DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Napleton Racing announced its complete driver lineup for its Rolex 24 At Daytona Jan. 24-27.
Former Daytona winner David Donohue will anchor a lineup that includes Shane Lewis, Dr. Jim Norman and Nelson Canache. The team will field the No. 16 Porsche Cayman S in the GX class.
Donohue was part of the Brumos Porsche Daytona Prototype overall Rolex 24 winning team in 2009 and became available in the off season to join Napleton Racing, a fulltime sports car racing team based out of leading Chicago-area dealership Napleton Porsche of Westmont. Donohue sees similarities between the Florida-based Brumos organization and Napleton’s winning competition division.
“I wanted a place where we can exercise our craft, have some success and could really enjoy the company and grow together as team,” Donohue said. “I did one race for Napleton at Monterey in a Cayman during the most recent Rennsport Reunion and I had the most fun driving there in probably a decade. It was just a hoot to drive the car.”
Napleton Porsche General Manager Ron Barnaba previously worked at Brumos Porsche and Mike Colucci, team manager of the No. 16 Napleton Racing Porsche Cayman S, managed in the past the successful Brumos Racing operations.
“The Napleton guys have been pulling all-nighters for a long time leading up to this race,” Donohue said. “The guys really haven’t had a break, and it’s not just because they are poking around at home. They are working long hours and at times couldn’t even get what they need to finish the car. It has really been an uphill battle for them in Napleton to get the car ready in time and I have been impressed by the effort.”