Alta Velocita Racing (AVR) driver/team owner Jerome Mee announced today he will join TUDOR United SportsCar Championship team Performance Tech Motorsports in the Petit Le Mans on Oct. 2-4 at Road Atlanta as well as next year’s Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.
Mee, from Houston, will team with David Ostella and James French in Performance Tech’s driver lineup in the No. 38 Dash Neighborhood/ Phillips 66 Prototype Challenge car for the 10-hour endurance event Saturday, Oct. 4 at Road Atlanta’s 2.54-mile, 12-turn circuit.
As a current competitor in the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda IMSA development series, Mee has decided to continue his move up the sports car ladder in 2015 with Performance Tech.
He will compete with the Florida-based team in the four NAEC events in 2015: the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona, Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen and Petit Le Mans.
“I basically raced as an independent the last three years, and this is my first real exposure to a pro team,” Mee said. “It’s unbelievable the amount of progress I feel like I can have with this team because they are incredibly professional.
“Brent O’Neill is about as straightforward of a guy as you are going to get. JJ (Jonatan Jorge), the coach, I feel I really hit it off with him, and I have an understanding of what his expectations are and how we communicated went really well (in testing).
“I don’t think I could get in a better situation than with Performance Tech to step up to this next level.”