J2 Racing’s mission to improve their racing performance by combining biohacking with car racing has turned into a passionate pursuit of overall wellness and longevity, so NanoVi™ fits perfectly into their agenda.

Eng3 applauds J2 Racing’s decisions to combine the NanoVi™ and biohacking with car racing to improve their performance. Thanks to an introduction from Ben Greenfield the team learned about the benefits of NanoVi for recovery and added it to their regime. J2 Racing is a private team racing in the Porsche Cup2 class in their Porsche 991 GT3 Cup car. They are the only American team competing in the German dominated VLN series, and the ADAC 24-hour Nürburgring, an endurance race of an epic proportions.

Porsche 991 GT3 Cup car, John Shoffner, J2 Racing, NanoVi, Biohack, VLN series, 24-hour Nürburgring, Janine Hill, Arno Klasen

The J2 Racing team of John Shoffner, Janine Hill, and Arno Klasen, with a NanoVi™ on their Porsche 991 GT3 Cup car

The racetrack for both the VNL and 24-hour race is the Nürburgring. The circuit is just over 16 miles long. It is the longest racetrack in the world, and generally considered the most challenging. On March 24th, J2 Racing will begin their 5th VLN series racing season. J2 Racing had a fabulous 2017 season, with 2 wins, 9 podium finishes, and second place overall in the class championship. With the aid of the NanoVi™ device, they hope that the 2018 season will be even better. The racing season is comprised of eight 4-hour races, and one 6-hour race over the course of 7 months, plus the ADAC 24-hour Nürburgring race in May. Over 500,000 viewers watch livestreams of each race, with over 20,000 spectators in attendance. The epic and famous 24-hour Nürburgring race has nearly 300,000 in attendance.

For Nürburgring events, J2 Racing uses three to four drivers, each typically running an hour to an hour and fifteen-minute stint. They refuel, get fresh tires, and new driver before going out again. According to team member, John Shoffner, drivers prepare themselves mentally and physically to peak at the moment of going to the car. With 200 other cars on the track at the same time, the competition is intense, and the drivers need to be as well tuned as their cars. This is where combining the NanoVi™ Device and biohacking with car racing come in. J2 Racing started using the NanoVi™ device before going to Germany, to help them reach the level of performance required to not only finish, but to make it to the podium at the Nürburgring.

“We have already fully integrated the NanoVi™ into our daily US routine. It is a very nice piece of equipment and the build quality is quite impressive. We look forward to taking it to Germany for the season and expanding its use among other team members.”
-John Shoffner, J2 Racing

The Nürburgring is located in the Eifel mountains of Western Germany, near the medieval town of Nürburg and encircles a castle of the same name. First opened in 1927, the Nürburgring has played host to races for nearly a century. Over the years the Nürburgring has undergone multiple revisions. The North loop has remained mostly the same as its 1927 version, with a few turns added in, but the southern portion of the track has changed significantly. The original South loop has been replaced by a Formula-1 racing track, which connects to the North loop. The full racetrack during the VLN series and the ADAC 24-hour Nürburgring comprises both tracks. The notorious difficulty of the track has earned it the nickname “The Green Hell”. The track winds through the picturesque Eifel mountains, and passes the towns of Quiddelbach, Adenau, Döttingen, and the eponymous Nürburg, who’s ancient castle overlooks the starting line of the racetrack. No wonder John Shoffner and the J2 team are so committed to racing on the Nürburgring.

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