Since its inception, the mission of Spirit of Daytona has been to create a high profile and professional race car team and an automotive facility to assist the ultimate car enthusiast with their hot rod, street tuner or racecar.
Spirit of Daytona was founded in 1987 when Troy Flis and his brother began competing in club-racing events with their Volkswagen. Troy's love for turning cars into speeding, streamlined racing machines soon became a small business and after numerous wins on the club-racing circuit he turned professional in 1999 with the beginning of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16.
The team saw a very successful 2012 season with Spirit of Daytona finishing third in the Rolex Series championship - scoring 3 wins, 3 poles, 4 podiums, and 7 top-five finishes with the No. 90 Corvette. Spirit of Daytona claimed its first win at Barber Motorsports Park with Antonio Garcia and Richard Westbrook. They followed up that effort with another victory at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course when Westbrook was joined by Michael Valiante. Garcia and Westbrook teamed for Spirit of Daytona’s third win of the season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
For the 2013 season, Richard Westbrook will be joined by Ricky Taylor in the No. 90 Corvette.