Daytona prize for double champion Jonny

Jonny Adam at the Six Hours of Fuji
Jonny Adam at the Six Hours of Fuji

Less than a month after clinching the British GT championship, Jonny Adam has won another presitigious title.

The 31-year-old from Kirkcaldy has been confirmed as the victor in the prized Sunoco Whelen Challenge, a season-long competition in which drivers in selected British national categories score points based on qualifying and race results.

The Beechdean AMR ace had spent much of the season atop the Sunoco standings but could still have been overhauled by either Terrence Woodward or Victor Correa who were competing in last weekend’s Radical European Masters at Monza.

However, with both failing to score the necessary points on offer for pole position, victory and fastest race lap, Adam’s front-running benchmark of 92.28 points proved comfortable enough to secure him the 2015 title.

Adam’s prize is a drive at the legendary Daytona 24 Hours in January, his second outing at the event, but his first in the premier prototype category behind the wheel of the front-running Action Express Chevrolet Corvette DP.

“It’s been a great year all around and this is a mega prize to win - one of the biggest out there at the moment,” said Adam.

“I’m really looking forward to going back there. It’s a big event with big drivers and teams, so it’s a great opportunity. The car will be a bit different to what I’m used to but it shouldn’t take long to get up to speed.”

Jonny was in Japan at the weekend competing in the sixth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at the Six Hours of Fuji where he and Darren Turner finished sixth in the LMGTE Pro class in the Aston Martin Vantage V8.