JDC-Miller Motorsports Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona kicks off the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s seventh season since the sports car merger of 2014 and there are quite a few changes throughout the paddock. In Daytona Prototype International (DPi), the standard entry list from last season had 11 cars competing. This year, there are eight. Gone are the Juncos Racing Cadillac, the No. 5 Action Express Racing Cadillac and the Nissan from CORE Autosport. With CORE Autosport’s departure, only Cadillac, Mazda and Acura are represented in IMSA’s topRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The latest twist to the NTT IndyCar Series off-season involves four-time Indy car champion Sebastien Bourdais as Dale Coyne Racing released him Friday. First broken by RACER and later confirmed by the team, they’ll be eyeing for another driver heading into the 2020 season, leaving Bourdais out of a ride. Coyne thanked Bourdais for his tremendous contributions, highlighted with back-to-back victories at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in 2017 and 2018. “I want to thank Sebastien for having the confidence to come back fromRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 67th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring has a special position on the world motorsport stage this coming weekend with the added race for the FIA World Endurance Championship on Friday afternoon. While the Australian Grand Prix may have top billing around the world motorsport stage, Sebring will have more action than any other track in the world with not only the 1000 Miles of Sebring on Friday but the Michelin Pilot Challenge also has a two hour race on Friday. But enough aboutRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Many changes have come about for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and they will debut at this weekend’s Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. The Prototype class from the 2018 WeatherTech Championship is no more, having been split up after the 2018 Petit LeMans into two: Daytona Prototype International (DPi) and Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2). Let’s take a look at the differences between classes before we get into the competitors. LMP2 is strictly pro/am while DPi is the pro-rated class. The LMP2 class is forRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — If it weren’t for bad luck, Robert Alon and the JDC/Miller Motorsports crew wouldn’t have had any luck as the No. 85 ORECA LMP2 machine went from leading early to eventually finishing 12th in Sunday’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America for the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. After leading early, Alon pitted under the second full course yellow of the race. It was on that pit stop that he hit a tire from his teammate’s stall and was penalizedRead More
By IMSA Wire Service BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada – It’s been a very strong week for Colin Braun and the No. 54 CORE autosport ORECA LMP2 team in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Last Saturday, the Texan took his first Motul Pole Award of the season in qualifying for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, then went on to finish second in the next day’s race with co-drivers Jon Bennett and Romain Dumas. Yesterday, Braun ended the day atop the speed charts in practice for Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar GrandRead More
By IMSA Wire Service WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – It was a six-hour race on a near 100-degree day at Watkins Glen International, but it all came down to an amazing restart by Stephen Simpson in the No. 99 GAINSCO “Red Dragon” ORECA LMP2 car that sealed the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen victory for the JDC-Miller Motorsports team in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition Sunday. Simpson restarted the race in third place, behind race leader Jordan Taylor in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R and Juan Pablo MontoyaRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – One of the major revelations of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship was the performance of co-drivers Misha Goikhberg and Stephen Simpson in the JDC-Miller Motorsports ORECA LMP2 car. Goikhberg and Simpson combined to finish fourth in the Prototype class point standings, behind a trio of Cadillac DPi-V.R entries – which had a phenomenal season – but ahead of all others. The then-No. 85 team had a solid start to the season with top-five results in in the first four races, butRead More