Man, what a finish.
After 100 minutes of competition, the Action Express Racing team almost ended up with a 1-2 finish. If not for a white-flag spinout of the No. 05 Corvette Daytona Prototype driven by pole-setter Joao Barbosa right behind teammate Dane Cameron in the winning No. 31 Corvette Daytona Prototype — one of four Corvette DPs in competition. In effect, it sealed the deal for Cameron, while somehow Barbosa was able to hold fast for third place after the slip.
Weather, of course, was a factor at the end. Though not nearly as bad as yesterday’s qualifying, or the torrents experienced by the IndyCar race later in the day, which ended in a red flag.
That wasn’t all, however. After winning Belle Isle four times in a row, brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor of Wayne Taylor Racing and the No. 10 Corvette Daytona Prototype were black flagged shortly after Jordan bumped a Ferrari into the wall with just over nine minutes left. Previously before that, Jordan made a beautiful double pass for first place around the 44-minute mark. The penalty left Wayne Taylor Racing to finish in seventh place. Sorry for jinxing it, Team Taylor.
With the checkered flag waving and 100 minutes of racing passed, it was the No. 31 Corvette DP co-driven by Cameron and Eric Curran, giving them their first win of the season. In between first-place Cameron and third-place Barbosa was the No. 60 Honda Ligier JS P2 of Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian co-driven by John Pew and Ozz Negri.