ROCK HILL, S.C. (Oct. 28, 2014) – CORE autosport’s trophy case grew exponentially in 2014, it’s fourth-straight Prototype Challenge Championship season. This tremendous accomplishment came with a host of other awards and recognitions during the inaugural TUDOR UnitedSports Car Championship season.
Winning both the team and driver championships in the PC class came as a result of eight podium finishes with four race wins. This included the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, in the team’s first-ever 24-hour race. The team backed it up with wins at the 12 Hours of Sebring, Kansas and Watkins Glen.
Victories at the celebrated endurance races—Daytona, Sebring and Watkins Glen—plus a runner-up finish at Petit Le Mans was more than enough to help CORE sweep the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Championship prizes for team and drivers.
Along the way, Colin Braun scored three pole positions (Daytona, Watkins Glen, Indianapolis), more than any other driver in PC. This earned him the TOTAL Pole Award at the season-ending Night of Champions banquet.
Team owner/driver Jon Bennett also picked up a special acknowledgment. As the top-finishing Pro-Am in the PC category, Bennett was the recipient of the Jim Trueman Award.
Such strong performances from drivers and crew enabled the No. 54 Composite Resources ORECA FLM09 to complete more laps in the 2014 season than any other PC car, thus earning The Continental Tire Driving Confidence Award.
The CORE shop is already diligently preparing to defend its titles in the 2015 and attempt a “Drive for Five,” with Bennett and Braun once again teaming up in the no. 54 machine. The team will return to action first with the annual Roar Before the 24 test at Daytona International Speedway, January 9 – 11, followed by the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Jan. 24 – 25.