Teamwork Sees Visit Florida Racing Score Second in Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix
Starts last, finishes second for encore podium result at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Monterey, Calif. (1 May 2016) – Visit Florida Racing showed on Sunday that even when it is raining, there is sun behind those clouds. Despite starting the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda over a minute behind the race leader, Visit Florida Racing drivers Marc Goossens and Ryan Dalziel finished the race in second place to notch the team’s best IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship result of the season so far.
Looking to make a vigorous defense of the team’s 2015 IMSA victory at the California track, Visit Florida Racing had been frustrated in the early practice and qualifying sessions during the weekend as the Corvette DP just didn't have the pace to be a front runner. But lots of data analysis, and another round of adjustments in the morning, saw the car improve come race time.
Visit Florida Racing Set for Seventh on Continental Tire Grand Prix Grid
Monterey, Calif. – Defending Continental Tire Grand Prix powered by Mazda race winners Visit Florida Racing will look to mount a strong push to the front on Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as the team is set to start from the fourth row of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship grid.
The two-hour sprint will see Marc Goossens and Ryan Dalziel team in the No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Corvette DP as the duo hope to return the bright blue skies VISIT FLORIDA Corvette to victory lane for the second year in a row. With a pair of practice sessions on Friday followed by one full session Saturday, the 15-minute qualifying session yielded a fast lap time of 1:19.652-seconds with Dalziel behind the wheel to lock in seventh on the GTLM and Prototype class field.
Defending Race Winner Visit Florida Racing Returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
DRIVING AT MAZDA RACEWAY: Ryan Dalziel and Marc Goossens will drive the No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype.
CONTINENTAL TIRE MONTEREY GRAND PRIX POWERED BY MAZDA: Round 4 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, a 2.238-mile track with 11 corners featuring the famous Corkscrew.
2016 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS: 4th with 84 points