IMSA community mourns passing of Holly Job
Alex Job Racing co-founder Holly Job passed away Saturday morning following a 19-month battle with cancer. She was 66.
Holly, along with husband Alex, founded AJR in 1988, building the Florida-based organization into one of the most successful sports car racing teams. The couple was inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame in 2016. Alex Job Racing has amassed 70 wins (since 1995); including two Rolex 24 GT Class wins in 1999 and 2013. This record is supported by 48 pole positions and 106 podium finishes. The team has won five championships (GTC 2013, 2012, GT in 2004, 2003 and 2002) complemented by its two GT class wins at Le Mans. The team also has 10 Sebring 12-hour wins.
Holly and Alex married in 1983 and the couple enjoyed traveling the country in their motor coach to the races. She also enjoyed reading, TV, her cats, dance and playing Bunco with the ladies in the neighborhood. In recent years, she delighted in traveling for several visits to Hawaii with high school friends.
“All of us at IMSA are heartbroken to hear of Holly Job’s passing,” International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) President Scott Atherton said in a statement. “Alongside Alex from the beginning, Holly was instrumental in building Alex Job Racing into one of the most successful professional sports car racing teams in the industry. Her warm smile and engaging personality will be missed in our paddock. Our thoughts and prayers are with Alex, Holly’s many friends and family and everybody associated with Alex Job Racing.”
In lieu of flowers, Alex is asking that donations be made to the Cornerstone Hospice Foundation. Please be specific that the donation goes to the Frank & Helen DiScipio House in Tavares, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778-9648.