Cameron, Curran Combine In Corvette DP To Win at Belle Isle
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From IMSA.com

Dane Cameron passed Jordan Taylor during the final 30 minutes and held on to win Saturday's Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers, giving the No. 31 Whelen Engineering/Team Fox Corvette DP started by Eric Curran its first TUDOR United SportsCar Championship victory. They became the fifth different TUDOR Championship Prototype winner in five races in 2015.


"What a day, this is amazing, to come away with a win at the Chevy classic - in a Chevy no less," Cameron said. "Thanks to everyone who was able to get us in this position. For me, the car was the best it's been all year. It's amazing to me that we're only halfway through the season, five races in, and we have a win. It's the beginning of the future wins for Dane and I and this program. We're really all meshing really well. If we're going to have our first win, we do it in Detroit in front of all the Chevrolet guys."


Ozz Negri took second on the final lap in the No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2/Honda started by John Pew, denying Action Express Racing a 1-2 finish. Joao Barbosa spun in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Corvette DP started from the pole by Christian Fittipaldi, but recovered to finish third.


Jordan Taylor, looking for his fourth consecutive victory in the event and third for Wayne Taylor Racing's No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP, was issued a drive-through penalty in the final 10 minutes for contact with Townsend Bell in No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia. Taylor, co-driving with his brother Ricky, came back to finish seventh.


The 100-minute race started under sunny skies but finished under increasing rain which began falling entering the final hour. Fittipaldi led comfortably until the first full-course caution at the 33-minute mark for an incident involving the No. 33 ViperExchange.com Dodge Viper SRT GT3-R of Ben Keating. Barbosa led following a full round of pit stops, followed by Richard Westbrook in the No. 90 VisitFlorida.com Corvette DP, Jordan Taylor, Cameron and Negri. Taylor took the lead on the restart, but Cameron worked his way through the field before taking the lead on Lap 41 and led the final 19 circuits.


The No. 90 VisitFlorida.com Racing team entered the event with a four-point lead in the Prototype standings, following a victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Michael Valiante and Richard Westbrook ran in contention until the latter spun in the final half-hour, resulting in a fifth-place finish.
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