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Eric Curran Turns In Solid
Daytona 24-Hour Performance

By Stephanie Funk, Northeastracer.com Editor

Former Massachusetts driver started with NER SCCA.

Eric shown winning the NARRC champoionship for ITB in his very quick Volvo, in the late '90's.

Under a sky darkened by downpours, driver Eric Curran and his co-drivers Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani inthe Action Express Whelen Cadillac Daytona Prototype car turned in a solid performance to finish second in class and second overall in a delay plagued Rolex 24-hour event held at Daytona International Speedway on January 26/27.

Leading at the 20-hour mark, they were passed for the lead by the Konica Minolta Cadillac of Kobayash, Va Der Zande, Taylor and Alonso. A caution flag, the 18th of the event, was followed by a red flag due to the conditions, stopping the race in this order. Officials ultimately called the race, declaring the running order as the finishing order. Without the near torrrential rain, the results may have been an overall win for the team. Still an excellent showing and a great start for the new season.

Curran is the son of Sunderland, MA based racer Paul Curran. Eric arrived on the local SCCA circuit in an ITB Volvo back in the ‘90’s. He quickly showed an aptitude for the sport, winning in AS in his first ever SCCA Runoff’s appearance in 1999. Curran has steadily advanced in the sport since joining with Whelan Motorsports in 2007. Curran won the Weathertec Sportscar Championship in 2016.

Eric Curran (left) Pipo Derani
(center) and Felipe Nasr (right) celebrate on the podium following the conclusion of the
2019 Rolex 24-hour race at Daytona.

 

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