Action Express Gears Up for Sebring Test


Rolex 24 at Daytona winners Action Express Racing are ready for this week’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship test, with Daytona winners Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and Sebastien Bourdais set to get behind the wheel of the No. 5 Corvette DP.

The test will see nine and a half hours of running across four sessions and two days, but will only be the second time Daytona Prototypes hit the Sebring International Raceway.

“Action Express is a team made of true racers, we don’t spend much time celebrating our successes,” said Team Manager Gary Nelson.

“Following the Rolex 24, many teams took time off to rest up, I was proud to see our crew was back in the shop and had completely disassembled both Daytona cars down by the second day after the Rolex 24 ended.

“Then, last week, when North Carolina experienced a record amount of snow, the Action Express crew found ways to keep making progress. We are ready to go in Sebring, not only for the test but also of course for the race. Sebring is a very rough circuit on both the cars and the drivers.

“Our goal is to run up front, and we’ve been working hard to put ourselves in the position to be able to do that. This test will give us an opportunity to learn more about Sebring and add to what we learned testing there last November.”