Al Unser Jr., his son Al Unser III and Ivan Bellarosa will co-drive with JFC Racing owner Miles Jackson at the NASA 25 Hour of Thunderhill, Dec. 7-8 in Willows, Calif. JFC will be running the new Wolf GB08S V8-powered prototype, produced in Italy.
The return of Indy 500 winner Unser Jr. to driving sports cars started earlier this year when Al Jr. joined up with Jackson after meeting at a vintage race where Miles was running Little Al's 1982 Can-Am championship-winning car, the Frissbee GR2. Miles asked Al Jr. if he would like to run the NASA 25-hour race in December and he immediately agreed. The two-time Indy 500 winner and two time Daytona 24 Hours also brought along his son to co-drive for the team.
“It has been such a treat to have both Al Jr. and A3 join the team,” says Brian Roberts, director of operations for JFC Racing. “Al Unser Jr. is one of the nicest guys you will meet and the smiles that both he and his son produce keep the hard work going at JFC. We just finished competing in the Cascade 6 Hour at Portland International Raceway. Miles, Al Jr. and A3 are fast and know how to take care of the car. When Ivan joins the group, they should be unstoppable.”
Speed Euroseries, 2012 European champion, Bellarosa is the Wolf factory driver. He will join the JFC team for testing along with the factory team Avelon Formula (producers of the Wolf racecars) in November. Ivan and the factory team will then return in December to compete in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill.
JFC Racing is located in Auburn, Wash., and provides sales, technical support and service for all Wolf racecars in the U.S. and Canada.