Cameron and Curran Put Whelen on Top of Opening Session in Long Beach

Dane Cameron and Eric Curran wasted no-time in posting quick laps around the 1.968 mile Long Beach GP street course. The duo saw their Chevrolet Corvette DP atop the timing and scoring charts for a majority of the first session.

Despite being fast throughout the first session, Cameron didn’t turn his fastest lap until time expired on the two-hour opening practice.

“I’m really happy right now,” said Cameron. “Our Whelen Corvette DP is awesome right now. We unloaded with a really good car, and just needed to get some seat time for Eric and myself. Its my first time here in a prototype so I wanted to get a lay of the land and see if the track would come to us.”

Cameron quickly gave credit to the Action Express Racing team. “The guys on the team have done a great job all year bringing fast cars and this weekend was no exception. It’s great to be able to go to a race track for the first time, get in the car, get acclimated and be comfortable enough to go for a quick time.”

Teammate João Barbosa finished the first session in third position with the Mustang Sampling Corvette DP.

“It was a good first practice session,” said Barbosa. “The session was a long one, which was beneficial as I won’t be back in the car until the race tomorrow. Both cars are fast right now so we are very happy. I think we can still improve on the cars a little bit and that will be critical because the competition is so tight. It’s important to have a good car so we can qualify in the front and position ourselves for a great race.”

The final practice session for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will begin at 4:45 p.m. PT.  Qualifying for the prototype class will take place at 5:55 p.m. PT. Live coverage from Long Beach can be accessed on IMSA.com.

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