CHARLESTON, SC (April 11, 2013) – Leh Keen returns to the famed Nürburgring for round two of the 2013 VLN Endurance Racing Championship at the famed “Ring.” Round one was to take place Saturday, March 23rd, but a snow storm forced the race to be canceled. The series will run the second round as scheduled this weekend, Saturday, April 13, weather permitting.
In between time Keen ran round three of the GRAND-AM GT Championship in the Brumos Porsche where and he and co-driver Andrew Davis placed in the top ten at a tricky Barber Motorsports Park circuit in Birmingham, Alabama. The 2009 and 2011 GRAND-AM GT Champion is also making select appearances in the Team West Alex Job Racing Ferrari in the American Le Mans Series. This will be his second-time racing at the 12.9-mile, 73-turn Nürburgring circuit.
“Last month I got zero laps, it was just snowed out,” Keen said. “I didn’t even go to the track. I ended up making it a bit of holiday and headed south to Italy. Farnbacher Racing is really eager to get the car out on the track. But the snow has been keeping them and everyone off the surface. Even another test day just last week was snowed out.”
So far the weather report for this weekend in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany looks promising.
Car front “I arrived today, and so far it is sunny and about 60 degrees. It’s a perfect day to be at the Nürburgring,” Keen continued. “The track looks pretty green as there are some cars driving on it and it also appears to be slippery.”
“This is really just a practice to get everyone situated with the car. I haven’t driven the track in a while, so it will be refreshing for me. The car looks amazing and if it drives anything like it looks, we will be in great shape.”
Joining Keen will be Christina Nielsen and Tomas Pivoda. Nielsen is a young talented female Danish race car driver who has competed with Farnbacher Racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup. Pivoda is from the Czech Republic and is an accomplished open wheel competitor who will be running in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland series this season.