JDC-Miller Motorsports will make the switch from LMP2 to Daytona Prototype international machinery in 2019 after signing an agreement with Cadillac to run two DPi-V.R’s in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
The news comes just days after the announcement that IMSA was splitting the prototype class into two, with DPi’s and LMP2’s becoming their own classes, but JDC-Miller Motorsports were already evaluating their options for the future before the announcement.
The news does ensure the team, who have taken a victory in 2018 in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, will contend for overall race victories again next season, particularly as LMP2 switches to a Pro-Am class.
“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 Motorsports’ 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 are looking to take delivery of their first DPi at the conclusion of the current season before testing it before the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, where they will field two cars.
“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,” said John Miller, the partner of JDC-Miller MotorSports. “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.”
Matt Russell, the Marketing Manager of Cadillac Racing, has welcomed JDC-Miller Motorsports into their family and expects them to fight for overall victories next season.
“We welcome the JDC-Miller team to the Cadillac V-Performance family,” said Russell. “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.”