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08/09/2022 - Unlucky 5th place finish for JDC-Miller MotorSports at Road America after leading the race for 26 laps in mixed conditions. .

Road America, WI. (August 7, 2022) - The ninth race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season included mixed weather conditions that played with strategy and tire choices on the 4.048-mile natural-terrain road course, four full-course cautions and hard racing late between the No. 01 V-Performance Academy Cadillac DPi-V.R and the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R that benefitted Bamber in the end as the race ended under caution.

The No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R, co-driven by Tristan Vautier and Richard Westbrook finished fifth after leading Laps 20 through 45 rain-soaked laps.

Richard Westbrook: "We're obviously disappointed with the result. We showed again that we can fly at the front and made some great calls, particularly tire-wise, and had good pace in the wet. The car was awesome. The yellows didn't help us. We had a nice, healthy lead and it wasn't to be. Tristan did a great job keeping everyone behind him, but then we got stuck in the pit stop and went down to fifth. Tough day, but it was good for bits and pieces."

Tristan Vautier: "We were in the fight for a podium with Renger (van der Zande) and it was a tough battle. Eventually, he got a run on me when I got behind a GT entering the Kink. We raced really hard, knowing it was for a podium spot. He squeezed me quite hard on the inside to brake on the damp side of the track and we both broke really late and that got us off-line and allowed the 02 to go through. No regrets. The team worked really hard and had a great strategy. We gave it a fight; it just didn't play out our way today. It was good to be in the lead in mixed conditions. We showed as a team that we could be in the lead and manage it. It was good to be at the front, but only the result counts. We have to move forward to the next one because this one hurts."

06/25/2022 - JDC-Miller MotorSports announces Porsche LMDh Customer program for 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTP class.

Watkins Glen, NY. (June 25, 2022) - Porsche announces JDC-Miller MotorSports as first IMSA customer prototype race team.

Longtime prototype program to enter new Porsche 963 in North America.

- First Porsche 963 IMSA customer race team announced.
- JDC-Miller MotorSports to field one-car IMSA GTP effort in 2023.
- Porsche to offer support program for prototype efforts.

Hot on the heels of Friday's official factory announcement surrounding the new Porsche 963 prototype race car, Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) and JDC-Miller MotorSports announce the first customer entry for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTP class. The longstanding sports car team will field a single Porsche 963 prototype as a privateer entry in the new-for-2023 top class of North America's premier sports car racing series. The Porsche 963 is set to make its official competitive debut at the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January 2023. A second privateer entry is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Porsche Motorsport North America will provide full customer support for the privateer entries in 2023. As the sole supplier of Porsche race cars and parts in the United States and Canada, PMNA will offer its traditional technical and parts support to all privately entered Porsche 963 race cars in the GTP class beginning with the model's inaugural race including pre-season testing. Engineering and parts sales will be provided for the prototype race cars from both the company's Carson, California-based headquarters and on-site in the paddock throughout the 2023 IMSA race schedule. This high level of customer support has been a hallmark of Porsche Motorsport for generations including previous prototype customer entries such as the Porsche RS Spyder and the Porsche 962. PMNA will continue its unbroken chain of service for GT-based machines including the 911 GT3 R, 911 GT3 Cup and the 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport. PMNA is also the official organizer of the Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented by the Cayman Islands, currently in its sophomore season of one-make competition.

JDC-Miller MotorSports, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has a long history of participation at the highest levels of North American auto racing. JDC-Miller currently operates prototype race car programs in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's DPi class and Prototype Challenge Championship in addition to an IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge TC class car. Founded in 1994 by Managing Partner John Church and later strengthened with the addition of John Miller to the ownership structure, JDC-Miller has captured 18 championships, 62 wins, 60 pole positions and 210 total podium finishes across its platform of entries in the last eight years. Most recently, JDC-Miller MotorSports added its name to an elite group by taking the overall win in the 2021 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and currently leads the Michelin Endurance Cup entering the third round of the championship within a championship for IMSA races of six-hours or more in length. For more on JDC-Miller MotorSports, please visit: http://www.jdcmotorsports.com/.

In compliance with the international LMDh regulations - raced under the GTP banner in IMSA competition - the Porsche 963 is based on an LMP2-category chassis. This newly developed vehicle chassis is supplied by the Canadian high-tech company Multimatic. Bosch, Williams Advanced Engineering and Xtrac contribute the standard hybrid components. At the heart of the powertrain lies a twin-turbo 4.6-liter V8. The engine is based on the high-performance 918 Spyder hybrid sports car. Its DNA goes back to the RS Spyder racing car, with which Porsche and Team Penske notched up many victories between 2005 and 2008. The design of the new Porsche 963 hails from the victorious 956 and 962 classics from the 1980s.

Volker Holzmeyer, President and CEO, Porsche Motorsport North America.
About JDC-Miller MotorSports.
"It is a very special day for Porsche Motorsport, particularly PMNA, to be able to announce our first customer Porsche 963 for IMSA. That we can say it is an established team with a championship pedigree like JDC-Miller MotorSports is especially gratifying. Under the leadership of John Church and John Miller, JDC-Miller has established itself among the leading international prototype operations and that has proven itself from the earliest conversations about the team's interest in representing Porsche as a customer program. While this will be our first foray into a partnership with JDC-Miller, their track record, attention to detail as well as enthusiasm has already confirmed this will be a successful relationship. We look forward to 2023 when, together, we can again challenge for overall wins."

About Porsche 963 customer support.
"A very unique aspect of the Porsche 963 is our ability to provide customer race cars from its very start. This is a major undertaking as we must simultaneously develop the platform and a customer support structure that ensures parity between our customer programs and the Porsche Penske Motorsport operation. Our history, dating back to the first Porsche, has always been one of celebrating our customer victories as a Porsche victory and a Porsche works win as a customer program win. It allows us to strengthen all entries equally. This is special among manufacturers, particularly at the prototype level, and we believe will continue to give Porsche a leg-up on the competition."

John Church, Managing Partner, JDC-Miller MotorSports.
"We are very excited about this new partnership with Porsche and the new LMDh Hybrid platform that will run in IMSA's new GTP prototype category, starting with the 2023 season. To be associated with an iconic brand such as Porsche and their incredible legacy in racing is just very special. A lot of work went into making this happen and we feel strongly that we have found the best possible partner for the future and look forward to adding to the incredible success Porsche has already enjoyed in IMSA."

John Miller, Partner, JDC-Miller MotorSports.
"We worked very hard to get to this point and I could not be more proud of my partner John Church and everyone in our group and company including our partners who have contributed to our success. These are very exciting times for our team but I think we have proven in the past as well as in the current ongoing season that we are ready for this new chapter and challenge with the support and partner such as Porsche."

About Porsche Motorsport North America.
Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA), founded in 1985, is the only authorized sales, parts and service provider in the United States and Canada for all purpose-built Porsche race cars including the 911 GT3 R, 911 GT3 Cup and Cayman 718 GT4 RS Clubsport. PMNA provides engine and transmission servicing, on-site race support and restoration services for historic Porsche race cars. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, PMNA is headquartered in 15,000 square feet of the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles. www.porschemotorsportna.com .

North American Contacts.
Porsche Cars North America
Frank Wiesmann
Manager, Product Communications
Office. 770-290-3414
frank.wiesmann@porsche.us

Tom Moore
Motorsports Public Relations
Mobile. 615-509-5000
tom@darkhorseautosport.com

05/15/2022 - Memo Gidley and Alexander Koreiba scored their maiden win for the Al Autosport entire operated by JDC MotorSports at Mid-Ohio. Putting the team now 2nd in the overall championship.

LEXINGTON, OH. (May 15, 2022) - Al Autosport with JDC MotorSports leaves IMSA Prototype Challenge Round 2 with its first win of the 2022 season.

After a taste of the podium at IMSA Prototype Challenge Round 1 the No. 23 Duqueine D08 maintained its momentum at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course topping the charts in every session. Drivers Memo Gidley and Alexander Koreiba opted for a more aggressive setup for the one-hour and 30-minute event, transforming their prototype into a race-winning rocket ship.

"This was a great day for the entire Al Autosport with JDC MotorSports operation," Team Principal Alex Damalas said. "The team provided a great car and the drivers went out and executed. This is just the start for us, I'm excited for what the rest of the season will bring."

The weekend kicked off on a high note for Gidley as he earned his second Pole Award of the season with a lap time of 1:17.260. He rolled out to take the green flag and made quick work of building a gap to the field, at points gaining over forty-five seconds on the competition. After an uneventful but successful 40-minutes, he popped into the pits to pass the reins to Alexander Koreiba.

"This race went great thanks to Al Autosport with JDC JDC MotorSports," Gidley said. "There are weekends where everything goes your way, the car is great and you get a little bit of luck. For me, this is my second race with the team and I'm working on a full-time ride for the first time in 10 years. It's nice to settle in with this great group of people. Alexander was on fire out there, as a co-driver, I couldn't ask for anything more."

The No. 23 entered the track in Koreiba's hands; he immediately picked up where Gidley left off. Increased track temperatures required him to focus more on managing his tires but did little to affect his pace as he maintained at minimum a 45-second lead. He crossed the finish line in first place, the first win for he and Gidley as co-drivers as well as the first win for Al Autosport.

"First of all I have to thank Jesus for the talent he's given me to make something like this happen," Koreiba said. "I also have to thank Alex Damalas for what he's done, we wouldn't be here without him. Our pit stop must have been extremely good because we entered with about a ten-second lead and when I exited, they told me we had over a minute. This was a little bit of redemption from Daytona, this feels great. We went for a pretty aggressive setup today to get speed out of it which made it harder to drive but it definitely paid off in the end. This feeling is indescribable"

The No. 23 now enjoys a 6-week break to regroup and prepare for the summer session. IMSA Prototype Challenge Round 3 will take place July 3-5 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for the series' first expedition north of the border since pre-pandemic. To stay up to date on all things Al Autosport with JDC JDC MotorSports follow along on Instagram, @alautosport.

05/01/2022 - JDC-Miller MotorSports sits now third in the points championship after a 4th place finish at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, making the JDC-Miller MotorSports #5 Mustang Sampling-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R the leading Cadillac in the championship.

Laguna Seca, CA - The JDC-Miller MotorSports #5 Mustang Sampling-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R, co-driven by Tristan Vautier and Richard Westbrook, finished fourth overall after earning podium spots in each of the first three races.

Tristan Vautier: “We made the most of the opportunity. It was a rough weekend for us. We kind of struggled finding our way but hit it in the race, so we’re happy about that. Some things didn’t play out for us strategy-wise, but if somebody would have told us this morning that we would finish fourth, it would have been fine. A massive job from the team getting us to that point because last year we finished a lap down. We struggled on pace, but this year I think we were the strongest Cadillac over the last stints of the race.”

Richard Westbrook: “I think we absolutely maximized what we have. We had a really tough Saturday and a really tough warmup. We scraped it together and had a competitive car. We probably had a fourth-place car and we got fourth. I was surprised by how close all the Cadillacs were and all in all I’m really happy. We’re in a good spot.”

Next stop on the schedule will be Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Mid-Ohio, OH on May 13th - 15th.

04/10/2022 - Three for three. Third podium in the third race of the 2022 season for JDC-Miller MotorSports after a third place finish of full season teammates Richard Westbrook and Tristan Vautier in the #5 Mustang Sampling-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R at the Long Beach Grand Prix.

Long Beach, CA- Third podium in the third race of the 2022 season keeps JDC-Miller MotorSports with full season drivers Richard Westbrook and Tristan Vautier right in the Championship hunt, after the pair finished 3rd in this weekend's Long Beach Grand Prix. The team sits now in second place in the overall drivers and team championship only 3 point behind the current championship leader.

Tristan Vautier: "We could see things were heating up between the 60 and 31 and we were kind of surprised but hoping it would happen. I think we had a fifth-place car today and finished third. We'll take it and that's how you make good moves in the championship. It was a long, difficult day. In the end, we made the most of it. It was a good day."

Richard Westbrook: "Tristan did an amazing job. It was difficult to make that fuel number to commit to a one stop. We should be really happy. When Pipo (Derani) made the move on the 60 at the end, you have to be there to pick up those opportunities. I'm really proud of the team and they deserve this one. We got some good points and that's how you win championships, and that's our goal."

JDC-Miller MotorSports remains the overall point's lead of the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup after finishing 3rd at the season opening Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona and 2nd in the 12 Hours of Sebring race round two of the IMSA WeatherTech Championship.

Next stop on the schedule will be WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey CA on April 29th to May 1st.

03/20/2022 - JDC-Miller MotorSports takes over the overall driver, teams and endurance cup championship points lead with a 2nd place podium finish at the Twelve Hours of Sebring. It was the second podium finish this year for drivers Westbrook, Vautier and Duval in the #5 Mustang Sampling-sponsored Cadillac.

Sebring, Fla - After winning the 2021 race at Sebring the team came just a few seconds short to repeat the win in 2022.

Cockpit cooling issues prevented an even better finish for the Mustang Sampling sponsored No. 5 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi-V.R from double stinting drivers towards the end of Saturday's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

The Trio of Richard Westbrook who teamed up with 2021 Sebring winners Tristan Vautier and Loic Duval came up 6.471 sec. short to the overall race-winning No. 02 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac to score a runner-up finish in the second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season after the teams third place finish in the season opening Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona in January earlier this year.

In both races the team was in contention for the overall race win all the way to the end, with just seconds between the first place finishing race winning cars.

Westbrook took over the lead on two occasions in the late stages of the race when Bamber suffered contact with cars on track, one incident which resulted in a drive-through penalty for the No. 02 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac.

"We had some cooling issues in the car throughout the race so we could only single stint in the end," so Westbrook. "We think the cooling vents were blocked and it just got worse and worse during the race. So all we could do was singles stints towards the end of the race. Which was a shame because I think we had a car that was probably a little bit better than we could show".

"When I was leading during my final stint I found myself screwed by a Porsche in Turn 16 that was sort of driving off-line. I tried to go around the outside of him and I just went on the marbles and the No. 02 was able to get by me. That pretty much was the win that got away from us at that point."

Westbrook's teammate Vautier took over the car for the final stint to the finish line, finishing 6.471 seconds behind Bamber.

"We're really happy," said Westbrook. "We were fighting at the front for the Twelve Hours of Sebring, same as we already did in the season opening Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. The team is doing an incredible job this year. All in all, we'll be happy with second. But on another day it could have been ours to win. The 02 was really fast today. I think they had everyone else covered. Once he got past me that was it, it was always going to be difficult to get around him again."

With the runner-up finish, full-season Westbrook and Vautier have taken over the DPi championship lead as a result of their double-podium start to their WeatherTech Championship campaign. With the team now also leading the overall teams championship and Michelin Endurance Cup championship.

"We gave it a good run," Vautier said. "I drove my heart out in the last stint. I thought I had a chance to catch back up to Bamber in the end for a while, but a couple of bad breaks catching GT cars in traffic did not help.

"For sure we had the pace again same as in Daytona. I think we can be proud of what we achieved.

"We're the smallest team here and now constantly taking the fight to be big guys. Two amazing solid races at Daytona and Sebring as a start to the 2022 season, now we just have to keep our heads down and keep up the momentum."

"The team did an amazing job again, and just thankful to Cadillac, Mustang Sampling and our other partners and JDC-Miller MotorSports to make it happen. I feels good to know we left it all on the racetrack."

The next race for the team will be the Long Beach Grand Prix, April 8th-10th , which will be the first sprint race of the of the 2022 season.

03/03/2022 - IMSA Wire Service by David Phillips: How JDC-Miller Cadillac Went from 2 Laps Down to Win at Sebring 2021.

No. 5 Cadillac Hoping for Smoother Race This Year Following Solid Run in January's Rolex 24 At Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Like virtually every race team owner, John Church knows a thing or two about the agony of defeat.

Case in point, the 2022 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Seemingly perfectly positioned to win the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with a couple of hours remaining, his No. 5 JDC-Miller MotorSports Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R was ultimately relegated to a third-place finish by an untimely yellow and, later, contact with a competitor.

But unlike some team owners, Church also knows a bit about the thrill of victory. Case in point, last March when the No. 5 Cadillac snatched victory from the jaws of defeat - with notable contributions from Sebastien Bourdais - to capture the 2021 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts.

"If (the Rolex 24) had stayed green all the way to the end, we were in a really strong position," Church says, "but that rarely happens. Going into that last few hours, we talked about how a yellow was really going to be difficult for us because we didn't quite have the straight-line speed for the Acuras even if we had track position on the restart. And that's what happened.

"When it was all said and done, we were the only DPi car that didn't go a lap down during the race. When you look back at it you go, 'Wow! You're not going to have many Daytona 24-hour races that go as smoothly as that.'

"Last year at Sebring was just the opposite," he continues. "Everything went against us for 10-plus hours. We were two laps down at one point. Then two hours from the end, we got back on the lead lap, Seb got in the car, and it all came together.

"Then it almost went south again. The rear wing spacers failed with 12 minutes to go and it was a nail-biter. Hats off to Sebastien, and frankly we got lucky that the No. 55 car (running a close second) didn't try to move us out of the way."

Come March 19 and that same independent, Minneapolis-based JDC-Miller MotorSports team will look to reprise its role as David among the factory-supported Goliaths at Sebring's famed 12-hour race - albeit with one notable difference.

Gone is Bourdais, who finessed the tail-happy Caddy entry to victory last year, off to Chip Ganassi Racing's Cadillac works effort. In his stead is the equally experienced Richard Westbrook, who will partner with the same Tristan Vautier and Loic Duval who co-drove to victory at Sebring International Raceway last year.

"Richard has done a bunch of factory programs and has a ton of experience, so I think that's one of the reasons the transition has been seamless," Church says. "He's learning the DPi car now and, in a sense, we've replaced one experienced veteran with another. I loved having Sebastien around. I was disappointed when he got the other opportunity, and I certainly don't blame him for taking advantage of it, but with Richard coming on board it's filled that gap very well.

"They're getting on well. Richard and Tristan just finished a test at Sebring (last) week and they're very complimentary of each other. Nobody's too selfish. They're all mindful of the fact that they've got two other teammates and that everybody's input needs to be brought into the equation when making changes."

Needless to say, Church hopes that Sebring circa 2022 more resembles the recent Rolex 24 than last year's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours, albeit with a slightly better outcome.

"If every race can go like Daytona did this year, it will help me sleep better at night," he says. "All you can do is have a competitive car and put yourself in position to win. Finish on the podium every race and you're going to win a championship. You're going to have races that are going to be a mess for whatever reason, but if you put yourself in the best position you can consistently … if we have another race like Daytona, we'll be pleased with that. It's just a matter of keeping the momentum going and not making any mistakes.

"You look at the averages and try not to get too down when you have a bad race and not get overconfident when you have a good race. We're confident going into Sebring. We'll see what the race weekend brings, but I think there's a reasonable amount of confidence."

If that confidence proves well founded and if the full-course yellows fall their way - or at least not against them - JDC-Miller could experience the thrill of victory again at Sebring.

The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring race week runs March 16-19. WeatherTech Championship practice takes place March 17, with qualifying the next day. The 12-hour race begins at 10:10 a.m. ET Saturday, March 19.

01/31/2022 - by John Dagys “Bittersweet” Podium for JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac at ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA.

Savage, MN (January 31th, 2022) Privateer Cadillac DPi squad narrowly misses out on upset Rolex 24 at Daytona win….

Tristan Vautier described JDC-Miller Motorsports’ podium finish in Sunday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona as “bittersweet” after the privateer Cadillac DPi-V.R entry led more than 100 laps in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener. Vautier and co-drivers Richard Westbrook, Loic Duval and Ben Keating were forced to settle for a third place finish following a series of late-race yellows that derailed their controlling run at the time.

Westbrook stretched out into a comfortable lead in the final two hours after Duval powered around the No. 31 Action Express Racing Cadillac of Pipo Derani with three-and-a-half hours to go. A fairytale finish for the Minnesota-based team, however, became unraveled with two full-course cautions that put them on the back foot due the timing of their final pit stops.

“We had a 20-second lead and it was all comfortable,” said Westbrook. “We know with IMSA racing that you can never sit on your laurels. There’s always going to be a yellow.

“It was just bad luck. [IMSA] didn’t give us the opportunity to pit and the two Acuras did [just before a yellow flag] and it changed the nature of the race.

“Up to that point, it looked like we had it covered.”

Duval, who took the final restart with 30 minutes to go in fourth, managed to get around Derani for third in the closing moments and was catching the pair of Acura ARX-05s from Meyer Shank Racing and Wayne Taylor Racing. The Peugeot factory driver said he felt like he “had it” until getting pushed off the track by the No. 31 Action Express Cadillac on the restart. He finished just 4.420 seconds behind the winning No. 60 MSR Acura DPi of Helio Castroneves.

“I think we were the only Cadillac able to win the race,” Duval said.

“I was able to catch up but I was way too far away. Frustration because I think we had something. The whole team tried everything we could.”

Vautier added: “It makes it bittersweet, but what a great job by the team overall.

“We were in contention the whole way and probably the fastest car all the way to the end, so that’s what makes it feel bittersweet because we thought we could have gotten it.

“But, overall, my first podium in the Rolex 24. Big thanks to the team for the hard work over the winter to make us so competitive. We didn’t get a Rolex but we can still celebrate.”

Keating Had “Most Fun” Ever in Race Car

Bronze-rated Keating, who was pulling double duty between the Mustang Sampling-sponsored Cadillac DPi and the LMP2 class No. 52 PR1/Mathisen Motorsports Oreca 07 Gibson, said he had the “most fun” ever in a race car. Keating came short of claiming a double podium finish on Sunday after the PR1/Mathiasen entry finished fourth in the LMP2 category.

The 50-year-old Texan recorded his fastest lap, a 1:35.147, which was quicker than seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson’s best in the race.

“What an incredible race that was run by the team,” Keating said. “We were there at the end because of how consistent we were.

“If we wouldn’t have had any of those yellow flags at the end, we would have won it. We had a 20-second lead because we were consistent without any mistakes.

“The No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac was incredible to drive and I’m excited to be on the podium in the Rolex 24.

“My time behind the wheel was the most fun I’ve ever had in a race car.”

01/14/2022 - MILLER, TAYLOR SET FOR FULL SEASON EFFORT IN UNITRONIC JDC-MILLER MOTORSPORTS AUDI WITH EXPANDED LIQUI MOLY PARTNERSHIP

Savage, MN (January 14th, 2022) Coming off a heartbreaking season in 2021, which tried the team in just about every way you can image
through its fair share of ups and downs, the Unitronic-JDC Miller Motorsports team has renewed confidence for 2022, setting their sights on a championship run with their #17 Audi RS 3 LMS TCR SEQ in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge competition. The seasoned drivers Chris Miller and Mikey Taylor will be returning to pilot the #17 Audi for the duration of the season, to form one of the strongest lineups in the TCR class.

“I’m so happy that we could continue with Unitronic, JDC-Miller Motorsports, and most of the other partners and foundation that we built last year. 2021 was a season of highs and lows but I think we proved that we have all the pieces to win a championship. Mikey and I developed great chemistry last year and I know we will be tough to beat. The team has been working so hard this off-season and I can’t
wait to get going in a few weeks at the ROAR!” said the two time Daytona winner Chris Miller.

An excited Mikey Taylor said, “I’m so excited to get going with the Unitronic JDC-Miller squad at Daytona and get another full season started! We had a lot of opportunities last year with two wins, two pole positions and several top 5’s but unfortunately we also had some really bad races! We’ve made some adjustments in the off season, and I know the guys have been working hard to give us the best possible chance to succeed. It’s great to have continuity within the team for another season with our driver lineup, crew and partners!”

Unitronic, a Canadian based company, best known for engineering industry-leading aftermarket performance enhancing software and hardware products for Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda, and Lamborghini vehicles, is committed to the IMSA championship, enjoying the opportunities that its motorsports efforts bring to the business, and most importantly, provides an outlet for the company to share its passion for motorsports with all of its customers, fans, dealers and partners alike.

“The 2021 season was full of potential — the #17 was at the sharp end of just about every session throughout the entire season, thanks to the JDC-Miller Motorsports team, but ultimately we were dealt a multitude of different reliability issues that disrupted our goal to win a championship. Despite these pains, the team still managed two thrilling race victories (tied for most in class), two poles and five top-5 finishes.

We learned a lot about the car, which will help us immensely this season. The car is fast and clearly showed it could compete for a championship. More importantly, motorsports aided our business in opening doors to many relationships that we formed in 2021 and look forward to fostering these relationships and creating many more for the long-term.” said John Staffi, Technical Director at Unitronic.

Along with Unitronic as the car owner and team’s title partner, Unitronic JDC-Miller Motorsports welcomes a renewed partnership with Liqui Moly as Official Motor Oil and Additive Supplier both in motorsports and with Unitronic at a corporate level. "Working with the Unitronic-JDC team last year was a benefit for all parties.

This is why we have all decided to continue this amazing partnership. We are all looking forward to 2022 to be another great year!" said Lenny Levac, Director of Sales - Liqui Moly Canada.

Liqui Moly oils and additives have been crucial in ensuring all vital engine components are well lubricated and protected while running at peak performance in the two to four hour endurance races on the motorsports side, but also aid Unitronic and their customers around the globe to keep their road car engines performing optimally. To celebrate its renewed partnership with Liqui Moly, the #17 Unitronic
JDC-Miller MotorSports entry will be running a special livery for both the ROAR before the 24 official pre-season test as well as the BMW Performance 200 at Daytona where the team undoubtedly expects to repeat the success they had early in the 2021 season

In addition to an expanded partnership with Liqui Moly, Unitronic JDC-Miller MotorSports continues with Sachs as the official suspension partner, and Out There Brands will once again supply the team with branded displays and team apparel. Sabelt will continue a four year partnership supplying the team with driver and crew safety gear. Unitronic together with JDC Miller Motorsports has put a firm focus on
maximizing partner value through the Unitronic Authorized Dealer Network of over 300+ dealers around the world, as well as other business platforms.

01/06/2022 - JDC- MotorSports to field Robillard Racing # 43 entry in IMSA Prototype Challenge Championship in 2022

Savage, MN (January 6th, 2022) JDC MotorSports announced today that it will enter Robillard Racing's # 43 Duqueine D08 for Joe Robillard alongside long-time regular team mate Stevan McAleer in the 2022 Prototype Challenge Championship. The pair already raced together since 2018 in several IMSA championships.

"Ecstatic to be back with Joe Robillard again in the IMSA Prototype Challenge Championship. I feel we have some unfinished business in this series and I am looking forward to having another shot at the title with Joe and the JDC team. Certainly we made some big changes for 2022 and I am delighted to see Robillard Racing join JDC MotorSports for this 2022 season. Their mass of prototype experience, class wins and podiums in pretty much every IMSA Championship and Class they have and are competing in, including overall wins in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship Series, this is a great fit for us to get that little extra speed that I feel we have been missing at times in the last couple of seasons. The opening event is in two weeks and can't wait to get going round the banks of Daytona International Speedway again". Said Stevan McAleer.

"Stevan and I are excited to join efforts with JDC MotorSports. Their experience and expertise will give us a great shot at success. Stevan brings his amazing driving and I bring enthusiasm. With JDC, we should have some good results in 2022". Commented Joe Robillard.

"We are looking forward to partner with Joe and Stevan for the 2022 IMSA Prototype Challenge Championship," said John Church managing partner of JDC MotorSports. "Steven is a proven race winner and he and Joe scored several podiums in the past, so for sure they will be candidate for podiums and race wins every weekend and hopefully will have a run at the championship in 2022. They know the car, tracks and have raced together for quite some time now so the consistency they bring to the program will be a big plus in 2022. "Church continued.

The 2022 Prototype Challenge Championship kicks off Jan 21 - Jan 23 at Daytona International Speedway as part of the "Roar Before the Rolex 24" with a three hours race.

12/14/2021 - JDC-Miller MotorSports Announces 2022 Lineup for Cadillac DPi-V.R Program.

Savage, MN (December 14th, 2021) Minnesota based JDC-Miller MotorSports confirmed today that Richard Westbrook will join returning driver Tristan Vautier as full-season drivers for the team's 2022 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship Cadillac DPi-V.R program.

Loïc Duval, who is already signed for a WEC program in 2022, will also return to the team for a third season for the endurance rounds of the 2022 season.

The trio will be joined by 2021 IMSA LMP2 Champion Ben Keating for the 2022 Rolex 24 At Daytona as the team's fourth driver.

JDC-Miller MotorSports also confirmed that Mustang Sampling will return as the primary partner to the program for the 2022 season.

The JDC-Miller MotorSports/Mustang Sampling Racing No. 5 entry scored two podium finishes in 2021, winning the 12 Hours of Sebring and finishing third at the Long Beach Grand Prix.

"It's great to have Loïc and Tristan back for 2022, and we welcome Richard and Ben to the program," said John Church, managing partner of JDC-Miller MotorSports. "2021 was a challenging year for us. We were super competitive at Daytona until we had contact, then we bounced back and won the race at Sebring but after that we got a little unlucky at several of the races. We know we had the speed but just never got the results.

"We had an opportunity to test Richard earlier this year and we feel he is the perfect fit for our program to partner with Tristan and Loïc for next year and in the future.

"The continuity we have with Loïc will prove valuable and with his previous commitments for a WEC program in 2022, he was the obvious choice for the endurance rounds of the Michelin Endurance Cup in 2022.

"Ben has proven more than once that he is up to the task of running on this level. Not only is he the current 2021 IMSA LMP2 Champion but he has done so many 24-hour races in the past that he will be a valuable addition to the lineup when we get to Daytona in January," Church continued.

Ken Thompson comments that Mustang Sampling Racing is proud to be back with JDC-Miller Motorsports and Cadillac DPi-V.R program for the 2022 IMSA season for our eighth consecutive year.

"Brenda and I and the Mustang Sampling team along with our racing consultant Christian Fittipaldi are looking forward to the continued success with John Church and John Miller," Thompson said. "They are two great racers and a pleasure to work with and be associated with.

"We are glad to have Tristian and Loïc back again for the 2022 season and welcome Richard and Ben to the team. I am confident with the great car Cadillac and JDC-Miller MotorSports provides us, along with the outstanding lineup of drivers, we will be very successful with many podium finishes throughout the year.

"I am also glad we will be working with the same pit crew staff we had in 2021. What a great group of people that are 110% dedicated to this team and winning.

"Last and most important we thank all of the fans and customers that are so loyal and follow us every season."

Westbrook summed up his thoughts on returning to fulltime racing in IMSA with JDC-Miller MotorSports, Cadillac and Mustang Sampling in 2022.

"I'm really excited to be back in IMSA for 2021 and to be joining JDC-Miller MotorSports in the Cadillac DPi-V.R. I've been in contact with John ever since my GTLM program ended in 2019 and we both were keen to work together when the opportunity was right," said Westbrook.

"I'm just so happy we finally did it and grateful to John and the entire team and partners for believing in me and I'll do whatever it takes to help take this team move forward into 2022 after they had some strong races last year. Last time I raced in the top class in IMSA we narrowly missed out on the title going into Petit Le Mans in 2015, so I feel I have a lot of unfinished business to take care of and I can't wait to get going at the ROAR in January.

"I tested with the team back in October in Atlanta and I felt Tristian was someone I could really work with. He has a lot of pace and knows the car and team well. Having Loïc here for the rounds of the Michelin Endurance Cup is a huge plus; he's one of the best in the business so I feel we have a top lineup. The team really impressed me at the test. They have a lot of talent on the crew side and on the timing stand so there is a lot to be optimistic about."


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Vautier, who will return to JDC-Miller MotorSports in 2022 as one of the team's full-season drivers, said: "Thanks to the team for their continued trust, it feels great to be going into our fourth year together in the Cadillac DPi-V.R. I really look forward to partnering with Loïc again, and a very warm welcome to Richard and Ben.

"This year was made of very high highs and some tough races as well for us, and the goal next year will be to be right there on every weekend. The competition will be even tougher and that's how we want it. That's why we're here, fighting at the top of sportscar racing."

"Daytona is coming soon; we're all head down preparing for the biggest race of the calendar and the one we all want to win the most. I'm ready to go."

Current IMSA LMP2 champion Ben Keating on joining JDC-Miller MotorSports for the 2022 Rolex 24 commented.: "I am extremely excited to be running with JDC-Miller MotorSports for the 2022 Rolex 24 Hours. I have absolutely loved racing the LMP2 in IMSA for 2021, and to have the opportunity to drive in the top class of DPi and have a shot at an overall win is a dream come true. I have high expectations for myself and with the lineup of Tristan, Loïc and Richard we for sure are a candidate for the overall win. The JDC-Miller MotorSports team has proven it can win at this top level, and they always seem to be quick at Daytona."

11/19/2021 - AL Autosport partners with JDC Motorsports and drivers, Alex Damalas and Alexander Koreiba making for their 2022 LMP3 debut with the IMSA Prototype Challenge championship.

Savage, MN (November 19, 2021) - AL Autosport will partner with JDC Motorsports, making their competition debut in 2022 with a IMSA Prototype Challenge campaign. Drivers, Alex Damalas and Alexander Koreiba will be set to wheel the AL Autosport with JDC Duqueine D08 Nissan, beginning at the season opening Daytona round in January. A mainstay in the IMSA paddock, JDC Motorsports brings a wealth of knowledge to the program.

The Minneapolis-based group has been campaigning in the IMSA Prototype Challenge since 2011, having transitioned to the LMP3 format as early as it's inaugural year in 2017. With three series championships to their name, the group's technical expertise will be vital to next season's efforts. "I'm very excited to partner with AL Autosport, Alex Damalas and Alexander Koreiba for the 2022 IMSA Prototype Challenge season," said JDC Motorsports Owner, John PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Church. "Season preparations are already well underway and I'm confident that we can make some great progress with this group and aim for results early on." Stepping up to his first full season in professional competition, is Texas native, Alex Damalas.

Damalas looks to hone his knowledge and build on his track day experience, diving right into the deep end of IMSA Prototype Challenge competition. "I got a lot of great experience doing my track day stuff, but what IMSA's been able to do with LMP3 cars gives guys like me a great opportunity to step up to the professional level," said Damalas. "I'm really excited to be partnering with JDC MotorSports. They run a first class operation. I'm confident will make a lot of progress on the car and the program throughout the 2022 season."

Twenty four-year old Alexander Koreiba will join the team alongside Damalas. A graduate of the Lucas Oil Racing Series, Koreiba earned a third place championship following a slew of podiums in 2018. The Missouri native most recently competed in a Formula 4 race at Circuit of the Americas, making huge strides upon debut. "It's a true blessing to have this opportunity with Alex Damalas, John Church, JDC Motorsports and the entire AL Autosport with JDC team," added Koreiba. "A year ago I didn't think this would be possible, but here we are getting ready to test before we make our 2022 debut in Daytona. Everything I've worked for at this point has prepared me the best that I could be, I just can't wait to get on track and see what we can do." The group has already taken delivery of their new Duqueine D08 Nissan, with expectations to begin testing as early as December. The 2022 IMSA Prototype Challenge season opens with a three-hour race as part of the Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona weekend on Jan. 21-23.

10/10/2021 - Miller - Taylor win at VIR - No. 17 Audi Becomes First Two-Time TCR Winner in 2021!

ALTON, VA, (October 10, 2021) - Mikey Taylor and Chris Miller won their second TCR race of the 2022 season at VIR and became the first Two-Time TCR Winner in 2021. Taylor who teamed with Chris Miller in the No. 17 Unitronic JDC-Miller MotorSports Audi RS3 LMS SEQ had a 2.467-second victory over Stephen Simpson and Michael Johnson in the No. 54 Michael Johnson Racing Hyundai Veloster N TCR.

"Once I climbed in, I just had to pass two guys," Taylor said. "It was pretty straightforward. Then we had the pace to try to control it. The biggest thing was the GS traffic and trying to leapfrog those guys at the rear of the GS field who were at a similar pace to us."

The No. 17 is the first car to earn a second victory in TCR this season, following the win by Miller and Taylor in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway.

"It feels like we could've had a couple of more, too," Miller said. "The team has been working so hard, and Mikey has done such a great job. We knew it would come. The guys just kept working on it. I'm just happy to add to it."

9/25/2021 - Mustang Sampling JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac finish 3rd at Long Beach!

Long Beach CA, (September 25, 2021) - The No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R was started by Loic Duval. He was challenged at the drop of the green by the No. 10 Acura who got by into Turn 1. He was able to make a strong racing move into the tricky hairpin turn to retake the position a few laps later. He handed the car over to Tristan Vautier who drove through the GT traffic to complete the podium sweep for Cadillac in third.

"It was a really good weekend over all for the Mustang Sampling Cadillac team," Vautier said. "We needed that result. We were solid. The team executed well. A good day for the 31 for the championship and a good day for Cadillac with three cars on the podium. I think if we had managed our fuel usage a little better, we may have gotten the 01. But a good day and happy to bring the one, two, three for Cadillac."

6/27/2021 - Mustang Sampling JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac finish seventh after late penalty at Watkins Glen.

Watkins Glen NY, (June 27, 2021) - The No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by Tristan Vautier, Loic Duval and Sebastien Bourdais suffered a late race pit lane violation when Loic Duval blew through a red light at the exit of the pits. He had to serve a stop-and-go plus 60-second penalty which sent him to the back of the entire IMSA field. He, Tristan Vautier and Sebastien Bourdais were classified in seventh on the finishing order.

"Our strategy was actually really good as we made our way to the late stages of the race," Vautier said. "Unfortunately, we got that penalty which took us out of contention or a top four or five. It was a frustrating race, but it will just make us want more for next weekend."

5/16/2021 - Mustang Sampling JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac finish fourth at Mid-Ohio.

Mid-Ohio, OH (May 16, 2021) - The No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by Tristan Vautier and Loic Duval came to the checker in fourth. Like the 31, the JDC-Miller Motorsports managed team did not have to splash for fuel and made the most of the day with a fourth-place finish.

"Our pace was ok, but we were struggling a little bit on starts and restarts on cold tires," Vautier said. "It was a very fun first stint for me battling with the Wayne Taylor car. In the end it was all about who could make it to the finish line. We managed to salvage a decent result with good fuel saving by the team and Loic. We wanted better, but fourth place is good points and we made the most of the race in the end."

3/21/2021 - Mustang Sampling JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac Wins Sebring.

Sebring, FL (March 21, 2021) - Bourdais hangs on to ailing car as the Mustang Sampling JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi-V.R won today's running of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.The team endured a series of bad luck early in the race with several contacts with other cars - none of them being initiated by the # 5 entry - the Mustang Sampling JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac found itself two laps down at one point.

But crew and drivers never gave up and kept their focus on opportunities to get back on the lead lap. After running outside the top five for much of the race, the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac led 28 of the final 31 laps to win the 69th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring with drivers Sebastien Bourdais, Tristan Vautier and Loic Duval.

"At the start of my last stint everything was under control," Bourdais said. "We were super strong at the beginning, went from P6 to P1. Our sequence of pit stops was very strong. We kept jumping people. I thought from then it was going to be easy, the Mustang Sampling Cadillac was really good. Then the rear wing fell off with 10 laps to go. That was the hardest 10 laps of my life. The balance went way forward on the car. I compensated with the bars and brake balance. Still the car was unbelievably loose in the fast corners. I can't believe we won it. Honestly, I could have crashed the car about 10 times. Especially before I figured out there was something seriously wrong. The rear tires started to degrade really bad. I was just hanging on. To stay in front of the field like this is one of my greatest achievements."

"Sebring is special for me because I was on the pole here twice but never managed to win the race," Vautier said. "It was overdue, because we led so many laps last year but things didn't go our way. Today, the stars were aligned and the team was amazing.

"Last year, we put together a last-minute program and we did pretty well," Duval said. "Coming here in November, we had a chance to fight for the win. Then, coming into the last hour, we got hit in the back of the car. This year, we had laps at the front at Daytona and we got hit by a Porsche again. It felt at the beginning of the race that it would not come to us, to be honest, but we kept pushing and everybody stayed focused and did their job. At the end, we put everything together. It was not our most competitive race, but we never gave up and we fought pretty hard to come back.

"To see Seb at the end driving on the track was pretty cool. There was a lot of excitement in the box. It made it a little difficult losing a bit of the rear wing at the end of the race, but he made it in a very difficult situation."

The team now sits 3rd in overall championship points as the leading Cadillac DPi entry.

2/12/2021 - By Mark Robinson IMSA Wire Service - No. 5 Cadillac Finds Silver Lining in Recent Results.

Daytona, FL (Feb. 12, 2021) - Spirits remain high with the drivers and crew of the No. 5 Mustang Sampling/JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi, despite disappointing finishes in the last two IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races.

That's because the No. 5 Cadillac has shown a renewed competitiveness and is now set with a stable lineup of all French drivers for the 2021 season.

Tristan Vautier and Loic Duval are the full-season pilots of the No. 5, with Sebastien Bourdais going from a full-time driver last season to endurance-race addition this year as he returns to a full-season gig in the NTT IndyCar Series. The trio ran strong throughout the 2020 finale, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts, but finished fifth after forced into a late pit stop to replace a damaged rear wing section.

Then in last month's season opener, the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the No. 5 was in the hunt again, leading 106 of the first 226 laps. Just under nine hours into the 24-hour marathon, however, Vautier was the innocent victim when two other cars made contact and one careened into him. Lengthy repairs in the garage ensued, relegating the No. 5 to a seventh-place finish in the Daytona Prototype international (DPi) class and 34th overall.

"We've been feeling good with the car since Sebring last November," Vautier said. "It seems like we made a big step forward there and we were hoping it was not just luck and we could conserve it at Daytona."

It appeared that way as well. Vautier and Duval drove the car to a third-place finish in the Motul Pole Award 100 qualifying race a week before the Rolex 24. Along with Bourdais, they were running strong and biding their time in the Rolex 24, until a pair of cars collided on the frontstretch and the No. 16 Wright Motorsports Porsche hit the No. 5 in the aftermath.

"It seemed like since the moment we unloaded (at Daytona), we were very competitive, during the qualifying race in both mixed and dry conditions and for the first part of the (Rolex 24) race," Vautier recalled. "Yeah, it's just unfortunate the way it happened. There was nothing we could do because it was actually not even the (No.) 16. He got hit in the back by another Porsche and sent into me spinning."

Despite the depressing result, the JDC-Miller team is finding a silver lining. The newfound pace has John Church, JDC's CEO and managing partner, excited. It wasn't necessarily the case earlier last season, even when the No. 5 opened the year with a trio of third-place finishes. Those results, Church said, were accomplished more on "perseverance and strategy" than outright speed.

"We definitely didn't ultimately have the fastest car or one of the faster cars," Church admitted. "Now we've got, I think, one of the faster cars. We just need to convert it into results. I'd rather be where we're at today than always hanging on, waiting for everybody else to have some bad luck or misfortune for us to have the results."

After spending the first half of 2020 in JDC-Miller's second DPi entry, the No. 85 Cadillac, Vautier joined Bourdais and Duval in the No. 5 for the latter half of the campaign. With the team running a single entry this year, all focus can be on optimizing the No. 5 Cadillac for each race. Competing against some of the WeatherTech Championship's powerhouse teams in its premier category sometimes makes for JDC-Miller to an afterthought, but Vautier is fine with that.

"Yes, some people tend to overlook us because maybe you have teams with big names and also huge resources and huge support behind them that we don't necessarily have," he said. "We need to make each dollar go a longer way than many others, but the team is run really well.

"We showed that we can do it in Daytona. As I said, if we keep doing what we've been doing, it's going to click."

Church agreed, especially since the next race is a return to Sebring International Raceway for the 69th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

"I'm encouraged by our pace. Our pace was good, the team is working really well together right now," Church said. "We just hit two kind of heartbreaking races in a row. We were in good position at Sebring when we got hit late in the race (in November), which did a fair bit more bodywork damage than it looked like. We're putting ourselves in position to have good results, we just need to be there at the end.

"We just keep going with what we've been doing and eventually the luck is going to go our way. It's going to come to us eventually."

Action for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring begins Wednesday, March 17. The 12-hour race on the 17-turn, 3.74-mile road course starts at 10:30 a.m. ET Saturday, March 20. Tickets are available at SebringRaceway.com.

1/31/2021 No luck for The No. 5 Mustang Sampling JDC-Miller MotorSports team of Tristan Vautier, Loic Duval and Sebastien Bourdais at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona after leading the race early on.

Daytona, FL (Jan. 31, 2021) - The No. 5 Mustang Sampling JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac team of Tristan Vautier, Loic Duval and Sebastien Bourdais were very competitive throughout the start and into the darkness. Just as the clock clicked past midnight, Vautier was going into Turn 1 when two GT cars tangled and collected him damaging the side of the JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac. The resulting work sent the team down 46 laps to a seventh-place finish.

"We had very solid race with a good Mustang Sampling JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi-V.R," Bourdais said. "The JDC-Miller MotorSports team did a great job preparing for the event. All three drivers were equally fast. Unfortunately, Tristan got victimized by two GTD cars. One pushed the other into the side of our car. The Porsche is a lot stronger than the prototype and it destroyed our car. It is a shame we had a good opportunity to do something good here. I guess racing happened. It is the second race in a row we have been victimized by a GT car. We gave it our best shot."

1/29/2021 Unitronic JDC-Miller MotorSports Recover to Win Daytona TCR Thriller!

Daytona, FL (Jan. 29, 2021) -After suffering fuel pickup issues, dropping them down the order, the #17 Unitronic JDC-Miller MotorSport Audi RS 3 LMS TCR recovered from 2 laps behind to take victory at the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season opener. What started as a perfect weekend, with driver Mikey Taylor going fastest in first official practice by more than 2.7 seconds over their nearest competitor, turned into a weekend of learning and development with the new for 2021 drivetrain and chassis setup, requiring extensive setup changes between sessions and right up until the race in order to help guarantee the reliability of the car.

In addition, the team's Audi RS 3 LMS TCR SEQ (sequential transmission) is a newly permitted package in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge competition, and underwent several Balance of Performance (BoP) changes, mandated by the series and their technical staff throughout the weekend, leaving the team and drivers unsure what kind of speed could be produced in the race.

After a brilliant qualifying effort by Dr. William Tally on Thursday afternoon, the team was set for a 4th place starting position for the first of two four-hour endurance races of the 2021 season. Being the designated qualifying driver, meant Tally had to start the race in the black, yellow and white machine. Tally, in only his second ever IMSA event, met the challenge with what seemed a seasoned skill, by
moving his way up the order eventually leading the race for a brief period before heading into the pits to make the team's scheduled pit stop and driver change, handing it over to full-season driver Chris Miller.

Miller, a previous Rolex 24 hour winner, rejoined the pack and started his first of two one-hour stints, before running into fuel pickup trouble and having to coast the car into the pit lane, making it just 150 yards short of the team's pit box. Quickly jumping into action, the Unitronic JDC-Miller crew members Jeremy, Jay, and Eric sprinted down the hot pit lane to help push the stranded car. Luckily, Miller was not in the fast lane, so the crew could make the push to the pit box. Once recovered and refueled Miller once again set out, this time two laps down from the leaders. Putting together fastest lap after fastest lap the Minnesota native started clawing back the deficit before handing driving duties over to South African born Mikey Taylor.

Together with the team's engineering and strategy minds of Cole Scrogham and Ryan Perera, Taylor started on the quest of gaining back 2 laps and making a run for the podium. With what seemed like pure fate, paired with some ultra-fast lap times and passing maneuvers, Taylor had gained back the 2 laps and was sitting in third place with only a handful of minutes left on the clock, when a safety car was
dispatched for a crash on track. Knowing that this was probably a now-or-never moment, in case another full cause caution fell before the checkered flag fell, Taylor made a daring move around the outside of the first and second place cars, jumping from third to first with only two laps remaining! This move gave the Unitronic JDC-Miller MotorSports team and Audi their first victory of the season and a full house of points to start off their championship pursuit.

"What a mega race that was, I can't say enough about our crew for sticking with it even when we thought we were out, they gave it their all and it's thanks to them we're in victory lane! Chris and Will did everything they needed to and gave me a clean, fast Audi race car! It's a great start to our championship campaign, and I can't wait to get to Sebring for more fun!" said Taylor.

John Staffi, Technical Director at Unitronic had this to say about the victory "We couldn't have asked for a better start to the 2021 season with our #17 Audi RS 3 LMS TCR. It's exciting to see all of our hard work pay off; and the drivers were a huge part of our success this weekend. Huge thanks to everyone at JDC-Miller MotorSports for outstanding prep, setup, and overall package, especially after the off-season rebuild and uncertainties with the transmission conversion from the DSG to SEQ. Thank you to Mark Murray and the rest of the team at Audi Sport customer racing for their legendary support and dedication to our program.

Last but not least, Thanks to Liqui Moly, ZF / Sachs Performance, Out There Brands, my colleagues internally here at Unitronic, and the rest of our team partners for the support and help making this happen!"

The next event for the Unitronic JDC-Miller MotorSports #17 Audi RS3 LMS TCR will be the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 at Sebring International Raceway on March 19th.

1/24/2021 No. 5 Mustang Sampling JDC-Miller Motorsport Cadillac DPi-V.R finishes 3rd in 100 minutes qualifying race for the 59th running of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

Daytona, FL (Jan. 24, 2021) -Tristan Vautier was the starting driver for the No. 5 Mustang Sampling JDC-Miller Motorsport Cadillac in the inaugural Motul Pole Award 100 minutes qualifying race, which determined the starting order for the 59th Rolex 24 At Daytona.

The race began under wet conditions but quickly dried. Vautier overtook the leading No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac and extended the lead for several laps. After several full course yellow cautions and handing over the No. 5 JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi V.R to teammate Loic Duval the team finished the race in 3rd place and was rewarded to 2nd after the post-race inspections which resulted in a front row start for the 59th running of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

01/23/2021 David and Keith Grant finish 3rd at Daytona at their 2021 season debut with JDC MotorSports in Saturday's IMSA Scouts of America 145 Prototype Challenge race that opened the 2021 season.

Daytona, FL(Jan. 23, 2021) -Brothers Keith and David Grant finished third overall and took home first place in the Bronze Cup class. Keith Grant started second in the No. 40 JDC Motorsports Duqueine M30-D08 and turned the car over to his brother in fourth position. David Grant was able to get the car back on the overall podium in the closing stint. "It started raining somewhere out there," David Grant said. "We weren't sure what the track was going to do. This is our first weekend to run with JDC, our third year to run Prototype Challenge, and it's a great way to start this."

12/18/2020 Mustang Sampling Racing/JDC-Miller MotorSports confirms Loïc Duval, Tristan Vautier and Sébastien Bourdais for 2021 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship Cadillac DPi-V.R program.

Savage, MN (Dec. 18, 2020) -Minnesota based JDC-Miller MotorSports in partnership with Mustang Sampling Racing confirmed today that Loïc Duval, Tristan Vautier and Sébastien Bourdais will return to the program for 2021. The all French lineup raced together in the team's 2020 Mustang Sampling Racing/JDC-Miller MotorSports No. 5 entry in several races during the 2020 championship.

Duval joins the team for 2021 as one of the full-season drivers and will be paired with Tristan Vautier who ran for the team in both JDC-Miller MotorSports entries in 2020. Sébastien Bourdais meanwhile will move into the role as the 3rd driver for the Michelin Endurance Cup rounds due to his 2021 IndyCar commitments.

Mustang Sampling Racing/JDC-Miller MotorSports No. 5 entry scored three podium finishes in 2020 and was a championship contender for much of the 2020 Championship.

"It's great to have all three of them back for 2021," said John Church, managing partner of JDC-Miller MotorSports. "We had a little bit of an up and down year in 2020 but I think we showed in the final race of the year at Sebring a lot of momentum and the potential we have as a group and that is what we have to build on for 2021. Consistency with our partners and line-up is a big part of that, so we are all very excited to be able to keep the line-up together for another run at the championship in 2021."

"Consistency is always a good thing," said Ken Thompson, CEO of Mustang Sampling. "2020 was a novel year for us with the move to JDC-Miller MotorSports. We spent an interesting year working some kinks out of the system. I believe with a full season under our belt and by keeping together the driver line-up of Sebastian, Loic and Tristan we will find some cohesiveness and momentum in 2021. I want to thank the drivers and the JDC-Miller MotorSports Team for the outstanding effort put forth in 2020 to make this a Winning Team, they did this in many ways throughout the entire year. It is a pleasure and great honor to be partnering with True Racers of John Miller and John Church, dedicated to the sport and the Absolut Desire to WIN. A big Thank You to everyone involved from me and Brenda and our Mustang Sampling Team. We look forward to seeing all our fantastic Fans in 2021 and last by not least a Thank You to all our Sponsors who help make this happen."

"I am really happy and pleased to be back with Mustang Sampling Racing/JDC-Miller MotorSports for the 2021 season after I joined the team in 2020 for the long endurance races," said Loïc Duval.

"2020 was a challenging year for a lot of reasons and as a team we for sure had our up and downs but we started the season really strong at Daytona and had a lot of momentum towards the end of the season. So it's great to be back with Tristan and Seb in 2021, now as one of the full season drivers for the team because it for sure gives us consistency and to build on the momentum we had. All the best of luck to Seb for his IndyCar season in 2021 and it's great that we will have him back in the lineup for the endurance races. I cannot wait to go back to Daytona, also with the just announced qualifying race to determent the starting grid for the Rolex24 it's gone be awesome. Hopefully 2021 will see a year where things go back a little bit more to normal and we can see the fans returning to the races and share our passion for the sport, we for sure missed them in 2020". Duval continued to comment on his return to Mustang Sampling Racing/JDC-Miller MotorSports for 2021.

"I am not going to lie, I wanted to be in this car and this line-up for a long time. So when I got the opportunity to do some races with them this season, I did everything to make sure this would carry on to 2021", said Tristan Vautier.

"Now that it is confirmed that I will return to the team in 2021 for the full season, I want to thank John Miller and John Church and the entire JDC-Miller MotorSports team as well as Ken and Brenda from Mustang Sampling, and Cadillac Racing for their trust in me and for having me onboard. Fighting amongst the best is what pushes me every day, and DPI is the place to be for that right now, with some of the best teams, drivers, and racetracks. With Loïc and Seb, we have a great trio, and as a team we finished 2020 building a lot of momentum, so we are very hopeful to carry that into 2021 and fight at the front every weekend." Tristan continued his thoughts towards the 2021 season.

"I am really looking forward to a second season with Mustang Sampling Racing/JDC-Miller MotorSports. Thanks to John Miller and John Church, Mustang Sampling and Cadillac, we will have the tools we all need to compete, run at the front and hopefully win a couple of IMSA's biggest classic events. I enjoyed working with Loïc and Tristan in 2020, so it's awesome to stay together and give it another go next season. Daytona can't come soon enough!" Sébastien Bourdais commented on his return for a second year with Mustang Sampling Racing/JDC-Miller MotorSports.

12/17/2020 JDC MotorSports increases IMSA LMP3 footprint, confirms David and Keith Grant for full season 2021 IMSA Prototype Challenge Championship program.

Savage, MN (Dec. 17, 2020) - Minnesota based JDC MotorSports will have an increased presence in the 2021 IMSA LMP3 class with David and Keith Grant joining the team in the No. 40 entry for a full season IMSA Prototype Challenge Championship program. They will be joining long-time JDC MotorSports driver Gerry Kraut and teammate Scott Andrews in the team's No. 9 entry which will return to the 2021 IMSA Prototype Challenge Championship for selected races in 2021.

"We are excited about racing the new DUQUEINE D08 with JDC Motorsports this year. JDC ran a very competitive program with Gerry and Scott last year and we look forward to joining the team," said Keith Grant.
Kraut and Andrews scored two wins in 2020, finishing 5th overall in the championship even with missing the opening round in Daytona in 2020. The long-time teammates will start their 2021 IMSA Prototype Challenge season campaign in March at Sebring, the 2nd round of the Championship.

"Scott and I had a great year in 2020, two wins and a third place podium; we were in contention for a podium in almost every race", commented long-time JDC MotorSports driver and partner Gerry Kraut.
For 2021 we already made commitments for a full season in the Michelin Le Mans Cup in Europe which got pushed back from this year so unfortunately we only will be able to run selected events in the IMSA Prototype Challenge Championship in 2021 but I am looking forward to race the new updated 2021 spec car next season", Gerry continued.

The team will take delivery of a brand new DUQUEINE D08 in late December for the start of the 2021 IMSA Prototype Challenge Championship in late January. In the meantime, the team's existing 2020 car for Gerry Kraut and Scott Andrews is currently being updated to 2021 specs.

In addition to its two-car program in the IMSA Prototype Challenge Championship the team is also evaluating plans to field a car in the new LMP3 class of the IMSA WeatherTech Championship starting with the first round of the Championship at Sebring in March 2021.

Besides its increased LMP3 programs in 2021, the team will campaign again under the entry of JDC-Miller MotorSports a Cadillac DPi-V.R program in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship and also recently confirmed a full season Audi Michelin Pilot Challenge TCR effort with Mikey Taylor and Chris Miller.

11/15/2020 No. 85 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi-V.R top finishing Cadillac at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Both JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi-V.Rs in the top 5.

Savage, MN (Nov. 15, 2020) - The quiet cool of the No. 85 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi-V.R with drivers Matheus Leist, Stephen Simpson, and newbie Scott Andrews drove a confident race with fault free pit stops to finish fourth, just missing the podium.

"It was an extremely late call-up from John Church [team owner] to come and race this weekend," Andrews said. "The last few days have been surreal; I've wanted to do this race for so long. It took me a little bit to get my head around the car on Thursday. Definitely thrown in the deep end. I just focused and sorted myself out. I really like the TC [traction control] in this Cadillac DPi-V.R. It's amazing! We really put it together for the race. We did some unexpected things from this small team. I want to thank Cadillac and Dallara for their support and a massive thanks to John and his team. I hope to do some more next year."

As all of this drama was playing out the trio of Sebastien Bourdais, Tristan Vautier, and Loic Duval also ran a trouble-free race in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R. With just 90 minutes remaining an end plate broke, forcing the team to make an extra pit stop to replace the rear wing section sending them down to fifth.

"I am super disappointed," Vautier said. "We had the pace to win this race. We showed it by leading quite a lot. We had to change the rear of the car and that set us back late in the race. We had the car to win today. If someone would have told us that early in the weekend, we would have been happy about it. It was a good run for the team today. The team and the drivers performed well, just some bad luck. No heads down as we look forward to 2021."

11/11/2020 Unitronic Joins JDC-Miller MotorSport for TCR Championship Run in 2021.

Savage, MN (Nov. 11, 2020) - Coming off of a successful partial season in 2019, with three pole positions and three podiums in only six races, Unitronic, the leader in High Performance Software and Hardware for Audi® and Volkswagen® vehicles, have once again partnered with JDC-Miller MotorSports, setting their sights on a championship run with their #17 Audi RS 3 LMS TCR in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge competition.

Seasoned professionals Mikey Taylor and Chris Miller combine to form undoubtedly one of the strongest lineups in the TCR class. Taylor, who has worked with Unitronic since 2015 said, "Unitronic has grown leaps and bounds, and it's been a pleasure to be part of that growth. I couldn't think of a more enjoyable program to be part of than this. I have my friends from Unitronic, JDC-Miller, Audi, and our family of partners all in one place to go for a proper championship effort and generate some great business value!"

Chris Miller, having spent the majority of the last few seasons making appearances in the team's Cadillac DPI's and prototypes ranking up some impressive results said, "I did one race with Unitronic in 2019 and really enjoyed working with them and learning about their business. I know Mikey and I will be a strong pair to represent them both on and off the track. JDC-Miller MotorSports has had fast cars in TCR so I'm confident we have all the pieces to compete for a championship. I can't wait to get to Daytona in just a few months!"

Along with Unitronic as the team's title partner and car owner, UNITRONIC JDC-Miller MotorSports welcome onboard LIQUI MOLY as Official Motor Oil and Additive Supplier, Sachs Performance as the Official Suspension Partner, and Out There Brands as the Official Branded Displays and Apparel Supplier. The 2021 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season kicks off with the BMW Endurance Challenge at the world-famous Daytona International Speedway on January 28th - 31st.

11/01/2020 Tuff weekend for the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac JDC-Miller Motorsport Cadillac DPi-V.R of Tristan Vautier and Sebastien Bourdais as the team struggled with the handling of their car all day.

Savage, MN (Nov. 01, 2020) - "We had a tough race today," Vautier said. "The track temp really increased from when we were running the in free practice and in qualifying this morning. The extra heat in the track really affected the rear tires of our Cadillac. It was really tough to run good lap times even halfway through the stint. We will go onto Sebring and look to close the season on the podium."

The No. 85 JDC-Miller Motorsport Cadillac DPi-V.R was started by Matheus Leist, like his teammates in the No. 5 car, he and Stephen Simpson also struggled with tire wear. The duo came to the finish line in eighth.

10/19/2020 Mustang Sampling Racing JDC-Miller MotorSports Making Moves to Prepare for the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship Campaign.

Savage, MN (Oct. 18, 2020) - The No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac team ran a strong race, but didn't have the ultimate pace of the podium finishers. Sebastien Bourdais, Tristan Vautier and Loic Duval came to the checker in a very competitive fourth place.

"We had a good race," Vautier said. "We were able to keep a good pace, but really didn't have the ultimate speed to fight for the win. Loic and Sebastien drove great all day and the JDC-Miller Motorsports team did the job with the strategy and pit stops. With what happened at the end I was hoping we would be able to sneak onto the podium but we just missed it finishing fourth."

The No. 85 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac with Gabriel Aubry, Chris Miller, and Matheus Leist driving had an early issue that dictated their eighth place finish. Aubry was going into Turn 1 just 20-minutes into race when he went off and had contact with the wall. He was able to bring the car to the garage where the team made the repairs and returned him to the race some 54 laps down.

10/05/2020 Mustang Sampling Racing JDC-Miller MotorSports Making Moves to Prepare for the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship Campaign.

RAVENSWOOD, W.V. (Oct. 5, 2020) - With a focus towards the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, Mustang Sampling Racing and two-time IMSA Champion driver João Barbosa have agreed to mutually part ways ahead of the remaining three races of the season.

Tristan Vautier will assume full-time drive duties of the No. 5 Cadillac DPi-V.R alongside Sebastien Bourdais as the team closes out the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

"We can't thank João enough for making the move with us to JDC-Miller MotorSports this year as we embarked on the next chapter for Mustang Sampling Racing in IMSA's premier class," said Ken Thompson, (CEO/President). "The impact that João made in helping the team take the first step in a performance increase was immeasurable and for that we are extremely grateful. João has been and continues to be one of the greatest ambassador's for sports car racing in the United States and globally. As he focuses on the next chapter of his career, Brenda and I wish him the best in all his future endeavors. He's been with us every step of the way since we joined IMSA in 2015 and been a key to our championships and race wins."

Vautier has spent the majority of the season in the No. 85 Cadillac DPi-V.R for JDC-Miller MotorSports but recently competed at Road Atlanta with Bourdais and Barbosa as co-driver for the six-hour endurance event.

The No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R opened the 2020 season posting three consecutive podium finishes, including 126 laps led in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The team has posted a pair of fourth place results and most recently a sixth-place finish at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

"When we joined JDC-Miller MotorSports at the beginning of the year, we knew that there would be some areas to grow in our efforts of chasing another IMSA Championship," said Thompson. "We were thrilled to start the season with three straight podiums but understand there's still work to be done and the best thing we can do is use the remaining events in the 2020 season to prepare for 2021. Our focus remains on winning the championship and powering our partners at Cadillac to another manufacturers title this season."

With two of the three remaining events being endurance events of 10-hours and 12-hours, the team is in a unique position to prepare to open the 2021 campaign. Each season, IMSA teams face the daunting task of 36-hours of racing between the season opening Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Despite focusing on strengthening the team's effort for 2021, expect Bourdais, Vautier and Duval to remain on full-attack mode through the remaining events.

"Racing is constantly evolving," said driver Sebastien Bourdais. "Despite evolutions, as a driver you approach every race with the singular focus of winning. If you're focused on winning, pushing the car to it's limits, everything else will fall into place. I'm looking forward to finishing the year on a strong note and making every effort to get the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R into victory lane."

The Mustang Sampling Racing team will announce their full driver lineup for the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at a later date.

09/28/2020 Sixth place finish for Joao Barbosa and Sebastien Bourdais in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R at Mid-Ohio. Newcomer Gabriel Aubry and teammate Tristan Vautier delivered a strong run in the No. 85 MEP JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi-V.R., but had to retire the car in the final 30-minutes with loss of drive.

Savage, MN (September 28th, 2020) Joao Barbosa and Sebastien Bourdais started the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R from seventh on the DPi grid. The duo was able to move up a position at the checker and take sixth for the JDC-Miller MotorSports group.

"It was a bit of a tough ending for us," Bourdais said. "We had to make something happen to get into contention. We looked like we were headed that way. The car came to life after playing with the TC [tracktion control] and bars and after a while I found something that seemed to better our lap time in the Mustang Sampling Cadillac. I was supposed to be doing a quick third run to get some gap before turning over to Joao. Then the yellow came out and it ruined our strategy. We had a slow pit stop and we lost some track position. So, a little disappointing. We tried hard as a team, but not be this weekend. We will keep digging for Road Atlanta."

Newcomer Gabriel Aubry and teammate Tristan Vautier were running strong in Aubry's first run in the MEP JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi-V.R. With 30-minutes remaining Vautier pulled the newly wrapped white Cadillac DPi-V.R off at the exit of Turn 1 retiring the car with loss of drive. The team was classified eighth at the finish.

Michael Johnson and Stephen Simpson had a strong 3rd place podium finish in Sundays Michelin Pilot Challenge Race in the No. 54 Universal Coating Audi RS3 LMS TCR. Gerry Kraut and teammate Scott Andrews finished 7th in the IMSA Prototype Challenge race in the No. 9 JDC MotorSports Norma LMP3.

09/05/2020 The No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi-V.R remains 2nd in Championship points after finishing 4th at Road Atlanta.

Savage, MN (September 5th, 2020) The No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac team once again proved that steady quick lap times and staying out of trouble results in a good finish. The trio of Sebastien Bourdais, Joao Barbosa and Tristan Vautier finished the day in fourth. Their race was not without some drama, with just 15-minutes to go Vautier had to avoid a GTD car in the fast Esses almost coming to a complete stop on the track.

"We had a good day in the Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R," Vautier said. "Sebastien and Joao drove fast all race and I put in some strong stints as well. We weren't the fastest car, but we kept to our strategy and the JDC-Miller guys had great pit stops and good strategy all day. It was crazy out there at the end, but I was glad to be able to bring the car home in fourth."

With its 4th place finish at Road Atlanta the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi-V.R remains 2nd overall in team and drivers championship.

The No. 85 JDC-Miller Cadillac DPi-V.R was started by Matheus Leist. Unfortunately, he was caught up in the incident at the start of the race and went back to the garage and was retired.

07/20/2020 3 for 3. Third consecutive podium for the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi-V.R at Sebring International Raceway. The No 5 entry with Joao Barbosa and Sebastien Bourdais are now second in championship points after three rounds of the 2020 season. The No. 85 JDC-Miller MotorSports entry finished eight at Sebring.

Savage, MN (July 20th, 2020) Joao Barbosa and Sebastien Bourdais drove the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi-V.R to the third consecutive podium at Sebring International Raceway. The team now sits second in overall championship points.

"We had the plan going into the event that I would start, do one stint and then comeback and finish," Bourdais said. "Both Joao and Christian [Fittipaldi] felt it was the right thing to do. Then with where the yellows fell we didn't want to end up with a short stop. It ended up being a good thing us. The Mazda cars ran out of fuel, not good for them, but good for us. The team was telling me to push them hard because they thought they could not make it. It didn't seem like it was going to happen I got the 55 halfway around the track on the last lap and 77 on the last turn. It made for a dramatic finish. Another podium for us - three in a row!"

Stephen Simpson started the No. 85 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi-V.R and ran strong in the top-five in his opening run. Handing off to Tristan Vautier, the Frenchman had to pit late in the race for fuel resulting in an eighth place finish.

"Struggle for us with the 85 Cadillac today," Vautier said. "I think our overall pace was ok. We stopped early for our driver change and that affected our fuel strategy, we were a few laps short. I had to stop again late in the race and that was costly. We could have gotten the two Mazda cars. Overall a good day for the team with the five car and for Cadillac Racing with the one-two-three finish."

07/04/2020 Another 3rd Place Podium finish for No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi-V.R in IMSA's return to racing at Daytona. Strong 7th place finish of the team's No. 85 JDC-Miller MotorSports sister car which showed front running speed throughout the weekend.

Savage, MN (July 4th, 2020) Joao Barbosa and Sebastien Bourdais drove the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi-V.R to another 3rd Place Podium finish during IMSA's return to racing at Daytona International Speedway.

Following a tough qualifying effort, starting the race from seventh, Joao Barbosa and Sebastien Bourdais took what the track and competition gave them this evening bringing the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R to the checker in third place. The duo ran a fault free race to take the last step on the DPi class podium. "We chose to start the race on rain tires," Bourdais said. "Some of the teams started on slicks. It turned out the strategy played into our hands and we were able to have a pretty good run and finish on the podium in our first race back. Joao did the tough part today in the wet early. When I got in the Mustang Sampling Cadillac it was dry. The race went green the whole way and we really didn't have the speed to compete with the Mazda cars today. We will look forward to Sebring."

JDC-Miller MotorSports sister car the No. 85 LaModerna JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by Chris Miller and Tristan Vautier also had a strong showing at IMSA's return to racing finishing 7th overall. The No. 85 JDC-Miller Motorsport Cadillac DPi-V.R was started by Chris Miller on rain tires. With the drying track he was also forced to pit lane in the early going. Handing off to Tristan Vautier who proceeded to run lap times competitive with the DPi leaders finishing seventh.

"It was overall a positive weekend for us as a team as the 5 car was on the podium," Vautier said. "We made some improvements on the car during the break. It seems like it has paid off. We had a tough beginning of the race. We are happy with our overall speed. Chris and I get along really well. Chris did a good job, he got blocked in qualifying on his fast lap so that was tough. He drove a good stint. We are happy with the steps we have made in pure speed since the 24. The JDC-Miller team did a good job all race. We now go onto Sebring."

01/27/2020 3rd Place Podium finish for No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi-V.R at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Strong 5th place finish of the team's No. 85 Mobile Pitstop JDC-Miller MotorSports sister car.

Savage, MN (January 27th, 2020) Joao Barbosa, Sebastien Bourdais and Loic Duval drove the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi-V.R to a the 3rd Place Podium finish at the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona after leading the race several times especially over long periods during the night. The No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac was still leading in the final ours of the race but eventually had to settle for a 3rd Place finishing on the lead lap of the race.

JDC-Miller MotorSports sister car the No. 85 Mobile Pitstop JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by Juan Piedrahita, Matheus Leist, Chris Miller and Tristan Vautier also had a strong showing at the Rolex finishing 5th overall. The car lost a couple of laps during the night when the team had to overcome some technical issues but showed the cars speed and potential when it could race with the leaders during several restart in the morning.

A 3rd Place Podium from Michael Johnson with Co-driver Stephen Simpson in the team's No. 54 JDC-Miller MotorSports Audi TCR team in Saturdays Michelin Challenge race, rounded up an overall positive season start for JDC-Miller MotorSports at Daytona.

01/09/2020 Vautier Completes JDC-Miller MotorSports Entry 85 Lineup for Rolex 24. Tristan Vautier to return to JDC-Miller MotorSports for second consecutive year.

Savage, MN (January 9th, 2020) Tristan Vautier will complete JDC-Miller MotorSports lineup in the No. 85 Cadillac DPi-V.R for this month's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona. Vautier will join previously announced Juan Piedrahita, Matheus Leist and Chris Miller in the car for the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic.

Vautier already drove for JDC-Miller MotorSports in 2019 with full season teammate Misha Goikhberg in the team's No. 85 entry.
"I'm very excited to be back with JDC-Miller Motorsports and Cadillac Racing to start my 8th Rolex 24 at Daytona, and want to thank the team for their continued trust" said Vautier. "We've had some good results in 2019, but I feel like we are starting 2020 in a much better place, so we are definitely setting higher goals for ourselves".

"I raced with Juan and Chris at JDC-Miller already last year, and it was good to get to know Matheus during the three days at the Roar" Vautier said. "All four of us are looking for similar things in the car, and everyone was strong. I feel we have a very solid lineup and we can have a good result."

"We are very excited to have Tristan back in the number 85 car to join Juan, Matheus and Chris at Daytona for the 2020 Rolex 24 hour event," said JDC-Miller MotorSports team owner and managing partner, John Church. "Obviously we know Tristan for a long time now and know how fast he is, it was also great to see how quickly the four of them "clicked" at the Roar it almost looked like they have been racing together for a while now which all is very positive".

01/07/2020 Misahara Jewelry Joins Mustang Sampling Racing as an Associate Sponsor for the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi –V.R in the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Houston, TX (January 7th, 2020) Misahara Jewelry, recognized and admired for its superior craftsmanship, cutting-edge design and dedicated clientele, handcrafted in New York, will be an associate sponsor for the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-VR in the 2020 IMSA WeaterhTech SportsCar Championship. Misahara is a fine jewelry house that pays tribute to the warm, shimmering waters of the Adriatic Sea, the golden sand of the Sahara Desert as well as other mesmerizing destinations in the world that inspire its designer.

Joining the racing circuit as a sponsor is not a new marketing endeavor for Misahara Jewelry. Misahara began their love affair with racing in 2016 and has enjoyed success as the exclusive jewelry partner of the Ferrari Challenge in North America. Owner and Designer, Lepa Galeb-Roskopp, has embodied the essence of racing within her Collections as seen in stunning pieces for men and women including the Spinning Wheels cufflinks, the Rolling Onyx cufflinks and the Monaco GP cufflinks and ring all inspired by the Monaco Grand Prix.

Misahara’s synergy with sports racing has led them to expand their marketing strategy to include Mustang Sampling Racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportCar Series. Mustang Sampling Racing has enjoyed enormous success in IMSA, having won the WeatherTech SportsCar Team and Driver Championships in 2015, the Michelin Endurance Cup in 2015, 2016, and 2017, and the Rolex 24 At Daytona in 2018. This combination has created a natural fit for Misahara and Mustang Sampling Racing.

Lepa Galeb-Roskopp commented, “I have always loved adrenaline sports and over the past few years Misahara’s partnership with Ferrari has really connected me to the racing world. We are passionate about sports car racing and thrilled to be part of Mustang Sampling/JDC incredibly talented line up that gives us a shot at an overall win in the IMSA series, especially the 24 Hours at Daytona.”

“We are honored to have Misahara Jewelry join Mustang Sampling Racing and grateful for their confidence in this new joint venture.” commented Ken Thompson, CEO of Mustang Sampling. “This is an exciting time for Mustang Sampling racing as we enter into a new era with some extraordinary sponsors for the 2020 race season.”

Mustang Sampling Racing began a new Partnership with JDC-Miller MotorSports to field the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R for the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SprotsCar Championship. This new partnership brings with it Christian Fittipaldi as Mustang Sampling Racing Director to help ensure continued success. The full-season driver lineup includes two-time series champion Joao Barbosa and four-time Champ Car champion Sébastien Bourdais. Loïc Duval, 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, will complete the line-up for the endurance rounds.

About Misahara

Misahara is a fine jewelry house that pays tribute to the warm shimmering waters of the Adriatic Sea, the golden sand of the Sahara Desert as well as other mesmerizing destinations in the world that its designer, Lepa Galeb-Roskopp is inspired by. Misahara creations are handcrafted in New York by experienced ateliers who have worked with some of the world’s most prestigious jewelry houses. The collections evoke the feeling of exquisite luxury, channeling a modern flare of fine jewelry marked by unique handcraftsmanship and the finest quality gemstones. Behind each and every piece lies a significant source of inspiration and a unique story inspired by the pristine elements of nature, as well as Misahara’s core belief in the fusion of cultures, ideas and philosophies. Misahara.com

12/14/2019 JDC-Miller MotorSports Announces Driver Line-Up for 2020 # 85 entry.

For Immediate Release: Brazilian IndyCar standout Matheus Leist joins the Team in the # 85 entry alongside Juan Piedrahita and Chris Miller who both will return to the JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi-V.R prototype program in 2020.

Savage, MN (December 14th, 2019) JDC-Miller MotorSports returns to the IMSA WeatherTech Championship in 2020, once again fielding a two-car prototype effort with the previously announced Mustang Sampling Racing No. 5 entry and No. 85 Cadillac DPi-V.R supported again by Polipetrosur and Mobile Pit Stop.

21 year old Leist from Novo Hamburgo, Brazil is a multiple race winner in Indy lights and drove the last two years for A.J. Foyt Enterprises in the IndyCar Series. He will join Juan Piedrahita in the No. 85 car for the four endurance races at Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Petit LeMans. Chris Miller will join the team in the No. 85 for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

"To be honest I could not be happier to join Cadillac and JDC-Miller MotorSports in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship for 2020. I have driven for Chevrolet for the last two years in Indycar and I am super excited to stay in the GM family and to now drive a Cadillac DPi-V.R. prototype. I can't wait to get to Daytona". Commented Leist.

Columbian Juan Piedrahita will return to the No. 85 car and JDC-Miller MotorSports in 2020 to again contest the four Endurance rounds of the Michelin Endurance Cup. Piedrahita is also planned for additional races in the No. 85 entry in 2020.

"2019 was a first step to get into endurance racing with the Michelin Endurance Cup races. For 2020 the plan is to also do some addition sprint races and ideally the entire season with JDC-Miller MotorSports" said Juan, "For sure the goal is to run the full schedule by 2021. Running in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship is very complex, there is a lot of stuff going on during those races especially the long endurance races but I love the challenge and how competitive it is. It's great to have Matheus joining us this year. We already know each other from when we raced against each other in Indy Lights so it will be good to have him as a teammate in 2020". Piedrahita continued.

The duo will be joined by long-time JDC-Miller MotorSports driver Chris Miller. Miller won the Rolex 24 at Daytona with the team in the PC class in 2016 and also was part of the team's overall win at the Six Hours at Watkins Glen in 2018. Miller who usually runs with the team in the endurance rounds only is currently scheduled for only the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2020 due to other commitments.

"I'm very happy to return to Daytona with Juan and Cadillac and to have Matheus join us as well. 2019 was a challenging year learning a new car but the team did a great job continuing to make progress throughout the season. I'm excited to see us take another step forward after all the hard work everyone has put in over the last few months." Miller explained.

"We are very excited about our driver roster for the Rolex 24 and the whole season," said JDC-Miller MotorSports team owner and managing partner, John Church. "We're thrilled to have Matheus joining us in the No. 85 entry and know he will be a great addition to our line-up. I'm also happy to welcome back Juan and Chris to try to build on what we learned together last season. We feel we have strong line-ups in both of our entries for 2020 and it certainly will be an advantage running two cars again."

 

11/22/2019 JDC-Miller MotorSports 2020 DPi Program.

For Immediate Release: Mustang Sampling Racing joins JDC-Miller MotorSports for 2020/2021 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship Cadillac DPi program.

Savage, MN (November 22nd, 2019) Minnesota based JDC-Miller MotorSports announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Mustang Sampling, LLC to field the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R in the 2020 and 2021 seasons of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship.

The group also confirmed their full-season driver lineup with two-time series champion Joao Barbosa and four-time Champ Car champion Sébastien Bourdais, set to contest the 2020 season in JDC-Miller's No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing entry.

Mustang Sampling Racing has enjoyed enormous success in IMSA, having won the WeatherTech SportsCar Team and Driver Championships in 2015, the Michelin Endurance Cup in 2015, 2016, and 2017, and the Rolex 24 At Daytona in 2018.

"We are honored to have Mustang Sampling joining us and grateful for the confidence Brenda and Ken Thompson have placed in our team and organization," said John Church, managing partner of JDC-Miller MotorSports. "Mustang Sampling Racing has achieved a tremendous amount in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship. We look forward to carrying on the legacy of the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing entry and hope to add more wins and championships in the near future."

"We are thrilled to continue our Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac Prototype program with our new partner JDC-Miller MotorSports in 2020," said Mustang Sampling president Ken Thompson. "Our first five years in IMSA with Action Express, Corvette, and Cadillac were great. Learning the sport and becoming a part of the IMSA family promoting sport car racing for all the great fans was fantastic and we are very thankful to all who guided us along the way. We had much success, enjoyed many wins and Championships during that time. Now with our partnership with JDC-Miller MotorSports we are confident this amazing run will continue and provide many future wins and Championships. Since joining the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship in 2014 JDC-Miller MotorSports has shown incredible growth and success in every category they have competed. We feel as a group we can be successful, both on and off the track, as we work together to develop new opportunities for Mustang Sampling and our Fans.

We are also extremely proud that along with this new venture we have added Christian Fittipaldi as an advisor and core part of the TEAM, helping to ensure this continued success. We can't wait to see the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R back on track at Daytona in just a few months. "

"I am extremely happy with what we have accomplished today. A lot of effort from everyone involved has gone into putting this package together and I could not be happier with our driver line-up and what we have achieved. Most thanks to Mustang Sampling, Ken and Brenda for their trust and our new partner JDC-Miller MotorSports. I cannot wait for the season to start and to see the #5 Cadillac again at Daytona." Fittipaldi commented.

IMSA veteran Joao Barbosa has been confirmed full-time for what will be his sixth season driving for Mustang Sampling Racing. Barbosa and Mustang Sampling Racing have enjoyed one of the most successful and winning relationships in recent IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship history.

I'm incredibly excited to join JDC-Miller MotorSports and to continue my relationship with Mustang Sampling Racing! Ken and Brenda have been incredible supporters. The passion they bring to the races is key to the success of Mustang Sampling. We had a lot of success together and we'll be working hard to continue that success. I'm looking forward to 2020.

It was a different off-season for me for sure but we have been working on this project for some time and I'm really happy with how things turned out. JDC-Miller MotorSports has proven that it is ready for a strong season and I'm looking forward to the challenge!

It's going to take a little bit of time to get to know everyone and how they work but so far they have been really nice and are also as excited about the program as I am. Since I first talked with John I felt that we were on the same page and things just clicked.

I'm also very happy to share the car with Sébastien again. I was sad to hear that his IndyCar deal did not continue, but on the other hand, I couldn't really ask for a better teammate. We won Sebring and Daytona together and I feel we can achieve great results again!

Sébastien Bourdais returns to prototype competition after spending the past four seasons as a part of the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT program. The former Peugeot Sport LMP1 driver brings a wealth of top-level prototype experience to JDC-Miller MotorSports and the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing entry.

"Following two very difficult weeks filled with uncertainty regarding my future, I am thrilled to get the opportunity to race a prototype again, be reunited with Joao, Ken and Brenda, and drive for JDC-Miller MotorSports and Mustang Sampling Racing. I want to thank Christian and everyone who made this possible. 2020 can't come soon enough and I can't wait to get behind the wheel of our Cadillac DPi-V.R."

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The team also confirmed 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Loïc Duval will complete the line-up for the endurance rounds. Duval currently competes with Audi in the DTM and Formula E championship.

"First of all I am obviously super happy to be able to return to Daytona with a great team, car and fast experienced co-drivers. I am very excited for the challenge and looking forward to my first laps in a Cadillac." Duval said.

JDC-Miller further confirmed that it plans to continue running a two-car Cadillac DPi program in 2020.

"Our plans for the 2nd car are progressing well and we will be running it again this season," said John Church. "We have a couple very solid pieces in place and are currently in discussions with several additional drivers and partners. We hope we can make an announcement on who will drive for us in the JDC-Miller MotorSports No. 85 entry very soon".

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