DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., – Jan. 23, 2014 – Extreme Speed Motorsports took to Daytona International Speedway in qualifying today for the 52nd Annual Rolex 24 At Daytona, the opening race of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the first round of the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup (NAEC).
For the start of a new season, in a new series, the Florida-based team expects a challenging and competitive year.
Thursday’s opening day included one morning and one afternoon practice session totaling 90 minutes of on-track time. As the sunset, the two-car team took to the track for the 15-minute qualifying session.
David Brabham qualified the No. 1 Tequila Patrón Honda Performance Development (HPD) ARX-03b, while Johannes van Overbeek was tasked with wheeling the No. 2 Tequila Patrón HPD.
The brief qualifying session was significantly shorter for ESM as it experienced minor problems that prevented both cars from getting to full power. In the end, ESM was ranked 14th and 15th in the prototype class.