It’s hard to believe that the Street Tuner (ST) class victory in the 2014 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season-opening BMW Performance 200 at Daytona International Speedway was the first triumph for Murillo Racing and drivers Jeff Mosing and Eric Foss.

“Sebring is a real challenging circuit, and we’ve been waiting for this track to be added to the schedule,” Murillo said. “Its historic value is pretty high, and we’re excited to be racing there. We’re taking this race very seriously, and we’ll be there for next week’s pre-season testing. This race will be difficult, for sure, but it will be great to be racing there.”

Last year, Mosing and former co-driver Jesse Combs finished second in back-to-back races at Indianapolis and Road America to briefly lead the championship. A 27th-place finish in the penultimate round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca led to a fourth-place finish in the championship.

While Foss joined the team’s driver lineup this season, he’s been active behind the scenes for several years, coaching Mosing and other drivers on the two-car team.

“Eric and I have similar driving styles, but that’s because he’s been coaching me since the fall of 2008,” Mosing said.

“Eric, Jeff and I have been together for a while and the program hasn’t really changed,” Murillo said. “In a sense, it was business as usual at Daytona. Having Eric behind the wheel this season brings a lot to the team. It’s a real bonus having him driving as well as coaching.”

Coming off an impressive victory in the opening event at Daytona, the team is realistic about its chances in the upcoming rounds of the 12-race season.

“We know it’s a long season, and we’re going to take it one race at a time,” Murillo said. “We hope that if we can average a finish of sixth or better we can meet our goals. If we get the opportunity to win, we’ll take it, but our main objective is to have solid weekends, race-in and race-out, and maintain that top six.”

Murillo’s unspoken goal: winning the ST team and driver championships.

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