TUSC: DeltaWing Seeking Rolex 24 Crown in Sophomore Season With Unique Car

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BRASELTON, Ga. – official team release – DeltaWing Racing photo –

The Claro/TracFone DeltaWing Racing Cars team proved last year that the revolutionary DeltaWing coupe can be quick on Daytona Int’l Speedway’s famed 3.56-mile road course, but the real test comes this weekend, as the team looks to capture its first TUDOR United SportsCar victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

The DeltaWing coupe paced among the leaders in last weekend’s “Roar Before the Rolex 24” test session, with a quick lap of 1:39.4 in the third practice that put them only 3/10 of a second off the leader’s pace. The team has put the hammer down this week, with shop hours dedicated to repairing damage from a Saturday afternoon incident at the Roar and to configuring promising new components. The team also rolls out an updated red, white and blue livery designed to showcase its new partners.

All four DeltaWing drivers will be on hand for the Rolex 24: Andy Meyrick, who has been with the team since early in 2013; Katherine Legge, who joined the team in May of that year and has been behind the wheel for nearly all the DeltaWing’s test sessions; 2014 Indy Lights Champion Gabby Chaves, who drove in the endurance events last season and the new addition to the team, three-time Rolex 24 winner Memo Rojas.

“There is so much preparation that goes into this race,” Rojas said. “You probably overtake more people in this race than you do all year. It’s a very rewarding race to win, especially after all the hard work. We have a very quick car and I expect that we can win this race.

“Obviously, it doesn’t depend 100 percent on us; lady luck and good work by the whole team are very important. There’s really good driver talent here and we have a car that can compete. We just need to stay out of trouble, which is the difficult part of this race.”

The Rolex 24 at Daytona – the first race of the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup – takes the green flag at 2:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 24.

CREDIT: DeltaWing Racing

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