SEBRING, Fla. - Alex Job Racing was inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame Friday afternoon.
The team, owned by Alex and Holly Job, have won the storied Sebring 12 Hours a record 10 times. The team, based in Tavares, Florida, was founded in 1995 and has since captured 70 major sports car racing victories, five championships (GT in 2002-2004, and GTC 2012-2013) and two GT class wins at the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans. The team also boasts 10 Sebring 12-hour wins including last year's GTD class victory. Jobs' record of success has come along with 27 years of partnership with Porsche.
Alex Job receives award from Derek Bell.
"It's a big emotional moment," Alex Job said of being inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame. "I never, ever expected this. It's beyond my wildest dreams. To be part of the history here at Sebring go forward is just incredible.
"I'm very sad that Holly [Job] is not here to accept it with me because she's 50 percent of this, if not more. She should be accepting the award. Unfortunately, she could not here. But, she's here in our hearts.
"It's all about the people," Job said describing all of team members that contributed to Alex Job Racing's success over the years. "This is the epitome of team sport I always say. It takes everyone doing the best job they can - drivers and crew included - to be successful. We've got a great team. We've got a great engineering staff. We have incredibly dedicated crew people. And, we've been blessed with some really strong drivers through the years. We've also had some awesome partners like WeatherTech and The Heart of Racing. In years past, we've had Porsche support. All of that has led to this success."
Alex Job Racing has two Porsche 911 GT3 R race cars competing at Sebring this weekend. In the No. 22 Alex Job Racing/WeatherTech entry, Cooper MacNeil (Hinsdale, Ill.), Leh Keen (Atlanta) and Gunnar Jeanette (Salt Lake City, Utah) will contest the race, while drivers in No. 23 Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing car will be Ian James (Phoenix), Mario Farnbacher (Germany), and Alex Riberas (Spain).
Follow the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship from Sebring, Florida on IMSA.com, IMSA Radio and on television on March 16 at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2, on March 17 at 12 a.m. on FOX Sports 1 continuing at 2 p.m. on FOX Sports 1.
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Alex Job Racing
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 ten Sebring 12-hour wins.