Alex Job Racing takes GTC win at Lime Rock

MacNeil and Keen 2in GTC in WeatherTech Porsche, MacNeil has class points lead.

GTC winners #22 Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup: Cooper MacNeil, Leh Keen
GTC winners #22 Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup: Cooper MacNeil, Leh Keen

Photo by: Greg Nichols

LIME ROCK, CONN., (July 7, 2012) - Alex Job Racing's (AJR) Cooper MacNeil and Leh Keen won the GTC Class in their No. 22 WeatherTech Racing Porsche in today's running of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.

MacNeil (Hinsdale, Ill.) started the white and black WeatherTech Porsche from the pole position. The young college student was able to lead the majority of his stint before briefly giving up the lead as the tires went away half-way through the race. Handing over to Keen (Charleston, SC) he proceeded to storm back to the lead as he had to go off track twice to avoid damaging the WeatherTech Porsche. A late race pit stop for left-side tires, and a splash of fuel kept Keen at the point. He was able to bring it home to the checker giving the team their first win of the season and extending the GTC points championship lead for MacNeil.

"It was a great win," MacNeil said. "We started from pole, which is important here and the car was very good through my entire stint. I did a long run and some of the guys behind me pitted early for gas and tires, so they ran me down toward the end, but the car was strong. The Alex Job guys had the WeatherTech Porsche really running great. The stars were aligned for us, and we took the win. I am leading the points, and we extended that today."

Keen took over the wheel of the WeatherTech Porsche a little over half distance and took just 30 laps to get back to the lead. The team called him in with just an hour to go for left-side tires and a splash of fuel, keeping him on the lead lap in second.

"It just feels awesome," Keen said. "The Alex Job guys worked hard all weekend adjusting on the car for the heat and track conditions. It is great to get them a win. It is also great to get Cooper and WeatherTech's first win in the series. It was great to have Cooper starting the car from the pole. He did a great job keeping the car at the sharp end of the sword for over half the race. I had to go off track twice to dodge incidents and make sure I kept the WeatherTech Porsche in one piece. In the end we kept it up front and took the win." Alex Job, team owner, and the team had the WeatherTech Porsche at the front all day.

"Cooper had the car at the start and did a great job to keep us up front for over half the race," Job said. "He did a great job around this tight track with a lot of traffic. Leh did his thing at the end. He had to avoid some carnage, but navigated the car to the checker for the first, of what I think will be a couple more wins this season."

Source: Alex Job Racing

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Series ALMS
Drivers Lehman Keen , Alex Job , Cooper MacNeil
Teams Alex Job Racing
Article type Race report
Tags ajr, alex job, keen, macneil, porsche