British GT Championship drivers Stuart Middleton and Rick Parfitt are currently leading the Sunoco Challenge standings as the competition draws to a close for 2017.
Middleton, driving partner of William Tregurtha in the #55 HHC Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4 , currently leads the British GT GT4 driver standings by 25 points and heads the Sunoco Whelan Challenge points table with 76.39 points.
Previous winners of the Sunoco Whelen Challenge include Derek Johnston and Seb Morris. The prize is a fully-funded drive in the #31 Whelan Engineering Cadillac DPi at the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona, including flights, accommodation and food, worth $250,000.
Rick Parfitt, driver of the #31 Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 and who currently leads the GT3 Drivers Championship in the 2017 British GT Championship with previous Sunoco Whelan Challenge-winning driver Seb Morris, leads the Sunoco 240 Challenge by 5.5 points ahead of Jon Minshaw.
The prize for winning the Sunoco 240 Challenge is a race seat in a GT4 car, run by Racers Edge, in the 4-hour endurance race on the Friday before the Rolex 24 at Daytona, a package worth $50,000.
The Sunoco Whelan Challenge was launched in 2009 as a concept to promote the Rolex 24 at Daytoan and was a joint initiative between NASCAR chairman Jim France and Anders Hilderbrand, Managing Director of Anglo American Oil Company.
The Sunoco 240 Challenge was first introduced in 2011 as a competition for drivers who were not ready to race a Daytona Prototype.