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Felipe Nasr

DOB: 08/21/92

Birthplace: Brasilia, Brazil

Accomplishments: 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.

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Luís Felipe “Pipo” Derani

DOB: 10/13/93

Birthplace: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Accomplishments: 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.

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Eric Curran

DOB: 06/08/75

Birthplace: Springfield, MA

Accomplishments: 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.

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acura grand prix of long beach

Duration: 100 minutes
Date: Apr 8 – Apr 9
Long Beach Street Circuit

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hyundai monterey sports car championship present by motul

Duration: 2 Hours 40 minutes
Date: Apr 29 – May 1
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

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mobil 1 twelve hours of sebring presented by advance auto parts

Duration: 12 Hours
Date: Mar 16 – Mar 19
Sebring International Raceway

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Whelen Engineering 31 Crew 2022

Bob Johnson - Managing director

Gary Nelson - Team Manager

Iain Watt - Technical Director

Tim Keene - Race Strategist

Chris Mitchum - Director of Race Team Operations

Scott Taylor - Chief Marketing Officer

Amy France - Marketing Coordinator

Bill Keuler - Crew Chief

Scott Darnell - Lead Mechanic

Brian Hay - RnD/Special Projects Lead, Head Fabricator

Charles Burroughs - Sub Assembly Assistant

Jared Williamson - Mechanic

Chris Thunderburk - Composites

Christian PaHud - Fabrication

Tom Walker - Gearbox

Caleb Barger - Tires

Justin Lages - Transportation

Eric Rang - Transportation/Hospitality

Michael Rompf - Logistics Supervisor

Stuart Taylor - Electronics

John Urbina - Engineering Assistant

Andrew Taylor - Data Acquisition

Johnny Etheridge - Pit Lane

DeWayne Crawford - Pit Lane

#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.)

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