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Bryan Sellers
Bryan Sellers
NationalityAmerican
Born (1982-08-19) August 19, 1982 (age 40)
Dayton, Ohio
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship career
Debut season2014
Current teamPaul Miller Racing
Car number1
EngineBMW
Former teamsTeam Falken Tire
Starts83
Wins9
Podiums30
Poles3
Previous series
Championship titles
2002USF2000
Awards
2001Team USA Scholarship

Bryan Sellers (born August 19, 1982 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American racing driver. Sellers won the title in the U.S. F2000 in 2002 and later competed in the Atlantic Championship and in racing sports cars.

Racing career

Bryan Sellers first competed in the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturer's Cup and the Gold Cup in 1994, racing other young drivers such as Danica Patrick.[1][relevant?] In 1998, Sellers won the Spec 100 Open class in the Manufacturer's Cup, beating future Atlantic Championship rival Jonathan Macri.[2]

Sellers made his first auto racing start in a Star Mazda in 1998, before competing in the Midwestern Skip Barber Formula Dodge. Sellers won the championship, beating other young hopefuls such as Caio Travaglini and Jason LaPoint.[3] Sellers won his first two races at the Indianapolis Raceway Park road course,[4] and ran races in the other Formula Dodge regions. At Lime Rock Park, Sellers beat Marc Breuers to win two races.[5] In 2000, Sellers competed in the second edition of the Skip Barber National Championship; he won races at Grattan Raceway at the start of the season but lost the title to Canadian Anthony Simone.[6] Due to his strong results in the Skip Barber ranks, Sellers advanced to the Barber Dodge Pro Series at Road America, supporting the Champ Car Grand Prix of Road America, and placed twelfth in his debut race.

For 2001, Sellers signed with DSTP Motorsports for a partial schedule in the U.S. F2000. After one race, the team switched from the Mygale chassis to the more favorable Van Diemen chassis. The best result for Sellers was a seventh place at Sebring International Raceway.[7] Supported by Team USA Scholarship, Sellers and teammate A. J. Allmendinger competed for a number of races in the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship. Sellers and Allmendinger finished second and third in the prestigious New Zealand Grand Prix which was won by Fabian Coulthard.[8] For the 2002 season, Sellers returned to the United States to race in the USF2000, joining the highly successful Cape Motorsports outfit.[9] Sellers won the first race at Sebring and won another seven races to claim the championship.[10] The following year, 2003, Sellers joined the Atlantic Championship with Lynx Racing. Running a partial schedule, Sellers scored three top-ten finishes out of four races. In 2004, Sellers competed in all races of the championship; he claimed three podium finishes: at Long Beach, Cleveland and Denver.

Sellers driving the Falken Tire Porsche at Road Atlanta in 2011.

Unable to continue in single seaters,[why?] Sellers shifted his focus to the American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am. Panoz Motorsports signed Sellers to drive their Panoz Esperante GTLM. The team had a tough season with a number of retirements. The best result for Sellers was a fifth place at the 2005 Portland Grand Prix with teammate Robin Liddell. For 2006 Sellers joined BMW Team PTG in of their BMW M3 GTR entries. Sellers and teammate Justin Marks finished 24th in the season standings. After running various races in 2007, Sellers joined the Rolex Sports Car Series for their 2008 season. Joining The Racer's Group, Sellers scored a third place in class at the 24 Hours of Daytona. Sellers was placed sixteenth in the series championship. After running three races in 2009 for Team Falken Tire, Sellers joined the team full-time in 2010 and scored numerous top-ten finishes in the American Le Mans Series. In 2011, Sellers scored two class wins in the GT class with teammate Wolf Henzler at Mid-Ohio and Baltimore. For 2012, Sellers remained at Team Falken Tire, run by Walker Racing. Sellers and Henzler again won their class at Baltimore. Sellers also ran in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge for Fall-Line Motorsports, placing tenth in the championship standings. In 2013, Sellers won Petit Le Mans in the GT class, the final ALMS event before being merged into the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Sellers repeated this performance in 2014. In 2015, Sellers won the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen.

Personal life

Sellers is married to pit lane reporter Jamie Howe,[11] and the couple have two children.[12]

Racing record

American Open-Wheel racing results

(key)

Barber Dodge Pro Series

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2000 SEB MIA NAZ LRP DET CLE MDO ROA
12
VAN LS RAT HMS 26th 4

USF2000 National Championship

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos Points
2000 Archangel Motorsports PIR MOS1 MOS2 IRP1 ROA1 ROA1 TRR MOS3 WGI1 WGI2 IRP2 ATL1
24
ATL2
13
N.C. N.C.
2001 DSTP Motorsports HMS1
17
HMS2
DNQ
HMS3
DNQ
WGI1
20
WGI2
14
IRP
DNQ
MDO1
28
MDO2
22
ROA1 ROA2 MDO3
8
SEB1
7
SEB2
23
18th 42
2002 Cape Motorsports SEB1
1
SEB2
3
MOS1
1
MOS2
1
IRP
9
MIL1
6
MIL2
12
MDO
3
MDO
1
MDO
22
ROA1
1
ROA2
1
VIR1
1
VIR2
1
1st 327

Atlantic Championship

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2003 Lynx Racing MTY LBH MIL LS
11
POR
10
CLE TOR
7
TRR MDO
6
MTL DEN MIA 14th 30
2004 Lynx Racing LBH
3
MTY
12
MIL
5
POR1
7
POR2
5
CLE
2
TOR
5
VAN
11
ROA
6
DEN
3
MTL
6
LS
10
6th 227

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos. Points
2014 Team Falken Tire GTLM Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 DAY
SEB
5
LBH
8
LAG
4
WGI
9
MOS
8
IMS
9
ELK
9
VIR
2
COA
8
PET
1
12th
2015 Team Falken Tire GTLM Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 DAY
8
SEB
3
LBH
6
LGA
8
WGL
1
MOS
8
ROA
8
VIR
7
COA
4
PET
7
7th 268
2016 Paul Miller Racing GTD Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Lamborghini 5.2 L V10 DAY
16
SEB
6
LGA
7
DET
8
WGL
12
MOS
3
LIM
4
ELK
8
VIR
1
COA
2
PET
4
3rd 293
2017 Paul Miller Racing GTD Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Lamborghini 5.2 L V10 DAY
7
SEB
5
LBH
16
COA
4
DET
3
WGL
12
MOS
8
LIM
2
ELK
6
VIR
5
LGA
7
PET
7
9th 281
2018 Paul Miller Racing GTD Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Lamborghini 5.2 L V10 DAY
3
SEB
1
MDO
3
DET
3
WGL
3
MOS
4
LIM
1
ELK
2
VIR
6
LGA
4
PET
3
1st 333
2019 Paul Miller Racing GTD Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo Lamborghini 5.2 L V10 DAY
15
SEB
16
MDO
3
DET
5+
WGL
14
MOS
DNS
LIM
7
ELK
2
VIR
10
LGA
1
PET
6
10th 215
2020 Paul Miller Racing GTD Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo Lamborghini 5.2 L V10 DAY
1
DAY SEB ELK VIR
14
ATL
2
MDO CLT PET
7
LGA SEB
13
18th 126
2021 Paul Miller Racing GTD Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo Lamborghini 5.2 L V10 DAY
3
SEB
11
MDO
3
DET
6
WGL
2
WGL
10
LIM
2
ELK
7
LGA
2
LBH
1
VIR
2
PET
7
2nd 3163
2022 Paul Miller Racing GTD BMW S58B30T0 3.0 L Twin Turbo I6 DAY
SEB
16
LBH
1
LGA
4
MDO
2
DET
3
WGL
13
MOS
5
LIM
1
ELK
4
VIR
3
PET
5
6th 2679
2023 Paul Miller Racing GTD BMW M4 GT3 BMW S58B30T0 3.0 L Twin-Turbo I6 DAY
8
SEB
LBH
MON
WGL
MOS
LIM
ELK
VIR
IMS PET
-* 0*

References

  1. ^ "MANUFACTURER'S CUP SERIES - ARCHIVED STANDINGS 1994". World Karting Association. Archived from the original on December 2, 2010. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "MANUFACTURER'S CUP SERIES - ARCHIVED STANDINGS 1998". World Karting Association. Archived from the original on December 2, 2010. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "1999 Formula Dodge Midwestern Race Series". Skip Barber. Archived from the original on February 22, 2001. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "1999 Midwestern Series Results Indianapolis Raceway Park". Skip Barber. Archived from the original on August 30, 2000. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "1999 Eastern Series Results Lime Rock Park". Skip Barber. Archived from the original on August 30, 2000. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Formula Dodge National Championship 2000 standings". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "US F2000 at the "Sebring Speedfest" - Race #1 Results". USF2000. Archived from the original on August 26, 2003. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "P&O Nedlloyd New Zealand Grand Prix". Motorsport New Zealand. Archived from the original on February 25, 2002. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "Bryan Sellers". USF2000. Archived from the original on November 28, 2003. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "FF2000 Zetec Championship Point Standings". USF2000. Archived from the original on November 28, 2003. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ Snider, Eric (May 25, 2012). "Off to the Races!". The Atlantan Magazine. Archived from the original on August 27, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "Jamie Howe - Pit Reporter, NHRA & IMSA". Fox Sports. Archived from the original on June 9, 2018. Retrieved 2019.

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