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Unitronic JDC-Miller Head West to Laguna Seca

Sep 07th, 2021 EventsMotorsports

Following a run of two consecutive top 5 finishes for the Unitronic JDC-Miller MotorSport duo of Chris Miller and Mikey Taylor, the team looks to finish a few steps higher at the only west coast event of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Championship.


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MONTREAL, CANADA – Typically, not a very well-suited track for the Audi RS 3 LMS TCR platform versus that of its competitors in the shorter wheelbase Hyundai, Honda and Alfa Romeo, Audi’s have been able to do well in previous years based on better fuel strategy and tire degradation. This year will be the first year an JDC-Miller MotorSports Audi will compete with a sequential gearbox compared to the alternate DSG gearboxes previously used, which should benefit the #17 entry even more.


Photo by Sideline Sports Photography LLC

Having sat out of competing in the #17 TCR entry at the California round in 2019, driver Mikey Taylor expressed his enthusiasm for the event “Laguna is always a special event no matter what car or series you are racing in, and this year will be plenty of fun especially carrying some momentum in our team! We have a great group of people in our team and partners so any time we all get together it’s a good time.”


Photo by Sideline Sports Photography LLC

Welcoming onboard a new partner for this weekend as part of the Unitronic Authorized Dealer Network, Watercooled Racing Development (WRD) based in Roseville, CA. Started in 1997 by John Gardner, with over 20 Years of VW and Audi experience WRD specializes in engine and suspension tuning to give you an unfair advantage in Autocross, Track Days, Road Racing, Drag Racing or just performance street driving.


The #17 Audi will also feature new branding for this event from high performance golf start up, Sentinel Golf. Appropriate given the location of the Laguna Seca circuit nearby some of the country’s best golf courses such as Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill to name a few.


Track action begins Friday, September 10, 2021 at 11:30 AM PDT, tune into IMSA.com for timing and scoring results, and follow along via on the UNITRONIC social media channels for behind the scenes action. You can also stay up to date on our activities, learn more about the team, our pro drivers, the #17 RS 3 LMS TCR race car, our tremendous sponsors and shop for team merch on www.getunitronic.com/motorsports!


Photo by Sideline Sports Photography LLC

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UNITRONIC® engineers industry-leading aftermarket performance enhancing software and hardware for Audi®, Volkswagen®, Seat®, and Skoda® cars worldwide. Best known for its performance software engine and transmission calibrations, Unitronic enhances vehicle performance while maintaining complete OEM-like reliability and drivability. Unitronic’s UniCONNECT+ Programming and Diagnostic Interface empowers Unitronic Clients to safely reprogram their engine and transmission control modules from the comfort of home, anywhere in the world. Learn more about Unitronic's competitive advantage at www.getunitronic.com

JDC-MILLER MOTORSPORTS is a world-class multiple championship winning sportscar racing team, with a total of 18 championships, 60 wins, 57 pole positions, and 195 podiums, most of which coming by way of their Prototype class programs running in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship. Highlights include an Overall Win at the Six Hours at Watkins Glen in 2018, 2017 Winner Extreme Spirit Award, and 2017 Winner Jim Trueman Award, providing the team an automatic entry into the 2018 24 Hours of LeMans. Learn more at www.jdcmotorsport.com

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LIQUI MOLY USA – Canada is a subsidiary of LIQUI MOLY GmbH, a global motor oil and additive company based in Germany selling products in more than 150 countries. LIQUI MOLY offers more than 4,000 items globally covering automotive, powersports, commercial vehicles, boats and watercraft and more. LIQUI MOLY USA - Canada is actively involved in motorsports in numerous capacities highlighted by teams in IMSA USA and IMSA Canada, TC America and Trans AM. Learn more at www.liqui-moly.us

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About WRD (Watercooled Racing Development)
WRD was started in 1997 by John Gardner. WRD specializes in Engine and Suspension Tuning to give you an unfair advantage in Autocross, Track Days, Road Racing, Drag Racing or just performance street driving. WRD sells only top products at fair prices. Including Unitronic, Coilovers, Stress Bars, Engine Mounts, Big Valve Heads, Race Motors, Conversion Mounts, and a variety of major brands. Feel free to call them with any questions and tap into their 20 Years of VW tuning Experience. Learn more at www.wrdusa.com

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