Washington DC -- The GT class will give fans a lot of excitement as the green flag falls for the 2 hour and 45 minute ALMS race this weekend in Washington DC. Although the majority of the field is comprised of Porsches, many star sports car drivers will be in the race for the first race in Washington in over 80 years.
For the McKenna Alex Job Racing, they will enter the American Le Mans Series race in Washington, D.C., looking for their fourth GT victory of the season. Sascha Maassen, who drives the No. 23 McKenna Xybernaut Porsche with Lucas Luhr, has achieved his biggest wins on street circuits in Macau and Singen, Germany. He believes patience is the key to avoiding costly mishaps on the 1.7-mile Washington track.
"I drive really slowly and carefully and don't touch the walls!" he said. "Street circuits don't normally have a lot of grip, but the level of grip raises during the weekend. If you start pushing from the first moment, you are starting with risk when there is no need to risk anything, because the track will get quicker anyway. You should concentrate on staying on the track, improve your car and wait."
The winner of the Daytona 24 Hours and the Le Mans 24 Hours this season, The Racer's Group, will be in attendance with their #66 Mail2Web.com / Rennlist.com / ThaList.com / Suncoast Porsche GT3RS. Team owner Kevin Buckler will share the seat with Brian Cunningham. With a win at Mid Ohio earlier this season, Buckler's team looks to be the most poised to take a victory away from the Alex Job team.