Whelen Motorsports

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Felipe Nasr





Brasilia, Brazil


2009 Formula BMW Europe Champion, 2011 British Formula 3 Champion, 2011 Macau Podium, 2014 Official Test Driver Williams F1, 2015/2016 Sauber F1 driver, 39 Career F1 Starts w/ 29 Career Points.

Hobbies/Fun Facts

Began Karting at age 7. Enjoys sports, fishing and mechanics. Favorite films Star Wars, James Bond and his favorite race track is Spa-Francorchamps.

Luís Felipe “Pipo” Derani





Sao Paulo, Brazil


The 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona and Sebring 12 Hour race winner Pipo Derani joined Whelen Engineering Racing ahead of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. The Brazilian racer forged a path in open wheel before moving to the endurance sports car ranks. The change yielded the fast, young racer wins in some of the sport’s biggest events as he now eyes his opportunity to fight for a prized IMSA WeatherTech Championship with Whelen Engineering Racing.

Eric Curran





Springfield, MA


2016 IMSA Prototype Chmapion, 31 Professional Race Wins, 17 Professional Poles, Competing in SCCA World Challenge, Grand AM GT, Continental Tire Championships, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR K&N Series, ADAC GT Masters.

Hobbies/Fun Facts

Co-Owner of West Coast Exoctics and avid driver and coach and HSR competitor on off weekends.

Whelen Engineering 31 Crew 2019


Bob Johnson – Team Principal

Gary Nelson – Team Manager

Iain Watt – Technical Director

Chris Mitchum – Director of Race Team Operations

Roger Bear – Chief Marketing Officer

Amy France – Marketing Coordinator

Tim Keene – Race Engineer

Bill Keuler – Crew Chief

Jeff Hice – Front Mechanic

Mark Olson – Rear Mechanic

Patrick Hughes – Body Lead

Kurt Zeiger – Driver Assistant

Charles Burroughs – Fueler

Mark Sumner – Fire Bottle

Mike Smith – Deadman Valve

Tom Walker – Gearbox

Phil Reia – Data Acquisition

Trevor Smith – Mechanic

#31 Cadillac DPI.V.R

Whelen Cadillac DPI.V.R

Dallara Carbon Fiber chasis 1950 lbs

Engine: 5 liter ECR prepared Cadillac V8

Induction: Normally Aspirated

Fuel System: Fuel injection

Horsepower: 580 HP

Torque: Series spec based

Lubrication: Dry Sump

Transmission: 6 Speed Transverse Sequential

Brakes: Brembo 4-wheel disc

Weight: 2,050 lbs. (930 kg.)

Recent News

Whelen Engineering Racing Takes Sixth at Long Beach

April 13, 2019

Front Row Start for Whelen Engineering Racing at Long Beach

April 11, 2019

Whelen Engineering Racing Wins Sebring

March 19, 2019

Whelen Engineering Racing Fifth on Sebring 12 Hour Grid

March 17, 2019

Podium Return for Whelen Engineering at Daytona

January 28, 2019

Nasr Fifth-Fastest at Daytona in Whelen Engineering Cadillac

January 25, 2019

Nasr Begins IMSA Title Defense for Whelen Engineering

January 21, 2019

Whelen Engineering Qualifying Begins Title Defense at Daytona

January 07, 2019