Action Express Racing will continue their assault on the Grand-Am Rolex Series as the series makes its debut at the state-of-the-art Circuit of the Americas (COTA).
The team had a relatively successful opening round at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, which saw the #9 Corvette Daytona Prototype battling for a podium in the dying moments of the race before finally coming home in fourth place.
The strong pairings of Joao Barbosa and Burt Friselle in the #9 and Christian Fittipaldi and Brian Friselle in the #5 will head the Action Express challenge as they look to build a solid foundation for the season.
“For everyone in the Rolex Series, there is a lot of excitement about going to a new market and a new track like the Circuit of the Americas,” said team owner Bob Johnson.
“For every person on this team, it is a new challenge. From the drivers learning the lines, to the engineers coming up with the right set-ups, to the crew adapting to the new working environment–those are all part of the whole team effort that goes into having a successful race.”
Team Manager Gary Nelson added “There is a lot to learn about the track, but our focus will be on the fundamentals and to work through the weekend so we continue to build up speed right through to the end of the race.
“We were happy with our team effort in the 24, but not as satisfied with the end results so we have been looking forward to getting the opportunity to get back to the track.”