Action Express racing ensured that Chevrolet was riding high in the motor city today as they claimed victory at Belle Isle in the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic. It is the fourth year in succession where a Corvette bodied Daytona Prototype has won on the tricky street circuit, the Tudor Series’ Balance of Performance clearly keeping the balance of power tilted towards the DP side of the field.
Eric Curran started from fifth and quickly made ground on the leaders and got the car up to third by the first caution. As he passed the car off to team mate Dane Cameron, Cameron stalled the car leaving the pits giving a place back, but Cameron channeled his frustration and pulled the car back into contention.
Cameron got back past Jordan Taylor with 28 minutes to go in the 100 minute race and never looked back. Barbosa in the sister Corvette challenged late in the race but spun out, gifting second to the Mike Shank Ligier of Ozz Negri and John Pew. Barbosa recovered from the spin to take third and give Action Express a double podium in Detroit.