Sunoco Challenge Winner Impresses on Daytona Debut

by Daniel Lloyd

Sunoco 200 Challenge winner Paddy McClughan took his first laps at the Daytona Roar Before the 24 as part of his prize for winning the nationwide competition last year.

McClughan, who raced in the 2015 Radical Sprint Championship, drove the #16 Racers Edge Motorsports Ford Mustang Boss 302R alongside team-mate Chris Beaufait.

The pair will contest the opening round of the 2016 Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge at Daytona on January 29.

Despite not winning  the Radical Sprint Championship McClughan amassed enough Sunoco points through fastest laps and pole positions to remain at the top of the ‘200’ standings until the end of the season.

McClughan impressed at the Roar despite significant wet and foggy periods, registering a 2:02.725s lap on the opening day. The pair continued to reduce their times throughout the weekend, and by the end of the test they had breached the top five overall.

Sunoco Whelen Challenge winner Jonny Adam was also present at the Roar Before the 24 Test, sampling his prize drive for the Daytona 24 Hours.

Adam partnered Dane Cameron, Eric Curran and Simon Pagenaud in the #31 Action Express Racing Corvette DP, and will be hoping to secure a top finish on his Prototype class debut at the famous enduro.

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