Following a carefully planned transition period, Circuit of The Americas has announced that Steve Sexton is departing as its chief executive officer. Jason Dial, company president, will assume the role of CEO.
Testing for Daytona Prototypes, P2 and Prototype Challenge cars was suspended Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway on the grounds of safety, due to a number of tire-related incidents, two of which caused airborne accidents for newly upgraded DPs.
According to IMSA VP of Competition & Technical Regulations, Scot Elkins, the decision to ground all prototype machinery, except for the DeltaWing coupe, was a joint decision with partner Continental Tire, as they work to come to the bottom of the issue.
Richard Westbrook escaped injury following a massive accident Tuesday at Daytona International Speedway in TUDOR United SportsCar Championship testing.
The Englishman’s No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP suffered an unidentified failure while braking into the high-speed Turn 1 section on the 3.56-mile oval/road course, sending the car airborne and into a series of rolls, according to multiple eyewitness.