Series with 2 BMW - RILEYs|1
Longtime Grand American competitor Team Sahlen is proud to announce their entry into the 2013 Grand American ROLEX Daytona Prototype Class. The race car of choice will be the BMW - Riley. This is the precise package that has carried the #01 Chip Ganassi Racing to back to back Daytona Prototype Championships. Within this transition, Team Sahlen will be entering not 1, but 2 BMW - Riley entries.
Team Sahlen's #42 Daytona Prototype will be driven by Wayne Nonnamaker & Dane Cameron. During the 2012 season, the "Wayne & Dane Show" has thrilled fans and SPEED TV audiences all year long in the GT class. The duo has mixed it up at the front of the GT field during each event, having led in 5 of the events so far in 2012. Now the pairing will transition to the Daytona Prototype class. Lead Driver Dane Cameron is no stranger to prototype racing. Having cut his teeth in Open Wheel racing, Dane made his transition into Sports Car racing driving for several teams, including Chip Ganassi Racing.
The #43 BMW - Riley will be chauffeured by the trio of Joe Sahlen, Joe Nonnamaker and Will Nonnamaker. The three drivers will all be entered as Sportsman Drivers for the ROLEX Daytona Prototype Jim Trueman Award. Currently, this will be the only entry in Daytona Prototype with the driver lineup being exclusively Sportsman Drivers.
Joe Sahlen shared his thoughts - "This is a very proud moment for both Team Sahlen and myself personally to make our announcement of our transition from the GT to the DP class. The Daytona Prototype class is the premier level in Sports Car racing, and to have Team Sahlen competing in the class will be an honor. And personally, for myself, to get to drive a Daytona Prototype will be an apex to my racing career that started 8 years ago with the Nonnamaker family. I can hardly wait not only for next year, but especially the 2013 Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen, when the Sahlen Daytona Prototypes take to the track."
And Joe Nonnamaker inserted his feelings - "I never imagined that over 40 years after starting my racing career that I would be driving a Daytona Prototype. I can remember going to Mid-Ohio in the 60's to watch the legendary Can-Am racers go through thunder valley and just wondering what