Mikey Taylor and Britt Casey Jr. give the Unitronic No. 17 Audi RS 3 LMS TCR a 2nd place finish on debut at a challenging Sebring International Raceway during IMSA Super Sebring weekend. After announcing a partial season program with two very capable drivers, anticipation was high for the new No. 17 JDC-Miller Motorsport entry. The team started off the weekend in a positive way by finishing P1 in the first two official practice sessions with fastest laps from Taylor, and then Casey eventually stomping his authority by taking pole position in the class by more than a 1.2-second gap.
If you see Britt Casey walking the halls of Farmer School of Business (FSB), you might think he was just like everyone else — just another junior marketing major, rushing to lectures and hoping to do well academically.Even if you share a class with him, you might not notice that he reads ahead in his textbooks and asks for assignments weeks in advance. And you almost certainly wouldn’t know that he works because he leaves Oxford in the middle of the week to drive race cars.
Reigning IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge TCR champion Britt Casey Jr. has been confirmed alongside Mikey Taylor in a partial-season TCR effort with JDC-Miller Motorsports. The pairing will drive a second Audi RS 3 LMS TCR in the Pilot Challenge races at Sebring, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Road America and Michelin Road Atlanta, with backing from Unitronic.
It’s been nearly two weeks since this year’s set of IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge champions were crowned following the finale at Road Atlanta on October 12.
But the feeling of accomplishment hasn’t diminished at all with the passage of time for any of the championship teams.
Throughout the year, Continental Tire will focus on celebrating the fans, media, drivers, and teams and their contributions to sports car racing, including a weekly trip down memory lane in Sportscar365’s Continental Tire IMSA Reflections series.
This week, Britt Casey Jr. reflects on winning the first TCR class championship in IMSA history, balancing work, school, and racing, competing against his teammates, and more.
Team Compass Racing with drivers Tom Long and Britt Casey Jr., in the Audi RS 3 LMS, won the driver championship for the TCR category at the season finale of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge during the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta this weekend. Up against teammates Rodrigo Sales and Kuno Wittmer in the No. 74, Long and Casey defended their five-point lead and secured the championship by 13 points, 318-305. Compass Racing also secured the team championship in the TCR class.
Audi Sport customer racing experienced a first-rate weekend with its customer racing teams. In GT3 racing, the customers recorded championship successes in Australia and New Zealand, the GT4 race car prevailed over the competition in France and the TCR model in North America.
Thomson: No “Team Orders” for Top Three Compass Racing Cars at Season Finale
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (IMSA NEWSWIRE) – Fielding three cars for the duration of the 2018 TCR season – in addition to a McLaren GT4 in the GS class – Compass Racing was ready to come out swinging for the first TCR title in the Continental Tire Challenge.
In typical IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge fashion, Saturday’s WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 wasn’t decided until the checkered flag flew.
BOWMANVILLE, CANADA – Compass Racing fought of hard competition at their home race to take another double-podium in IMSA's Continental Tire Sportcar Challenge debut season of TCR, with Britt Casey Jr. and Tom Long notching their third win of the year.
In round four of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the Audi RS 3 LMS continued its string of victories in the TCR class. On the track at Watkins Glen, drivers Britt Casey Jr. and Tom Long celebrated their second win this season following their success in the opening round at Daytona.
SEBRING, FL — The second round of IMSA’s Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge, at Sebring International Raceway, proved to be a dramatic and unpredictable race. This was certainly true of the battle for TCR, especially within the three-car Compass Racing squad which saw each of its Audi RS 3 LMS cars in the lead at various points throughout the two-hour event.
A helmet design can say a lot about a driver. For Britt Casey, Jr. who drives the No. 77 Compass Racing Audi RS3 LMS in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, there’s even more to it than that. For 2018, his new helmet design tells a story that dates back over 70 years and honors an unparalleled legacy left by a beloved family member.
Compass Racing team owner Karl Thomson says Britt Casey Jr. and Tom Long’s season-opening win at Daytona took a monumental effort behind the scenes to accomplish after the team’s intended Audi RS 3 LMS TCR chassis was held up in customs.
Following the one-two class win of the new Audi R8 LMS GT4 in Dubai two weeks ago, the North American season began with a success for Audi Sport customer racing as well. To kick off the IMSA season at Daytona, all three products of the brand – the GTD and the GT4 versions of the Audi R8 LMS and the Audi RS 3 LMS – were on the grid in America for the first time. In the TCR class of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the Audi RS 3 LMS scored a 1-2-3-4 result.