Daytona was roaring this past weekend. The sound of multi-class racing surged for a full 24 hours. At the end of it all, the winning team was helmed by Filipe Albuquerque, Ricky Taylor, Alexander Rossi, and Helio Castroneves. That’s one hell of a driver lineup and they pushed their Acura ARX-05 DPi car to the top spot for Wayne Taylor Racing. This marks the 3rd consecutive win for WTR, but the first time the team has done so in an Acura.
Other folks going home with fancy new watches include Ryan Dalziel as part of the Oremca LMP2 Era Motorsport team, Jordan Taylor racing for Corvette in GTLM, and the Winward Racing crew running in a Mercedes-AMG GT3 won the GTD class.
The racing was entertaining right out of the gate. And it stayed a tight battle in the top class until the then second-place car got a puncture on a rear tire and needed to pit. At that time, just 7:50 remained in the race. That was enough to give Filipe some breathing room but he still needed to keep pushing. The second-place spot was filed by Kamui Kobayashi in a Cadillac DPi. He came in just 4.704 seconds behind the Acura.
It was a great weekend of racing. Did you watch any of it? Let’s chat below…