J3 Racing Heads West to Infineon Sonoma, California -- J3 Racing has headed west for round five of the American Le Mans Series race to be run at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California on Sunday. Tim Sugden and Justin Jackson will drive ...
J3 Racing Heads West to Infineon
Sonoma, California -- J3 Racing has headed west for round five of the American Le Mans Series race to be run at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California on Sunday. Tim Sugden and Justin Jackson will drive the number 79/J3 Racing/Porsche 911 RSR.
Coming off of a fifth place finish at Lime Rock Park two weeks ago the team has a string of competitive finishes that place the drivers in the top ten in GT2 points at mid-season. Tim Sugden is currently in fourth place in the standings, with Justin Jackson in seventh and Nic Jonsson is in sixth.
Last year at the 2.53-mile, 12-turn undulating circuit the team posted a sixth place finish. Tim Sugden was hit by a prototype resulting in a puncture that cost the team valuable track position.
"Today we have been going through the riggers of setting up the car," said Tim Sugden. "We unloaded with the Lime Rock setup which proved to be too soft. Infineon wants a much stiffer suspension to go fast. I think it is because that the surface is so much smoother. So we worked all practice today adjusting the shocks and tire pressures. We will continue to work on it in tomorrow's practice session and get ready to qualify."
"The car is starting to come to us," said Justin Jackson. "I am feeling a little under the weather today and the heat is not helping. I think my boy brought home a bug from school. The Infineon circuit is one of the best and most exciting that we run at and we usually run pretty well here. Tim and I will continue to work on the setup and look forward to having a good car for the race."
The team will field their second Porsche 911 at Infineon. Pierre Ehrett and David Murry will pilot the number 78/ Lion Antique Investments/Flamingo Resorts/J3 Racing/Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.
The Infineon Technologies Grand Prix of Sonoma will take the green flag at 11:00 a.m. and will be televised live on CBS starting at 2:00 p.m. EST on Sunday.