SCC: Laguna Seca: Spirit of Daytona preview

Camirand and Conway Team up in Spirit of Daytona GTO After posting competitive lap times on track at the VIRginia International Raceway, the Spirit of Daytona No. 9 GTO is ready for a top-10 finish at the Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway on May 6.

Camirand and Conway Team up in Spirit of Daytona GTO

After posting competitive lap times on track at the VIRginia International Raceway, the Spirit of Daytona No. 9 GTO is ready for a top-10 finish at the Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway on May 6. Marc-Antoine Camirand will be racing the No. 9 GTO sponsored by Rockland Standard Gear/ Daytona Mitsubishi/ Diamond Suzuki with Craig Conway. The French-Canadian Camirand and Scottish Conway will team up for the first time this year in the GTO

Conway said, "Camirand is a very fast driver. I have looked over the data from his lap times and I am constantly amazed at his on track strategy. Even if race conditions are similar to VIR's crowded track, I am sure we will have a great race weekend." Conway, who teamed up with Mike Weinberg last race has been adjusting to the GS street car. Conway was past Spirit of Daytona driver when the team captured the 2002 class victory in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in the AGT class. "It's great to be back with Troy and the rest of the team. I am excited for the upcoming season and I think the GTO will have a good run," said Conway.

Camirand is also excited about being back with the team. Camirand raced half of the 2005 Daytona Prototype season with Doug Goad. With Camirand's no fear driving style, the GTO should have a chance for a podium finish. "Last weekend at VIR we had a good car, the race conditions were not so hot, but the car was great. We had a few learning struggles last race with the car but it seems to be coming together," said Camirand. During the race the GS and ST cars had to fight for track positioning and room for the pit in.

Camirand and Conway will be working on their pit stop and driver changes for the Laguna Seca race. Troy Flis, team-owner/ manger said, " Last race we could have made up time if our pit stops were faster. In a field with competition like this, every second counts. I am hoping for clear skies and a fast track."

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Doug Goad , Craig Conway