John Graham to race in the American Le Mans Series event at Mosport on Labour Day weekend TORONTO (August 9, 2006) - Canadian road racer John Graham announced today that he'll be competing in the American Le Mans Series race at Mosport ...
John Graham to race in the American Le Mans Series event at Mosport on Labour Day weekend
TORONTO (August 9, 2006) - Canadian road racer John Graham announced today that he'll be competing in the American Le Mans Series race at Mosport International Raceway, September 1-3, as part of the Mobil 1 presents The Labour Day Weekend Grand Prix of Mosport.
The Aurora, ON resident will co-drive the Autocon Motorsports Lola EX257 with Chris McMurry in the LMP1 class, the top division in the American Le Mans Series. He'll be one of three Canadians competing in the only Canadian stop for North America's premier sports car championship. The others are Series regulars are Ron Fellows and Scott Maxwell.
Since he started his motorsports career, Graham has raced sports cars on road and street courses, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans seven times. Most recently his career path has taken him to the NASCAR Busch series, but as a sports car prototype driver, racing at Mosport has always had a special meaning.
"This is definitely a great opportunity for me. Mike Lewis and Autocon have done an outstanding job this season and I am pleased to be part of the team for this race, and into the 2007 season," commented Graham.
Graham has American Le Mans Series experience, with podium finishes at Sebring, Petit LeMans, Portland, Sonoma, Adelaide and Mosport. In 2000 Graham was part of Multimatic, the only Canadian team to score a class win at Le Mans.
"We are really excited about this upcoming race in Canada, and are pleased that John will be taking the wheel of our No.12 Lola," said team owner Mike Lewis. "With Mosport being his home track he will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the team and I know we will have an excellent shot at a strong finish."
Graham has signed a multi-race agreement that will include the 2007 12 Hours of Sebring and bring him back to Mosport for next season's race.
"Mosport is one of the greatest tracks in the world. It is a real driver's track and the competition is always fierce from beginning to end," Graham said. "I am looking forward to getting behind the wheel on September 3rd."
-credit: Mosport International Raceway