The No. 48 Paul Miller Racing team will be chasing their first Michelin Endurance Cup this weekend as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship completes the 2020 season at the iconic 12 Hours of Sebring.
Madison Snow, Bryan Sellers and Corey Lewis, behind the wheel of the Total Lubricants-backed Lamborghini Huracán GT3, maintain a nine-point advantage in the Michelin Endurance Cup heading into the weekend. The team’s stunning victory at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January and a subsequent podium finish in the Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta six-hour in September have bolstered their lead substantially going into the final race weekend of 2020.
The last time this Paul Miller Racing trio raced the 12 Hours of Sebring, in 2018, they claimed victory on the way to a series championship. Now, as the final race of both the season and the Michelin Endurance Cup, Snow, Sellers and Lewis are looking to repeat the feat and head into the offseason with both the race victory and the endurance championship.
In order for their lead to be surmounted, the No. 86, 44 or 63 cars still in contention would be required to lead at both the four and eight-hour marks, and take the victory.
“Our team has done a great job to put us in this position going into the final Michelin Endurance Cup race of the year,” Paul Miller Racing founder, Paul Miller, said.
“We knew going into this season that we would be strong with this car and this driver lineup, and we were able to prove that right off the bat by winning at Daytona. Winning the Michelin Endurance Cup would be a huge honor for all of us, and something we haven’t accomplished before.”
“The last time myself, Bryan and Corey raced Sebring together in 2018 we managed to walk away with the win, and I fully believe we can do that again this year.
“It will be a different race with a lot more hours at night than previous years, but our Huracán was super fast at Daytona overnight, so I think that could benefit us here. Hopefully, we leave this weekend with both the victory and the Michelin Endurance Cup!”
“Sebring is the event I look forward to the most every year. It has a special meaning to me, and I think everyone on our program. We need to make sure we all bring our ‘A’ game because everyone else will be! We fell short of what we thought was an acceptable performance last month at Petit Le Mans and I know we will do everything in our power to try and rectify that.
“This year’s race will play out differently to years prior. With the race being so much later in the year, the amount of night driving will increase by a few hours, placing a larger premium on how the car and the drivers perform in those conditions. I’m hopeful we are able to take what we learned in Petit and roll it forward to this weekend.”
“Sebring will present a very busy weekend for myself—pulling triple duty. I hope we can end the year on a positive note with some hardware, both with Paul Miller Racing and with Madison Snow’s brother, McKay, in Lamborghini Super Trofeo.
Teaming up with Bryan and Madison at Paul Miller Racing has always been an extremely competitive combo. We have the opportunity to lock in the Endurance Cup—which would be the first for everyone involved. We’ve proven that we have had pace in the previous races and especially here in the past years, so I’m feeling confident going into the weekend. Sebring is by far the most physical of track we have on the IMSA schedule, but that’s what makes winning there so rewarding!”
Source. Paul Miller Racing