Paul Miller Racing will return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2019 with a new teammate for Gold-rated driver Bryan Sellers.
Reigning Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America and World Final titlist Ryan Hardwick will complete the Pro-Am lineup in the team’s Lamborghini Huracan GT3 next year after the loss of newly-labeled Gold driver Madison Snow.
Sellers and Snow finished on the GT Daytona podium in eight of 11 races en route to winning the team, driver and manufacturer championships in the class. Only two years into his motor sports career, Hardwick will join Sellers in defending Paul Miller’s 2018 success.
After capturing five Super Trofeo wins in the Lamborghini Cup class during his first season in 2017, Hardwick advanced to the Am class for 2018 and went on to win six races and land on the podium 11 times. Beyond earning the North American and World titles in the series, Hardwick also scored the Pirelli World Challenge GT Cup title this year.
Hardwick brings sports nutrition company 1st Phorm International to Paul Miller as a new primary sponsor. Mountain Motorsports has also partnered with the team while lubricants brand TOTAL will return for a third season.
“When I started my journey into racing sports cars, my goal was to one day compete in IMSA,” said Hardwick. “I am honored to have the opportunity to realize that goal by joining such an accomplished team with Paul Miller Racing.”
Following a one-day test with Michelin at the Daytona International Speedway this week, the Paul Miller team will return to the venue Jan. 4–6, 2019 for the Roar Before the Rolex 24. Hardwick’s WeatherTech Championship race debut will come Jan. 26–27 at the 24-hour event.