Driver Spotlight: Johannes van Overbeek
Driver, No. 2 Extreme Speed Motorsports/Tequila Patron HPD ARX-03b
With two races under your belt, how do you feel the Balance of Performance is between the P2 & DP cars?
“It’s a tough task. Let’s face it, not all DP/P2 teams are going to be happy all the time. Sebring was a step forward towards the goal of bringing parity between the two different cars.”
Do you think the new rules announced this week (regarding full-course cautions and in-car cameras) will help the on-track competition?
“Only time will tell, but it should help for most incidents. By having a system in place that clearly identifies the culprit(s) can only help bring a more complete and accurate picture when decisions need to be made. ”
Talk about some of the challenges the Long Beach circuit presents.
“Long Beach is narrow and its track limits are unyielding. Passing requires patience and usually a mistake by the car in front of you.”
How does the strategy differ from a street course like Long Beach to a natural road course?
“The race length factors more into strategy than the type of circuit. Since Long Beach is a very short race, everything tends be more aggressive; strategy, driving and qualifying.”
If you could put the ultimate road trip song list together, what would you include?
“My music interests are extremely varied; old country, blue grass, house and blues to name a few. Waylon Jennings is the one constant. Maybe it was hearing his voice in during the opening theme of the “Dukes of Hazard” show I watched as a kid that compels me to include him.”