Reigning IMSA champion Britt Casey Jr. and Mikey Taylor look to put on a good performance at home for team title sponsor Unitronic, as the duo build off their solid 2nd place finish at Sebring in March. Starting off with a bang, the team took pole position in their first ever event with Casey pacing the field by more than a second. Leading over 60% of the race, the team were looking to make history with a win in their maiden event, but coming up just short with a close second place finish behind the LAP Motorsport Honda of Shelby Blackstock and Tom O’Gorman.
Sticking to the originally announced four race schedule for the new TCR entry, the #17 missed the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course and Watkins Glen International rounds, and are eager to get back on track during the promoter test day on July 4th at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. “Really excited to get back in the #17 at CTMP with the JDC-Miller crew. It’s been a long couple months off for the guys and this is one of my favorite events throughout the year. I have a lot of family coming out and we would love to get on the podium in front of the hometown crowd from my partners at Unitronic and Out There Brands. We also have some great local events happening with the Racing To End Alzheimer’s Gala on Friday night with FEL, and the official race after-party on Saturday night at the Thompson Rooftop organized by my good friend James Vance, so it should be a weekend to remember!” said Taylor. Taylor who competed in the #54 JDC Miller entry last weekend at Watkins Glen International with teammates Michael Johnson and Stephen Simpson, will be looking to rebound after leading several laps during the race until being taken out of the race with a tire failure.
Casey hasn’t been completely absent from IMSA events, while not being in a race car he regularly gets up in the commentary booth with IMSA Radio to call the races. “I’m extremely excited to be back with the JDC-Miller Motorsports team at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for Unitronic’s home race. With last year’s winning success at this event, both the team and myself are looking to repeat the same result this year. We will also be representing a new partner, Autobahn Country Club, which will be with us the rest of the season. Autobahn is a track that I grew up at and owe a lot to for jump starting my career. Bringing their brand into IMSA is something I have been looking forward to for a long time and we all are very eager to get on track starting July 4th!” said Casey.
Official track action at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park begins on Friday for practice one and two, with qualifying and the 120 minute race taking place Saturday afternoon.
For ticket inquiries to the Racing To End Alzheimer’s Gala please visit: https://feldrives.com/fund-raiser-event/ and tickets inquires for the Thompson Rooftop after-party to AB@OutThereBrands.com.
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About Out There Brands
OUT THERE BRANDS was founded by professional racing driver Michael Taylor, filling the void focusing on offering extremely personalized branding services to the motorsports industry, specializing in custom made paddock displays and motorsports apparel. Alongside these services, Out There Brands provides first-class hospitality and event management. Learn more about getting your brand out there at www.outtherebrands.com
About JDC-MILLER MOTORSPORTS
JDC-MILLER MOTORSPORTS is a world-class multiple championship winning sportscar racing team, with a total of 18 championships, 60 wins, 57 pole positions, and 195 podiums, most of which coming by way of their Prototype class programs running in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship. Highlights include an Overall Win at the Six Hours at Watkins Glen in 2018, 2017 Winner Extreme Spirit Award, and 2017 Winner Jim Trueman Award, providing the team an automatic entry into the 2018 24 Hours of LeMans. Learn more at www.jdcmotorsport.com
About Autobahn Country Club
Autobahn Country Club is a motorsports club with over 450 members. We are celebrating our 15th year in business and continue providing access to racing, driver development programs, karting and events for our members, clients and the general public. Autobahn is located 45miles from Downtown Chicago in Joliet, IL. Our 350 acre campus consists of a North Circuit of 1.5 miles in length, a South Circuit of 2.2 miles in length and both combine to form a 3.56 mile course, one of the largest in the US. The Club is also home to Kart Circuit Autobahn a 7/10ths mile championship Karting Facility, opening to the public in August. The Club also has the largest motorsports club real estate development in the country featuring Garage Mahals, Condo Garages, Rental Garages and Lots for sale. Two levels of memberships are available. For more info go to www.autobahncc.com
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