Jourdain to Join Brix in Kodak Car For Last Two Rolex Series Races of the Year LEBANON, Ohio, Aug. 23 - Michel Jourdain Jr. of Mexico City, Mexico will join Harrison Brix of San Jose, Calif. behind the wheel of the Feeds the Need/Doran Racing ...
Jourdain to Join Brix in Kodak Car For Last Two Rolex Series Races of the Year
LEBANON, Ohio, Aug. 23 - Michel Jourdain Jr. of Mexico City, Mexico will join Harrison Brix of San Jose, Calif. behind the wheel of the Feeds the Need/Doran Racing DORAN JE4 Ford No. 77 for the last two Rolex Series races of the year, team owner Kevin Doran said today.
The first event is this weekend's Sonoma 250 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. The second race is the following weekend's Discount Tire Sunchaser event at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.
Jourdain replaces Terry Borcheller of Vero Beach, Fla., in the car, which carries the colors of the Kodak EasyShare System, Amp'd Mobile and SIRIUS.
"We decided a change would be best for both of us," Doran said. "Hopefully Michel will be able to help turn our luck around."
Jourdain was part of the driving roster for one of the car's best finishes of the year, which occurred in the season opener at the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. He, Borcheller, Brix and Forest Barber of Fort Worth finished seventh overall and seventh in the Daytona Prototype class in that event. The team's best finish of the season to date occurred at the next race in Mexico City, Mexico when Borcheller and Brix finished fifth overall and fifth in the Daytona Prototype class.
One of Mexico's most accomplished race car drivers, Jourdain is primarily known for his many accomplishments in the Champ Car World Series, the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. He is currently driving a Roush Racing Ford F-150 in selected events in the latter series, including upcoming truck races at Las Vegas, Atlanta and Texas.
"I'm looking forward to working with Kevin Doran and everyone at Doran Racing again," Jourdain said. "They're a great group of guys. Hopefully we can have some good finishes and end up with a little better position in the championship."
Brix has been looking forward to this weekend's race at Infineon all year because it's near his home in San Jose.
"We're expecting quite a few customers of Amp'd Mobile to attend the race at Infineon, and we're looking forward to putting on a good show for them," Brix said.
Neither Brix nor Jourdain have raced at Infineon or Miller Motorsports Park in the past, but both are looking forward to changing that when practice begins at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Infineon.
"It's one of my home tracks, but it wasn't part of my Skip Barber schedule and I've never raced there," Brix said. "It'll be a new track and a new situation for me, but I go there at least twice a year as a spectator. I usually watch the races there from near the Carousel, and I'm usually on the frontstretch for the drag races. I love the drag races there."
"I went to the NEXTEL Cup race at Infineon two years ago, and I'm really looking forward to driving there," Jourdain added.