Madison Snow was able to qualify third in GTD behind the wheel of the #1 Paul Miller Racing BMW M4 GT3 in the team’s debut outing with the car at Sebring International Raceway.
After missing the first round of the 2022 GTD Championship, the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the team was excited to prove they can catch up quickly by securing a third position start for the Twelve Hours of Sebring. Snow will be sharing driving duties with Bryan Sellers and Erik Johansson at Sebring, Sellers racing for the entirety of the 2022 season, and Johansson joining the team for Michelin Endurance Cup races.
The team looked poised for qualifying success following the fastest lap in Thursday’s afternoon practice session and clinching third in both the morning and night sessions.
Snow was excited to have such a strong performance in the team’s first outing of the season as well as with the all-new car, “We’re definitely happy with the car. After doing the first qualifying, after not much practice in the car, I definitely noticed a few things I could have done better behind the wheel.
“But, that’s what practice is for and what the rest of the season is for. This is our first weekend with the car, and we’re starting strong and we’ll only get better the rest of the season as we get more seat time.”
“This team has done a really fantastic job in a very short amount of time,” Mitchell Simmons, team manager, said. “We received the car almost exactly a month ago, so to be running towards the front of the very competitive IMSA GTD field and challenging for pole really says a lot about the quality of this team and the amount of work they’ve put in in a very short amount of time to get Sebring ready. All three drivers have been quick, and Madison’s third on the grid is just testament to how hard everyone has worked to make sure we’re in the best position we can be tomorrow.”