SCC: Automatic Racing's Tim George Jr spotlight

Automatic Racing's Tim George, Jr. Returns to Homestead with New Sponsors HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Tim George, Jr. has plenty of reasons to like Homestead-Miami Speedway. The 26-year-old driver will return to the site of his first career podium...

Automatic Racing's Tim George, Jr. Returns to Homestead with New Sponsors

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Tim George, Jr. has plenty of reasons to like Homestead-Miami Speedway. The 26-year-old driver will return to the site of his first career podium this weekend, driving the No. 91 Automatic Racing BMW M3 in Sunday's KONI Challenge Grand Sport race.

George got his start in racing with the Skip Barber Southern Series, and his first podium finish was a second place at Homestead. He later earned a third-place finish at the 2.3-mile course.

In addition to his racing success, George is also a graduate of the University of Miami. He lived in Miami for five years, and Homestead feels like a home track.

George and Pete Argetsinger are teaming up again for the race, and their No. 91 BMW will carry new sponsorship from SexCells Gear (www.SexCellsGear.com). A high-school friend of George's, Remy Colin, co-founded the apparel company with Grant Desmarias as an escape from the cubicle life. The customizable apparel has a bold look and a wicked sense of humor.

Gleukos Sports Drink (www.Gleukos.com) is also one of George's personal sponsors. Gleukos is a glucose-based, electrolyte enhanced drink for athletes, and George utilizes it in preparation for his long stints in KONI Challenge races.

George and Argetsinger had a tough opening round at Daytona, where George had the task of making up lost laps after early mechanical problems put the No. 91 Automatic BMW behind.

Now, George is ready to turn the tables at one of his favorite tracks. "I'm looking forward to a track that I know better than Daytona and where I have such a good history," he says. "I think we have the car and the prior experience to get a good finish.

George may have started in open-wheel cars, but he prefers sports car racing and thinks the M3 has more potential at Homestead. "Once I get more seat time in the M3 I'll be able to get more aggressive," says George. "This weekend will be a chance to get some laps in on a familiar track, and I'll have a lot of friends and family coming to support me."

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Skip Barber
Teams Automatic Racing