Austin, Texas (6 Mary 2017) – After a massive team effort to build a brand new car to be prepared for Round 4 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, a promising outing for VISIT FLORIDA Racing ended early at the Circuit of the Americas on Saturday. Sharing the No. 90 VISIT FLORIDA Racing Gibson-powered Riley/Multimatic,…
Austin, Texas (5 May 2017) – Following a crash in the previous IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round of Long Beach, VISIT FLORIDA Racing arrived to Circuit of the Americas on Friday with a brand new racecar.
In the short break between races, the VISIT FLORIDA Racing team members worked long hours to build a new No. 90 VISIT FLORIDA Gibson-powered Riley in time for the COTA event. A shakedown test scheduled ahead of the race weekend was rained out so the first practice session saw the car take to a racetrack for the very first time.
“I have to thank the VISIT FLORIDA guys,” said VISIT FLORIDA Racing team owner Troy Flis. “Our test got rained out so we came here with a brand new car that had never been on a racetrack before and started testing with the first session. Our guys did a great job on that – building a new car, getting it out here and having no issues and getting it on track. We just have to keep working on it. We’re still struggling for a bunch of speed. And that’s just where we’re at right now. We’ll keep pushing hard and see if we can make it better.”
EVENT: Round 4 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, 2 hour & 40 minute race TRACK: Home of Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix, Circuit of the Americas is a grade 1 FIA specification 3.427-mile race track just outside of Austin, Texas. BROADCAST INFORMATION: FS1 – Same-day delay television coverage at 7:00 PM ET. LIVE Radio Coverage: www.radiolemans.com…
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.
EVENT: BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix, Round 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.
LIVE ON FOX – Saturday, April 8 at 4:00 PM ET
Radio Coverage: www.radiolemans.com
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…
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 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…
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….
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…