Patrick Dempsey, known for his acting role on the medical drama television show Grey’s Anatomy, is set to compete in his first American Le Mans Series race this weekend at Laguna Seca raceway.
Dempsey is already a well known racer on the Grand-Am GT circuit where he runs modified Mazda RX-8s, and now he will compete in an LMP2 prototype car, which is quite a change up from what he is used to. ”It feels familiar but so much more intense, the braking, the acceleration, cornering and power, it is all on a much more dynamic level than the GT cars I have driven,” said Dempsey.
The actor owns and runs his own race team, called Dempsey racing, along with co-driver and business partner Joe Foster. This season the team is competing in a handful of races to test the cars and ready themselves, as next season Demspey racing is planning a full season run for the championship.
In testing the Dempsey Racing Lola-Judd prototype had the third fastest time in its class and fifth overall.
Watch the race this weekend on ESPN2 at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 13.