Phenomenal Fuel Saving Effort from Stephen Simpson Leads to Podium at Road America

Full report to follow.

  • JDC-Miller Motorsports earned their first IMSA WeatherTech pole position this weekend with the new track record in the No. 85
  • JDC-Miller Motorsports driver Simon Trummer set a new track record (with a damaged car – rear suspension) with fastest race lap.
  • JDC-Miller Motorsports driver Stephen Simpson finished third in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race on Saturday and second in the WeatherTech Championship today.

 

Stephen Simpson: “I feel great, I  was hoping for enough time and fuel to get The Red Dragon in victory lane again, but I’ll take the podium.  It was a heck of a race.  It was really a race within a race there.  I knew that decision to come in on that final yellow…we we’re going to be tight, just didn’t know how tight.  And as it played out we were nearly two laps short with 40 minutes to go.  The team did a great job keeping me updated on my fuel saving and I did everything I could to get us there and it worked.  With just a lap to go they told me I was free to go for it. At that point the 31 was on my tail less than three seconds behind me. I thought I could make a run at Colin (Braun) for the win, but we ran out of time and then out of fuel there at turn five after the checker.  I’m proud of my guys on the stand and I’m proud of my guys in the pits everyone executed very well today.”

 

Misha Goikhberg: “Stephen did a phenomenal job today, wow what a finish.  We were on pins and needles, we all know he is a master at fuel saving, but we asked an awful lot out of him.  Great day for the team, for GAINSCO Auto Insurance and for the points battle.  Hearing the GAINSCO chant from their Circle of Champions at the podium was very special.”

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