Miracle Motorsports adds Courage LMP2

Miracle Motorsports Adds Courage To The Lineup Braselton, Ga. (August 16, 2004) - Based at the heart of racing in Le Mans, France, Courage Competition will supply Miracle Motorsports with their C65 prototype, the company's newest creation built...

Miracle Motorsports Adds Courage To The Lineup

Braselton, Ga. (August 16, 2004) - Based at the heart of racing in Le Mans, France, Courage Competition will supply Miracle Motorsports with their C65 prototype, the company's newest creation built especially for LMP2 competition. More importantly, the Courage factory team raced the specific car attained by Miracle this past weekend winning the Le Mans Endurance Series race at Silverstone, England.

John Macaluso, owner/driver of Miracle Motorsports, realizes the incredible benefits of the C65 in the American Le Mans Series and also hopes to have the chance to race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year.

"I think the ultimate goal is to win the American Le Mans Series championship this year and get a coveted invite to the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year. Thus far, we have had to rely on strategy, not speed to get us where we are in the ALMS points right now. We decided it was time to level the playing field and beat Intersport with speed and strategy, so we added the Courage C65 for outright competition purposes.

Courage Competition shares my passion for racing in the American Le Mans Series and going to the 24 Hours. Courage will be sending their race engineer and chief mechanic to make sure that we get off on the right foot. If we do have the opportunity to race in France next year, we will be able to use their shop as well which is right there at the circuit in Le Mans. They have given us unbelievable support and we are all very excited about this relationship and the addition of the C65 to the race team."

The Miracle Motorsports dynamic duo of Ian James and James Gue will pilot the new car for the rest of the 2004 season. Gue, who is currently second in driver points behind co-driver James, feels that the C65 will bring the team the extra horsepower needed to win the ALMS LMP2 championship.

"It's very exciting," Gue said. Adding such a fast car will be a big step up for us that will hopefully give us the extra horsepower needed to win this year's championship. Although I have only seen the car in pictures so far, I have driven high horsepower cars before so it shouldn't be that big of a difference. I will have to adapt a little to the carbon brakes, but other than that, I think we will be the car to beat for the rest of this season."

Miracle Motorsports enters the Road America 500 this weekend leading the ALMS LMP2 team points. The addition of the C65 will add to their chances of securing the 2004 LMP2 championship.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Ian James , John Macaluso , James Gue