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Sweedler, Bell Add Lime Rock to AJR Audi GTD Effort

Alex Job Racing set for additional race with Audi R8 LMS…

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Alex Job Racing is set for an additional race with its Audi R8 LMS, with Bill Sweedler and Townsend Bell set to take part in the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park later this month.

Sweedler confirmed to Sportscar365 they will enter the GT Daytona class contender in the GT-only round on July 21-22, adding to their Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup program with the Florida-based team.

“It’s a home race, I live in Connecticut and have a lot of friends and family there,” Sweedler told Sportscar365.

“Strangely, Lime Rock is not a place we’ve actually podiumed and done well. I think I podiumed back in 2009. We’d like to do well for the home town.”

The 2015 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship-winning pairing have had an up-and-down year, having scored a sixth place class finish at Daytona, followed up by issues at Sebring and 14th in last weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, alongside Frankie Montecalvo.

“Frankie, Townsend and I haven’t done well but as a team we’ve really gelled well.”

Sweedler said there’s been preliminary discussions to potentially also contest the GT-only round at Virginia International Raceway next month, although a decision has not yet been made.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John


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