Whelen Motorsports

Whelen Engineering Team Hungry for Victory in Showdown at Circuit of the Americas

IMSA • May 02, 2017

AUSTIN, TX (May 1, 2017) - The No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R team looking to capitalize on previous strong runs and positive outlook to secure victory at the Circuit of Americas.

As the IMSA WeatherTech season rolls into Southwest Texas, the defending champions of the Prototype series, Dane Cameron and Eric Curran know what it takes to be competitive after finishing 2nd last year. "I am really hungry for a win at COTA," said Cameron. "I have been on the podium three times in three different classes over the past few years. We came up one spot short last year, so I am really motivated to get our first win of 2017 in the Whelen Cadillac in Texas."

"A runner-up was a good, but no one wants to finish 2nd," Curran added. "We capitalized on the strong finish to score enough points toward winning the championship though. After the tough luck we've had this year, a win would be big for our Whelen Engineering Team."

As the IMSA teams head toward the 3.4 mile road course, one thing for sure is the No. 31 Whelen Engineering drivers enjoy racing at the state-of-the-art facility.

"I love coming to COTA, the facilities are top notch," Cameron said. "The track is a lot of fun in our high downforce No .31 Whelen Cadillac. "I look forward to eating some awesome BBQ on Saturday night after the race, hopefully celebrating a victory!"

"Dane and I have always done well on the Circuit of the Americas," Curran continued. "It's an amazing facility and to race earlier in the year with cooler temperatures is a bonus."

The No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R enters the Circuit of the Americas fifth in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship point standings.

The Advance Auto Parts SportsCar Showdown gets underway with practice on Thursday, May 4 at 9:45 a.m. CT, with qualifying for prototype competitors at 1:20 p.m. CT on Friday, May 5. The Advance Auto Parts SportsCar Showdown goes green on Saturday, May 6 at 1:35 p.m. CT and will be televised on FS1 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CT.