Apr 7, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT
One of America’s most talented young sports car drivers has a new, fresh opportunity for this weekend’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race at Long Beach.
Dane Cameron will step into the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari F458 Italia, in place of the suspended Matteo Malucelli, for this weekend’s 100-minute race. Malucelli was suspended by IMSA following his role in two serious on-track accidents at Daytona and Sebring.
For Cameron, it’s a huge opportunity to compete in the factory-driven GT Le Mans class, in a one-off race with the GT Daytona class not running at Long Beach (he was class polesitter for Turner Motorsport in the BMW Z4 GT3 at Sebring). He’ll co-drive with Giancarlo Fisichella.
“I am so excited to be racing with Risi Competizione at Long Beach,” Cameron said in a team release. “The red No. 62 Ferrari is such an iconic car, one that every driver dreams of an opportunity to race. Giuseppe Risi runs a first class team that has been pushing forward despite a really difficult time recently. It will be very cool to share a car with Giancarlo Fisichella and learn from his experience in the F458 Italia GTLM.”
Cameron has one prior Long Beach start, in his Formula Atlantic debut in 2008, where he finished 11th.