DANVILLE, Virginia (August 24, 2014) – Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS drivers Bryce Miller and Christopher Haase drove a strong race and persevered to a fourth-place GT Daytona (GTD) finish in the Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) on Sunday.
The hard-earned result was the team’s fourth top-five in the 2014 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and kept its championship hopes alive with just two rounds remaining on this season’s schedule.
“I’m really proud of the team,” Bryce Miller said. “Christopher drove an awesome race, carving through the field. He got us the results we wanted and needed.”
Running as the first ever GT-only event for both the GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GTD classes, the No. 48 Castrol EDGE Audi R8 LMS team and drivers used a heady combination of pace, strategy and attrition to work their way up the field. The team just barely missed another podium to go along with its pair of runner-up placings and a third-place showing this season but left VIR well positioned in the championship.
“We gained points and stayed close to the front,” Haase said. “At the end we stayed out of trouble which was our main goal. We are definitely happy but it was tough.”
About Paul Miller Racing: Paul Miller Racing is among the top GT teams competing in North American sports car road racing. In 2014, the team will contest the full GT Daytona (GTD) season in the new IMSA TUDOR SportsCar Championship in a new partnership with Audi Sport customer racing. Bryce Miller and Christopher Hasse will co-drive the No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS. The racing team is affiliated with the Paul Miller Auto Group, which has operated Paul Miller Audi since 1976, races in support of Full Circle Home, and competes with the support of Castrol EDGE, Search Marketing Group and Motegi Racing.
Follow Paul Miller Racing on Twitter @paulmilleracing @bryceracer and @ChHaase and become a Facebook fan at Facebook.com/paulmillerracing and Facebook.com/brycemiller.net. Learn more information about Paul Miller Racing and the team’s drivers at ww.paulmillerracing.com, www.brycemiller.net and www.christopher-haase.de.