Jon Fogarty will join Action Express Racing for the 2014 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.
Fogarty, who holds the record for pole positions in a Daytona prototype, will join Burt and Brian Frisselle in the No.9 Corvette DP for the Enduro Classic, after being released from his GAINSCO contract early following the team’s withdrawal from the TUDOR Championship after Memo Gidley’s crash.
“I’m super excited about this opportunity with Action Express Racing,” said Fogarty, Grand-Am champion in 2007 and 2009. “It’s an unfortunate situation we found ourselves in after Daytona, but the opportunity to go and participate at Sebring with Action Express Racing in such a big and historic event is great.
“The Frisselles have been in the series for a long time and I’ve competed against them for years. They are strong competitors on the track and have even stronger character off the track. Being able to team up with them is great – I know we’ll have a great team relationship. Their result of third at Daytona was strong and they are in a great position heading into Sebring so it is great to join that duo.”
Action Express Racing Team Manager Gary Nelson commented, saying: “We were very sorry to hear our friend, Bob Stallings, will not bring his GAINSCO Racing team to Sebring. Getting a driver with the Daytona Prototype credentials that Jon has is a great thing for Action Express, we just wish it happened under different circumstances.
“We believe our strong performance in the Rolex 24 at Daytona was a direct result of how hard the Action Express drivers and crew worked in the off-season. I see the same level of intensity now as we work to keep our Daytona momentum going into Sebring. Having Jon on board adds even more strength to our program.”
Action Express’s second entry, the Daytona winning No.5, will remain unchanged for the event.