Alex Job Racing signs Dino Steiner for 2008 IMSA Challenge by Michelin TAVARES, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2008) -- Alex Job Racing announced today that it signed German driver Dino Steiner for the 2008 IMSA Challenge by Michelin racing season. Steiner,...
Alex Job Racing signs Dino Steiner for 2008 IMSA Challenge by Michelin
TAVARES, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2008) -- Alex Job Racing announced today that it signed German driver Dino Steiner for the 2008 IMSA Challenge by Michelin racing season.
Steiner, who is coming off a fourth place finish in the Drivers' Championship from a year ago, returns for his third season of IMSA Challenge competition. In 2007, Steiner drove in all 11 races, earning his first IMSA Challenge victory at Mosport. In addition to his win, he also recorded three podium finishes, seven top-fives, and eight top-10 finishes.
Steiner is excited about the opportunity to drive for Alex Job Racing and looks to contend for the 2008 IMSA Challenge Championship.
"In racing, you always try to put the best package together to succeed," Steiner said. In IMSA Challenge, everyone has the same car so it is vital to have the best team behind you. AJR has proven to be one of the best sports car teams in the world and has great knowledge of Porsches. I have known the guys that work at AJR for many years and it has always been my goal to race for Alex one day.
"I am excited about the prospect of joining AJR for 2008. I believe we have a great chance to win a championship together. I have been a consistent frontrunner over the last two [IMSA Challenge] seasons, but to be honest, my goal and expectation in 2008 is to win the championship plain and simple."
"I have known Dino Steiner for some time and have followed his success in the IMSA Challenge," Team Owner Alex Job said. "It is great to now be running his car in the 2008 Championship. My crew chief Kerry Foote and Dino have been good friends for a long time and have raced together before. They are looking forward to working together again.
"I am looking forward to getting back to the ALMS with this IMSA Challenge program. We missed competing in the ALMS during the 2007 season. That was the first time since 1998, the beginning of the ALMS, that we were not competing there."
With the signing of Steiner, AJR makes its return to IMSA racing. Known as one of the most winning and most respected sports car racing teams, AJR will campaign two Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars during the entire 13-race season and is looking for a driver to be Steiner's teammate.
"Right now, we are actively seeking a second driver to be Dino's season-long teammate," Job said. "This would be a great opportunity for a funded amateur driver to not only compete at the highest level of IMSA Challenge competition, but also legitimately contend for a championship. With that in mind, we would like to hear from those drivers who are interested in an opportunity like this."