Johannes van Overbeek

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Johannes van Overbeek (born April 14, 1973) is an American race car driver in the American Le Mans Series. He currently drives an HPD ARX-03b for Extreme Speed Motorsports.

Career[edit]

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.[1] 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. 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.

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2005 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Lonnie Pechnik
United States Seth Neiman
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT2 323 13th 3rd
2006 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Patrick Long
United States Seth Neiman
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT2 309 18th 4th
2007 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Seth Neiman
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 124 DNF DNF
2008 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Seth Neiman
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 289 32nd 6th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Porsche Cup website". Retrieved 2011-07-28. 

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