California-bound Terry Borcheller will ease a Daytona Prototype race car around one of his favorite race tracks for the first time this week. The Gainesville, Ga., driver will compete in the first Rolex Sports Car Series race at Laguna Seca ...
Terry Borcheller will ease a Daytona Prototype race car around one of his favorite race tracks for the first time this week. The Gainesville, Ga., driver will compete in the first Rolex Sports Car Series race at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, Calif. The twisting 2.238-mile road course will be a challenge for the drivers and a treat for the fans.
"I love the track," Borcheller said. "I'm very excited to race at Laguna in the prototype for the first time. Laguna is not the easiest track to pass on and you've got some pretty serious competition. It should be a lot of fun to watch -- and fun to drive."
less weight, more power
Borcheller will drive the No. 54 Bell Motorsports/Feeds the Need Pontiac-Doran JE4 in the May 1 Rolex Series race, sharing the wheel with Ralf Kelleners of Dusseldorf, Germany. The pair will benefit from the attention of team owner Jim Bell, who was fortunate to share the Aasco Motorsports shop in Anaheim, Calif., between west-coast races.
"The prototype has lost a little bit of weight and gained a little bit of power. Hopefully, there are more tricks up Jim's sleeve to make it more competitive," Borcheller noted. "The car stayed at Dennis Aase's shop since the Fontana [Calif.] race -- they were kind enough to let us work out of there."
Borcheller will also drive the No. 33 Unitech Racing Nissan 350Z in a Grand-Am Cup race on April 30. His co-driver, Mike Cronin, Jr. of La Verne, Calif., will enhance his previous training at Laguna Seca with extra track time. "This will be Mike's first time racing at Laguna, but he's got some track time there and he's also going to run the Miata race, so that should help him quite a bit," Borcheller said.
Borcheller's wife Tracy and their two young children will join him in Monterey. Following the race weekend, they'll travel to their former hometown of Phoenix for a reunion with friends and family.
The Rolex Sports Car Series race is set for Sunday, May 1 from noon to 2:45 pm on the 2.238-mile Laguna Seca Raceway road course in Monterey, Calif. The Grand-Am Cup race will run on the same track on Saturday, April 30 from 2:45 pm to 5 pm.
The Rolex Series race will be telecast live on Speed Channel on Sunday, May 1 from noon to 3 pm (3 pm to 6 pm ET).