Fresh off a race win at Road America a few weeks ago, Global Racing Group driver James Roe Jr. was aiming for the top step of the podium during the final F3 Americas Powered by Honda event of the season. Taking place at the fast and bumpy Sebring International Raceway, the young Irish driver added a sixth place finish to a pair of top-five results as he closed the 2019 season fifth in the championship point standings and received six FIA Super License points.
“It was a decent year for me in my first year of F3, but definitely could have be better,” explained James Roe. “I learned a lot and for me, 2020 starts now. I am going to strive to be better, faster and stronger next season as I look to challenge for a championship. I achieved several of my goals in 2019 and will reset them for next year.”
After qualifying sixth for the first wheel-to-wheel action of the weekend, James Roe Jr. maintained his position in race one to finish sixth. Race two and three saw an increase in speed, and with that came better results as Roe finished fifth on Saturday afternoon’s second race of the weekend and repeated that performance on Sunday morning during the final race of the 2019 season.
“I need to say thank you to the team. They worked tirelessly all weekend long chasing a brake issue and replaced many parts to find the root of the problem. Additionally, on top of that, they stayed late into the night on Saturday to replace a gearbox bearing that failed during the day. Super proud to be part of this program and can’t thank the guys enough.”
Roe continued, “The main thing that I have learned this year is that track position is half the battle in this series. With the competitiveness of the teams and the talent level of the drivers, it is difficult to pass at the facilities that we compete at.”
“I can’t thank everyone for their support all season long,” added Roe. “The team did a stellar job all year long and a huge congratulations to them for finishing first and second in the driver’s championship with three drivers in the top-five and dominating the Team Championship to claim that title as well. I can’t thank my supporters enough for their assistance all year. Thank you to CJJ Motorsports, Topcon Positioning Group, The Vortex Companies, Bennett Law Office and Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, without them I would not be where I am today.”
For more information on James Roe and his 2020 racing program, or information on how to join his growing partner list, please contact James at JamesJr@JamesRoeJr.com or visit him online at JamesRoeJr.com. Also, be sure to follow James via social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
CJJ Motorsports, a strong supporter of Irish competitors, was founded by John Campion, who is a native of Cork, Ireland and a rally car enthusiast. CJJ Motorsports supports various racing teams including Team Ireland, CJJ 191, Formula Female and Osprey Racing. Additionally, CJJ Motorsports helps the racing careers of several drivers including James Roe, Jr.
Topcon Positioning Group, always one step ahead in technology and customer benefits, Topcon Positioning Group is an industry leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of precision measurement and workflow solutions for the global construction, geospatial and agriculture markets. Their core technologies include high-accuracy GPS systems, precision off-highway equipment automation systems, terrestrial and mobile high-resolution scanning systems, and various software systems for surveying, design, site management and connecting workflow in the industries we serve. Learn more at topconpositioning.com.
The Vortex Companies deliver advanced trenchless products and services to cost effectively rehabilitate the nation’s aging water, sewer and industrial infrastructure. Strategically located throughout the US, Vortex delivers environmentally friendly inspection, assessment, and trenchless contracting solutions — along with a complete line of advanced repair materials and equipment — to permanently repair pipes, manholes and other structures without the need for digging. The company was built with the vision of providing a wide range of solutions, under a single roof, supported by highly experienced and trained personnel. Learn more at www.vortexcompanies.com.
Bennett Law Office is a full-service transactional law firm located in the Missoula Valley, dedicated to providing a wide range of legal services. These services include the areas of tax-free vehicle registration, estate planning, commercial transactions, entity planning, liquor licensing, and real estate. The members and staff at Bennett Law Office, P.C. are committed to providing the highest degree of professional service and take pride in the consistent quality of their work.
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) is a not-for-profit organization (Charity Reg Number No: 20065379) that supports high-potential social entrepreneurs to tackle Ireland’s social problems. SEI’s ‘spark, seed, scale’ programs support social entrepreneurs from start up to scale up. Since its foundation in 2004, SEI has supported more than 264 social entrepreneurs whose projects have directly impacted 1.7 million people all over Ireland, creating over 1,345 employment opportunities. For more information, see www.socialentrepreneurs.ie. Follow SEI on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.
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