Millville: JLowe Racing Friday report

JLowe Racing-NJMP Friday practice report MILLVILLE, NJ, July 16, 2010 - The latest Northeast heat wave arrived as practice began for the third NJMP 250 at New Jersey Motorsports Park. The JLowe Racing team tried to make the best of the 142º F...

JLowe Racing-NJMP Friday practice report

MILLVILLE, NJ, July 16, 2010 - The latest Northeast heat wave arrived as practice began for the third NJMP 250 at New Jersey Motorsports Park. The JLowe Racing team tried to make the best of the 142º F track temperatures. Drivers Jim Lowe and Johannes van Overbeek battled very high temps inside the car as the team chased the set-up through Friday's two practice sessions.

Lowe was hydrating and staying in the shade before his turn in the car. "We've got a little way to go and we'll keep working on the set-up until qualifying tomorrow. The Porsches don't fair as well with the high temps, as the rear tires tend to go away sooner than on a front-engined car. But we have a great team and engineers. They'll get it sorted and I'm confident we'll have a very competitive car for the race."

Lowe's co-driver, van Overbeek felt they were making good progress. "It's good to be back here in New Jersey with Jim. We're making progress with the car. But, we're not where we want to be yet. It's very hard to come into a competitive series like this in mid-season and be right at the front. But I know we'll be there on Sunday."

For this weekend's race, Jim has reassembled his team led by Roger Reis and brought in his good friend, and veteran racer van Overbeek as co-driver.

-source: jlowe racing

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Johannes van Overbeek , Jim Lowe