Photo: José Mário Dias
By: Kobe Lambeth
At the last round in Detroit, the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Action Express Racing Corvette DP found trouble as the No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Corvette DP of Marc Goossens had an accident, which also involved Action Express Racing’s Eric Curran. However, the team was able to repair the car and salvage some championship points, which could prove to be important when the series goes to Road Atlanta for the season finale.
Although the No. 31 Whelen Engineering team has fallen behind in the title hunt, Dane Cameron is confident that the team can recover from the Detroit crash between Curran and Goossens.
“Simple, win races,” stated Cameron.
“It certainly was unfortunate to lose the points lead and a great chance at a race win in Detroit, but that’s the past now and all we can do is concentrate on the remaining half of the season and push as hard as possible every weekend exactly as we have been.”
Tomorrow, Dane Cameron’s Action Express Corvette DP team looks to bounce back with a victory in the Sahlen’s Six Hours at The Glen.
“I am super excited for Watkins Glen, they did an amazing job with the repaving, it is the smoothest race track I have ever been on and has tons of grip now,” said Cameron.
“We had a great test there a few weeks ago with our Whelen Corvette and I think Eric and I are very confident of a strong result at the Sahlen’s Six Hours. Goals for the rest of 2016 remains the same, achieve the best results possible every weekend and try to win the Prototype Championship for Sonny Whelen and Whelen Engineering.”
Cameron is looking to finish the final season of Corvette DP competition strong with the new DPi era set to begin in 2017.
“I think change is good and it will be great to move to a new formula that is a bit more global and has a long-term plan that hopefully will encourage more manufacturers and teams to race in IMSA’s top prototype class,” said Cameron.
During a press conference before the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the ACO announced that IMSA DPi machinery would not be eligible to compete alongside their Gibson-powered LMP2 cars. What does this mean for a driver like Dane Cameron, who might have the desire of doing the twice around the clock French Endurance Classic with Action Express Racing?
“I have a huge desire to go to Le Mans! It looks like such an incredible race and event, I have been looking for an opportunity the last few years but seats are few and far between, especially for rookies but we’ll keep trying! For the moment, I think Action Express main focus is preparing the best IMSA Weathertech program possible. Although as I driver, I do have my fingers and toes crossed. “
Along with the dream of racing at Le Mans, could we see Dane Cameron take part in a NASCAR Xfinity road course event in the distant future?