Inishowen sports car driver Damien Faulkner and his Viper Exchange team have taken a podium position at the Daytona 24 hours in Florida. The gruelling race is part of the United SportsCar championship, the primary sports car series in North America.
The No. 93 “Don’t mess with Texas” #TeamTexas ViperExchange.com Dodge Viper GT3-R was driven to a hard-earned third-place finish in the GT Daytona (GTD) class in last weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona.
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A native of Moville, on the Inishowen peninsula, Damien Faulkner has been racing for almost 20 years. He won his first race the next year and his first Championship at 19, and soon went on to a string of early wins, including 1994 Champion Irish Formula Ford, 1995 Champion British Formula Vauxhall Junior W. Series, 1997 Champion British Formula Renault Sport Winter Trophy and 2000 Champion European Formula Palmer Audi Series. He divides his time between the US, Donegal and Dublin, where he and his wife Laura have an apartment.