Grand Am

Action Express Shuffles Driver Lineup

Action Express Racing has shuffled its driver roster for this weekend’s Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga. (Grand-Am Photo)

DENVER, N.C. – Action Express Racing will take to Road Atlanta for the Grand Prix of Atlanta this Saturday with a new driver line up.

However, the roster is one that will feature all familiar faces as the team looks to move both Corvette Daytona Prototype entries up the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series championship order.

After starting the first three races of the season in competing Action Express Racing Corvette DP machines, brothers Burt and Brian Frisselle will now team up to share the driving duties in the No. 9 Action Express Racing Corvette DP. The new line up will now see Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa teaming to co-drive in the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP.

“Our team has worked very hard, and we’ve fought back from some setbacks to have both cars finish every race so far this year,” said team manager Gary Nelson. “So we are fortunate to have a lot of data and also feedback from the drivers from the opening three races. Whether it is working on the car or making the most out of the team that is working on it, you are always looking to improve what you are doing, and this change is a result of taking all that information and looking to put this team in an even better position to win.”

The No. 5 Corvette DP currently sits seventh in the championship standings after three rounds; with the No. 9 Action Express Corvette DP 10th in the team championship order.

Posted by on Apr 15 2013 Filed under Grand Am, Latest Headlines, Road Racing, Top Stories. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.


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