Action Express Adds Brumos Racing No. 59 to fold Action Express Racing is pleased to announce exciting new plans in the works for the 2011 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 season. Following its inaugural year in 2010, the No. 9 Action Express Porsche V8 Riley team will be expanding its effort for 2011 to include a second Action Express DP entry. The former Brumos Racing No. 59 Riley will be converted to the Porsche-based V8 powerplant by Lozano Brothers and will compete next season in Action Express colors.
The new entry will run alongside the 2010 Rolex 24 winning #9 Porsche V8 Riley for the full season of competition in 2011. Team principal Bob Johnson has confirmed that Action Express Racing will continue under the guidance of Team Manager Gary Nelson and the new Director of Race Team Operations, Elton Sawyer, with the former crew chief of the Brumos No. 59, Bill Keuler, working with the new #5 car and Keith Johnson as the new crew chief of the No. 9. The team's race shop operations will remain based in Denver, N.C., along with the experienced 2010 crew members.
Brumos Racing has announced plans to campaign a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car for 2011 in the Rolex Series GT class, and will return its race shop to its former Jacksonville, Florida location.
Former Brumos DP drivers David Donohue and Darren Law will continue to share driving duties as full-time partners in the new Action Express No. 5 Porsche V8 Riley.
Joao Barbosa and Terry Borcheller will also return to pilot the No. 9 Action Express entry as they seek to once again start the season with a Rolex 24 victory
"I am very pleased to once again have the opportunity to keep these two winning teams competing together in the Rolex Series and to expand the use of the Porsche V8 by Lozano Brothers into both cars," Johnson said. "I feel that these are two of the most experienced teams in the DP class with the famous Brumos Racing pedigree. We have the right equipment and personnel in place to bring home a championship in 2011. I know that we are going to once again surprise everyone with the results of this team."
Action Express is busily preparing for their return to racing in 2011, and will participate in the upcoming Rolex Series test day events, beginning with the VIR test days to be held Oct. 19-20, 2010.
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