MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – JDC-Miller Motorsports will field a two-car Cadillac DPi-V.R program in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship, starting with the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2019.
The team, which currently campaigns a pair of ORECA 07 LMP2 cars in the WeatherTech Championship, confirmed earlier in the year that it was evaluating potential DPi options. The announcement comes one week after IMSA’s decision to separate DPi and LMP2 in 2019 was made public.
The new partnership with Cadillac ensures that JDC-Miller will be competing for overall wins and championships in IMSA’s premier prototype category.
“When we first started our IMSA WeatherTech program in 2014 we knew our goal was to work with a brand like Cadillac,” said JDC-Miller’s managing partner, John Church. “We feel strongly that we have found the best possible partner and look forward to adding to the incredible success Cadillac has already enjoyed in IMSA.”
The team plans to take delivery of their first Dallara built Cadillac DPi-V.R in September, with the goal of beginning initial testing in early November following the conclusion of this year’s championship.
“We worked very hard to get to this point, and I could not be more proud of my partner John Church and everyone in our group and company who has contributed to our success,” added fellow team partner John Miller. “These are exciting times for our team but I think we have proven last year and in this season that we are ready for this step.”
“We welcome the JDC-Miller team to the Cadillac V-Performance family,” added Matt Russell, Marketing Manager for Cadillac Racing. “Their performance with the LMP2 cars has been impressive and we look forward to them joining the grid with their two new Cadillac DPi-V.R cars at Daytona in January.”
JDC-Miller MotorSports will announce further details of the program in the coming weeks, including driver line-ups and partners for the team’s two-car Cadillac DPi-V.R program, but confirmed that current team driver Stephen Simpson will play a part in the new venture.
“We can say that Stephen Simpson for sure will remain with the team for 2019,” Church noted. “Since we had an option to continue with Stephen, and after his performance this year, there was no question that he will be in the lineup in one of JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPis for next year.”