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Eric Curran

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DOB:

6/08/75

Birthplace:

Springfield, MA

Residence:

Sarasota, FL

2017 Racing Series:

MSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship - #31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPI.V.R Protoype - Action Express Racing

ADAC GT Masters - Whelen Engineering Callaway Competition Corvette C7 GT3R

Driver Bio:

Driver of the #31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPI.V.R in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship

Driver of the #31 Whelen Engineering Callaway Corvette C7 GT3R in the ADAC GT Masters series in Europe

Driving Highlights:

Eric has won 31 Professional races and 17 pro racing poles over his 20 year career.

IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car - 2016 IMSA Prototype Champion. 4 wins Whelen Engineering DP Corvette. 3rd in 2015 Championship

Grand Am Rolex - 2010-2013 3 wins, 4 poles: Whelen Motorsports GT Corvette, Stevenson GT Camaro, LRPG GT Pontiac, Farnbacher GT Porsche, Sky Blue Racing GTS Mustang, HART GT Acura NSX.

Continental/Koni - 15 wins, 6 poles, 08 Team and Manufacture Champion: CKS Autosport GS Camaro, Fall Line GS BMW M3, Turner GS BMW M3, Georgian Bay ST Cobalt, Bill Fenton ST Acura, Compass 360 Honda.

World Challenge - 8 wins, 5 poles: Whelen Motorsports GT Corvette, Black Dog GT Corvette, Real-Time Acura RSX, Tri-Point Mazda

NASCAR - 2nd place: NDS Nascar Nationwide Dodge, K&N Whelen Motorsports Chevy Malibu, K&N Mcanally Racing Toyota.

2017

Eric and Dane Cameron set to drive the #31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPI.V.R Prototype

Eric continues to drive in his 10th year driving for Sonny Whelen’s Motorsport program. The Whelen program continues with Action Express Racing prepping the Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPI.V.R Prototype. Driving duties in the #31 red and white Cadillac Prototype will be Eric and Dane Cameron for the season with Mike Conway driving in the endurance races.

Eric will again join Boris Said racing for Callaway Competition in Europe with their Corvette C7 GT3-R

2016

Eric and Dane Cameron win the 2016 IMSA Prototype Championship with 2 wins and 7 podiums.

Eric continues to drive in his 9th year driving for Sonny Whelen’s Motorsport program. The Whelen program continues with Action Express Racing prepping the Corvette DP. Driving duties in the #31 red and white Corvette Prototype will be Eric and Dane Cameron for the season with Simon Pagenaud and Scott Pruett helping in the endurance races.

Eric will also join Boris Said again racing for Callaway Competition in Europe with their Corvette C7 GT3-R

2015

Eric continues his 9th year driving for the Whelen's Motorsport program. This year the Whelen program teams up with Action Express Racing. Driving duties in the #31 red and white Corvette Prototype will be Eric and Dane Cameron for the season with Max Papis helping in the endurance races. For the first time in years Eric won’t be driving in the Continental series as his main focus will be on the Prototype program. Eric and Dane won 2 Prototype races at Detroit and Road America with a 3rd place finish in the Championship.

2014

Eric continues his 8th year driving for the Whelen's Motorsport program. New for 2014 the Whelen team moves from the Rolex GT class into the IMSA Tudor Prototype class with a new #31 DP Corvette. Eric and Boris Said continue doing the driving duties and finish the season with two top 5's. Eric also continued his 4th year driving for Mike McCalmont's Team Chevy CKS Auto Sport program in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series. Eric and Lawson Aschenbach continued the driving duties for the team but in the new Camaro Z28R. Eric qualified on the pole at Watkins Glen the two won the Road America Continental race and had three top 3's.

2013

Eric and Boris Said continue a full season of driving for Whelen Motorsports Grand Am Rolex GT program in their #31 Corvette C6. Lawson Aschenbach joined an absent Boris Said for the last Rolex race at Limerock where they won starting from the pole. Eric and Boris also finished 2nd, 3rd, and 5th throughout the season.

Eric and Lawson Aschenbach continue driving the #01 Team Chevy CKS Autosport Camaro SS in the Continental Tire Sports Car challenge with two 5th place finishes.

Eric was hired by NDS Motorsports to drive the #53 Waste Management Dodge Charger in Nascar Nationwide series at Watkins and Montreal. He was running in 12th when they had a gearbox failure.

2012

Eric and Boris Said continue a full season of driving the #31 Corvette C6 for Whelen Motorsports in the Grand Am Rolex GT class with a best finish of 2nd place.

Lawson Aschenbach joins Eric in the #01 Team Chevy CKS Autosport Camaro SS in the Continental Tire Sports Car challenge with one win at Indy, two 2nd place finishes and a 4th place finish.

Eric tests an oval track Late model with Dalton Zehr in New Smyrna FL.

2011

Eric and Boris Said continue a full season of driving the #31 Corvette C6 for Whelen Motorsports in the Grand Am Rolex GT class. John Heinricy fills in for an absent Boris Said at Road America and together Eric and John and Eric win the race. Eric and Boris had 3 top 5's throughout the season.

CKS Auto Sport hires Eric to co-drive with Ashley McCalmont for a full season in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. Their highest finishes were 6th and 7th.

2010

Eric and Whelen Motorsports make the move to the Rolex Grand Am Rolex GT series in their #31 Whelen Corvette. Whelen hires Boris Said to co-drive with Eric and they had 2 poles, and one 6th place finish in their first year.

CKS Auto Sport hires Eric to co-drive with Ashley McCalmont in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge for last race and to continue into 2012.

Bill McCanally hires Eric for Nascar West race at Miller and Eric almost wins but comes home 2nd with a flat tire on the last lap.

Eric was hired by Fall Line Motorsports to drive one Conti GS race with Andy Pilgrim in a BMW M3. Mechanical issues brought them home in 9th.

Eric was also hired by JP Racing to drive a Camaro at the SCCA Runoffs at Road America. Eric came home 2nd but the team had a technical infraction.

2009

Eric continues driving the World Challenge Whelen GT Corvette C6 where he had seven 2nd place finishes and nine top 3 finishes.

LG Motorsports hires Eric to drive in two ALMS races in a GT2 Corvette in which they finish 4th at St Pete.

Compass 360 hires Eric for one race at New Jersey in a Honda Civic ST Conti car. Eric leads with 3 laps to go and has to let two teammates by for points, Eric finishes 3rd.

Eric tries his hand in three oval racing in a Chevy Monte Carlo for Whelen Motorsports in the Nascar series with a highest finish of 16th.

2008

Eric continues driving the World Challenge Whelen GT Corvette C6 where he had one win, one pole, one second, and four top 5's.

Eric continues with Georgian Bay Motorsports factory Chevy Cobalt program in the Grand Am Continental ST series. Together they have four wins, five top 5's and won the championship that year.

Eric drives the Whelen Motorsports Chevy Monte Carlo to a 6th place finish after starting last in the Nascar East race at Limerock due to Qualifying being rained out.

Realtime Acura hires Eric back for two races in World Challenge TC where Eric finishes 5th and 6th.

LG Motorsports hires Eric to drive two ALMS races in a GT2 Corvette. They finish as high as 6th at Miller.

Farnbacher Loles hires Eric to drive the Rolex 24hr in a Porsche GT3 teamed with Frank Stippler and Pierre Kaffer. Radiator damage shuffles them back to a 12th place finish.

Leighton Reese Motorsports hires Eric to drive the factory Pontiac in the Grand Am Rolex GT race at Miller. Mechanical troubles end in a 12th place finish.

ACS Express hires Eric and Boris Said to drive the 25hr at Thunder hill to a 4th place Finish.

Hale Motorsports hires Eric to drive a Mazda Playboy cup race at Laguna where he finishes 5th.

2007

Sonny Whelen's Motorsport team hires Eric for a full season in World Challenge GT in a Corvette C6. Eric wins the first two races and continues to one pole and 4 wins total for the season. After leading the championship, mechanical troubles took Eric out for the championship lead in 5 races. Eric lead the most laps in the season.

Eric continues driving for Georgian Bay Motorsports factory Chevy Cobalt program in the Grand Am Continental ST series where they have 2 wins, 2 poles, and 3 top 3 finishes.

Georgian Bay Motorsports hires Eric to drive 3 races in their new Rolex GT Corvette.

Fall Line Motorsports hires Eric to drive one race at VIR and Tuner Motorsports hires Eric do testing in their BMW M3 Continental cars.

2006

Eric continues driving for Real Time Racing's factory Acura team in World Challenge Touring Car series where he has two poles, one win, four top 3's, and seven top 5's.

Georgian Bay Motorsports hires Eric to drive for their factory Chevy Cobalt program in the Grand Am Koni Challenge series. He has one pole, four wins, and six top 4's.

2005

Eric continues driving for Real Time Racing's factory Acura team in World Challenge Touring Car series. With one win, one 2nd, one 3rd, and four top 5's for the season.

Eric also continues driving for Bill Fenton Motorsports Grand Am Cup Acura team, where he has two 2nd place finishes and a 3rd place finish.

2004

Eric also continues driving for Bill Fenton Motorsports Grand Am Cup Acura team, where he has one win and six top 3's.

HART factory Honda team hires Eric to drive the Acura NSX with Pete Halsmer in the Gramd Am Rolex GT series.

Nissan RTR program folds and Eric drives a couple of one off races in a Viper and a BMW in the World Challenge GT and TC series.

2003

Nissan factory RTR World Challenge Touring Car Team hires Eric to drive for the second half of the season. Eric gets one top 3 finish and 3 top 10's that season.

Eric continues driving a partial season for Sky Blue Racing's Ford Mustang team in the Grand AM Rolex GTS series. Eric gets two poles, a 2nd at Daytona and 4th at Mid Ohio driving with Stu Hayner.

Eric also continues driving for Bill Fenton Motorsports Grand Am Cup Acura team, where he has two wins, two poles, and five top 3 finishes.

2002

Eric drives a partial season for Sky Blue Racing's Ford Mustang team in the Grand AM Rolex GTS series. He earns the pole and a win at Mont Tremblant.

Eric also continues driving for Bill Fenton Motorsports Grand Am Cup Acura team, where he has two 2nd place finishes.

KAC Technologies hires Eric to drive a partial season in a Corvette C5 in World Challenge GT where he finishes a high of 5th.

Turner Motorsports hires Eric to drive one race in a World Challenge Touring Car BMW where he finishes 6th.

2001

KAC Technologies hires Eric to drive a partial season in a Corvette C5 in World Challenge GT where he finishes a high of 4th. KAC Also has Eric drive one Grand AM cup race at Mid Ohio in a Corvette C5.

Eric drives a few races for Sky Blue Racing and Diablo racing in the Grand Am Rolex series with a high of 6th at the Rolex 24hr.

2000

Bruce Nesbit hires Eric to drive two Grand Am Rolex races in a Ford Mustang.

Eric qualifies on the Pole at Limerock for his first Rolex race and finishes 2nd that weekend.

Diablo Racing hires Eric to drive the Daytona Rolex 24 hr in a Camaro where they finish 3rd. Eric finishes 4th at Sebring in a Motorola Cup Pontiac Firebird.

KAC Technologies hires Eric to drive a partial season in a Corvette C5 in World Challenge GT where he finishes a high of 4th Eric is hired to drive in two Nascar Modified Races on short tracks in New England.

Race Power Racing hires Eric to drive a one off race in SCCA Trans Am at Mosport.

1999

Eric races in his first SCCA national season in a Chevy Camaro Z28 and wins the SCCA Runoffs National Championship and five wins, 4 poles and sets 3 track records for the season.

1994-1998

Eric Raced in the SCCA ITB series in a Volvo 142 winning 4 championships, 22 races and earned 12 poles.

Eric began his racing career in 1994 racing around the North East.

20 years later Eric has won 25 professional races, 16 poles, and 5 championships. He has raced in many series including IMSA, Grand Am, American LeMans, Continental, Koni Challenge, NASCAR Nationwide, NASCAR K&N, NASCAR Modified, SCCA World Challenge GT And TC, SCCA Trans Am, SCCA Club Racing, Motorola Cup, Viper Racing league, NARRA and Playboy Mazda.

Dane Cameron

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DOB

10/18/88

Birthplace

Newport Beach, CA

Residence

Huntersville, NC

2016

Dane and Eric Curran win the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Prototype Class Championship with 2 wins and 7 podiums. The Whelen program continues with Action Express Racing prepping the Corvette DP. Driving duties in the #31 red and white Corvette Prototype will be Dane and Eric Curran for the season with Simon Pagenaud and Scott Pruett helping in the endurance races

2015

Dane returns to prototype racing full time joining Whelen Motorsports and Eric Curran at reigning prototype championship team, Action Express Racing in a Corvette DP. Rejoins Turner Motorsport for one off weekend winning at Lime Rock Park in IMSA GTD class.

2014

Wins IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar GTD Class Championship in a Turner Motorsport BMW Z4 GT3 scoring 4 wins 6 podiums and 2 poles. Pulls double duty for the first time racing in the Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge Championship with Tim Bell Racing in a Nissan 370z.

2013

Competes in Grand-Am Daytona Prototype with Team Sahlen in a BMW Riley. 2 poles at Road America and Lime Rock Park in Dane’s and teams first full season in prototype. Races in the last four races of the ALMS championship in the PC class taking 3 poles and 2 podiums helping teammate Michael Guasch to secure the PC Drivers Championship.

2012

Competes in Grand-Am GT with Team Sahlen in a Mazda RX-8. Scoring Dane and Team Sahlen’s first GT victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the last professional victory for the Mazda RX-8 GT car, as well as two other podiums. Races with Dempsey Racing in ALMS Sebring 12hr in PC and Petit Le Mans in LMP2.

2011

Competes in Grand-Am GT with Dempsey Racing in a Mazda RX-8 scoring 1 pole and 3 podiums. Wins Sebring 12hr in PC Class with Genoa Racing starting from pole.

2010

Makes 2 Grand-Am DP starts with Beyer Racing and Starworks Motorsports

2009

Competes in Grand-Am GT with Racers Edge Motorsports taking 1 podium in first season in sportscars.

2008

Competes in Cooper Tires Atlantic Championship with Genoa Racing taking 1 pole and 2 podiums

2007

Wins Star Mazda Championship and Rookie of the Year with one race to spare becoming only the 2nd rookie champion in series history. Taking 6 poles, 3 wins and 8 podiums in the 12 race series securing a scholarship from Mazda Racing to move up to the Atlantic Championship. Makes first Grand-Am Rolex Series DP start with Chip Ganassi Racing at Miller Motorsport Park.

2006

Finishes 2nd in Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship winning Rookie of the Year with 4 poles, 2 wins and 9 podiums. Selected for the Team USA Scholarship to race Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy taking the championship with 1 pole and winning 4 of the 6 races while finishing 2nd in the other two races.

2005

Wins Jim Russell School Series Championship taking 6 race wins securing the title with one race weekend to spare. Makes first Pacific USF2000 start at Sonoma Raceway scoring a podium.

2000-2004

Karting career club racing in Northern California scoring many wins and a Jr 80cc Shifter Championship in 2003.

Whelen Engineering Crew 2017

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Iain Watt - Technical Director

Simon Dowson - Race Engineer

Chad Gordon - Crew Chief

Jeff Hice - Front End Mechanic

Mark Olson - Rear End Mechanic

Charles Burroughs - Tire Mechanic

Rusty Loggins - Fueler

Mark Milirham - Truck Driver

Johnny Etheridge - Rear Assist

Brian Megliola - Driver Assist

Mike Hill - Shop Foreman/Sub Assembly

Tom Walker - Gearbox

Stuart Taylor - DAG

Joe London - ECR Engine Support

#31 Cadillac DPI.V.R

2017 Whelen Cadillac DPI.V.R

Dallara Carbon Fiber chasis 1950 lbs

Engine: 6.2L Aluminum Cadillac V8

Horsepower: 600 with restrictor

Top Speed: 200 MPH

Components: Whelen Lighting, ECR Cadillac Engine, Xtrac Paddle Shifted 6 speed Sequential Gearbox, Penske Shocks, Brembo Carbon Brakes, Cadillac Wheels, Continental Racing Slicks, Cosworth electronics and Traction Control

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Whelen Engineering and Motorsports go together as well as oil and engines. For over 25 years Whelen has supported NASCAR and its grass roots racing series. Recently Whelen has taken to the sky as well and gotten into Aviation Racing and Acrobatics. Paired up with NASCAR to have four sponsorships, Action Express Racing and Mike Goulian Aerobatics, you can find Whelen on most tracks or runways.