LEBANON, Ohio – California native Kody Swanson will team with former IMSA and Indy Lights driver Brad Jaeger to challenge Daytona Int’l Speedway during the Classic 24 Hours of Daytona on Nov. 13-17.
Swanson is a three-time winner of the prestigious Little 500 sprint car race at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway and a four-time USAC Silver Crown Series champion.
The talented race driver and scholar has more wins than anyone in the history of USAC Silver Crown racing, with 28 and counting. He has dominated the discipline, which touts past champions such as A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti and Tony Stewart, over the past five years.
“This is such a unique opportunity for me and one I didn’t necessarily see coming,” noted Swanson. “I know that I have a lot to learn, but I am excited about the chance to work with Brad, Kevin (Doran) and the team. I will gain as much experience as I can in a new form of motorsports. I am so grateful for this opportunity.”
“I always look forward to racing at Daytona. This year running the Doran Ford GT2 car with Brad Jaeger and Kody Swanson is going to be exciting,” said Doran Enterprises owner Kevin Doran. “We believe that after a few laps, Kody will adapt to a totally different feel in a race car. We are confident, with the skills that Kody has shown in open wheel USAC cars, he will impress during the Classic 24.”
Jaeger has led laps in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, is a past champion in the Pacific Formula 2000 and had set track records at multiple tracks, including Sebring Int’l Raceway.
Doran is well known and highly respected in the road racing community, engineering cars that have won at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans.