Spirit of Daytona aims for victory lane


Westbrook returned the Spirit of Daytona to the head of the times (Courtesy of IMSA)

The Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP team will be hoping that drivers Richard Westbrook and Michael Valiante can take victory as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship stops off at Monterey.

It has been two years since the #90 Spirit of Daytona team last scored a podium at Laguna Seca in what was the Grand-Am series, that was followed up last year with Westbrook setting the fastest qualifying lap.

“This is one of the all-time great tracks and everyone is a little extra motivated when you come out to a place like Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca,” said team owner Troy Flis. “This will be a different animal for us compared to 2012 as we’ve got an entirely new technical package so this is a new notebook for everyone. But hopefully we can unload with a quick car. The track is pretty smooth and historically the 90 car has been good on the smother tracks so we will see if that is true this weekend. We tested after Long Beach and just kept chipping away at it and that’s the plan again this weekend.”

Spirit of Daytona is currently fifth in the standings after a solid start to this years TUDOR Championship, and is hoping that the two hour sprint format with less traffic can see them sail to the podium when the green flag drops this Sunday.