Sebring - Tenth Class Victory at Sebring for Alex Job Racing
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Sebring - Tenth Class Victory at Sebring for Alex Job Racing

Qualifying on the GT Daytona pole for 63rd Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring was Jeroen Bleekemolen in a Dodge Viper GT3-R. Sharing the driving duties were Ben Keating and Sebastiaan Bleekemolen. This was the same that caught fire and retired from last year's races. Starting second and fourth were the Porsche 911 GT America's of Alex Job Racing.

Leading the first hour was second fastest qualifier Mario Farnbacher in one of the Alex Job cars. He was followed closely by the pole winning Viper of Bleekemolen. In the second hour a different strategy allowed the Turner BMW with Boris Said behind the wheel to take the class lead. By the third hour Ben Keating was leading in the pole sitting Viper. The TI Automotive/Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper GT3-R would continue to lead the middle portion of the race.

By the halfway mark the other Alex Job car with Cooper MacNeil driving was in the class lead. In the eighth-hour four cars contended for the GT Daytona class lead. Taking turns out front were the two Alex Job Porsches, the pole winning Viper and the TRG-AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3.

In the final hour of the race, Farnbacher caught class leader James Davison in the AMR Aston Martin and passed him for first in GT Daytona on the inside of turn-13 on lap-274. Jeroen Bleekemolen was next to pass Davison and was closing quickly on Farnbacher. Farnhacher's Porsche ran off course at turn-10 in the final 10-minutes allowing Bleekemolen to inherit the lead.

Bleekemolen looked to have the class win wrapped-up but with 5-minutes to go the Viper retired with an overheating engine. His retirement allowed Farnbacher, Ian James and Alex Riberas to give team owner Alex Job his 10th Sebring win.

Davison finished second in the Aston Martin which he shared with Christina Nielsen and Brandon Davis. Townsend Bell, Bill Sweedler and Anthony Lazzaro finished third in Sweedler's Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia.

The next stop for the Tudor United SportsCar Championship will be at Long Beach on Saturday, April 18.