TAVERES, Fla. - WeatherTech Racing has added Andrew Davis to the driver line-up of the No. 22 WeatherTech Racing GTD Porsche prepared by Alex Job Racing for the North American Endurance Championship events of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Davis completes the line-up with season regulars Cooper MacNeil and Leh Keen. Shane Van Gisbergen rejoins the team for the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona, Jan. 22-25.
Davis is the 2011 Rolex Series GT Champion and brings a resume that includes nine wins, 25 podiums and five pole positions to the No. 22 WeatherTech Porsche. Davis will join the team starting at the Roar Before the 24 weekend in preparation for the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona. Davis reunites with former Brumos Porsche teammate Leh Keen.
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join Alex Job Racing to contest the four rounds of the North American Endurance Championship," Davis said. "It has always been a goal of mine to drive for AJR, a team with such a rich history in sports car racing. It's truly an honor to be asked to join Cooper and Leh for the long races, and I'm really looking forward to running with such a winning organization. The No. 22 WeatherTech Porsche was the class of the field during the 2014 season, and the crew is currently hard at work to make the program even stronger for 2015. I want to thank Alex, Cooper and David MacNeil for making this a reality."
"There is certainly a special homecoming of sorts in having the chance to be paired back up with Leh Keen," he continued. "We are very close friends, and shared a special time together when we took the Rolex Series Championship for Brumos Racing back in 2011. We had a lot of great races together, but the manner in which we captured the championship at the finale at Mid-Ohio is something that neither of us will forget. In addition to Leh, I am getting back together with a bunch of former teammates that make up an excellent AJR squad. I know that they will make me feel right at home, and we can get right down to business!"
Team owner Alex Job has all of the pieces in place for the 22 for 2015.
"With WeatherTech behind us, we are in a position to be able to make quick decisions," Job said. "As soon as the driver ratings were released we went right to work on getting the best possible combination to give ourselves the greatest opportunity for success. Andrew brings a wealth of experience and speed behind the wheel of a Porsche and we are looking forward to having a very competitive 2015 season."
The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series will return to the track for the traditional Roar Before the 24 practice at Daytona International Speedway January 9-11, 2015 in preparation for the Rolex 24 At Daytona, January 22-25.
The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTD (GT Daytona) Class is made up of some the world's most sophisticated cars, including the Porsche 911 GT America, Ferrari 458, Aston Martin, BMW Z4, Viper SRT and Audi R8. All GTD Class cars run on the spec Continental tire.
Alex Job Racing is one of the most successful teams in sports car racing with 70 wins (since 1995); including two Rolex 24 GT Class wins in 1999 and 2013. This record is supported by 48 pole positions and 106 podium finishes. The team has won five championships (GTC 2013, 2012, GT in 2004, 2003 and 2002) complimented by their two GT class wins at Le Mans. The team also boasts nine Sebring 12-hour wins.
WeatherTech, headquartered in Bolingbrook, Illinois, has long been recognized by the discerning automotive enthusiast as a supplier of accessories of unparalleled quality. In addition to the WeatherTech brand, the company supplies products to many automobile manufacturers (OEM) as an original equipment supplier. In fact, WeatherTech currently supplies accessories to all four German manufacturers of luxury automobiles as well as a host of other automobile manufacturers worldwide!
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