Cadillac DPi-V.R teams Wayne Taylor Racing and Action Express Racing are prepped and ready for the 55th running of the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona this weekend.
The Cadillac DPi-V.R is General Motors’ newly minted entry into IMSA’s Protoype racing class, which underwent a regulations overhaul or the 2017 racing season. The 6.2-liter Small Block V8-powered racer has complete a number of tests, including the IMSA-sanctioned Roar Before the 24, however this weekend will mark the first time it has hit the track in a competition setting.
“I think everyone is going into Daytona this year with a bit of an unknown,” said Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan Taylor, who will co-drive the No. 10 Konica Minolta Dpi-V.R at Daytona alongside Ricky Taylor, Max Angelelli and NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon. “Everyone is coming in with brand new equipment, but I feel that we are the most prepared of all the teams and manufacturers. The Cadillac DPi-V.R was the first DPi car to hit the track last September and has more miles than anyone else.”
Action Express Racing’s No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R, which will be driven by Dane Cameron, Eric Curran, Mike Conway and Sebastian Morris at Daytona, was the fastest DPi-V.R on track during the Roar Before the 24 test session and the third fastest Prototype entry overall. The fastest prototype of the two-day test was the No. 81 Gibson Oreca of Dragonspeed Racing, with the No. 55 Mazda RT24-P close behind it in second.
The 2017 IMSA Rolex 24 At Daytona will kick off on 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 28th on FOX before FOX Sports 2 picks the 24-hour affair up from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and from 11:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Coverage of the race on Sunday, January 29th will begin on FOX Sports 1 at 12:30 a.m. and last through to the end of the race.