Indianapolis 500 winner and IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay will join Verizon IndyCar Series race winner Graham Rahal to complete the Michael Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 driver lineup at the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway in January.
The IndyCar veterans will join a strong driver lineup that includes full-season Michael Shank Racing drivers Andy Lally, Katherine Legge, Ozz Negri and Jeff Segal as well as endurance event drivers Tom Dyer and Mark Wilkins, aboard the No. 86 and No. 93 Acura NSX GT3s.
With the veil finally lifted over the highly anticipated Cadillac Daytona Prototype international (DPi), attention now turns to its expected performance in next year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. One might think the thought of running a completely new car would create some nervousness for two of its full-season drivers, Jordan and Ricky Taylor of Wayne Taylor Racing, but in actuality, that is far from the truth.
For many team owners, a typical racing season involves preparing a car and building up their organization to be competitive, win races and capture championships.
But for John and Susan Stevenson in the small town of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, there’s a lot more to it than that.
The couple have to focus not only on their two-car GT Daytona (GTD) race team in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, but also on a booming automotive business and numerous charitable efforts, and while the job may be strenuous at times, the couple makes it work with ease.
The veil of secrecy surrounding the appearance of the Daytona Prototype international (DPi) cars has finally been lifted. The Cadillac DPi-V.R that Wayne Taylor Racing and Action Express Racing will pilot in the coming season was announced last week and Tequila Patrón ESM’s DPi plans were made public back in September, with the team preparing to campaign a pair of yet-to-be-seen Nissan entries in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Each summer, IMSA heads to Western New York for a race weekend at one of the oldest and most famous racetracks in the world: Watkins Glen International.
In recent years, the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen has been the first IMSA race to follow the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans in France, giving drivers, teams and manufacturers who compete in both events – and sports car racing fans – a steady diet of endurance racing. It also falls around the Fourth of July holiday, giving the event weekend an extra boost of patriotism and military recognition.
Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will make his return to the Rolex 24 At Daytona for the first time in 10 years as Wayne Taylor Racing today confirmed Gordon alongside full-season co-drivers Jordan and Ricky Taylor and endurance driver Max Angelelli as the driver lineup in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R for the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona. The race opens the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season on Jan. 28-29, 2017.
Action Express Racing announced today that the team will field a pair of Cadillac DPi-V.R race cars in the Prototype class of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship starting with the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, Jan. 28-29, 2017.