TAVARES, Fla. - Sebastian Landy (Great Falls, Va.) is taking podium momentum to the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge races to be held at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) this weekend, August 25-27.
Landy stood on the podium twice in the last round of the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge at Road America. Young Landy is looking to translate that success to another long rolling road course at VIR this weekend. The 3.27-mile, 17-turn track located just outside of Danville is very similar in terrain to Road America and VIR is Landy's home track.
"I think that the key to having success at Road America was getting more time between myself and the team, having a better understanding of the car, and increased testing to help us know how to find that extra speed," Landy said. "I think that we've been a little unlucky at times this year, which has meant we weren't fully able to show all of our potential. It was great to finally have a weekend where we were able to show what the team and I think that we are capable of.
"VIR is a special place for me. It's my home track. One of my absolute favorite places to drive. I've raced there every year since I began racing. I'm fortunate enough to have won there on a couple different occasions. A highlight for me was winning the pole there last year in my first, and so far only, start in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. So to say that I'm excited to go back again this year is an understatement!
"Like Road America, VIR is a track where set-up is vital. Being able to optimize the car through the high speed corners and long straightaways, as well as in some of the more complex, slower corners, is an important and difficult task. One that I think we'll be up for!"
"I think Sebastian is ready to put two good weekends together," Alex Job, team owner said. "At Road America he took another step toward the front of the very competitive Platinum pack. Gong to VIR, his home track, maybe we can take another step up and get that first win of the season."
The IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama series will run in Alton, Va. Aug. 25 - 27 in support of the Michelin GT Challenge weekend at Virginia International Raceway.
This season, race fans can follow Alex Job Racing on Instagram @alexjobracing.
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.