Two veteran drivers – Eric Curran and Boris Said – will be behind the wheel of the new Callaway Competition Corvette C7 GT3-R next season.
They’ll be sponsored by Whelen Engineering competing in a variety of championships in 2016.
Both drivers have a long relationship with Sonny Whelen and Whelen Engineering.
“It’s really exciting to be entering into yet another program with Whelen Engineering,” Curran said. “Sonny Whelen has been a close friend, sponsor, and teammate of mine for nine years, so to be venturing into a new program combined with Callaway Cars is a really big deal.”
[VIDEO] Another look at the Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R
Curran says he’s been good friends with “all the guys at Callaway” for 15-plus years and “I’ve done a lot of work with the Callaway Car Company.”
Added Curran: “Boris and I have been teammates for many years in the Whelen Engineering GT Corvette. It’s exciting to be teammates with Boris again and to combine all these things made in America.”
Said has been competing in Callaway products since the 1990s and says he is “excited to be back in a Corvette with Whelen and Eric.”
“We had many great years together in the past and to do it all over again with my good friends at Callaway is the perfect fit,” Said said. “I’ve always said that Corvette teams should all have American drivers and an American sponsor. This is how it should be. This Whelen Callaway GT3 Corvette is the coolest looking race car I’ve ever seen and we get to drive it!”
Curran will be competing full-time for the second straight season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the Whelen-backed No. 31 Action Express Racing Corvette DP with Dane Cameron and will be adding races in the Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R.
That car was unveiled on Oct. 3 at the ADAC GT Masters Season Finale in Germany and will be taking the place of Callaway’s Z06.R GT3, which with 23 wins is one of the most successful cars in ADAC GT Masters history.