DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After a decade of racing in GRAND-AM’s production-based classes, Team Sahlen is proving to be a quick learner in its move to the premier Daytona Prototype class. Dane Cameron drove the team’s new No. 42 BMW/Riley to the fastest lap of the “Roar Before the Rolex 24” testing Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.
“We’ve got a lot of catching up to do, because many of the DP teams have in years of experience what we have in days,” Cameron said. “Today is our eighth day with the car, and we’re still learning. We’re working on a few science projects here and there, and seeing what works.”
Michael Valiante was second-fastest in the No. 6 Michael Shank Racing Ford/Riley, 1:42.160 (125.450 mph), followed by Friday’s fastest driver, AJ Allmendinger in the No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Ford/Riley, 1:42.296 (125.283 mph).
Patrick Long led the production-based GT class with a lap of 1:48.569 (118.045 mph) in the No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche GT3.
Napleton Racing led the new GX field for the second straight day. Shane Lewis ran a lap of 1:56.167 (110.324 mph) in the team’s No. 16 Porsche Cayman, faster than co-driver David Donohue’s best lap on Friday.
Ryan Eversley led Street Tuner practice with a lap of 2:06.878 (101.010 mph) in the No. 75 Compass360 Racing Honda Civic Si. Grand-Am Road Racing