Lime Rock: J3 Racing preview

J3 Racing Preps for Lime Rock Flowery Branch, Georgia - J3 Racing is traveling from Mid-Ohio to Lime Rock to prepare for round three of the American Le Mans Series to be run at the historic eastern sportscar circuit on July 5. On the heels of...

J3 Racing Preps for Lime Rock

Flowery Branch, Georgia - J3 Racing is traveling from Mid-Ohio to Lime Rock to prepare for round three of the American Le Mans Series to be run at the historic eastern sportscar circuit on July 5.

On the heels of a somewhat disappointing Mid-Ohio where the team experienced a failed wheel on their J3 Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR on lap 87. Before leaving the central Ohio circuit the J3 crew was able to repair the car and get it ready for this weekends race.

In 2001, Justin Jackson finished seventh in the World Challenge race here at Lime Rock. "I like Lime Rock, it is a rhythm track and you really have to carry your momentum around here. The differences in speed from the GT class to the top running prototypes is going to be almost 10-seconds and sometimes their patience getting around you is very short. So you have to really drive defensively and focus on running a clean race. Tim will have to learn the nuances of the circuit, which isn't a problem he took to Mid-Ohio in a real hurry."

Tim Sugden took the time between Mid-Ohio and Lime Rock to tour New York City. As with the Big Apple every track on the ALMS calendar is new to the Leeds, England driver. "I am excited to be learning all of these new circuits. I have driven nearly every one in Britain and Europe and these in America so far are really interesting. Lime Rock looks like Brands Hatch on steroids. I have heard it is fast and bumpy and not a lot of room to pass. The J3 team has a lot of experience with Lime Rock so my learning curve should be somewhat reduced."

Jackson and Sugden are currently in tenth place in the ALMS GT driver's standings.

Round three of the American Le Mans Series will be July 5 at Lime Rock Park and televised live on Speed Channel starting at 3:00 p.m. EST.

-j3r-

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Series ALMS
Drivers Tim Sugden , Justin Jackson