JDX Racing enjoyed their third consecutive podium finish at Road America last weekend.
At the seventh round of this year’s American Le Mans Series, drivers Martin Ragginger and Chris Cumming were able to finish second place in a highly competitive GTC class that went down to the last lap of the race.
It follows a strong performance at the previous round, where they dominated at Mid-Ohio.
Regular driver, Michael Valiante was unable to drive this weekend, and was replaced by Ragginger. The team had endured a scare earlier in the weekend as contact was made between an LMPC car and the JDX Racing Porsche in a practice session which had damaged the car’s suspension.
Nevertheless the team were able to qualify the car sixth on the grid, and Chris Cummings was able to make quick progress through the GTC field early in the race. After driving a two hour stint, the car was brought into the pits in the lead of the class before Ragginger took over.
“I’m very proud of the entire JDX team for a job well done this weekend. The crew had to work extra hard to get us back on track after a couple of setbacks during the event and performed flawlessly on pit lane during the race,” driver Chris Cumming said.
“Raggi had a long hard fight in the closing stint and after everything that happened this weekend, second place almost feels like a win,” he added.
“Chris out-drove the field in his stint and brought the car into the pits with the lead. Some pit traffic cycled us back to 3rd but we knew the leader still had to pit. I’m really proud of what he did, Chris is a very talented driver and he made my job that much easier. I had a huge battle on my hands chasing down the #22 car and holding off the #34, those guys are world class drivers and JDX is a world class team,” Ragginger added.