IMSA • May 06, 2015
MONTEREY, Calif. (May 3, 2015) - Action Express Racing exhibited championship mettle on a difficult weekend, scoring top-5 finishes for both the Whelen/Team Fox and Mustang Sampling and Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototypes in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix.
After starting the race from seventh position, Eric Curran made some early moves in the opening lap to bring the Whelen Motorsport DP up to fifth position. The moves would serve crucial to positioning the team for the top-5 finish as the two hour and forty minute grand prix unfolded.
"We were struggling for speed a little bit this weekend," said Curran. "Luckily I squeezed by a few cars going into the first turn and was able to pick up a couple spots right away. This is a track that is difficult to pass on so moving up a few spots early is critical. From there it was about running smooth laps and fighting for every position possible."
An early full course caution would alter the pit strategy slightly, bringing both Action Express Racing Corvette DP’s to the pits and the team opting to complete the mandatory driver change, putting Dane Cameron in the Whelen/Team Fox Corvette for the remainder of the race.
When the race resumed Cameron worked lapped traffic with caution, keeping the championship picture in mind. After a second full course caution, the race would run green to completion with Dane maintaining his 5th place position.
"Fifth is a little disappointing for sure," said Cameron. "But when you finish fifth and you’re disappointed, it means you have a strong team that gives you competitive cars each week and you expect to win.
"We’re going to put this one in the review mirror and look for ways to be stronger when we get to Detroit. Everyone on the Whelen/Team Fox Corvette team worked hard all weekend and we have a lot to be excited about for the rest of the season.
Action Express Racing will head to the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle in Detroit for the fifth event of the season. The Whelen/Team Fox Corvette is currently fifth in the Championship.
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