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2017 Goodbyes: Alex Job Racing

DSC says farewell to one of the most successful privateer GT teams in history

Formed in 1988, by Alex and his late and much missed lady Holly Job, Alex Job Racing in its near 30-year history became one of the most recognisable and successful GT teams in America. Sadly though, Alex has now announced that he will focus from here on in on the team’s historic restoration and competition arms going forward, the contemporary competition programmes will cease.

Originally a tiny effort run out of a garage in 1998, Alex built the first two cars they raced, and by 1990 the team began to race full-time, moving into a far larger workshop in 1991.

From there the trophy cabinet began to fill, the team going on to win over 80 races in the ALMS, Grand-Am and IMSA. The team won five teams championships (GTC 2013, 2012, GT in 2004, 2003 and 2002), four drivers championships (in ALMS GT and GTC classes – 2002, 2003, 2012 & 2013), took two Le Mans 24 Hours class wins (2003 and 2005), two Rolex 24 GT Class wins in 1999 and 2013 (with Audi) and 10 Sebring 12 Hours class wins.

The team also finished runner up four times, scored 48 pole positions and ended up with Alex himself in the Sebring Hall of Fame.

Known principally for racing Porsches, in GT, GT2, GTD and GTC competition in the ALMS and Le Mans, the team also competed with other marques too. Amongst their other programmes the team has run a Ruby Tuesday-backed Crawford DP, a Lotus Evora GTE, Audi R8 LMS and Yokohama-shod Ferrari 458, with varying degrees of success!

Being a highly-successful and eventually works-blessed team, also meant that some of the best GT driving talent worked with Alex Job Racing over the years, the team racing with names like Hurley Haywood, Bill Auberlen, Cort Wagner, Dirk Mueller, Darryl Havens and Mike Fitzgerald, Kelly Collins, Anthony Lazarro, Randy Pobst, Sascha Maassen, Emanuel Collard, Timo Bernhard, Jorg Bergmeister, Marc Lieb, Romain Dumas, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Wolf Henzler and Lucas Luhr.

It’s been an incredible journey, which has left Alex (above) with countless pieces of silverware.

Here’s a look back at the key cars and accolades from Alex Job Racing, year-by-year.

Key achievements:

1995: IMSA, 2 x GTS-2 Class Wins

1996: IMSA, 1 x GTS-2 Class Win

1998: IMSA, 3 x GT3 Class Wins

1999: American Le Mans Series, 2 x GT Class Wins

1999: Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, GT Class Win

2000: American Le Mans Series, 2 x GT Class Wins

2001: American Le Mans Series, 3 x GT Class Wins

2002: American Le Mans Series, 8 x GT Class Wins

2002: American Le Mans Series, GT Championship Win

2003: American Le Mans Series, 8 x GT Class Wins

2003: American Le Mans Series, GT Championship Win

2003: Le Mans 24 Hours, GT Class Win

2004: American Le Mans Series, 7 x GT Class Wins

2004: American Le Mans Series, GT Championship Win

2005: American Le Mans Series, 4 x GT Class Wins

2005: Le Mans 24 Hours, GT2 Class Win

2006: American Le Mans Series, 1 x GT2 Class Win

2006: Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series, 3 x DP Wins

2007: Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series, 1 x DP Win

2009: Patron GT3 IMSA Challenge, 1 x Platinum Cup Class Win

2009: PCA Race Series, 3 x Race Wins

2010: American Le Mans Series, 2 x GTC Class Wins

2010: Patron GT3 IMSA Challenge, 1 x Platinum Cup Class Win

2011: IMSA Porsche Cup, 1 x Class Win

2012: American Le Mans Series, 4 x GTC Class Wins

2012: American Le Mans Series, GTC Championship Win

2013: American Le Mans Series, 2 x GTC Class Wins

2013: Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, GT Class Win

2015: United SportsCar Championship, 2 x GTD Class Wins

2016: WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, 1 x GTD Class Win