JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPI driver Chris Miller to join seasoned TCR driver Britt Casey Jr. in the Unitronic No.17 Audi RS3 LMS TCR, as Canadian Tire Motorsport Park winner Mikey Taylor steps out to focus on business obligations and the team’s program for 2020.
Miller will be joining Casey after a very successful event with the car back at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. There, Taylor put the car on pole, qualifying it 0.6 of a second ahead of the TCR field. Then after having some issues in the pit lane, Casey was able to bring the #17 Audi across the line to take the victory pulling off one of the best comebacks in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge history! The JDC-Miller MotorSports team is excited to get the #17 Audi back on track after not running at Lime Rock, where their teammates, Michael Johnson, and Stephen Simpson placed 2nd in the Michelin Pilot Challenge in the #54 Audi.
“Britt, Mikey, and all the JDC-Miller guys have been doing such a great job all year and It’s been fun to watch their success. It’s not often you get the chance to join a proven race-winning program mid-season so I will be working my hardest to make the most of the opportunity and to help the team achieve another strong result. The TCR car looks like a blast to drive and I can’t wait to get on track in just a few days!” said the Minnesota native. Miller brings a wealth of experience to the car, having competed at the highest levels of IMSA racing and winning the 2016 24 hours of Daytona in a JDC-Miller run LMPC.
The change in driver lineup also highlights a change within the program which Taylor contributes to his overall vision for the Michelin Pilot Challenge side of JDC-Miller Motorsports. “I would love to drive and have another shot at victory, but ultimately myself and my partners have the bigger picture in mind here, and I need time to work on my businesses and our racing plans for 2020. I have all the confidence in the world in the crew, Britt and Chris to take our car to the sharp end of the field!”
Also new for this weekend is a partnership with local Audi dealership Continental Audi which will make their debut into professional racing. The Naperville, Illinois based dealership has partnered with the team to showcase the performance and agility available not only on the Audi Sport Customer Racing cars, but also the Audi Sport street cars such as the RS3, TTRS, RS5 and R8 which are available on their showroom floor.
Tune in to watch the Road America 120 live on IMSA.TV at 4:55 pm ET Saturday, August 3rd.
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About Out There Brands
OUT THERE BRANDS was founded by professional racing driver Michael Taylor, filling the void focusing on offering extremely personalized branding services to the motorsports industry, specializing in custom made paddock displays and motorsports apparel. Alongside these services, Out There Brands provides first-class hospitality and event management. Learn more about getting your brand out there at www.outtherebrands.com
About JDC-MILLER MOTORSPORTS
JDC-MILLER MOTORSPORTS is a world-class multiple championship winning sportscar racing team, with a total of 18 championships, 60 wins, 57 pole positions, and 195 podiums, most of which coming by way of their Prototype class programs running in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship.
Highlights include an Overall Win at the Six Hours at Watkins Glen in 2018, 2017 Winner Extreme Spirit Award, and 2017 Winner Jim Trueman Award, providing the team an automatic entry into the 2018 24 Hours of LeMans. Learn more at www.jdcmotorsport.com
About Autobahn Country Club
Autobahn Country Club is a motorsports club with over 450 members. We are celebrating our 15th year in business and continue providing access to racing, driver development programs, karting and events for our members, clients and the general public. Autobahn is located 45miles from Downtown Chicago in Joliet Il. Our 350 acre campus consists of a North Circuit of 1.5 miles in length, a South Circuit of 2.2 miles in length and both combine to form a 3.56 mile course, one of the largest in the US. The Club is also home to Kart Circuit Autobahn a 7/10ths mile championship Karting Facility, opening to the public in August. The Club also has the largest motorsports club real estate development in the country featuring Garage Mahals, Condo Garages, Rental Garages and Lots for sale. Two levels of memberships are available. For more info go to www.autobahncc.com.
About Continental Audi of Naperville
Continental Audi of Naperville is an authorized Audi sales and service facility located in Naperville, IL and winner of the 2018 Audi Magna Society Elite award for excellence. Established in 1998, Continental Audi maintains a full staff of factory-trained personnel to professionally handle every Audi Sales, Service, or Parts request. Continental is also one of the top volume dealers in the region for Audi Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles. See our entire inventory and learn more at www.ContinentalAudi.com.