Series notes on Magnussen's wild ride

MAGNUSSEN'S WILD RIDE TO SON'S BIRTH Corvette Racing's Jan Magnussen has put in his share of storming stints in his American Le Mans Series career. However nothing beats his drive from Sunday's Danish touring car race in what turned into a mad...

MAGNUSSEN'S WILD RIDE TO SON'S BIRTH

Corvette Racing's Jan Magnussen has put in his share of storming stints in his American Le Mans Series career. However nothing beats his drive from Sunday's Danish touring car race in what turned into a mad dash for the hospital with a pregnant wife going into labor in the passenger's seat!

"It was about nine o'clock that evening after the race. We were about 90 minutes from the hospital when her water broke," said Jan, who won two of the three rounds at Jyllandsringen. "I'm usually pretty calm under pressure but I drove like an absolute madman that night! We arrived at the hospital with no problems, and then I went home to pack a bag for her."

About 12 hours later, Jan and Christina welcomed Luca Magnussen to the world. He was born a bit premature, the proud papa said, but doctors expect no problems. He joins big brother Kevin, last year's Danish Formula Ford champion and now a championship contender in Formula Renault.

Jan will try for his fourth career victory at Mosport International Raceway on Sunday. All three previous wins have come with Corvette teammate Johnny O'Connell, and the two will pair up again at this weekend's Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport.

The race will air live on SPEED. American Le Mans Radio presented by Porsche and Living Timing & Scoring will be available on Racehub at americanlemans.com. Live coverage also can be heard on Sirius 126 in the US and XM 242. You can follow the Series on Twitter (almsnotes).

The race will also mark the eighth round of the 2009 MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge. Tickets are available at americanlemans.com and mosport.com.

-credit: alms

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Series ALMS
Drivers Jan Magnussen
Teams Corvette Racing