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The Whelen Engineering Red White and Blue Corvette DP Finished 2nd in Watkins Glen

IMSA • July 07, 2016

Action Express Racing finishes One-Two at Watkins Glen

DENVER, NC - The Action Express Racing team recorded a one-two finish in Sunday (July 3) afternoon's Sahlen's Six Hours of Watkins Glen IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship race.

Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi crossed the finish line first in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling/Hazlitt's Cider Tree Corvette DP in the six hour endurance test at the Watkins Glen International 3.4-mile, 11-turn permanent road course. Action Express Racing teammates Dane Cameron and Eric Curran guided the No. 31 Whelen Corvette DP to a runner-up result at the New York track. Barbosa and Fittipaldi finished 0.709 seconds ahead of their teammates.

It marks the first win of the 2016 IMSA season for Action Express Racing.

The runner up finish move Cameron and Curran into 2nd place in the points standings tied with the #10 WTR Corvette.

The No. 31 entry of Curran and Cameron earned their fourth podium finish in six races this season.

The Red White and Blue Whelen Corvette 4th of July livery.

"Overall, it was a good day," said Curran. "We finished one-two - although we would have liked to reverse it. We started out with a tough situation in qualifying and didn't get the car right. But we fought back and got the car right in the race. The car was a great piece for the whole six hours, and our guys did a great job on the pit stops. It was down to the wire and Dane did a great job holding off the 60 car in the end that was coming strong."

It marks the third time that Action Express Racing has registered a one-two finish.

"It was certainly a great day for Action Express, since it's our goal to be one-two every single weekend," Cameron said. "It's a little disappointing to be on the back end of that. They were able to jump ahead of us in the pits near the end and we had our hands full with the No. 60 car. It's nice to finish one-two and I'm happy to play a part in it."

The next event on the IMSA calendar is Sunday (July 10) at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The race is scheduled to start at 11:05 a.m. (ET) and will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1.