SEBRING, FL (Friday, March 18, 2022) — Paul Miller Racing has qualified in the third position in GTD for Saturday’s 12 Hours of Sebring, with Madison Snow posting a stellar lap in the team’s debut outing in the all-new BMW M4 GT3.
Qualifying driver Snow is joined by longtime co-driver Bryan Sellers for the entirety of the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season and by Erik Johansson for the Michelin Endurance Cup races—including the 12 Hours of Sebring.
After missing the first round of the 2022 GTD Championship, the Paul Miller Racing team proved they could get up to speed quickly in the BMW at Sebring International Raceway. The Total Energies, Quartz Engine Oil-backed machine topped Thursday’s second practice session and finished third in both the morning and night practice sessions prior to clinching third on the grid for the race.
“This team has done a really fantastic job in a very short amount of time,” Paul Miller Racing team manager, Mitchell Simmons, 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 P3 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.”
The 2022 12 Hours of Sebring goes green on Saturday, March 19 at 10:10 AM ET. Live flag-to-flag coverage is available on NBC’s Peacock streaming platform beginning at 10 AM ET. Fans can also catch the action on USA Network from 3:30 PM to 10:30 PM.
“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. For only having the car for about a month, this crew has done a great job getting this car set up to go fast and to challenge for the pole. We didn’t miss it by much and I think we did a pretty good job!”