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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.
Expands toLMP3; Makes IPC Return with Kraut.
IMSA Wire Service March 3, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (March 3rd, 2018) JWhen JDC MotorSports rolls into Sebring in a few weeks, theyll 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.
Its 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.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (February
9th, 2018) JDC-Miller MotorSports will not file an entry for the 2018 24 Hours
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Dragonline-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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. (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. (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 entry.
Hi-Tide Boat Lifts branding and logos were already present on the teams # 85 Prototype Challenge car during the 2016 season.