Teams running Chevrolet’s Corvette DP top the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship standings, and if history is any indication, they may widen their lead after the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend. Corvette DPs have won at Laguna Seca twice since they started competing there in 2012, once in the hands of VisitFlorida.com Racing in 2012 and again with Wayne Taylor Racing in 2013.
The race at Laguna Seca, which marks the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship’s first return to four-class racing since March, will run for a short 2 hour and 40 minute duration. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan and Ricky Taylor say the permanent track at Monterey is a refreshing change after running on the narrow pop-up circuit on the streets of Long Beach last week.
“It’s nice to head to Laguna after our win at Long Beach,” said Jordan Taylor “We’ve had strong runs at Laguna the past two years with a win and a second, so we have good history there. We know our car this year has the pace to compete for poles and wins.”
Apart from the Taylor brothers in their No. 10 Konica Minolta car, TUDOR Championship Prototype leaders Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi will also be representing Chevrolet in their No.5 Mustang Sampling DP. Their Action Express Racing teammates Eric Curran and Dane Cameron will also be in the No.31 Whelen Engineering/Team Fox Corvette DP, while Michael Valiante and Richard Westbrook will be in VisitFlorida.com Racing’s No.90 Corvette DP.
The Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix will kick off this Sunday at 1:05 p.m. PT on Live TV coverage will be provided by FOX Sports 1 from 1 p.m. ET, while full flag-to-flag radio coverage will be available on IMSA Radio.