ALTON, Va. (August 27, 2017) - Sebastian Landy (Great Falls, Va.) swept the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama doubleheader at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) this weekend by winning both races.
Landy claims the 3.27-mile, 17-turn scenic road course in southwest Virginia as his home track and this weekend that claim led to two overall Platinum Cup victories in the No. 49 entry for Alex Job Racing and Forto Strong Coffee.
Qualifying fifth on Saturday, Landy was able to get a good start keeping the front runners in his sights. As competitors made on track mistakes, he was able to capitalize and keep the No 49 Porsche in contention at the front. Running second with just two laps remaining, Landy was able to get inside race leader McKay Snow going into the track's signature Oak Tree turn. With a strong exit off one of the slowest turns on the track he was able to hold off Snow and take his first win on the season.
For Sunday's race, the young Landy took the green flag from the second row in fourth. By lap two he moved up to third position battling with the No. 24 Porsche. With 24 minutes remaining the leading Porsche of McCay Snow went off in the Oak Tree turn and a few minutes later the leading No. 3 Porsche of Trenton Estep had a puncture. Landy had driven a calculated race, posting consistent lap times as he took the lead and grabbing his second win of the weekend.
"It is hard to describe," Landy said. "Coming off of Road America, which were the two best results we have had all year we just wanted to get better. I am not sure I expected two wins this weekend. This is my home track, but we kind of struggled off of the trailer earlier in the weekend. Even after the last race yesterday the guys were up until mid-night improving on the No. 49 Forto Coffee Porsche. I think the work effort and being in a position to take advantage of every opportunity put us on top of the podium twice this weekend.
"It was fortunate for me that the competitors in front of me had issues both days. But, we were in a position to take advantage and we did. A great weekend for me and the team here at VIR!"
"Wow what a weekend," Alex Job, team owner said. "We had very strong runs at Road America and we felt that Sebastian was ready for a win. Coming to his home track we were optimistic. After qualifying we knew we had our work cut out for us and he delivered. We may not have been the fastest car this weekend, but he put us in a position to have success on both days. Going away with two wins is a great weekend of racing."
The IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama will travel to Sonoma Raceway, September 15-17 to support the IndyCar weekend in northern California.
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.