Visit Florida Racing frustrated with sixth place at Road America


Visit Florida Racing
Road America, IMSA WeatherTech Series, August 2016. (photo by Brian Cleary/www.bcpix.com)

Visit Florida Racing endured a frustrating weekend at Road America as #90 Corvette DP shared by Marc Goossens and Ryan Dalziel to a sixth place finish.
The team were unable to find the speed needed to win on the 4-mile road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, despite

Goossens qualified sixth, but in spite of changes to the car before the race, it ended up in sixth.

The poor result has all but ended the team’s title bid, with Goossens 30 points behind with two rounds to go.

“We just struggled all weekend,” said Team Owner Troy Flis. “We could never get the car to where the guys were comfortable with it.”

Goossens complained that,“Usually we’re pretty good on the long run, but this time we weren’t. We seemed to lose the rear more and more the longer the stint was going on.

“We just didn’t have anything for them and we come away with a sixth place finish. We were hoping for way more than that.”

The team will look to make forward progress at the Road Atlanta test in two weeks in preparation for the final rounds of the championship. Both Dalziel and Goossens will be on hand for the test.

Fils is hopeful that the test will rediscover the DP Corvette’s speed for the final two races.

“It gives us some time to go there and hash out some stuff and make sure we have a good car for the last two races.”

Goossens is hoping that the test will point the team in the right direction. “I’m looking forward to a good test coming up and hopefully we can come up with a good plan there and learn something.”

The team will contest the penultimate IMSA Prototype round Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas for the Lone Star Le Mans on September 15-17.