Terry Borcheller will spend as much time in the air as on track this week, competing in sports-car races in Canada and the United States. The Gainesville, Ga., driver is sharing a charter plane with fellow drivers Butch Leitzinger and Andy...
Terry Borcheller will spend as much time in the air as on track this week, competing in sports-car races in Canada and the United States. The Gainesville, Ga., driver is sharing a charter plane with fellow drivers Butch Leitzinger and Andy Wallace, commuting between le Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
Borcheller will drive the No. 54 Bell Motorsports Pontiac-powered Doran JE4 with Ralf Kelleners of Dusseldorf, Germany, in the Rolex Sports Car Series at Mont-Tremblant and the No. 63 ACEMCO Motorsports Saleen S7R with Johnny Mowlem of London, England, in the American Le Mans Series at Mid-Ohio. He'll test at Mont-Tremblant on Thursday, practice at Mid-Ohio on Friday, race at Mont-Tremblant on Saturday and race at Mid-Ohio on Sunday.
"We had a good finish at Mont-Tremblant last year -- we were on the podium -- and we had a podium finish in the last race at Laguna Seca, so we have good momentum," Borcheller said of his Rolex Series effort. "I love Mont-Tremblant. It's a great rhythm track, very challenging and there are lots of places to pass. It's Ralf's first time there, but he'll absolutely like it."
Borcheller is also optimistic about the American Le Mans Series race. The ACEMCO team struggled with a mandated wing reduction at the last race, but series officials have allowed the team to return to the original wing size, giving the car more stability.
"Mid-Ohio is a real good track for the Saleen, so we could do well if we're ready," Borcheller noted. "We did a test day last week with the wing and it went well. It's good to know we don't have that unknown variable to deal with."
The six-hour Rolex Sports Car Series race is set for 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday, May 21 on the 2.65-mile Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec. It will be televised live on Speed Channel from 11 am to 5:30 pm. The American Le Mans Series race is scheduled for noon to 2:45 pm on Sunday, May 22 on the 2.25-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. It wll air live on CBS Sports from 1 pm to 3 pm.