CJ Wilson Racing Driver Marc Miller Eyes Championship Run
Porsche IMSA driver and his grandfathered Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport are ready to prove that newer isn’t always better or faster.
Marc Miller might be driving a grandfathered Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport against newer GT4 cars, but that certainly hasn’t put the talented driver at any sort of disadvantage. Rather, Miller and his co-driver, Till Bechtolsheimer, currently sit third in points in the IMSA standings. No stranger to racing’s elite competitions, Miller has twice competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But now he’s fighting an entirely different battle.
That includes the decision to stick with an older car. But as Miller explained in a recent interview with Sportscar 365, there were valid reasons for that.
“Candidly, our decision to remain with the GS-spec GT4 Clubsport was based on the fact we had the cars already, knew what we had and had faith that IMSA would do a solid job of integrating new cars with the current cars. Our race results have proven that we have a fantastic team and a solid driver line-up able to log some strong results, but on paper, there were other cars in the field much faster.”
‘[With] the GS-spec GT4 Clubsport, we had the cars already, knew what we had, and had faith that IMSA would do a solid job of integrating new cars with the current cars.’
Despite those disadvantages, fellow CJ Wilson Racing racer Damien Faulkner is holding down the number two spot in the points race in the #35 Winward Racing Techemet Cayman. And Miller couldn’t be any happier for his teammate.
“It is extremely gratifying to have both our No. 33 and No. 35 cars in the hunt for a championship. It has been a few years since we have had the ability to field two strong cars for the entire season and both the drivers and team members of both cars have really worked well together.”
If there’s one consistent theme throughout Miller’s career, it’s that he never lets circumstances bring him down. And this year, he looks primed to take his “old” car straight to the top.