around the team's luck in its first year with BMW's new M3 racer for GT2.

"I love any track that anybody calls a BMW track because we need and I personally need all the luck I can get," said the personable Californian who will team with Bill Auberlen. "And so we're going to be looking for some of that BMW luck there. Lime Rock is a place where I've had some great success and I'm going in with a teammate who I think has won every race he's been there! Bill...I don't know what it is about that place, but he goes good. They've changed it, and I haven't raced there either since they've changed it. But I like that course. It's dicey; it's kind of like a street track where you gotta be up on the wheel the whole time. There is not a lot of time to breathe."

The American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn, is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 18. The race will air live on SPEED. American Le Mans Radio presented by Porsche and Live Timing & Scoring will be available at Racehub on americanlemans.com. You also can follow the Series on Twitter.

The race also will mark the fifth round of the MICHELIN® Green X® Challenge. Tickets are available at americanlemans.com and limerock.com.

-credit: alms

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series ALMS
Drivers Bill Auberlen , Joey Hand