'Amazing' finish nets GTD crowns for Sellers, Snow and Lamborghini

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'Amazing' finish nets GTD crowns for Sellers, Snow and Lamborghini

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'Amazing' finish nets GTD crowns for Sellers, Snow and Lamborghini

A third-place finish for Paul Miller Racing at Petit Le Mans put the finishing touches on a championship season in the GT Daytona class for drivers Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow, while also securing the team and manufacturer championships for the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 squad.

The incredible back-and-forth race featured tense down-to-the-wire battles in all three classes. In GTD, the No. 48 Lamborghini of Sellers, Snow and third driver Corey Lewis chased home the winning Scuderia Corsa Ferrari of Cooper MacNeil, Daniel Serra and Gunnar Jeannette along with the Meyer Shank Racing No. 86 Acura of Alvaro Parente, Trent Hindman and Katherine Legge — the latter being Sellers’ and Snow’s rival for the drivers title.

“This is so amazing. I’m speechless. I just don’t have words for how I feel right now,” related an unbelieving Sellers after the race. “The team did an amazing job this season. The No. 86 team was really strong and to win this championship against competition like that really speaks to how well our team was able to execute.”

In all, the 2018 season for the Paul Miller Lamborghini team featured two wins and eight podium finishes, the last of which might have been both the tensest and the most exhilarating with the championship hanging in the balance.

“What was a great race!” enthused Snow. “Going for the championship was super difficult knowing we had to finish well based on where the No. 86 finished. Ten hours is a long time! The last 15 minutes were definitely the most nerve wracking. The 86 was there the whole time, and that’s what made it so special, to have that competition. We had to do this, and we succeeded.”

 

 

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