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Johannes van Overbeek (/jəˈhɑːnəs væn ˈvərbɛk/; born April 14, 1973) is an American race car driver in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. He currently drives a Nissan Onroak DPi for Extreme Speed Motorsports.

Johannes van Overbeek
Born (1973-04-14) April 14, 1973 (age 46)
ResidenceOakland, California
OccupationRace car driver

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CareerEdit

Van Overbeek 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, Van Overbeek won the Porsche Cup award as the top non-factory Porsche driver in the world.[1] He finished third in 2008. As of 2013, Van Overbeek 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 Van Overbeek drove for Flying Lizard Motorsports. He switched to Extreme Speed Motorsports for 2010. With co-driver Scott Sharp, van Overbeek finished 2nd in the 2012 ALMS GT championship in a Ferrari 458 GT2 with 2 wins for ESM. Van Overbeek has competed in four 24 Hours of Le Mans races, finishing sixth in GT2 in 2008, fourth in 2006, and third in 2005.

Van Overbeek lives in Oakland, California with his wife and two sons.

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2005   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Lonnie Pechnik
  Seth Neiman
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT2 323 13th 3rd
2006   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Patrick Long
  Seth Neiman
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT2 309 18th 4th
2007   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Jörg Bergmeister
  Seth Neiman
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 124 DNF DNF
2008   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Jörg Bergmeister
  Seth Neiman
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 289 32nd 6th
2015   Extreme Speed Motorsports   Ed Brown
  Jon Fogarty
Ligier JS P2-Honda LMP2 339 15th 7th
2016   Extreme Speed Motorsports   Ed Brown
  Scott Sharp
Ligier JS P2-Nissan LMP2 341 16th 10th

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship resultsEdit

(key)(Races in bold indicate pole position, Results are overall/class)

Year Team Make Engine Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rank Points
2014 Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b Honda HR28TT 2.8 L V6 Turbo P DAY
7
SIR
5
LBH
5
LS
1
DET
7
WGL
11
MSP
7
IMS
7
ELK
8
COA
4
PET 8th 262
2015 Tequila Patrón ESM HPD ARX-04b[N 1]
HPD ARX-03b[N 2]
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L V6 Turbo P DAY
14
SIR
8
LBH LS DET WGL MSP ELK COA PET 22nd 42
2016 Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier JS P2 Honda HR35TT 3.5 L V6 Turbo P DAY
1
SIR
1
LBH LS DET WGL
9
MSP ELK COA PET
2
12th 128
2017 Tequila Patrón ESM Nissan Onroak DPi Nissan 3.8 L Turbo V6 P DAY
7
SEB
10
LBH
9
COA
5
DET
7
WGL
8
MSP
9
ELK
1
LS
8
PET
4
6th 249

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Round 1.
  2. ^ Round 2.

ReferencesEdit

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

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