AXR’s sister No. 31 Corvette DP also
won two races, and their rivals can
expect an unrelenting 1-2 punch from
At Visit Florida, an all-new driving
team will steer the No. 90 Corvette DP,
with veterans Marc Goossens and Ryan
Dalziel helming the effort.
“This team came really close to the
title just a few months ago, and I think
we can put ourselves in a position to
win it all this year,” Dalziel says.
P2-based teams will have one last
chance to topple the DPs in 2016, and
Mazda Racing and MSR have put in the
work to make it happen. A switch from
Mazda SkyActiv Diesel power to a new
gas-fueled turbo engine has
SpeedSource feeling bullish about its
chances, and with a switch to Honda’s
larger twin-turbo V6 motor, MSR has
more power to unleash on the field.
“I’m confident we can win some
races this year and put Mazda out
front,” says SpeedSource owner Sylvain
Tremblay. And when it comes to 2017,
keep an eye on IMSA’s news feed.
“We have a whole season of racing
to do, but we all know we need to buy
new cars,” says Shank. “There’s
excitement on two fronts in Prototype,
and it’s a great time in general to be
part of this series.”
“WE’RE LOOKING AT EACH
RACE AS ANOTHER
OPPORTUNITY TO GET A
TROPHY, AND MORE
CHANCES TO GET THE
WE’LL TRY TO GET
EVERYTHING WE CAN GET
THIS SEASON BECAUSE WE
DON’T WANT TO GIVE UP
WHAT WE CAN WIN TODAY
FOR FOCUSING TOO MUCH
ON WHAT NEW CHASSIS OR
ENGINE WE’LL RACE A YEAR
Gary Nelson, AXR
Visit Florida Racing fell just shy of toppling the AXR
title dominance in 2015. A new driver lineup for
2016 looks to climb a place higher in the final tally.
As sure as the sun rises on Florida’s
eastern coast, Wayne Taylor’s
squad will be at the sharp end of
affairs in the Prototype Class.
Fans of the muscular Corvette Daytona
Prototype will have a final opportunity to see
and hear the roaring V8-powered machines
compete before they are retired for the new
Daytona Prototype international formula.