BRASELTON, Ga. - Alex Job Racing drivers Bill Sweedler (Westport, Conn.), Townsend Bell (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) and Frankie Montecalvo (Highlands, N.J.), finished sixth in the GTD class in today's IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.
Bell started 13th on the GTD grid and had the No. 23 Alex Job Racing Audi R8 in the top-10 just eight laps into the 10-hour race. He kept it in the top-10 before handing it over to Sweedler, who also kept it in the top 10 during his first stint before turning it over to Montecalvo on lap 88.
BRASELTON, Ga., - Alex Job Racing drivers Bill Sweedler (Westport, Conn.) Townsend Bell (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) and Frankie Montecalvo (Highland, N.J.) will start the 20th running of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Motul Petit Le Mans from the seventh row at Road Atlanta tomorrow.
Bell had the wheel of the No. 23 Alex Job Racing Audi R8 LMS for the 15-minute qualifying session around the 2.5-mile, 12-turn circuit. The driver from California posted a lap of 1:21.648 on his fifth lap of the session. The team has been dialing in the Audi R8 LMS to a very warm track, temperatures at qualifying time were in the mid-80s. The team will take the start at 11:05 a.m. ET from the 13th position on the GTD grid.
BRASELTON, Ga. - Sebastian Landy (Great Falls, Va.) finished fifth in both Platinum Cup IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge races at Road Atlanta, as part of this weekend's Motul Petit Le Mans to close out the season.
In the first race, Landy started seventh in the Alex Job Racing prepared No. 49 Forto Strong Coffee Porsche 991. A couple laps into the race, he was up to fifth and running with the lead pack before the race went full course caution for a car that was stopped on track due to a fire in the cockpit. Landy avoided making contact with the stopped car, but went off track to do so and knocked the front splitter off the car in the process. He was fifth when the race returned to green and that's where he finished.
TAVARES, Fla., - Alex Job Racing drivers Bill Sweedler (Westport, Conn.) Townsend Bell (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) and Frankie Montecalvo (Highland, N.J.) are ready for 20th running of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Motul Petit Le Mans, October 4-7 at Road Atlanta.
The Alex Job led team took the opportunity to test at Road Atlanta in September to improve their chances for a strong run at the 20th anniversary of the endurance classic founded by Dan Panoz in 1997. Sweedler and Bell had a solid finish of eighth at Lime Rock in July, but the trio are looking for a stronger run this weekend at the 2.5-mile, 12-turn track located 45-minutes north of Atlanta. Running just five events this season the trio are looking to close out the season with a podium run.