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Terry Borcheller is Proud of 24 hours of Le Mans Placement

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ACEMCO Motorsports drivers Terry Borcheller, Christian Fittipaldi and Johnny Mowlem were prepared for the challenge of the grueling 24 hours of Le Mans. Their car, the ACEMCO S7R owned by Jeff Giangrande was also ready.

Borcheller and Mowlem experienced co-driving the ACEMCO car in 2005, but the Le Mans race was the first outing for the ACEMCO car in 2006. In the end, they did well in the world famous sports car race, 6th in the GT1 Class and 11th overall.

 
Terry Borcheller at Le Mans, Photo Courtesy of Bas Kaligis
Terry Borcheller at Le Mans,  Photo Courtesy of Bas Kaligis
Since 1923 the world’s best drivers have raced powerful cars in an incredible battle for international bragging rights. Borcheller began racing karts in 1979 at 13-years-old. He was a National Champion by 1983 and has 6 professional Series Drivers Championships and 57 Professional Race wins in 7 series at 20 tracks. Borcheller said products from K&N Engineering have always been part of his racing life. “We’re used K&N Air Filters at Le Mans and I use K&N Air Filters whenever I race,” said Borcheller. “The K&N Filters give me more power on the track. It’s very easy to promote K&N products. I believe in K&N products.”

ACEMCO Motorsports spent the whole winter working on development and testing the S7R for the French assault. “We did a lot to make the car better for Le Mans, straightway speed, engine and air flow,” said Borcheller. “The Corvette ran better than it did last year.”

“I’ve raced Le Mans before, but this was the first time I ever started,” said Borcheller. “It was such an honor, and I had the whole race in my hands right off the bat. It was also a big responsibility, if something bad happens it usually occurs at the start.”

Borcheller, Fittipaldi and Mowlem split the race evenly for the most part. “My first stint was longer than we planned,” said Borcheller. “I drove a stint-and-a-half and was running 3rd. From there we single stinted into evening. At dusk we double stinted until mid morning, which wore everybody out.”

The team lost a little time when a $2.00 latch broke. They also went down for 40 minutes in the middle of the night after losing a wheel bearing. “We calculated it out and we would have finished 6th overall and 3rd in class if we did not loose that wheel bearing,” said Borcheller. “A lot of things can go wrong at Le Mans. It was an accomplishment however, to finish 11th overall.”

ACEMCO S7R, Photo Courtesy of Bas Kaligis
ACEMCO S7R, Photo Courtesy of Bas Kaligis
Borcheller came back home to Georgia exhausted from Le Mans. “I had to have an IV saline solution to re-hydrate me,” he said. “I felt a lot better with the additional fluids and I’m getting ready to race again.”

Also check out the Terry Borcheller at Laguna Seca video.

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