MOSPORT, Ont., Canada (Aug. 9, 2004) - British sport scar racer Johnny Mowlem, driving the ACEMCO Saleen S7R with co-driver Terry Borcheller, finished third in the GTS class and seventh overall at the Toronto Grand Prix of Mosport American Le Mans...
MOSPORT, Ont., Canada (Aug. 9, 2004) - British sport scar racer Johnny Mowlem, driving the ACEMCO Saleen S7R with co-driver Terry Borcheller, finished third in the GTS class and seventh overall at the Toronto Grand Prix of Mosport American Le Mans Series race at Mosport International Raceway.
"The GTS class keeps getting more and more competitive," Mowlem said. "This was really a good result, especially considering the overall finish."
The ACEMCO car trailed only the factory Corvette team in the class finish. The only other cars ahead of Mowlem when he finished the race were powerful prototype cars, the fastest cars in the ALMS.
"It's good to get our reliability back again," Mowlem said. "Terry has been doing a terrific job and we have both pushed the car all season. It's a tribute to our owner, Jeff Giangrande, and the mechanics, that we have consistently overcome virtually all obstacles that have been put in our way."
Mowlem and Borcheller have been among the leaders in the chase for the GTS driving championship all season.
Next up for Mowlem is the 1,000 kilometer Le Mans Endurance Series race at Silverstone on Aug. 14. He'll drive for a Porsche GTRSR for the same team that provided the car in which he swept the entire 17-race season in British Pirelli Porsche Cup competition in 1997. That stunning performance led to Mowlem winning the Gregor Grant Award
One of Britain's most successful and personable sport scar drivers, Mowlem started his career behind the wheel at age 19. In 2003, he finished fourth in the British Racing Drivers Club Gold Star Award, a ranking of all British racers competing in international series, including Formula One. A married father of two, Mowlem was raised in Majorca, Spain. He has earned university degrees in economics and Spanish. More information on Mowlem is available at www.johnnymowlem.com.