Alex Job Racing, one of the most successful teams in American sports car racing, announced Friday that it will make a return to full-time ALMS competition for the 2010 season as part of the new GT Challenge class with a two-car entry.
“We are looking forward to returning to the American Le Mans Series and running the full schedule,” said team owner Alex Job. “In the time that we were in the series we were very successful with the Porsche factory, as well as on our own.”
The team's No. 81 Mission Foods/Alex Job Racing/Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car will be driven by sports car veteran Butch Leitzinger and Porsche road racer Juan Gonzalez. The team's No. 23 Battery Tender/Patrón/Alex Job Racing/Porsche 911 GT3 Cup entry will be driven by Bill Sweedler and Romeo Kapudija. Sweedler raced in the Patrón GT3 Challenge by Yokohama last season. He also made four ALMS starts in the 2009 GT Challenge class, with a runner-up finish at Lime Rock Park and two other podium finishes. Kapudija's racing resumé includes four ALMS starts with a pair of seventh-place GT finishes in 2003.
“We have assembled two strong cars and four great drivers to run for the GTC championship,” Job continued. “We will be introducing three new sponsors along with our program for 2010. Battery Tender will be featured along with Tequila Patrón and Mission Foods. We have taken delivery of two brand-new 911 GT3 Cup cars and have signed four fast drivers to run for the GTC championship. We will be announcing the third pair of drivers for Sebring in the coming weeks.”