accomplishments both in the Rolex series and at this track. Two poles and two victories in three starts at Homestead is an impressive record, indeed.
In its last appearance at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Doran-Lista Racing ended up in victory lane with its Dallara, and the Lebanon, Ohio-based team hopes for similar results this year with its new car, the DORAN JE4 Lexus. The chassis, designed and built by Doran Designs, finished first and second in the Daytona Prototype class at the Rolex 24 at Daytona earlier this month.
In the team's last appearance here, in 2002, Theys and Mauro Baldi won the race from the pole with the Doran-Lista Dallara. They did exactly the same thing in 2000 in a Ferrari, and the pair qualified fourth and finished third here in 2001 in a Crawford.
Gianpiero Moretti and Baldi were the drivers of the Doran-prepared MOMO Ferrari in 1998 when it qualified third and finished second at Homestead.
The competition will be stiff this time too. The Daytona Prototype class has more entries than any other, with 18 of the 45 cars on the preliminary entry list. Four of those 18 are DORAN JE4s. In addition to the famous Bell Motorsports DORAN JE4 Pontiac #54 which won the Rolex 24 at Daytona earlier this month and the equally famous Doran-Lista DORAN JE4 Lexus #27, Michael Shank Racing's DORAN JE4 Lexus #6 which debuted at Daytona is entered, as is a DORAN JE4