Napleton Racing claims fastest lap at Roar Before the Rolex 24
Napleton Racing and drivers David Donohue, Shane Lewis, Dr. Jim Norman and Nelson Canache recorded the fastest lap in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series GX class at the Roar Before the Rolex 24.
The new No. 16 Napleton Racing Porsche Cayman S led the way at the three-day test session over the weekend.
The Rolex 24 debuting team turned the top overall GX lap of the weekend with Lewis at the wheel of the No. 16 in Saturday morning’s first test session of the day. The time of 1:56.167 (110.324 mph) was .425 of a second ahead of the similar BGB Motorsports car and held as the fastest lap of the weekend.
“I couldn’t ask for a better test,” Lewis said. “We went through all kinds of weather conditions and temperature conditions. We tried a lot of different things on the race car and I think we are going to come back with a great package come race day.”
Bringing four new teammates together didn’t slow the No. 16 car, as Napleton Racing led nearly every practice session at the Roar Before the Rolex 24.
The GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Racing Series season opens with the Rolex 24 At Daytona, Jan. 26 and 27.
“It was a very valuable test,” said Donohue, the 2009 overall Rolex 24 At Daytona winner. “The car shows speed. There’s a lot of things Napleton needs to do when they get back to the shop, but when we come back at the end of the month we should have a really good kit to go earn another Rolex timepiece.”