IMSA: Action Express adds Marsh entry, and GTD champ Dane Cameron

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Action Express Racing will run a full-season two-car program in the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, as it adds the prior Marsh Racing, No. 31 Whelen Engineering-backed Corvette DP to go alongside with its Prototype-class championship winning No. 5 Corvette DP.

Eric Curran will continue in the No. 31 and feature newly crowned GT Daytona class champion Dane Cameron alongside. Cameron sought a new home for himself within the TUDOR Championship.

“It’s a tremendous opportunity to step back into the premiere category in the TUDOR Championship and to do so with the reigning prototype champion,” said Cameron, who moved to North Carolina last year and has spent time visiting the Action Express Racing shop. “Partnering with Whelen and Eric (Curran) is a great match all around.”

Sonny Whelen and Bob Johnson expanded on the new partnership.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Whelen to align with an organization like Action Express,” Whelen said. “Their record speaks for itself, and I think that Dane (Cameron) is an exciting American talent who will be a great match for Eric (Curran), who we’ve known for such a long time and has been a great driver for us. Hopefully we can not only enjoy some success on the track, but also continue to raise awareness about the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research by campaigning our Team Fox Corvette DP with our partners at Action Express.”

Added AXR team owner Johnson, “This is a tremendous addition to the team, and I think it reflects the incredible hard work and preparation that everyone on this crew has delivered since we first came together in 2010, as well as the leadership that Elton and Gary provide for this team. We have known Sonny (Whelen) for a long time and it is great to have that relationship develop into a partnership like this. Dane (Cameron) and Eric (Curran) are both highly sought after for what they can do, and I’m excited about having them become part of the Action Express Racing family.”