Monday, February 27, 2017 – Highlands, NJ – Alex Job Racing driver Frankie Montecalvo completed a successful two-day test with teammates Bill Sweedler and Townsend Bell at Sebring late last week. After finishing P6 in class on the high banks of Daytona at the Rolex 24 in January, the Alex Job Racing team is switching gears to get their #23 Audi R8 LMS ready for the flat, but bumpy 3.74-mile circuit that is Sebring International Raceway.
“We just finished a successful two-day test at Sebring. The car was great, and once again, Alex Job Racing and Audi did an incredible job to have the car ready set up and ready for the test. We rolled off the truck pretty quick on Thursday and ended the day P3 in class which was really good,” explained Montecalvo.
Montecalvo’s last trip to Sebring was in 2014 with PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports in the PC Class. In 2011, he finished second in the PC Class with CORE Autosport with co-drivers Jon Bennett and Ryan Dalziel. Montecalvo has also navigated the track in prototype lites cars and has enjoyed success while participating in Vintage Racing Endurance events at Sebring.
“Sebring is a difficult track to get around, and it takes some time to remember where the bumps are and where they aren’t. It’s been almost three years since I’ve been here, so it took me a little while to get up to speed safely, but I was able to chip away at my lap times throughout the day and ran some of my fastest laps during the last session.”
“It was definitely a great test. Thursday and Friday were super long days in the car, but it was really great to get all the seat time, and it’s been great training for the 12 Hour. I’m looking forward to getting some more endurance training in at home, and I can’t wait to get back to Sebring and compete for a class win at the 12 Hour in a little over two weeks.”
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