In the Prototype class, it was the #31 Action Express Racing Chevrolet Corvette DP of Dane Cameron and Eric Curran that took the win at Sunday’s Chevrolet SportsCar Classic, the fifth round of the 2015 Tudor United SportsCar Championship.
Cameron passed Jordan Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) during the last half-hour of the race and gave the #31 team its first ever USCC victory.
“What a day, this is amazing, to come away with a win at the Chevy classic – in a Chevy no less,” Cameron said. “Thanks to everyone who was able to get us in this position. For me, the car was the best it’s been all year. It’s amazing to me that we’re only halfway through the season, five races in, and we have a win. It’s the beginning of the future wins for Dane and I and this program. We’re really all meshing really well. If we’re going to have our first win, we do it in Detroit in front of all the Chevrolet guys.”
On the final lap, Ozz Negri took second place in his #60 Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2 which was started by John Pew, stopping Action Express from getting a 1-2 finish. The #5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP (Joao Barbosa / Christian Fittipaldi) started from pole, but spun towards the end of the race, handing 2nd to Ozz Negri. It recovered to finish third, giving Action Express Racing a double podium finish.
The #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP of brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor was looking for yet another consecutive win at the Detroit round, but were awarded a penalty when Jordan had contact with the #63 GTD Ferrari. A drive-through penalty pushed the car back to seventh.
The #90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP (Richard Westbrook / Michael Valiante) led the championship standings going to Detroit after winning at Laguna Seca, but a spin in the final part of the race allowed them to only finish fifth. The championship lead is now shared between the #90 and #5 teams, with #31 in third.
Next race in the USCC will be the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen, NY on June 28.