Road Atlanta Alex Job Racing race report

Flowery Branch, GA - October 6, 2001 - After a grueling 1000 mile event on the Road Atlanta racetrack, the Alex Job Racing, McKenna Porsche team wheeled one of their two McKenna-sponsored Porsches to a third place finish. They finished behind two...

Flowery Branch, GA - October 6, 2001 - After a grueling 1000 mile event on the Road Atlanta racetrack, the Alex Job Racing, McKenna Porsche team wheeled one of their two McKenna-sponsored Porsches to a third place finish. They finished behind two of the specialized BMW GT3R V8 race cars, and ahead of one other.

Sascha Maassen and Lucas Luhr used consistency and reliable Porsche engineering to record lap times in the # 23 911 GT3 RS that were as fast in the finishing laps as they were at the start of the race, over nine-hours earlier.

Team owner Alex Job said after the race: "Once again I am really proud of our team - the drivers, the crew, everyone. We drove a hard race again today, pushed our team and equipment as hard as we could for the entire event, and didn't make any mistakes. The unfortunate part is our competition has a car that is good enough to make up for some of their mistakes."

The racing luck that followed the identically prepared #22 911 GT3 RS all season continued today. Between getting caught by bad timing behind the pace car when they didn't pit and having the rear air diffuser vibrate loose during the race, the teammates of Randy Pobst and Christen Menzel finished the race in a very respectable fifth position, just behind the remaining V8 BMW that was still in the race.

Over the course of the ten race schedule (eight US, two European), against the stiffest GT class competition in years, the Alex Job Racing team assembled three wins, four seconds, and four thirds between the two cars.

Now in its 13th year of competition, Alex Job Racing (AJR) is one of the premier independent Porsche teams in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Based in a brand new 16,000 sq. ft. facility in Tavares, Florida, AJR entries have tallied three victories in the 12 Hours of Sebring, one win in the 24 Hours of Daytona, ten ALMS wins and captured the 1999 ALMS GT Driver and Manufacturer Championships.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Randy Pobst , Sascha Maassen , Lucas Luhr , Alex Job
Teams Alex Job Racing