Monday, October 30, 2006

AJ Racing going on "hiatus" from ALMS...

No, not me - Alex Job Racing has announced they won't be back in ALMS next year.

The #23 AJRacing Porsche

[from] Alex Job Racing closed the American Le Mans season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and will take a leave of absence from the series in ’07. The team has run every race in the ALMS series since its inception.

Since 1999 Alex Job Racing has amassed 39 wins, 46 pole positions, 79 podiums, and entered 94 cars in the American Le Mans Series. The team also posted three series championships, and two 24 Hour of Le Mans wins. The team boasts six, 12 hours of Sebring victories with a record of 18 consecutive years participating in the March classic.

Note -- Alex Job Racing was one of the first teams that I got to introduce M&mdash to, back in 2004. One thing I know she'll never forget, is Sascha Maassen and yours truly, clowning it up after his victory in the Petit Le Mans. Sascha is now with the Penske Porsche RS Spyder team in P2 class - or, now the 2006 ALMS P2 Champion Porsche RS Spyder. Oh, how I wish we still had the pictures from that...

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Home, cold and wet...

(The downhill run into Turn 12, after Thursday's rain)

I am now back from Road Atlanta, and my latest article is posted at (link corrected to reflect permanent mirror link for the article - ajm). This was my fifth time covering Petit Le Mans, and my third with Mylia accompanying me. The trip gets to be more fun every year, as she and I both get the biggest kick in the world out of the road racing at the (decreasingly) rural circuit in Braselton, GA.

The article covered only about 60% of what I wanted to discuss this time around, but it was already approaching record length and I didn't want to stretch things out too far. Had I an extra day to edit the thing, I might've produced a more compact and concise report, but oh well.

The above photo is from the gallery I put together - at least one of the pictures (a Courage C65-Mazda (LMP2) at speed) is quite the money shot - so feel free to peruse the pics, as well as the AE article, and let me know what you think.