Alex Job Racing, McKenna Porsche Use Consistancy To Post Another Podium Finish Monterey, CA - September 9, 2001 -By racing hard and staying out of trouble, co-drivers Sascha Maassen and Lucas Luhr were able to bring the ...
Alex Job Racing, McKenna Porsche Use Consistancy To Post Another Podium Finish
Monterey, CA - September 9, 2001 -By racing hard and staying out of trouble, co-drivers Sascha Maassen and Lucas Luhr were able to bring the #23 Porsche 911 GT3 RS home in third place. The racing team of Alex Job Racing, McKenna Porsche had hard work and consistency pay off for them here at the historic Laguna Seca racetrack.
The race started under cloud cover and cool track temperatures, something that hadn't been seen all weekend. The sun burned through the fog about halfway through the 2 hour, 45 minute race, changing the conditions for which the cars were prepared.
"The car set-up wasn't exact today, but all of the teams had the same conditions to deal with," said a worn Lucas Luhr. The car really wasn't the problem; we gave those BMW V8's all we had."
The matching #22 Porsche 911 GT3 RS of Randy Pobst and Christian Menzel ran just as hard and had a mistake free race as well, but didn't have "racing luck" on their side today. Just as the team pitted for tires and the mandatory driver change, a prototype crashed at the entrance to pit lane, resulting in a full course yellow, and putting the car a lap down.
According to co-driver Christian Menzel: "We did have a problem with the brake bias today, and it was getting worse as the time went on." We had to adjust it more to the front lap after lap, and it was getting more difficult to drive. When Randy (Pobst) got in for his stint, it was already at the end of the adjustment."
"We are still in the points chase, but only by the slimmest of margins," said team owner Alex Job. "Maassen is still in contention, but it will take some help for us to win the drivers championship at the Petit Le Mans. I am proud that our cars ran as well as they did again today, I think it says volumes of my team and the effort they put in day after day."
Now in its 13th year of competition, Alex Job Racing (AJR) is one of the premier independent Porsche teams in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Based in a brand new 16,000 sq. ft. facility in Tavares, Florida, AJR entries have tallied three victories in the 12 Hours of Sebring, one win in the 24 Hours of Daytona, ten ALMS wins and captured the 1999 ALMS GT Driver and Manufacturer Championships.