Paul Miller Racing BMW M4 GT3  Wins in GTD at Lime Rock Park! Mechanical Issues Upend BMW M Team RLL and Turner Motorsport.

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – July 16, 2022 . . . What was looking like a forgettable day for BMW turned into an unforgettable one as Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow drove the No. 1 Paul Miller Racing BMW M4 GT3 to the GTD class win in today’s Northeast Grand Prix. The duo scored their second victory of the season (Long Beach), completing 174 laps of the 1.5-mile, 7-turn Lime Rock Park circuit in the two-hour-and-forty-minute contest. The duo continues to lead the Sprint Cup Championship.
 
The No. 25 BMW M Team RLL BMW M4 GT3, driven by Connor De Phillippi and John Edwards, did not finish today’s Northeast Grand Prix, at Lime Rock Park, in Lakeville, Conn. A mechanical issue developed on lap 77 and the car was retired. The No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M4 GT3 also suffered what appeared to be a similar issue on the race’s 33rd lap and was retired.

The highlight of the day was the victory by the Paul Miller Racing team. Drivers Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow drove a strong race in their No. 1 BMW M4 GT3 from Snow’s seventh place starting position. Snow took over the GTD class lead on lap 55, holding the point until pitting to hand off to Sellers on lap 89. A late race caution period closed up the field with Sellers in fourth. The green flag waved with 10 minutes remaining and within two laps Sellers took over second place. Coming to the checkered flag the leader ran out of fuel Sellers took the second GTD victory of the season for Paul Miller Racing.
 
Bryan Sellers, Driver No. 1 Paul Miller Racing (P1) – “We may not have had the fastest car in the class today, but we put ourselves in a position to win. Madison drove great first stints. Late race restarts can go either way. This time it came to us.”
 
Madison Snow, Driver No. 1 Paul Miller Racing (P1) – “We made a great call to be the first in the class to pit. It gave me a clear track to really move up. Bryan was very strong at the end. That and a bit of luck got us a great win.”
 
Connor De Phillippi, Driver No. 25 BMW M Team RLL (dnf) – “We went off on our own strategy because of our poor starting position and made up some track position early on. In the end, it just was not our day.”
 
John Edwards, Driver No. 25 BMW M Team RLL (dnf) – “Not to finish makes what began as a bad day even more of a bad day. We made a good call to undercut and move Connor forward, but today was not our day.”
 
Earlier today, Turner Motorsport raced both of their BMW M4 GT4 machines to top-10 finishes in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Lime Rock 120. Bill Auberlen and Dillon Machavern finished sixth in the No. 95 and Vin Barletta and Robby Foley finished tenth in the No. 96 BMW. The No. 43 Stephen Cameron Racing BMW M4 GT4 finished 16th.
 
Next on the 2022 schedule is the IMSA Fastlane SportsCar weekend at Road America, in Elkhart Lake, Wis. on Aug. 4 – 7th. The two-hour-and-forty-minute race takes the green flag at 2:40 p.m. Sunday; the 7th and streamed live on Peacock. The race will be broadcast on USA from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET. IMSA Radio also provides a flag-to-flag broadcast.




BMW Group in America 
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is the BMW Group global center of competence for BMW X models and manufactures the X3, X4, X5, X6 and X7 Sports Activity Vehicles. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 350 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers,146 BMW motorcycle retailers, 105 MINI passenger car dealers, and 38 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
 
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
BMW’s partner, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, based in Indianapolis, Indiana and co-owned by three-time INDYCAR Champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, former CBS Late Show host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan, has been competing for over three decades. Prior to the start of their 31st season of competition in 2022, the team had compiled 54 victories, 66 poles, 222 podium finishes, three series championships (1992, 2010, 2011), claimed two Indianapolis 500 victories (Buddy Rice in 2004, Takuma Sato in 2020) and two Rolex 24 at Daytona victories. In 2009 the team joined BMW of North America to campaign the new BMW M3 in the American Le Mans Series. The following year the team won both the Manufacturer and Team Championships in the GT category and swept all three GT titles - Manufacturer, Team, and Driver – in 2011. In 2012, the team finished second in the Team Championship and third in the Manufacturer Championship and in 2013, the team finished second in the Driver, Team, and Manufacturer Championship. From 2014 to 2021, BMW Team RLL competed in the GTLM class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with a two-car program and brought their total to 22 wins – including the 2019 and 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona endurance races, 28 poles and 94 podium finishes prior to the start of the 2022 season. The team earned second-place finishes in the Manufacturer, Team, and Driver championships in 2015 and 2017 and were the 2020 Michelin North American Endurance Champions. For 2022, BMW M Team RLL will compete in the GTD Pro class while simultaneously ramping up for a two-car program in the much-anticipated LMDh class of IMSA for 2023.
 
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