It was a championship-winning weekend for the Paul Miller Racing team, with the No. 48 Total lubricants-backed Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO clinching the Michelin Endurance Cup.
Entering the weekend’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, the Paul Miller Racing team of Madison Snow, Bryan Sellers and Corey Lewis had three competitors that needed to win every segment, as well as the race, to overcome their nine-point lead.
The No. 86, 44 and 63 all had a shot at surmounting the Paul Miller Racing team’s championship lead. The No. 86 Acura and 44 Lamborghini fell short of what they needed to accomplish at the four-hour mark—leaving a two-horse-race going into hour eight, when the second round of Endurance Cup points were awarded.
Utilizing an off-sequence pit strategy, the Paul Miller Racing team led at eight hours, securing the necessary points to clinch the title before the conclusion of the race.
The team would go on to finish the 12 Hours of Sebring in eighth place after a handling issue halted their run at the front of the field. Throughout the race, the No. 48 team led 22 laps, including at the all-important eighth hour.
“Because our timing screen hadn’t updated, and still listed us as fourth, I didn’t even initially realize we had clinched the championship at the eight-hour mark! It wasn’t until I started receiving congratulations from friends and fans that were watching the race on TV that I realized we had accomplished what we set out to do this year,” Paul Miller Racing founder, Paul Miller said.
“We started off this year so fantastically at Daytona with the win at the Rolex 24, and followed it up with a podium at the six-hour at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. However these last couple of races haven’t been quite as glorious as those two results. But, I’m so very proud of this group of guys and everything they’ve achieved.
“I do wish we had given the drivers a better car to fight with these last two races, we really didn’t have a competitive car the last four or five hours of each race. But, that’s such a small complaint given everything we’ve accomplished. I’m so proud of the guys for achieving what we’ve achieved.”
It was a season of firsts for the Paul Miller Racing team, scoring their first Michelin Endurance Cup and first Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2020. Additionally Paul Miller Racing scored the VP Fuels Front Runner award for leading the most laps at the most number of races in the second half of the season.
The team’s stellar performance in 2020 also catapulted Lamborghini their first Manufacturers’ Endurance Cup title, which they clinched following the previous round at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.
Source. Paul Miller Racing