American drivers Eric Curran and Boris Said will drive the recently unveiled Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R in the German ADAC GT Masters in 2016. Both drivers have worked alongside Sonny Whelen, who’s company Whelen Engineering will sponsor the C7 GT3-R, and have long track records of racing Corvettes.
Curran currently races the No. 31 Action Express Racing Corvette DP alongside Dane Cameron in the WeatherTech United SportsCar Championship, a spot he’s hoping to retain for 2016 so long as there aren’t any scheduling conflicts between the American series and the ADAC GT Masters. Said is a well-known NASCAR ‘road course ringer’ and also raced a GT2-spec Callaway Corvette at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1994, among many other Callaway-related endeavors.
“It’s really exciting to be entering into yet another program with Whelen Engineering,” Curran said in a statement. “Sonny Whelen has been a close friend, sponsor, and teammate of mine for nine years, so to be venturing into a new program combined with Callaway Cars is a really big deal.”
“I’ve always said that Corvette teams should all have American drivers and an American sponsor,” Said added. “This is how it should be. This Whelen Callaway GT3 Corvette is the coolest looking race car I’ve ever seen and we get to drive it!”
Curran and Said, along with the menacing Callaway Competition Corvette C7 GT3-R, will bring a little American flavor to Germany when the ADAC GT Masters kicks off next spring.