Founded in 1987, Spirit of Daytona has evolved from competing in club-racing events to being a mainstay in America’s most prestigious endurance racing series. Team owner/manager Troy Flis has steered the team since it began and continues to oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization.
Headquartered just down the road from the World Center of Racing in Daytona Beach, FL, Spirit of Daytona has competed in every season of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series since the series began in 2000; claiming 16 class wins, two team championships (2000, 2001), one driver championship (2001) and a Rolex 24 class victory (2002).
The team currently competes in the ultra competitive Daytona Prototype class with a Chevrolet V-8 powerplant developed by Earnhardt Childress Racing Engines and a Coyote chassis, a unique engine/chassis combination that has Spirit of Daytona fully expecting to compete for overall race wins and championships.
2012 marked a year of change for the team when Chevrolet introduced its new Corvette Daytona Prototype bodywork which Spirit of Daytona campaigns. The season saw the team score three wins, three poles, four podiums, and seven top-five finishes to earn third in the Rolex Series championship.
For the 2013 season, Spirit of Daytona welcomes the return of Richard Westbrook as well as the arrival of Ricky Taylor as the duo shares driving duties in the No. 90 Corvette.