JDX RACING ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO GTC FOR 2011

JDX Racing is pleased to announce it’s full season entry into the 2011 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron GT Challenge category of competition. JDX marks a return to professional race team leadership for Jeremy Dale, who previously served as President of the Champ Car race-winning and Formula Atlantic series championship-winning RuSPORT team.

Lead driver of the #11 JDX Racing / Porsche 997 GT3 Cup car will be 2-time Sebring GT class winner, Nick Ham. Alongside Nick will be gentlemen drivers, Chris Thompson and Scott Blackett. JDX Racing will make its on-track debut this week at the ALMS Sebring Winter Test in Sebring, Florida.

JDX Racing, based in Loveland CO, is co-owned by Jeremy Dale and Harrison Brix. Dale, a well-known and popular Canadian driver in the IMSA paddock of the 80’s and 90’s, achieved multiple IMSA wins, including 2 World Sports Car (WSC) victories at the Daytona 24 Hour endurance event. After stepping out of the driver’s seat and into team management roles in open-wheel racing, Dale sees 2011 as the right time to transition from team management to team ownership.

Jeremy Dale – “Our future in motorsport is ahead of us and I want JDX Racing to play an active role in helping the sport I love move forward. Team ownership gives me the best opportunity to help our patrons, partners, and supporters.”

Harrison Brix grew up in the IMSA paddock alongside his father, the late Harry Brix, owner of Brix Racing where Dale had great success as a driver. Harrison himself raced sports cars professionally from 2003 to 2008, including co-driving a Ferrari F430 GT2 car in the 2008 ALMS season. “I am extremely excited to be partnered with Jeremy in creating a solid, professional and talented team. We are looking forward to developing a great enterprise with like-minded people working together to build strong partnerships. JDX Racing will translate this philosophy into great success on and off the race track,” said Brix.

Dale adds, “I’m incredibly excited to get back to the IMSA paddock after so many years away. I’ve had the pleasure to meet and work with some of the brightest and most talented people in every facet of motorsports and the core group at JDX Racing is no exception. Having Nick Ham lead our driver lineup, Chris Lerch engineering the car, and Larry Ellert in the role of crew chief, I feel as though the knowledge base and foundation of JDX is deep and strong.”

Nick Ham commented “It’s great for me to get back into a Porsche race car, especially being supported by such an experienced group of career racing professionals. The teams and drivers in the American Le Mans Series are exceptional, so I know we have our work cut out for us. None of us are bothered by the idea of hard work and strong competition. That’s exactly what we love about this sport”

Dale continued, stating, “After all my years in racing, it’s hard to believe this is my first experience working with Porsche Motorsport North America. Their reputation for racing support is unmatched and it goes without saying that the 2011 GT3 Cup car is a phenomenal piece of engineering. We’re looking forward to working with Porsche, Yokohama and other American Le Mans Series partners throughout 2011, and we can’t wait for our inaugural race, the 59th running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.”

For more information: info@jdxracing.com.

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