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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Enjoy this beautifully inspired video with a 2022 Rolex 24 at Daytona spin. The No.5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R was the benchmark car and the team executed a flawless race.

Monday, January 3, 2022

Enjoy a recap from our entire 2021 IMSA WeatherTech season, we look forward to seeing all of you in Daytona in just a few weeks!

SEP 28 - OCT 1, 2022

MOTUL PETIT LE MANS

Daytona, FL
TRACK: Daytona International Speedway 
DURATION: 10 Hours 
LENGTH: 2.54 Miles
CORNERS: 12
sebring

MAR 16 - MAR 19, 2022

MOBIL 1 TWELVE HOURS OF SEBRING PRESENTED BY ADVANCE AUTO PARTS

Sebring, FL
TRACK: Sebring International Raceway
DURATION: 12 Hours
LENGTH: 3.74 Miles
CORNERS: 17

JUN 23 - JUN 26, 2022

SAHLEN'S SIX HOURS OF THE GLEN

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

Mustang Sampling Racing gear

New Sponsor Logos. Gear up for 2022. 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/
 
  • Driver

    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) 

  • 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)

  • DRIVER

    Richard Westbrook

    Richard Westbrook is a British professional racing driver noted for his success in racing Porsche and International sports cars. Richard signed a factory contract deal with the German marque Porsche and in 2009 won the highly coveted FIA GT2 Championship. In 2011 Westbrook signed with Corvette as a factory driver, competing in both the Rolex Sports Car Series and American Le Mans Series. 2013 Richard won the 12 Hours of Sebring and in 2016 joined the Chip Ganassi Racing to drive the Ford GT.

    Birthdate: 10 July 1975
    Hometown: Chelmsford, Essex, England, UK

  • DRIVER

    Ben Keating

    Ben Keating is an American racing driver who started auto racing in 2006. He has competed in many auto races worldwide, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Daytona, Twelve hours of Sebring, and most recently the World Endurance Championship.

    Birthdate: 18 August 1971
    Hometown: Tomball, TX

    • 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
    • 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

      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

       

    • Data Engineer

      Barry Mumm

      Age: 69
      Hometown: MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      Education: BA from University of Wisconsin-Madison 1971, graduate work at USC

      Accomplishments:

      • 1996 SCCA Showcase Champion
      • 2006 IMSA Lites L3 Champion
      • 2016 LMPC Daytona Win
      • 2016 LMPC Long Beach Win
      • Ran 1st race in 1965 - sports car racing continuously since 1986 
      • Holder of 3 US Patents
      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