Racing two cars on a two-day race weekend will keep SA’s Stephen Simpson busy in Connecticut
South Africa’s Stephen Simpson is set for a busy time at IMSA’s Lime Rock weekend — the JDC Miller Motorsports driver will share his Hi-Tide Red Line JDC Miller ORECA Chevrolet with Canadian co-driver Misha Goikhberg in the WeatherTech Prototype Challenge Grand Prix of the Northwest Saturday and the JDC Miller BMW 228i with disabled co-driver Michael Johnson in the Continental Tire Sports race Sunday.
“Lime Rock is going to be a good weekend,” Stephen admitted. “We race over two days so I will be busier than normal jumping between the BMW in the CTSCC and the PC car, but I’m really looking forward to it. “Lime Rock is the track where I scored my and JDC Miller Motorsports first Pole Position in the WeatherTech series, so we really like the place.
“Lime Rock is a quick lap, with times under 60 seconds in the PC car and the track has some fast and quite challenging corners. “We had a positive race last time out — we led for most of the race in PC, but I would like to be in that position at the finish on Saturday, while we are improving every outing in the BMW and we are looking forward to keeping that progress going.
“I also want to give the JDC Miller Motorsport another race win — the whole team always does such a great job and they really deserve it.” Simpson concluded. Simpson and Goikhberg remain in a strong third in the PC championship log following race victories in the Daytona 24-hour and the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Catch Stephen Simpson in action in both IMSA PC and Production Sportscar races via streaming at www.imsa.com throughout the weekend of 23-24 July.