Laguna Seca: ACEMCO Motorsports preview

ACEMCO Motorsports Travels to Monterey for Final ALMS Race Spring Lake, Mich. - ACEMCO Motorsports is preparing to head west for the final round of the American Le Mans Series to be run at Laguna Seca on October 16th. Terry Borcheller and ...

ACEMCO Motorsports Travels to Monterey for Final ALMS Race

Spring Lake, Mich. - ACEMCO Motorsports is preparing to head west for the final round of the American Le Mans Series to be run at Laguna Seca on October 16th.

Terry Borcheller and Johnny Mowlem, drivers of the number 63 ACEMCO Motorsports/Saleen S7-R, are currently third in the ALMS GTS standings with 100 points.

The four-hour race begins at 4:00 p.m. next Saturday and will end under dark skies making it the first time in the tracks history that an event ran into the evening. Laguna Seca is a 2.2 mile road course with eleven turns featuring the famous Cork Screw turn and is located in the scenic landscape of Monterey, California.

Johnny Mowlem has had success at Laguna, winning his first ALMS race there in 1999. "I have raced there three times and have been on the podium twice, including my first ALMS win. I pretty much love the track except for the final tight right-hander onto the pit straight. The circuit is great and it is a very flowing layout where it is quite easy to find a fast rhythm. The new pit facilities are also excellent and it's in a beautiful area which also has a great sports car following, so all in all it makes for a great weekend. A fast lap of Laguna requires a lot of commitment through the corners; such as the uphill turn six before the Cork Screw and the fast turn nine just after the Cork Screw. I am looking forward to going through the Cork Screw at night."

Teammate Terry Borcheller has also seen victory at Laguna. "I am looking forward to returning to California. I really like the circuit a lot, with my favorite sections being the Cork Screw and turn six, which is the fast left hander going up the back hill. I won at Laguna in the Saleen in 2001 and I am looking forward to trying to repeat that effort next weekend. I am hoping that the cool temperatures of the early evening race time will help us keep the car handling consistently from the green to the checkered flag."

"Both of our drivers have had success at Laguna Seca in the past, this should help us to get right up to speed," said Jeff Giangrande. "The track layout should suit the car, as well as running at night will help us with tire wear. The team is ready for a positive weekend after all of the little niggling problems that we suffered at Petit three weeks ago."

The race will be televised on a taped delayed basis on NBC, Sunday, October 17th starting at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Terry Borcheller , Johnny Mowlem