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04/16/2018 - Red Dragon 8th in Long Beach…5th in IMSA Championship

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (April 18th, 2018) The No.99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance®/ORECA raced from 12th to 8th at the Bubba Burger Grand Prix in Long Beach on Saturday. It was the third race of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Red Dragon™ has finished inside the top ten in all three events. They entered the Long Beach weekend in a three-way tie for sixth position in the championship. The No. 99 Red Dragon, Wayne Taylor Racing and the No. 22 ESM/Patron car all had 48 points. The tie is now broken as the Red Dragon outperformed the No. 22 car and took a big jump forward in points; the team is now ranked fifth with 71 points and just 12 points out of the top three.

03/18/2018 - JDC-Miller MotorSports No.99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance®/ORECA raced from last to seventh in its Sebring debut.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (March 18th, 2018) The No.99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance®/ORECA raced from last to seventh in its Sebring debut on Saturday. The Red Dragon™ is ranked fifth in the series championship after two seventh place finishes in the first two opening rounds of the 2018 season.

03/03/2018 - JDC Expands toLMP3; Makes IPC Return with Kraut. By IMSA Wire Service March 3, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (March 3rd, 2018) JWhen JDC MotorSports rolls into Sebring in a few weeks, they’ll do so with an armada that includes a pair of Oreca 07 Gibson LMP2s in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship under the JDC-Miller MotorSports banner, and an additional entry.

It’s one that reflects where the now-popular WeatherTech Championship program made its entry into IMSA and sports car racing in general the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda.

“We started here in 2011 and built our program,” said JDC MotorSports CEO and managing partner, John Church. “We built the program around the L1 cars at the time and had a lot of success doing that. When the P3 class came along, we decided it was time to take that next step.”

JDC MotorSports entered and recently tested at Sebring the No. 55 Ligier JS P3 for Gerry Kraut, who along with Church, was instrumental in bringing the team to IMSA from the open-wheel ranks.

02/09/2018 - JDC-Miller MotorSports withdrawals from 2018 LeMans entry.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (February 9th, 2018) JDC-Miller MotorSports will not file an entry for the 2018 24 Hours of LeMans.
The team had previously announced their intention to utilize the entry awarded to them from winning IMSA's Jim Trueman award in 2017. After spending the past several months working towards participating in the event the team regretfully informed IMSA, the ACO and their partners that some unexpected challenges came up late in the planning process.

The team was unable to finalize arrangements that would have allowed them to be as competitive as they required for running of the 24 Hours of LeMans this year. JDC-Miller MotorSports would like to thank IMSA for their efforts in trying to work with the team to find a solution. The team would also like to apologize to IMSA and the ACO for being unable to fulfill the awarded invitation and any related difficulties caused to either organization.

02/02/2018 - JDC-Miller MotorSports earns solid 6th and 7th place finishes at the 2018 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (February 2nd, 2018) After a short and busy off-season Minnesota-based JDC-Miller MotorSports returned to the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona with new partners and many new faces, but with the same goals and ambitions that helped them secure a class victory at the twice-around-the-clock classic in 2016.

01/30/2018 - The Red Dragon™ Finishes 7th in IMSA Return.

Dallas, TX (December 29th, 2018) Racing under the JDC-Miller MotorSports banner, the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance® “Red Dragon™” returned to endurance competition after a 3-year hiatus racing the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, round one of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship.

12/29/2017 - Austin Cindric and 2017 Spanish F3 Champion Devlin DeFrancesco complete JDC-Miller MotorSports Rolex 24 at Daytona lineup in the team's No. 85 entry.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (December 29th, 2017) JDC-Miller MotorSports today confirmed 19-year-old Ohio native Austin Cindric and 17-year-old Canadian Devlin DeFrancesco will join previously announced Simon Trummer and Robert Alon, to complete the team's Rolex 24 at Daytona lineup in the No. 85 entry.

12/28/2017 - 2016 LMP2 FIA World Endurance Champion and 24 Hours of LeMans winner Gustavo Menezes joins JDC-Miller MotorSports for the 2018 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona to complete the No. 99 Red Dragon™line-up.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (December 28th, 2017) JDC-Miller MotorSports today confirmed 23-year-old California native Gustavo Menezes will join the team for the 2018 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in the # 99 Red Dragon JDC-Miller MotorSports GAINSCO insurance entry. Menezes is considered one of the brightest American talents in International Motorsport and won the 2016 LMP2 FIA World Endurance Championship as well as the 2016 24 Hours of the LeMans in the LMP2 category as an Alpine LMP2 manufacture driver.

12/18/2017 - The Red Dragon Returns to Endurance Racing with JDC-Miller MotorSports.

Dallas, TX (December 18, 2017) - JDC-Miller Motorsports and GAINSCO Auto Insurance announced today the return of the No. 99 Red Dragon™ to the 2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. GAINSCO Auto Insurance will be the primary sponsor of the No. 99 ORECA/Gibson, driven by Misha Goikhberg, Stephen Simpson and Chris Miller.

11/29/2017 - Swiss WEC and GP2 ace Simon Trummer joins JDC-Miller MotorSports for a full-season campaign in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech Championship.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (November 29th, 2017) JDC-Miller MotorSports today confirmed 28-year-old Swiss WEC and GP2 ace Simon Trummer as one of the team's full-season drivers for the new # 84 IMSA WeatherTech Championship Prototype entry.

Trummer brings a wealth of experience to JDC. Having most recently campaigned an ORECA 07 in the 2017 World Endurance Championship, his background also includes 18 starts in LMP1 and three starts at the 24 Hours of LeMans. Prior to making the transition to sports cars, he competed in various open-wheel categories; earning podium finishes in GP2 and International Formula Masters, among others.

11/02/2017 - JDC-Miller MotorSports confirms regulars Misha Goikhberg and Stephen Simpson will return to the team's full-season #85 entry in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech Championship.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (November 2nd, 2017) JDC-Miller MotorSports today confirmed their first full-season driver lineup for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech Championship with JDC-Miller regulars Misha Goikhberg and Stephen Simpson teaming up for their second prototype class campaign in the team's #85 entry.

Goikhberg and Simpson, along with Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup driver Chris Miller, became IMSA's 2017 success story as the bright yellow ORECA regularly challenged for victories and podiums.

07/28/2017 - JDC-Miller MotorSports places order for second ORECA 07, planning for two car prototype class expansion in 2018.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (July 28, 2017) JDC-Miller MotorSports currently sitting 3rd in the driver and team championship of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship main prototype category, following two consecutive 2nd place podium finishes in the last two rounds of the championship, has placed and order for a second ORECA 07 earlier this week to be delivered to the team later this year. It's the next step in the teams plan to expand into a two car program for 2018.

The Minneapolis MN based team who had strong runs for the win at Watkins Glen and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, is currently campaigning an ORECA 07 - Gibson WEC LMP2 spec prototype fulltime in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship.

07/09/2017 - Second consecutive runner-up finish for JDC Miller MotorSports at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (July 07, 2017) JDC Miller MotorSports scored a second consecutive runner-up finish this weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The team started on the front row in 2nd place after a strong run by Misha Goikhberg in qualifying, missing pole position by just 0.128 sec.
Halfway into the race Goikhberg took the lead and the JDC Miller MotorSports ORECA was clearly the dominating car. After Simpson took over the car during a regular pit stop the team dropped to 2nd but Simpson regained the lead again later on dominating the race again from the front on pure speed until rain showers late in the race called for unpredictable wet or dry tire strategies which saw the team drop all the way to 4th place. Simpson's late charge for the lead ended up short in 2nd place after a last lap accident brought out a final race ending full course yellow. With its second consecutive runner-up finish and posting the fastest lap of the race the team and driver remain in 3rd place in the overall team and driver championship.

07/02/2017 - JDC Miller MotorSports scores first podium at Watkins Glen, moves back to 3rd in overall championship points standings.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (July 02, 2017) In an dramatic finish JDC Miller MotorSports with season regulars Stephen Simpson, Misha Goikhberg and Chris Miller scored a season high 2nd place finish during this weekend's Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International.
This was also the team's first podium after moving up to the IMSA main prototype class for the 2017 season moving the team back into 3rd place in the current overall teams and driver championship.
Simpson who drove the final two stints of the race, took the lead at the final restart with 23 minutes to go but then got held up in traffic in the final minutes of the race which allowed the # 5 Cadillac to close the gap and take the lead back crossing the finish line only 1.183 seconds ahead of the JDC Miller MotorSports # 85 for the win.

04/10/2017 - JDC Miller MotorSports finishes 4th at Long Beach, moves to 3rd in overall championship points standings.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (April 10, 2017) JDC-Miller MotorSports had JDC Miller MotorSports had another strong showing at the narrow street circuit of the Long Beach Grand Prix. After winning the race last year in the PC class category the team finished 4th overall in this year's race, running an ORECA 07 - Gibson LMP2 spec car in the main prototype class. This has been the 3rd consecutive top 5 finish for the team after making the move into the main prototype class for 2017. The consistency in the first three rounds of the championship moves JDC -Miller MotorSports and season regular drivers Misha Goikhberg and Stephen Simpson 3rd in points in the overall team and driver championship.

01/04/2017 - Hi-Tide Boat Lifts to continue its support for JDC-Miller MotorSports’ prototype LMP2 program as an associate sponsor for the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (January 4, 2017) JDC-Miller MotorSports today confirmed that Florida-based Hi-Tide Boat Lifts, the premier US manufacturer of boat lifts and accessories for over three decades, will continue its support as a season long associate sponsor of the team’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype entry.

Hi-Tide Boat Lifts branding and logos were already present on the teams # 85 Prototype Challenge car during the 2016 season.

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