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Event Info - IMSA Race Recaps

June 4, 2016 - Chevrolet Sports Car Classic

Wayne Taylor Racing Earns Third Sports Car Win in Four Years on Belle Isle Wayne Taylor Racing Earns Third Sports Car Win in Four Years on Belle Isle

A great run from a mid-race restart in the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers was just what Jordan Taylor needed to take the lead and hold on for his fourth career victory in Detroit, and second with brother Ricky. Action Express Racing started on the pole and Christian Fittipaldi led the first 26 laps of the race before he pitted under caution and turned the No.5 Corvette over to co-driver Joao Barbosa. When the green flag restarted the race with 48 minutes left, a group of lapped GT Daytona (GTD) cars were out front, with two Prototype Challenge (PC) cars behind them and then the Corvette Prototypes of Barbosa and Jordan Taylor. Taylor was able to pass Barbosa and the two PC cars to take the class and overall lead and was able to hold on to take the checkered flag 1.740 seconds ahead of Barbosa.  It marked the fourth career win on Belle Isle for Jordan Taylor, the third Sports Car victory in four years for Wayne Taylor Racing in Detroit and the second for the pairing of the Taylor Brothers, backing up their win from 2014. Jonathan Bomarito and Tristan Nunez finished third for the first podium result for Mazda Motorsports in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition. Leaving Detroit the Chevrolet Corvette teams of Fittipaldi/Barbosa and Taylor/Taylor were tied 151 points apiece in the Prototype championship standings.  Renger van der Zande and Alex Popow finished third overall to win the PC class while Jeroen Bleekemolen and Ben Keating finished 10th overall in winning the GTD class.

May 30, 2015 - Chevrolet Sports Car Classic

Dane Cameron and Eric Curran Drive Action Express Racing Corvette DP to Detroit WinDane Cameron and Eric Curran Drive Action Express Racing Corvette DP to Detroit Win

Dane Cameron passed Jordan Taylor for the race lead on Lap 41 and Cameron led the final 19 laps in the No. 31 Action Express Racing Corvette Prototype to win the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers.  Cameron and teammate Eric Curran became the fifth different IMSA SportsCar Championship Prototype class winners in the first five races of 2015. It also marked the first win on Belle Isle for the Chevy-powered duo of Cameron and Curran.  Jordan Taylor was looking for his fourth straight victory in Detroit, before he was issued a drive-through penalty in the final 10 minutes. He recovered to finish in seventh place. Oswaldo Negri was able to pass Joao Barbosa on the final lap to prevent an Action Express Racing 1-2 finish as Barbosa finished third.  The team of Renger van der Zande and Mirco Schultis completed 59 laps to win the Prototype Challenge (PC) class while finishing sixth overall.  Ian James and Mario Farnbacher won the GT Daytona (GTD) class and finished 11th overall.

May 31, 2014 - Chevrolet Sports Car Classic

Taylor Brothers Win Chevrolet Sports Car Classic on Belle IsleTaylor Brothers Win for Father's Team on Belle Isle

The final minutes of the one-hour, 40-minute Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers was white-knuckle driving for Ricky Taylor.  After leading for over an hour, Taylor and the Wayne Taylor Racing No. 10 Corvette Daytona Protoype (DP) took the white flag with Joao Barbosa in the Action Express Racing Corvette right behind.  Barbosa darted to the inside of Turn 3, nudging Taylor into the wall, but the contact caused the left-rear tire of Barbosa to shred as Taylor then sped on by. Taylor managed to hang on by 0.207 seconds ahead of the Spirit of Daytona Racing Corvette DP driven by Richard Westbrook and Michael Valiante.  It marked the third consecutive victory in Detroit for Ricky’s brother, Jordan Taylor, following wins in 2012 and ’13 in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sport Car Series.  Alessandro Balzan and Jeff Westphal drove to victory in the GT Daytona (GTD) class and an overall eighth-place finish.

June 1, 2013 - GRAND-AM Detroit 200

Podium 2013 - Grand-Am
Wayne Taylor Racing Leads Corvette DP 1-2 Finish

The GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series returned to Belle Isle with another great performance by Corvette in the shadows of the GM World Headquarters.  Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan Taylor won the pole for the Chevrolet GRAND-AM 200 presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers and led the first 16 laps before regaining the lead on lap 33. Taylor’s teammate Max Angelelli took over and led the remaining 28 laps to capture the checkered flag in the Daytona Prototype (DP) class.  Action Express was unable to continue its 2012 success on Belle Isle as teammates Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa finished 0.486 seconds behind to give the Corvette DP another 1-2 finish in Detroit.  Stevenson Motorsport and their Camaro GT.R captured the Grand Touring (GT) class victory by completing 60 laps and finishing 10th overall.

June 2, 2012 – GRAND-AM Detroit 200

Grand-Am Race WinnersLaw, Barbosa Win for Corvette in GRAND-AM Debut

The GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series made its debut at Belle Isle and the Action Express Racing team enjoyed a stellar race as they finished first and second overall in their Corvette Daytona Prototypes (DP).  Darren Law and Joao Barbosa finished 0.440 seconds ahead of teammates Terry Borcheller and David Donohue while completing 72 laps in the GRAND-AM Detroit 200 presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy dealers.  Autohaus Motorsports completed a dominant day for Chevrolet in the shadows of their world headquarters as drivers Jordan Taylor and Paul Edwards won the Grand Touring (GT) class by completing 70 laps in their Camaro GT.R while finishing ninth overall.