|Quick Response from Coyote Yields New DP for Spirit of Daytona Racing |
Daytona Beach, Fla. (2 December 2013) - After a setback in testing, Spirit of Daytona Racing got a welcome boost from chassis manufacturer Coyote Cars when the Daytona Beach-based squad was able to secure an all-new chassis on short notice.
The team, which was the first to debut the Chevrolet Corvette DP at Daytona International Speedway in late 2011, saw the primary No. 90 VisitFlorida.com machine suffer significant damage in a testing accident in the recent IMSA test days at Daytona International Speedway. Driver Richard Westbrook emerged unscathed from the Daytona Prototype after a series of spins and flips at high speed.
“We are grateful that Pratt & Miller builds such a strong chassis and that Richard was able to walk away from that accident,” said team owner Troy Flis. “Everyone is working to learn as much as we possibly can about what happened, and take that information so we can avoid anything like that happening in the future.”