Dane Cameron returns to Action Express Racing to drive the Whelen Engineering Corvette after scoring two wins in the No. 31 last season with co-driver Eric Curran. Cameron also grabbed a victory driving for Turner Motorsports at Lime Rock Park on an off-weekend for the prototype class. Cameron’s seven wins in two years make him the winningest driver in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar era.
Cameron and Curran’s victory at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI led the way for Action Express Racing’s second 1-2 sweep in team history. The duo also scored a second victory for the North Carolina-based team in the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic on Detroit’s Belle Isle Park.
Cameron’s career started in karting and advanced to cars in 2005 where he had six wins and won the Formula Russell Series championship as a rookie. In 2006, he finished runner-up in the F2000 National Championship, and was the winner of a Team USA Scholarship to participate in the Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy in Europe, which he won.
In 2007 Cameron competed in Star Mazda and won the title with three race wins. He also made his Sportscar debut, driving for Chip Ganassi Racing in a Daytona Prototype. He graduated to Formula Atlantic in 2008 – scoring 2nd place from pole on debut. Cameron switched his focus full time to sportscars in 2009, contesting the Rolex Series in the GT class in the Racers Edge Mazda RX-8. He scored six top 10 finishes while driving with 10 different co-drivers.
By 2011, Cameron began to make his mark – scoring pole, fastest race lap, most laps led and victory for Genoa Racing in LMPC at Sebring. He also finished seventh in the GT points for Dempsey Racing in a Mazda RX-8. In 2012, Cameron scored his first Rolex Series GT win en route to finishing 6th in the GT points for Team Sahlens. Cameron also had two ALMS starts with Dempsey Racing in LMP2 and recorded the fastest LMPC lap at Sebring.
For 2013, Cameron graduated to the Daytona Prototype class with Team Sahlens on a full-time basis. Cameron’s speed was impressive, scoring pole and completely dominated the race at Road America before suffering a driveshaft failure. He also set pole and led laps in the final ever Rolex Series race at Lime Rock Park. In the ALMS, Cameron was drafted in by the PR1 squad for the final four races to team with Mike Guasch. Cameron’s pace was immediate. He captured three poles and combined with superb race stints enabled his co-driver to clinch the LMPC championship.
Cameron made his move to Action Express Racing following a dominant four-win season for Turner Motorsports in 2014, where he also won the 2014 GT Daytona Driver’s championship.
Dane, his wife Sarah and their two sons reside in Mooresville, NC where he is an avid cyclist and go-kart ringer at the GoPro Motorplex.