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Monday, May 17, 2021

Part 2 of our 2021 Sebring adventure. John Church, JDC-Miller Motorsports, sums it up best "It was like a Rocky movie where you get beat up for 11 rounds but in the 12th round, you miraculously pull off a victory, when hours before that just didn't look possible"

June 24-27, 2021

SAHLEN’S SIX HOURS OF THE GLEN

Watkins Glen International
TRACK: Watkins Glen International
DURATION: 6 Hours 
LENGTH: 3.4 Miles
CORNERS: 11

Sunday, March 21, 2021

‘Gods of Racing’ Finally Reward No. 5 Cadillac with Sebring Win
The JDC-Miller MotorSports DPi Overcomes Rear Wing Issue for Surprising Victory

By Jeff Olson

IMSA Wire Service

SEBRING, Fla. – It was, to put it mildly, an adventure.
 
After struggling for two days to find speed in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling/JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac DPi-V.R – and without a properly functioning rear wing at the end of the race – Sebastien Bourdais found just enough pace Saturday night to lead his team to an improbable victory.

By Nate Ryan.  
Mar 23, 2021, 6:00 PM EDT

C’est magnifique at Sebring: IMSA’s French Connection hopes to remain par excellence

The drivers who comprise the winning trio in the 2021 Twelve Hours of Sebring speak their own language, which can be good when the car is bad. read article

Friday, May 14, 2021

It's race weekend again finally! You always look forward to your next challenge, but it's important to celebrate and reflect on your successes. We caught up with the team and crew between Sebring and Mid-Ohio to talk about the 12 Hours of Sebring from their eyes...

Mustang Sampling Racing gear

New Sponsor Logos. Gear up for 2021. Racing Just Got a Whole Lot Cooler.

The Mustang Sampling Racing Store is now offering more logos
  • JDC-Miller Motorsports
  • GALP
  • Misahara
https://www.mustangsamplingracingstore.com/
 
  • Drivers

    Loïc Duval.

    Loïc Duval is a French professional racing driver. He has driven for Audi Sport as a factory driver in DTM and for the Dragon Racing in Formula E. He won the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans with Allan McNish and Tom Kristensen driving the Audi R18 for Audi Sport. Loïc   Loïc Duval has joined Mustang Sampling Racing for the unique four-race competition, IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup, encompassing the marquee endurance races on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Schedule.

    Birthdate: 12 June 1982
    Hometown: Chartres, France 
    Victories: Lemans 24 Hour (2013) FIA World Endurance Champion , (2013) 

  • Drivers

    Sébastien Bourdais

    Sébastien Olivier Bourdais s a French professional racing driver.  Sebastien won four successive championships under Champ Car World Series sanction from 2004 to 2007. He drove in Formula One for the Toro Rosso team during 2008, and the start of 2009.  In 2011 Sebastien began to drive in the IndyCar Series and has also raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the GTE-Pro class in 2016. Bourdais last drove in IndyCar for Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan in 2019. Sebastien is now a full-time driver for the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

    Birthdate: 28 February 1979 
    Hometown: Le Mans, France
    Victories: Rolex 24 (2014, 2017), Lemans 24 Hour (2016), CART/Champ Car Championship(2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)

  • Driver

    Tristan Vautier

    Tristan Vautier, born in Saint-Martin-d'Hères, France, now calls St. Petersburg FL his home. He won the 2011 Pro Mazda Championship, Firestone Indy Lights Champion in 2012, IndyCar Rookie of the year in 2013.

    Vautier rejoined JDC-Miller MotorSports in 2019 for a full season campaign in the team’s No. 85 Cadillac DPi-V.R., entry. In 2020 he ran again a full season with JDC-Miller MotorSports splitting driving duties between the No. 85 and No. 5 cars. For 2021 Vautier has joined the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R. as one of the full season drivers.

    Birthdate: 22 August 1989
    Hometown: Saint-Martin-d’Hères, France
    Victories: International GT Challenge (2018), Firestone Indy Lights (2012), Star Mazda Championships (2011)

    • Get to Know the Team

      JDC-Miller Motorsports

      Involved in formula car racing since its inception in 1994, JDC MotorSports originally founded by Minnesota natives John Church and Gerry Kraut, established itself as one of the leading junior open-wheel teams in North America before also becoming involved in IMSA SportsCar racing.

      Kraut a Minnesota investment banker also competed with the team in numerous JDC open wheel and IMSA SportsCar programs and still races as a driver/owner on regular bases in the team's LMP 3 prototype program. He also was part of the team's first driver lineup during the 2014 12 Hours of Sebring, after the team made the move into the now called IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship under the entry JDC-Miller MotorSports.

    • Tire Specialist - Rear Tire Handler

      Peter Tselekis

      Age: 28
      Hometown: Ithaca, NY
      Education: IHS & NASCAR Technical Institute Graduate 
      Past Championships:  (4) Overall , (6) NAEC

      Accomplishments:

      • Daytona 24 Hour Champion (2014, 2018),
      • 12 Hours of Sebring Win (2015, 2019)
      • Super-weekend at the Brickyard Win (2014)
      • Watkins Glen 6 Hour Win (2012, 2013, 2016, 2017)
      • Petit Le Mans Win (2019)
    • Mechanic - No. 5 Fueler

      Jeff Lapic

      Age: 50
      Hometown:  Eden Prairie, MN

      Accomplishments:

      • 2002 Heavyweight Superbike Champion
      • 2003 Unlimited Superbike Champion
      • 2016 Trans Am Mid-Ohio win
      • 2017 Trans Am BIR win
    • Composite materials specialist - No. 5 Driver Changer

      Nash Kirchoff

      Age: 22
      Hometown: Farmington, MN
      Education: 3M certified and Avery Dennison certified wrap installer

      Accomplishments:

      • 2020 Podium finish Rolex 24 
    • Lead Mechanic - No. 5 Front Tire Changer

      Josh Kerrigan

      Age:  40
      Hometown: St. Peter, MN
      Education:  Bachelor of Arts-English with a History Minor, Colorado State University

      Accomplishments: 

      • 12 Hours of Sebring PC Class winner (2011)
      • 24 Hours of Daytona PC Class winner (2016)
      • Long Beach Grand Prix PC Class winner (2016)
      • 6 Hours of the Glenn Overall winner (2018)
    • Engineer

      Rick Cameron

      Age: 58
      Hometown: Auckland New Zealand
      Education: New Zealand Engineering Apprenticeship program

      • Immigrated from New Zealand to the USA in 1987 to work in Professional Racing
      • Racing history for 40 years
      • 3 Formula Atlantic Championships 1987, 1996 and 1997
      • 5 Pro Mazda Championships  2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 (Three with JDC Motorsports)
      • 3 West Coast WCAR Pro Mazda Championships
      • 3rd place 2014 IMSA Prototype Championship
      • 2nd place 2015 IMSA Prototype Championship
    • Strategy/Communication

      John Church

      Age: 49
      Hometown: Savage, MN
      Education: BA in Management and Finance

      Championships: In past eight years 18 Championships, 60 wins, 57 Pole Position and 195 podiums including

      • (2016) 24 Hours of Daytona PC Class winner
      • (2016) Long Beach Grand Prix PC Class winner
      • (2018) 6 Hours of the Glenn Overall winner
    • Mechanic - No. 5 Lollipop/ front tire handler

      Dave Hopple

      Age: 53
      Hometown: Minnetonka, MN
      Education: 39 years of racing experience
      Past Championships: Pro Mazda Championships (2007,2009,2011), IMSA Prototype lites Championships (2015,2016) 

      Accomplishments:

      • 2016 24hrs of Daytona Class win
      • 2016 Long Beach GP class win
      • 2018 Six Hours of Watkins Glen win.
    • Mechanic / Fabricator – Tire Carrier

      Aaron Vogt

      Age: 34
      Hometown:
      Rosemount, MN
      Past Championships: Three IMSA Lites Championship titles

      Accomplishments: Worked for Wood Brothers Racing in NASCAR Cup series as fabricator

    • Data engineer/Systems Engineer/Assistant Engineer

      Andy Schlosser

      Age: 26
      Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
      Education: University of Pittsburgh Mechanical Engineering
      Past Championships:

      • Cars: Road to Indy, FRP, SCCA
      • Continental/International Karitng: Florida Winter Tour, Superkarts USA, Rotax Max Grand Finals/World Finals, Rok Cup

      Accomplishments: Multi time karting champion as an engineer

    • Data Engineer

      Ryan Perera

      Age: 24
      Hometown: Winnipeg, Canada
      Education: Bachelor’s degree in Finance

    • Mechanic – Rear Tire Changer

      Will Paul

      Age: 48
      Hometown: St. Petersburg FL

      Past Championships: Eleven Road to Indy Championships

       

      Michelin
      weathertech
      IMSA

      2021 Race Season Available Sponsorships

      Side View Mustang Sampling #5

      Tier 1

      • Your logo on the #5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R
      • Sponsor Positions Options Available: Cost includes choice of 2 options.

      Position A: Rear Fender Top Panel (both sides)

      Position B: Rear Fender Lower Panel (both sides)

      Position C: Mirrors (if available)

      Position D: Front Fender (both sides)

      Position E: Front Fender Lower Panel (both sides)

      • Credentials to the sponsored race
        • (4) Track passes (if available)
      • Your pick of (3) Professional photos of the car throughout the race
      •  Advertising rights for the 2021 race season
        • Advertising rights include photo usage of the #5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R with your company logo.  This includes but not limited to print, social media, video, advertising, internal communications
      • The use of the Team and Drivers’ names
      • Hospitality opportunities at the race (if available)
      • Co-Sponsorship Press Release from Mustang Sampling Racing
      Side View Mustang Sampling #5

      Tier 2

      • Your logo on the #5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R
      • Sponsor Positions Options Available: Cost includes choice of 1 option.

      Position F: Rear Spoiler

      Position G:Fin (both sides)

      Position H: Door (both sides)

      • Credentials to the sponsored race
        • (6) Track passes (if available)
        • (2) Hot Passes (if available)
      • Full access to all Professional images of the car from the Race
      • Advertising rights for the 2021 race season
        • Advertising rights include photo usage of the #5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R with your company logo.This includes but not limited to print, social media, video, advertising, internal communications
      • The use of the Team and Drivers’ names
      • Hospitality opportunities at the race (if available)
      • Team Dinner or hosted evening event Meet and Greet (if available)
      • Co-Sponsorship Press Release from Mustang Sampling Racing

      Tier 3

      • Your logo on the #5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac Dpi-V.R
      • Sponsor Positions Options Available: Cost includes the following;

      Position I:  Hood Cover Top Behind Driver Cab (both sides)

      Position C:  Mirrors (if available)

      Position D:  Front Fender (both sides)

      Tier 3 Sponsorship
      • Credentials to each race
        • (8) Track passes
        • (2) Hot Passes
      • Logo on the Race Car Hauler for 2021 season
      • Full access of all Professional images of the car from the Races
      • Advertising rights for the 2021 race season
        • Advertising rights include photo usage of the #5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R with your company logo.This includes but not limited to print, social media, video, advertising, internal communications
      • The use of the Team and Drivers’ names
      • Access to any Professional Video taken during the Race
      • Hospitality opportunities at the race (if available)
      • Team Dinner or hosted evening event Meet and Greet (if available)
      • Co-Sponsorship Press Release from Mustang Sampling Racing

      Inquire About Sponsorship

      Before coming to the United States to compete in sports car racing full time in 2001, Barbosa honed his skills competing in Europe. As a child, he competed in karting and won championships in Portugal and across Europe. He has competed in over 15 counties in various forms of motorsports and has been touted by legends like Hurley Haywood as the fastest man in the series today.

      Birthdate: March 11, 1975
      Hometown: Porto, Portugal
      Championships: (3) Overall, (4) NAEC
      Accomplishments: 1988/1989 Portuguese Karting Champion, 1994 Portuguese Formula Ford Champion

      Before coming to the United States to compete in sports car racing full time in 2001, Barbosa honed his skills competing in Europe. As a child, he competed in karting and won championships in Portugal and across Europe. He has competed in over 15 counties in various forms of motorsports and has been touted by legends like Hurley Haywood as the fastest man in the series today.

      Birthdate: March 11, 1975
      Hometown: Porto, Portugal
      Championships: (3) Overall, (4) NAEC
      Accomplishments: 1988/1989 Portuguese Karting Champion, 1994 Portuguese Formula Ford Champion