IMSA • July 01, 2015
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 28, 2015) - Action Express Racing battled the weather and treacherous track conditions, earning a third and fourth place finish in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen.
Dane Cameron took the Green Flag from the third position in the Whelen Motorsports Team Fox Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype. When the first full course yellow was displayed near the thirty-minute mark, Dane Cameron remained on track, while teammate Christian Fittapaldi pitted.
Cameron, who restarted the race in second position would run into trouble at the 49-minute mark of the event when he made contact with a prototype challenge competitor, resulting in a flat left rear tire. Cameron was able to get the car back to the attention of his crew, but the team would face an uphill battle in less than ideal track conditions for the remainder of the day.
"We were lucky to get back to the pits after that one," said Cameron. "The wheel was bent pretty bad, and it certainly did some damage and put us in a hole for the rest of the day. The team did a great job on our Whelen/Team Fox Corvette DP though to keep us in the race, and come away with a fourth place finish on a day that could have been much worse."
For the teammates in the Whelen/Team Fox Corvette DP the day wasn’t what they had hoped for, but it was still a solid day and kept the No. 31 in solid championship contention.
"Overall it was an okay day," said Curran. "We were able to soldier on after Dane had his early dust up with a prototype challenge car. The damage really set us back and it was tough, especially with the wet conditions to battle back today. The Action Express guys work hard to give us fast cars and we had one this weekend it was just a bit of bad luck that found us and spoiled what could have been a podium day. We’ll take the points and go to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with the same ’Expect to Win’ attitude that we always have."
For teammate Max Papis the day wasn’t what he was hoping for in his return to the No. 31 Whelen/Team Fox Corvette DP, but with the speed the car showed throughout the week he’s optimistic for his next drive at Road Atlanta in the series finale.
"It was a long race, we were able to endure and finish fourth after some serious contact and a fair amount of damage from the early race incident. To come away with a fourth place speaks volumes to how good this race team is, but it is still disappointing to not have a chance to fight for the podium with all the speed the car had throughout the weekend. I’m already excited for Petit Le Mans and driving with these two guys again."
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