Cooper MacNeil
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Cooper MacNeil
Cooper (Mort) MacNeil
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MacNeil in 2014
NationalityAmerican
Born (1992-09-07) September 7, 1992 (age 29)
Hinsdale, Illinois
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship career
Debut season2009
Current teamWeathertech Racing / Proton Competition
Car number63
Former teamsAlex Job Racing[1]
Riley Motorsports[2]
Championship titles
2012-2013ALMS - GTC class

Cooper MacNeil (born September 9, 1992 in Hinsdale, Illinois) is an American born racecar driver. He currently competes in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship driving the No. 79 Weathertech Racing Porsche 911 RSR GTLM[3] with co-drivers Matt Campbell and Mathieu Jaminet. He is son of WeatherTech owner and car collector David MacNeil.

2010

Cooper won the National SCCA Touring 2 Points Championship and finished 2nd Place in the SCCA Runoffs at Road America.

2011

Cooper competed in his first 24 Hours of Daytona. He captured his first win in Ferrari Challenge at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as well as his first win in IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge at Montreal.

2012

Alex Job Racing racing with a full ride with teammate Leh Keen. During the 12 Hours of Sebring Leh and his teammates led a strong battle throughout the race. Encountered minor hiccups and climbed one spot to a second-place finish. At Long Beach consistent podium battle. Lost lead half way through on pit stop and never regained the top position. Leh won pole at Lime Rock Park. Cooper started the Porsche and keeps team in top three before handing car to Leh who, despite several on-track run ins, brings the car home in first place under caution. Leh qualified car in third at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Cooper MacNeil starts car and has excellent run, handing car over to Cooper in the GTC lead. Leh dices with #66 Porsche and #11 Porsche before finishing second. Leh and Cooper struggle with brake issues early at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and finishing fourth. Cooper started car in second at Baltimore and hands off to Leh still running second. Leh lead briefly, but finished second. Cooper and Leh ran in top three for duration of VIR race, leading multiple times. Leh took the lead on final lap when #11 JDX car must pit for fuel. The win seals GTC driver championship for Cooper and team championship for Alex Job Racing. As for in the Rolex Sports Car Series Leh and Andrew finished eighth in GT points. Four third-place finishes, including Rolex 24 At Daytona and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

SCCA National Championship Runoffs

Year Track Car Engine Class Finish Start Status
2009 Road America Mini Cooper S BMW Touring 3 6 10 Running
2010 Road America BMW M3 BMW Touring 2 2 8 Running
2012 Road America Ford Mustang GT Ford Touring 2 DNS 6 Retired
2015 Daytona BMW M3 BMW Touring 2 2 2 Running
2019 Virginia International Raceway Porsche Carrera S 997.2 Porsche Touring 2 1 1 Running

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2013 France Larbre Compétition France Manuel Rodrigues
France Philippe Dumas
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GTE
Am
268 41st 11th
2014 Belgium Prospeed Competition Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Pro
319 33rd 5th
2017 United States Scuderia Corsa United States Bill Sweedler
United States Townsend Bell
Ferrari 488 GTE GTE
Am
331 29th 3rd
2018 United Kingdom JMW Motorsport United Kingdom Liam Griffin
United States Jeff Segal
Ferrari 488 GTE GTE
Am
332 30th 5th
2019 United States WeatherTech Racing United Kingdom Robert Smith
Finland Toni Vilander
Ferrari 488 GTE GTE
Am
333 33rd 3rd
2020 United States WeatherTech Racing United States Jeff Segal
Finland Toni Vilander
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo GTE
Pro
185 DNF DNF
2021 United States WeatherTech Racing New Zealand Earl Bamber
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche 911 RSR-19 GTE
Pro
139 DNF DNF

References

  1. ^ Sportscar 365. "Alex Job Racing Confirms MacNeil, Keen in GTD Porsche". Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ Sportscar 365. "Cooper MacNeil, Gunnar Jeannette confirmed in WeatherTech AMG GT3". Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ IMSA. "Drivers". Retrieved 2019.

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