The Wayne Taylor Corvette DP led three times in the race for 70 laps. Jordan Taylor started the race from pole position.

Action Express Racing’s two Corvette DPs were fourth and fifth. Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Corvette DP finished just ahead of Eric Curran and Dane Cameron in the No. 31 Whelen Engineering/Team Fox Corvette DP.

In GT Le Mans, Corvette Racing’s two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs finished sixth and seventh in class. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner in the No. 4 Corvette posted their best finish since a third-place result to start 2015 at Daytona. Milner qualified fifth but was balked at the start and had to cede two positions. Gavin drove the final 57 minutes and suffered a minor hit by a Prototype Challenge car but otherwise had an uneventful stint.

Two-time and defending Laguna Seca class winners Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen found frustration early and often in their race. Garcia started near the rear of the field after an overnight engine change but quickly moved through the slower GT Daytona field. Unfortunately he suffered right-front body damage as two prototypes worked their way through in a battle for the overall lead.

The next race for the Corvette Daytona Prototypes is the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic from Belle Isle Raceway in Detroit on Saturday, May 30.

Corvette Racing next heads across the Atlantic Ocean to the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 13-14.