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MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (Sept.
22, 2016) Current Prototype Challenge entrant JDC-Miller MotorSports announced
it will add a Prototype class program in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship in 2017 with an ORECA 07 LMP2 car, as part of its current IMSA
Team co-owner John
Church confirmed today that the Minneapolis-based squad will be on the grid
with a 2017-spec ORECA 07 Gibson-powered LMP2 car in 2017.
BRASELTON, Ga. (Sept. 30, 2016) - Clark Toppe and Austin Versteeg never were separated by more than fractions of a second all season, so it's fitting the Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires championship was decided between them by the thinnest margin.
Toppe, 19, from The Woodlands, Texas, won the Lites 1 title by one point, 238-237, after a second-place finish Friday in Round 16 at Road Atlanta in the No. 10 JDC Motorsports entry.
Versteeg, 17, from
Sandy, Utah, earned his ninth victory of the season in the No. 7 JDC Motorsports
car, beating Toppe to the finish by 10.336 seconds in the 45-minute race.
But it wasn't enough to overcome his fellow teenage teammate in the standings.
- JDC-Miller MotorSports announces 2017 Rolex 24 Lineup. Swiss WEC and ELMS
ace Mathias Beche will join JDC-Miller regulars Misha Goikhberg, Chris Miller
and Stephen Simpson for the 2017 24 hours of Daytona.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (December 27, 2016) JDC-Miller MotorSports today confirmed their driver lineup for the upcoming "Roar Before the Rolex 24" test and Rolex 24 at Daytona race in January with Swiss WEC and ELMS ace Mathias Beche joining JDC-Miller regulars Misha Goikhberg, Chris Miller and Stephen Simpson.
Goikhberg, Miller and Simpson were part of the lineup that secured the team's 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona win in the Prototype Challenge class. They reunite to campaign a new ORECA 07 Gibson LMP2 fulltime in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Championship.
Goikhberg and full season teammate Simpson also won the 2016 Long Beach Grand Prix and finished 3rd in the overall IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype Challenge class driver 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 teams IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype
Hi-Tide Boat Lifts branding and logos were already present on the teams # 85 Prototype Challenge car during the 2016 season.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.