Sebring: Alex Job Racing preview

Alex Job Racing returns to the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring to set record. TAVARES, Fla. -- March 10, 2003 -- Alex Job Racing will return to its home track to defend the team's 2001 and 2002 GT class wins at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of...

Alex Job Racing returns to the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring to set record.

TAVARES, Fla. -- March 10, 2003 -- Alex Job Racing will return to its home track to defend the team's 2001 and 2002 GT class wins at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring to set a record of winning in class three years in a row. This year marks the 15th consecutive year Alex Job Racing has competed at Sebring and is the only team to successively field a car this many times at North America's premier endurance race. The team's goal is to celebrate entering Sebring 20 consecutive years. No. 23 driver Lucas Luhr has won in class the last three years and will set a record if he finishes on top this weekend.

The team will field two 2003 Porsche GT3 RS racing machines at the 51st running of Sebring. No. 23 will be driven by last year's GT co-champions, Lucas Luhr of Monaco and Sascha Maassen of Raeren, Belgium. Returning for a second season, No. 24 (formerly No. 22) will be piloted by Jorg Bergmeister of Langenfeld, Germany and Timo Bernhard of Miesau, Germany.

"I've always considered Sebring my home track. I first attended the race as a spectator in 1965 and drove at Sebring for the first time in 1976. I've spent many years driving at this track in all forms of racing including time trials, IMSA, SCCA and HSR. I have a fascination for Sebring because of its history of being the premier endurance race in this country and it's a special event, like no other in North America. This circuit has been good to AJR with four wins, three in the last four years and we'll continue to look for potential success this year and beyond," team owner Alex Job stated.

Alex Job Racing welcomes Puma on board as a sponsor of the 2003 ALMS season. Founded in 1948, Puma is synonymous with some of the greatest sporting achievements of the last 50 years. It is a history of the constant search for improved performance through technological innovation and symbiotic work with top sports performers.

The team is also proud to welcome back McKenna Porsche as its primary sponsor for the 2003 season. The family-run business, headquartered in Norwalk, Calif., owns five dealerships in Southern California and an additional three in Hawaii. McKenna is one of the top 10 Porsche dealers in the United States and is ranked first in Volkswagen sales, fifth in BMW sales and 11th in Porsche sales in the western states. The McKenna family has a long history of involvement in motorsport, sponsoring winning teams in Formula V and IMSA before partnering with Alex Job Racing.

Based in Tavares, Fla., Alex Job Racing serves as a race prep, chassis-building and tuning facility. On a day-to-day basis, team owners Alex and Holly Job are involved in the growth and administrative functions of the team and business.

To learn more about Alex Job Racing, visit www.alexjobracing.com.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Sascha Maassen , Lucas Luhr , Jörg Bergmeister , Timo Bernhard , Alex Job , Holly Job
Teams Alex Job Racing