Eric Curran returns to Action Express Racing for the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Season as co-driver of the red and white Whelen Engineering Corvette. Eric has been racing under the Whelen banner since the 2007 season when he was hired by Sonny Whelen to compete in the World Challenge GT series in a Corvette C6.
Eric began racing in 1994 in the SCCA ITB series, winning four championships and 22 races in five seasons. He continued to be a championship threat as his career advanced to the SCCA national ranks, competing and winning the championship along with five wins in 1999 driving a Chevy Camaro Z28.
In 2015, Curran and new teammate Dane Cameron burst onto the prototype scene by capturing two wins and competing for the series championship into the closing minutes of the rain shortened Petit Le Mans. The duo led the way in the second ever 1-2 finish for Action Express Racing at the 4-mile Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, WI.
Curran’s experience isn’t limited to sports car racing; he has competed in the NASCAR Nationwide, K&N Pro Series and Whelen Modified Series. Although he was successful in his efforts at oval track racing, for Curran, his passion remained sports car events.
In 2010, Whelen hired Boris Said to compete with Eric in the Rolex Grand-Am GT Series, where the duo had two poles and a sixth place finish in their first season. The two would continue to compete in the GT class through 2013.
The next move for Curran came when Whelen moved from the GT class to the Prototype class for the inaugural IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship season in 2014.
This season Curran will again co-drive with Dane Cameron in the Whelen Engineering Corvette C7 DP, the duo will welcome IndyCar Ace Simon Pagenaud at Daytona and Petit Le Mans, while Scott Pruett will pilot the red and white Whelen Corvette DP with the team for the Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Curran recently teamed with former co-driver and longtime friend Boris Said in opening West Coast Exotic Cars in Murrieta, CA, featuring the best domestic and imported automobiles and hard to find parts.
Eric is a native of Easthampton, MA and resides in Sarasota, FL and San Diego, CA.