Miracle Motorsports Scores First Twelve Hours of Sebring Victory Sebring, FL (March 20, 2004) Miracle Motorsports, with drivers John Macaluso, Ian James, and Mike Borkowski, piloted the ...
Miracle Motorsports Scores First Twelve Hours of Sebring Victory
Sebring, FL (March 20, 2004) Miracle Motorsports, with drivers John Macaluso, Ian James, and Mike Borkowski, piloted the #10 Lola Nissan LMP2 entry to a first place victory in the LMP2 class in this 52nd running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
For the ALMS, the LMP2 class produced new winners in both the driver and entrant category as John Macaluso (Winter Haven, FL), Ian James (Kissimmee, FL), and Mike Borkowski (Scottsdale, AZ), drove a Lola B2K/40-Nissan to victory for Miracle Motorsports/American Spirit Racing, co-sponsored this event by Mid-Florida Banks. The win was the first in the ALMS for Miracle Motorsports team owner John Macaluso.
"It is truly a Miracle," stated Macaluso. "We had an internal gear box issue that began in the early hours of the race. We (Ian, Mike, and John) had to drive very cautiously so not to do any further damage. We had to baby this thing until the end. The boys did a terrific job, and I am so proud of Ian, Mike, and the entire Miracle crew. I also want to thank Mid-Florida Banks for the support that they put forth for this event. We hope to develop a deeper relationship with them in the future."
"As you come up through the ranks and see all the big races like Sebring, Daytona and Le Mans, it's a thrill to be now a Sebring winner," said James. "This team was born just three weeks ago. John deserves this win. We got the car so late we put a fresh engine in at the first of the week. We were crossing our fingers it would last."
"I've dreamed of running this event since I was a kid," states Mike, "not only have I been given the opportunity to drive in it, but we won. We were really apprehensive about the car making it until the end, but she held together and we are thrilled to be here. I want to thank John for this opportunity, and thank the sponsors for the valiant show this weekend."
For further race information and results, please visit www.miraclemotorsports.com.
ETCC: Audi Motorsport newsletter 2004-03-20
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