Motors ports is often about having the fastest car in the game, even if it means switching manufacturers like a pop star switches costumes in a concert.
But for Tavares, Florida-based Alex Job Racing (AJR), this year marks team’s 27thconsecutive season racing at least one Porsche in North America. The story of the team’s success actually began more than 30 years ago, with team owner Alex Job having spent two decades in the retail automobile business, primarily with Porsche, before pursuing racing as a full-time business.
Job himself drove in the 1970s part time, retiring from driving later in the decade to handle ownership of and car preparation for the team. AJR has earned 70 wins since 1995 in major sports car competitions, including two Rolex 24 At Daytona GT Class wins in 1999 and 2013.
The team has also won five championships (GT in 2002–2004 and GTC 2012-2013) complimented by two GT class wins at the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans. The team also has 10 Sebring 12-hour wins including last year’s GTD class victory.
For this year’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, AJR will enter two Porsche 911 GT3 R race cars. In the No. 22 Alex Job Racing/WeatherTech entry, Cooper MacNeil, Leh Keen and Gunnar Jeanette will contest the race, while drivers in No. 23 Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing car will be Mario Farnbacher and Alex Riberas.
“From his experience in the automotive retail business to his success as a driver and mechanic, Alex has all the tools to run a productive motor sports operation and his championships over the 27 years of Alex Job Racing have proven he can put that rubber to the road,” said Porsche Motorsport North America President and Chief Executive Officer Jens Walther. “And we’re proud that he continues to choose Porsche as his preferred marque.”