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DAC Confirms Lamborghini TPNAEC Effort, Daytona Lineup

Anassis, Massari, DeMelo confirmed in DAC Lamborghini for Daytona…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

DAC Motorsports has confirmed its driver lineup for next weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, in the first of a planned four-race Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup effort for the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 team.

The Florida-based squad, regulars in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series, will step up to the GT Daytona class with drivers Emmanuel Anassis, Anthony Massari and Zachary Claman DeMelo.

All three drivers took part in the recent Roar Before the 24, after having only taken delivery of the car days before the mandatory pre-season test.

“Some teams have had months to prepare for this race, we have had merely weeks to accomplish the same feat,” said team manager John Soltis. “This is a tribute to the DAC Motorsports team as a whole.

“In 24 hours of road racing, anything can happen, never count out the underdog. Look for the DAC Motorsports GT3 at the finish line.”

Daytona will mark the sports car racing debut for 18-year-old DeMelo, who competed in Indy Lights last year with Juncos Racing.

“I’m really excited to drive such a big race that every driver dreams of having a chance to participate in,” he said.

Massari, a regular with DAC in Super Trofeo competition, added: “With this car and this team we have a great chance at success in this extremely challenging race.

“The [car] is being prepared by the best in the business and with amazing support from Squadra Corse and Lamborghini this will be my best chance at finish on the box in this grueling test of endurance.”

The DAC entry is one of eight Huracan GT3s entered for the race, with Lamborghini being the most represented manufacturer in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opener.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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