Action Express Racing ready to rock Belle Isle

Action Express set the day's best time in the afternoon's running (Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing are ready to storm on the streets of Belle Isle as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship reaches Motor City – Detroit.

Action Express, with their Corvette DP ‘born’ in the city, will be hoping that this the fifth round of the TUDOR Championship can help them extend their championship lead in the P class.

“It is great to be back in Chevrolet’s back yard and to be returning to a track where we’ve done well in the past,” said Team Manager Gary Nelson. “I’ve been pleased with how well this team has performed this year. We always want to win, and nothing would be sweeter than claiming another win for Chevrolet at their home track. Our plan is to keep doing what we’ve been doing.”

The drivers of the #5, Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi, have had a good experience at Belle Isle in the recent years when it was part of the Grand-Am series. Last year they finished second and in 2012 they won the race as part of an Action Express 1-2, those results were both with the Coyote built Corvette they still use so will be hoping to continue their run of form.

Due to the Le Mans test day taking place the day after this race, the 100 minute sprint will see two of the classes take a race off as the Prototype class is joined by GT Daytona.