ACEMCO Motorsports Optimistic for Mid-Ohio Spring Lake, Michigan -- ACEMCO Motorsports will take to the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course next week for round three of the American Le Mans Series. The two-hour and forty-five minute race will take the...
ACEMCO Motorsports Optimistic for Mid-Ohio
Spring Lake, Michigan -- ACEMCO Motorsports will take to the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course next week for round three of the American Le Mans Series. The two-hour and forty-five minute race will take the green flag on Sunday, May 22nd at 12:00 p.m.
The American Le Mans Series officials have allowed ACEMCO to use the larger wing for the remainder of the season. The team was saddled with running a wing that was six-inches smaller at Sebring and Road Atlanta.
Mid-Ohio's 13-turn, 2.25-mile layout will challenge the drivers and their Saleen S7-R. "It is great that we have the larger wing back," said Terry Borcheller. "As a driver it is a big confidence boost knowing that the downforce is there to get you through the fast sections. Both Mid-Ohio and Lime Rock should be good tracks for our car. The car is going to be better than it was at Road Atlanta and we are still working on maximizing the improvements, but the team is dedicated to going faster every time out."
"The cars in the GT1 category are all well balanced and well run cars," said Johnny Mowlem. "Mid-Ohio requires a balanced car, because there is really every kind of turn. Time can be lost in the transitions in and out of turns. We have a good car in the braking zones and we really don't give up anything down the straight. Mid-Ohio will require a sound race strategy. With our new engine management we hope that we can have some room with fuel economy to put ourselves in the right position during the caution periods. It will be a competitive day in the GT1 race."
"I am grateful to the ALMS for seeing the wing issue our way," said Jeff Giangrande, team owner. "We had the opportunity to some testing prior to Mid-Ohio with some new suspension pieces and working toward perfecting the engine management system which goes to fuel economy and traction control. We are focusing on improvement every time we take to the track."
The Mid-Ohio race will be televised live on CBS starting at 12:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, May 22nd.
ACEMCO Automotive is based in Spring Lake, Michigan and is an industry leader in the engineering, manufacture and assembly of metal stampings for light trucks, SUVs and passenger cars.