Joel Miller Joins Performance Tech
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (June 28, 2018) – Performance Tech Motorsports adds Mazda Factory Driver Joel Miller to its driver lineup for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.
Performance Tech Motorsports Team Principal Brent O’Neill sealed a last-minute deal Tuesday, June 26, to bring Miller on for Watkins Glen International. Miller will join James French and Kyle Masson in the No. 38 Centinel Spine/ Restitute Health prototype. Miller previously ran with Performance Tech at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, where the team finished eighth in the Prototype class.
Miller was instrumental in the rollout of Performance Tech’s LMP2 07 Gibson in January. Now, after completing four races and executing in-depth testing Performance Tech is hoping Miller can again offer insight to push the prototype to the next level. This weekend O’Neill hopes to leverage Miller’s experience in both the Prototype class and at Watkins Glen for a season-best finish.
"I’m very grateful to be back with Performance Tech this weekend at Watkins Glen and help where I can,” Miller said. “Our run at Daytona went well, and they had the car less than 30 days, so I’m looking forward to seeing the developments they have made since then. They recently came off a good test, so everyone is looking forward to the six hours.
"Brent leads a great group of guys. They really do a great job at IMSA's top level as a small team competing against some big names. Working with Kyle and James again will be great as we look to challenge for a good result. That is the fun part. I like looking over the data and getting the car in the window. I have to thank everyone and Brent for the opportunity. I cannot wait to get started.”
O’Neill enjoys having Miller’s engineering background in the seat of the No. 38 as he provides a different outlook on car setup and data.
“Joel is a really great kid and very intelligent,” O’Neill said. “The experience he has from all the time he spent with Mazda developing their prototype is beneficial to us because he gives great feedback. Joel understands what we’re trying to get out of the car and communicates back changes. He’s also really easy to work with, he blends right in with our team. He’s a great driver and a great teammate so you can’t ask for much more. We’re happy to have him back this weekend.”
Performance Tech Motorsports’ weekend at Watkins Glen International begins with a full day of practice Friday, June 29. Qualifying takes place at 12:25 p.m. ET Saturday, June 30. Race Day is Sunday, July 1, with the green flag set to drop at 9:45 a.m. for the Sahlen’s Six Hours at The Glen. Tickets are still available, for a detailed schedule and ticket pricing visit http:/theglen.com.