Rand Racing update 2002-04-29

engineering expertise Rand Racing has enhanced its engineering expertise with the appointment of Jeff Braun as race and design engineer. Braun replaces John McLoughlin, who assisted with the team's startup engineering program. Braun will ...

engineering expertise

Rand Racing has enhanced its engineering expertise with the appointment of Jeff Braun as race and design engineer. Braun replaces John McLoughlin, who assisted with the team's startup engineering program. Braun will work closely with team strategist Thomas Blam and data specialist Jim Malicki. Houston-based Risi Competizione will continue to prepare the team's two Nissan-powered Lola race cars under the direction of crew chief and team manager Richard Taylor and chief mechanics Rickus Terburgh and Peter Kaczmar.

Braun's extensive experience includes International Motor Sports Association, Grand-American Road Racing Association and Trans-Am Series road racing; Indy Car World Series, Indy Racing League, Indy Lights and Atlantic open-wheel cars; and NASCAR Winston Cup, Busch Grand National, American Speed Association and Automobile Racing Club of America stock cars. He is also involved in engineering research and development work and is a published author.

chasing the championship

Rand Racing continues to lead the SRPII team and driver standings in the Rolex Sports Car Series, with four wins in as many races this season. The team also won its debut race in 2001. Terry Borcheller of Phoenix heads the class driver standings with three victories in '02 in the No. 8 Rand Racing Lola he drives with Anthony Lazzaro of Acworth, Ga. Bill Rand of Plano, Tex., and Niclas Jönsson of Aliso Viejo, Calif., share the No. 7 car, which topped the class in the most recent series race in Phoenix, co-driven by Marino Franchitti of Scotland. German Ralf Kelleners joins the team for selected races.

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Anthony Lazzaro recently passed the stringent rookie orientation program at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for his first start in the prestigious Indianapolis 500. Terry Borcheller is preparing for the ultimate sports-car race - the 24 Hours of Le Mans - where he'll drive a Konrad Saleen.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Ralf Kelleners , Anthony Lazzaro , Terry Borcheller , Bill Rand , Marino Franchitti , Aliso Viejo , Richard Taylor
Teams Risi Competizione