Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – Highlands, NJ –Alex Job Racing driver Frankie Montecalvo is ready to compete for his first class win at the 65thrunning of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. Montecalvo completed a productive test with the Alex Job Racing team and co-drivers Bill Sweedler and Townsend Bell three weeks ago, and is poised to race for a GTD Class win at the 3.74-mile Florida circuit.
“It’s always such a privilege to come back to Sebring for the 12 Hour. It’s a very physically demanding race on the car and driver, and it’s just as hard and tough on the driver and equipment as the 24 Hours of Daytona. This is one of those events where it could honestly be anybody’s race,” explained Montecalvo.
“We had a really great test at Sebring three weeks ago, and I was able to get a lot of seat time and relearn where the bumps are and which ones you can drive over and which ones you can’t. It’s hard out there, but it certainly is rewarding when you see your lap times getting faster and faster.”
Montecalvo has battled for class wins in the PC category in years past at Sebring, and even finished second in class in 2011 with CORE Autosport. However, Montecalvo hopes to see his first 12 Hours of Sebring victory on Saturday.
“Alex Job Racing and Audi have done a tremendous job with the Audi R8 LMS. Our main goals for Saturday are to drive a clean race and make fewer mistakes than we did at Daytona. I think we definitely have the pace to fight for a podium finish, and as long as we can stay out of the garage and on track for the full 12 hours, we should be in a good position at the end of the day on Saturday.”
On track action for the 65th running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring begins on Thursday, March 16 through Saturday, March 18. The race starts at 10:40 AM EST on Saturday. You can watch Frankie race LIVE at 10:30 AM on IMSA.tv or the Fox Sports Go App (with Fox Sports 1 authentication). Live Broadcast coverage begins on Saturday at 12:30 PM until 11:00 PM on Fox Sports 1. Don’t forget to follow Frankie on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all of his racing news throughout the weekend!