Radical SR3 Challenge champion Phil Keen got his first taste of Daytona International Speedway on Tuesday during testing for the 53rd anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Keen was the winner of the 2015 Sunoco Whelen Challenge and earned a driver’s seat for the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 24-25. Phil will join Max Papis, Eric Curran and Dane Cameron in the #31 Whelen Engineering Corvette DP fielded by double Rolex 24 winning team Action Express Racing.
Action Express Racing was among a handful of teams on Tuesday wrapping up a two-day test of the Speedway’s 3.56-mile road course in advance of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season opener and Keen had the opportunity to spend significant track time aboard the #5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP.
“It’s an awesome place, an awesome track,” Keen said. “I’m really looking forward to the (Rolex) 24 hour. I’ve always wanted to come to America to race and I’m lucky to have the chance to do it.”