Alex Job Racing Set For GTC Title Run
TAVARES, Fla. — Alex Job Racing has set its driver lineup for the 2011 American Le Mans Series season, which begins March 20 at Florida’s Sebring Int’l Raceway.
The team will field the No. 23 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup entry with sponsorship from Battery Tender for drivers Leh Keen, Bill Sweedler and Brian Wong in the GTC class during the 59th running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.
Sweedler was in the thick of the GTC championship hunt right up to the final event at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga., last season. The Connecticut driver posted four podium finishes and was honored at the season ending banquet as the Founders Cup and Yokohama Ladder award winner.
Keen is back in the ALMS after a stellar showing at Sebring in 2010. He was the fastest GTC qualifier and set the 20 fastest race laps in the race. Wong is a regular on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West and has previous ALMS experience in the LMP class.
Keen and Sweedler will serve as the primary drivers for the team throughout the season, with Wong joining the team during certain events.
“We have a strong team heading into the 2011 season,” said team owner Alex Job. “Bill is coming back to see if he can get the championship that we were so close to winning last year. Leh is really fast and it was great that we could get him in the car for the majority of the season. He really turned a lot of heads at Sebring last year and that gives us a lot of confidence heading into the season opener in March. Brian brings a wide variety of experience driving Porsches, prototypes and stock cars to the team. We are working hard toward a strong season opener at Sebring.”