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VISIT FLORIDA Racing Focused Forward in Texas

DRIVING AT CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS: Ryan Dalziel and Marc Goossens will co-drive the No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype.

CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS: An F1 grade facility that features 20 corners along a 3.4-mile road course, Circuit of the Americas marks the penultimate round of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The event is held in conjunction with the World Endurance Championship’s Six Hours of COTA.

2016 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS – VISIT FLORIDA RACING: 4th with 223 points after 8 of 10 rounds complete.

#DALZIELDOUBLE: Ryan Dalziel will be one of just two drivers competing in both the IMSA WeatherTech event and the WEC event at COTA. He will drive for VISIT FLORIDA Racing in a DP and also ESM in an LMP2 when he takes on the Six Hours of COTA following the IMSA checkered flag on Saturday. The only other driver doing the double is former VISIT FLORIDA Racing driver Ricky Taylor.

VISIT FLORIDA Racing Finishes Sixth at Road America

Elkhart Lake, Wis. (7 August 2016) – VISIT FLORIDA Racing persevered through a frustrating weekend at Road America to bring the No. 90 VISIT FLORIDA Racing Corvette DP shared by Marc Goossens and Ryan Dalziel to a sixth place finish in the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase on Sunday. The Daytona Beach, Florida-based team worked throughout…

Visit Florida Racing Returns to Road America

DRIVING AT ROAD AMERICA: Ryan Dalziel and Marc Goossens will drive the No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype.

ROAD AMERICA: Round 8 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship held at one of the most historic road courses on the 2016 calendar. At 4 miles in length, it’s the longest track that IMSA visits.

2016 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS – VISIT FLORIDA RACING: 4th with 197 points after 7 of 10 rounds complete.

TEAM HISTORY AT ROAD AMERICA: Visit Florida Racing has made five starts at Road America since 2011. The best finish by the team was in 2014 when Richard Westbrook and Michael Valiante took a fourth place result. Last year, that same driver pairing finished fifth in the Visit Florida Racing Corvette DP.


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Ryan Dalziel’s Road America Stats:

Visit Florida Racing Fourth at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada (10 July 2016) – Visit Florida Racing came up just short of a podium finish in the Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sunday when the team and its drivers Marc Goossens and Ryan Dalziel combined for a fourth place finish. After leading mid-way through the race,…

Visit Florida Racing Heads North to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

DRIVING AT CTMP: Ryan Dalziel and Marc Goossens will drive the No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype. CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK: Round 7 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship held at the quick 2.459-mile permanent road course in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS – VISIT FLORIDA RACING: 4th with 168 points after…

Promising Run for Visit Florida Racing Comes Up Short in Sahlen’s 6 Hours of the Glen

Watkins Glen, N.Y.  (3 July, 2016) – Looking to make it three victories in a row at Watkins Glen International, Visit Florida Racing came up short of that goal on Sunday as a promising outing didn’t deliver the desired result for the Florida-based squad in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen.

Defending Winners Visit Florida Racing Look to go 3-for-3 at The Glen

DRIVING AT THE GLEN: Ryan Dalziel and Marc Goossens will drive the No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype. Visit Florida Racing is just one of three prototype teams utilizing a two-driver line-up.

SAHLEN’S 6 HOURS OF THE GLEN: Round 6 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship held at Watkins Glen International, a 3.4-mile permanent road course with 11 turns.

2016 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS – VISIT FLORIDA RACING: 4th with 142 points after 5 of 10 rounds now complete.

3 FOR 3?: Visit Florida Racing has won the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of the Glen with its No. 90 Daytona Prototype the past two years. The team will look to go three in a row with another victory this year with drivers Ryan Dalziel and Marc Goossens.

Visit Florida Racing has led 118 laps en route to the two consecutive victories with drivers Richard Westbrook and Michael Valiante in the previous two Glen 6 Hour events. The only other team to win the race three times in a row was Chip Ganassi Racing in 2008, 2009, & 2010.

HISTORY AT THE GLEN: Visit Florida Racing has been competing at Watkins Glen since 2004 and will make its 19th IMSA start at Watkins Glen, and 12th Sahlen’s 6 Hours of the Glen campaign this weekend.

Visit Florida Racing Returns to Goodwood

Chichester, West Sussex, England – Visit Florida Racing will return to England this weekend as the team once again participates in the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The annual event, which is staged at Lord March’s estate in southeast England, is a celebration of all things automotive and attracts some of the most compelling machinery on…

Visit Florida Racing Heads to Chevy’s Hometown of Detroit

DRIVING AT DETROIT: Ryan Dalziel and Marc Goossens will drive the No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype.

CHEVROLET SPORTS CAR CLASSIC PRESENTED BY METRO DETROIT CHEVY DEALERS: Round 5 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship held through the streets of Belle Isle Park, a 2.34-mile temporary street course.

2016 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS – VISIT FLORIDA RACING: 3rd with 117 points after 4 of 10 rounds now complete.

STRENGTH IN DETROIT: Visit Florida Racing has shown strength at the Detroit street course event ever since IMSA first visited the venue in 2012. The team has brought home three top-five finishes including the pole position and a runner-up finish in 2014.

2016 AT A GLANCE: Visit Florida Racing kicked off the year with a podium finish at Daytona International Speedway and after two tough races at Sebring and Long Beach, the team returned to the podium with a runner-up finish in the previous race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The Florida squad looks to carry that momentum into the race in Chevy’s backyard this weekend.

VISIT FLORIDA DRIVERS AT DETROIT: Ryan Dalziel has made three previous starts at Belle Isle in prototype

machinery. He finished sixth in the 2012 debut driving a Ford/Riley for Starworks Motorsports and then went on to finish third the following year in the same package. He most recently contested the Detroit event in 2014 for ESM and finished fifth.

The 2016 Belle Isle event will be Marc Goossens’ first visit to the Detroit circuit.

TESTING: Visit Florida Racing visited Watkins Glen International along with several other IMSA teams to test out the road course’s new pavement. The track was re-surfaced over the off season for the first time in nearly 20 years. Both Marc Goossens and Ryan Dalziel tested the No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype and gave the new pavement high marks as the entire team looks forward to its return to the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of the Glen where Visit Florida has taken the victory in the previous two 6 Hour events.

RYAN HUNTER-REAY TAKES PART IN 100th INDY 500:Visit Florida Racing endurance driver Ryan Hunter-Reay competed in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 last weekend for Andretti Autosport. He showed strength early on in the race, but contact on pit lane ultimately took him out of contention for the win.

#SUMMERSTARTSNOW: Visit Florida has been utilizing the hashtag #SummerStartsNow to kick off the summer season. Be sure to include the hashtag in all your social media posts about YOUR summer fun!

DRIVER QUOTEBOARD:
Ryan Dalziel: “Detroit is a great venue for us especially since it’s the home race for Chevrolet so we will be doing our best to get the Visit Florida Racing Corvette on the podium. Obviously Laguna Seca was a great points weekend for us but we lacked the pace we needed to challenge for the win. The guys have been working really hard since the last race to find some more speed so I’m looking forward to getting there and seeing where we stack up.”

Marc Goossens: “I have never actually been to the Detroit event before. But in general I really like the street circuit format. So hopefully we roll off of the Visit Florida trailer with a pretty good car and just build from there. I’m studying data and on board footage in order to prepare myself in the best way possible. It’s the home race for Chevrolet so we’re hoping to put on a good show with our Corvette Daytona Prototype.”

WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, JUNE 3
8:05 AM – 9:35 AM Practice 1
12:55 PM – 2:25 PM Practice 2
5:50 PM – 6:05 PM Qualifying

SATURDAY, JUNE 4
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Warm Up
11:50 AM – 12:20 PM Grid Walk
12:40 PM – 2:20 PM Race – LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1

Teamwork Sees Visit Florida Racing Score Second in Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix

Starts last, finishes second for encore podium result at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Monterey, Calif. (1 May 2016) – Visit Florida Racing showed on Sunday that even when it is raining, there is sun behind those clouds. Despite starting the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda over a minute behind the race leader, Visit Florida Racing drivers Marc Goossens and Ryan Dalziel finished the race in second place to notch the team’s best IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship result of the season so far.

Looking to make a vigorous defense of the team’s 2015 IMSA victory at the California track, Visit Florida Racing had been frustrated in the early practice and qualifying sessions during the weekend as the Corvette DP just didn’t have the pace to be a front runner. But lots of data analysis, and another round of adjustments in the morning, saw the car improve come race time.

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