LEXINGTON, Ohio — Robertson Racing will field the first all-female driver pairing in the history of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón at the upcoming Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge.
Regular driver and team co-owner Andrea Robertson will be joined by highly experienced GT driver Melanie Snow in the No. 40 Doran Ford GT. Andrea’s husband and fellow co-owner/driver David Robertson has taken the decision to stand down for the two-hour, 45-minute enduro set for Aug. 6
Mid-Ohio will be Snow’s first ALMS event since 2009 when she shared the inaugural ALMS Challenge championship with husband Martin. The pair scored three class victories in a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Melanie Snow currently is a leading contender in the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama’s Platinum Cup standings, having won the 2009 Gold Cup championship. It has been 12 years since her first and only main GT class appearance when she won in her debut at Sebring in 1999.
“Andrea and I have been friends for a while and always joked about forming an all-girl team,” Snow said. “It was something I never really expected though, so when I got an email out of the blue it was a shock, but also a nice surprise.
“Obviously a lot has changed since I last raced in what was the original GT class, but the Challenge cars aren’t too far away in terms of performance so hopefully it won’t be much of a step up. Having said that I’m expecting the Ford to handle completely different to the Porsche I usually race. I’m sure I’ll get to grips with it during the test so we can hit the ground running in free practice. At the moment the deal is just for Mid-Ohio but we’ll play it by ear and see what happens for the rest of the season.”