J3 Racing secured another top ten finish in the latest round of the American Le Mans Series after Tim Sugden and Justin Jackson took eighth in the GT2 class at Road America.

Sugden qualified the #79 Porsche 911 RSR in eight place in the GT2 pack despite admitting that the car was struggling to keep pace with the leading cars in the class thanks to a lack of grip.

Team-mate Jackson started the car from the fourth row in GT2, but - like many of the other GT2 runners - he was in the wrong place at the wrong time when an LMP2 car suffered an engine failure on lap ten which sprayed both the circuit and a number of cars with oil.

"The P2 car really slicked the track," he said. "There was no caution flag, so I just had drive through it. The car was pretty good. We made a slight change this morning and I think I liked the car better yesterday. We were getting pulled down the straight by six car lengths which is tough to give-up at this long track."

Sugden then took over for his stint behind the wheel, but the team kept losing out when yellow flags went out for numerous caution periods and left the team to finish eighth.

"We seemed to be in the wrong place on the track every time the yellows flew sending us a lap down," he said. "I couldn't believe our bad luck. Usually those things equal out in the end, but not for us today. The car was a little better than yesterday. It would have been nice to be able to try and make-up some positions on the restarts, but we got down early."

 

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