IMSA • February 23, 2016
DETROIT, Mich. (February 22, 2015) - Dane Cameron and Eric Curran are set to return to the site of their first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship prototype victory to promote the upcoming Detroit Grand Prix on Tuesday.
Last year the duo used the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic to announce their arrival as contenders for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar prototype championship fight. Curran qualified the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Chevrolet Corvette DP in the fifth position for the event and quickly worked his way to the third position before handing the fight over to his co-driver.
Cameron, the winningest driver in IMSA competition the last two years, quickly worked his way to the lead despite limited visibility from fluids on his windshield that mixed with the persistent mist which plagued the event.
"It certainly wasn't an ideal situation," said Cameron. "In a perfect world we could have pitted and taken a tear off, but with a sprint race on a challenging street course like Belle Isle, that's not an option. So we made the best of it and fortunately were able to get the first prototype win for Whelen Engineering and our first win for Action Express Racing."
For Curran, the win in the shadows of the GM Renaissance Center was extremely special.
"I've been with Chevrolet for a long time," said Curran. "To win their race, in the backyard in front of so many Chevrolet employees and their families was extremely special. All the Corvette DPs in that race were extremely competitive and we were just fortunate to be able to have our car a little bit better when it counted."
The duo will travel around the Motor City on Tuesday morning making their first stop at 7:45 a.m. with FOX2 Detroit, then a live hit with WXYZ/TV-20 at 8:45 a.m. Curran and Cameron will make a few more stops and then visit with high school students at the Michigan Science Center.
From Detroit, it will be off to Sebring, Fla. for the drivers of the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Corvette. They will take part in the two-day IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship test with Action Express Racing in preparation for the 64th annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Eric Curran returns to Action Express Racing for the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Season as co-driver of the red and white Whelen Engineering Corvette. Eric has been racing under the Whelen banner since the 2007 season when he was hired by Sonny Whelen to compete in the World Challenge GT series in a Corvette C6. Eric has won 10 races under the Red and White Whelen banner.
Dane Cameron returns to Action Express Racing to drive the Whelen Engineering Corvette after scoring two wins in the No. 31 last season with co-driver Eric Curran. Cameron also grabbed a victory driving for Turner Motorsports at Lime Rock Park on an off-weekend for the prototype class. Cameron's seven wins in two years make him the winningest driver in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar era.
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