Ricky Taylor and Richard Westbrook will be looking to get another strong result in the Rolex Series at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA).
The Spirit of Daytona Racing #90 VISITFLORIDA.com Corvette DP battled to fifth place at the season’s curtain raiser, the Rolex 24 at Daytona, despite multiple setbacks, including malfunctioning dashboard lights, a battery charge issue and a dragging exhaust, throughout the twice round the clock race.
“We’ve got the 24 behind us, so it is a little bit like a brand new season now with these shorter races,” said Team Owner Troy Flis “It’s really exciting for the series to be heading to a new track and of course the engineers and the drivers have a pretty good challenge to learn this place faster than everyone else does. The biggest thing for us is to not only be focused on a quick car, but also being there at the finish. We know that to be the kind of factor in this championship that we want to be, we need to consistently get as many points as we can out of every race weekend.”
The team will have only two days to prepare the car for their first run at the state-of-the-art COTA, with neither driver having any experience of the circuit at all before the event.
“It’s very exciting for us to be taking on a new track and hopefully it will suit our Corvette DP,” said Westbrook “Even though there were some challenges along the way, we left Daytona with some solid points, and now it’s time to hopefully build on that with some strong results in these sprint events.”