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VISIT FLORIDA Racing Has Early End to Long Beach Weekend

Long Beach, Calif. (7 April 2017) – VISIT FLORIDA Racing made the trek West this week in pursuit of the team’s second IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship podium of the season with drivers Renger van der Zande and Marc Goossens as the duo were set to share the Gibson-powered No. 90 VISITFLORIDA Racing Riley/Multimatic in Round 3 of the championship.

Both drivers showed speed on the legendary street circuit, and were taking turns working through the VISIT FLORIDA Racing test plan in the opening practice session of the weekend on Friday. Unfortunately, van der Zande suffered a brake issue heading into the braking zone for Turn 1.

VISIT FLORIDA Racing Heads West for Long Beach Grand Prix

EVENT: BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand PrixRound 3 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, 100 minute race

TRACK: Located in the streets of downtown Long Beach, California, the circuit has 11 corners and is 1.986 miles in length.

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DRIVER LINE-UP: Marc Goossens (Belgium), Renger van der Zande (Netherlands)

TEAM HISTORY AT LONG BEACH: In three starts at Long Beach, VISIT FLORIDA Racing’s best finish came in the form of a podium in 2015 when drivers Richard Westbrook and Michael Valiante combined for a third place finish. Having campaigned the No. 90 Corvette DP in the three previous races, the 2017 event marks the first for the team with the LMP2.

2014: Started 6th & Finished 5th (Richard Westbrook, Michael Valiante)
2015: Started 4th & Finished 3rd (Richard Westbrook, Michael Valiante)
2016: Started 7th & Finished 6th (Marc Goossens, Ryan Hunter-Reay)

  Sebring, Fla. (18 March 2017) – Following an impressive debut in Daytona that produced a podium result with the team’s brand new No. 90 Gibson-powered Riley LMP2 machine, VISIT FLORIDA Racing faced disappointment in Sebring for Round 2 of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Electrical issues forced the Daytona Beach-based team behind the wall…

VISIT FLORIDA Racing Ready for Round 2 at Sebring

Sebring, Fla. (17 March 2017) – With two famous Florida circuits on the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule, Daytona-based VISIT FLORIDA Racing always aims to capitalize on its “home field” advantage. Following a podium in the team’s season debut at Daytona International Speedway, Renger van der Zande drove the No. 90 VISIT FLORIDA Racing…

VISIT FLORIDA Racing Visits Sebring for Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

VISIT FLORIDA Racing Visits Sebring for Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Event: 65th annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring – a 12 hour endurance race held at Sebring International Raceway which is located 150 miles southeast of the VISIT FLORIDA Racing shop in Daytona Beach, Florida. Track: 3.74-miles in length with 17 turns…

VISIT FLORIDA Racing Finishes Third in Rolex 24 At Daytona

Fifth consecutive top-5 finish, 3rd consecutive third place finish in home race Daytona Beach, Fla. (29 January 2016) – Racing where the team first got its start, VISIT FLORIDA Racing finished an improbable third in the Rolex 24 At Daytona this weekend after 659 laps, hundreds of man hours, and countless late nights of preparation….

VISIT FLORIDA Racing to Kick Off 2017 IMSA Season At Home with the Rolex 24 At Daytona

Event: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s 55th Annual Rolex 24 At Daytona, a 24-hour endurance race at Daytona International Speedway Track: 3.56-miles in length with 12 turns, features the high banks of the NASCAR oval as well as the infield road course section International Driver Line-up: Marc Goossens (Belgium), Renger van der Zande (Netherlands), and René…

VISIT FLORIDA Racing Tests Riley-Gibson at the Roar Before the 24

Images: Brian Cleary/VISIT FLORIDA Racing Daytona Beach, Fla. (9 January 2016) – VISITFLORIDA Racing turned its first official laps of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship over the weekend as Daytona International Speedway hosted the annual Roar Before the 24 test ahead of 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona. Marc Goossens, Renger van der Zande, and Rene…

VISIT FLORIDA Racing Adds René Rast to Rolex 24 Line Up

Daytona Beach, Fla. (3 January 2016) – Adding to its already dynamic international driver line up, VISIT FLORIDA Racing has added German driver René Rast to the team for the Rolex 24 At Daytona which opens the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season in January at Daytona International Speedway. Rast joins Marc Goossens (Belgium) and…

VISIT FLORIDA Racing Completes Testing at Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla. (15 December 2016) – In preparation for the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, VISIT FLORIDA Racing took part in its first official test with the team’s new No. 90 VISIT FLORIDA Gibson-powered Riley Mk. 30 at Daytona International Speedway this week. Having just taken delivery of the brand new machine days earlier,…