Johannes van Overbeek
Johannes raced go-karts as a child, and began racing sedans at eighteen. Since 1996, he has competed in several racing series in North America, including the Speed World Challenge, the American Le Mans Series, and Grand-Am. In 2007, he won the Porsche Cup, and was ranked as the top non-factory Porsche driver in the world. He finished third in 2008. As of 2013, he has eight wins in the ALMS. He was the only driver in ALMS to finish in the top three of the driver's championship every year from 2004 to 2008. In 2009 he drove for Flying Lizard Motorsports. He switched to Extreme Speed Motorsports for 2010. It is the first time his regular drive has not been a Porsche since his professional career began. With codriver Scott Sharp van Overbeek finished 2nd in the 2012 ALMS GT championship in a Ferrari 458 GT2 with 2 wins for ESM. Johannes has competed in four 24 Hours of Le Mans races, finishing sixth in GT2 in 2008, fourth in 2006, and third in 2005.
Johannes lives in Oakland, California with his wife and two sons.
- "Porsche Cup website". Retrieved 2011-07-28.
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