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Matt McMurry

Matthew Merrill McMurry (born November 24, 1997) is an American racing driver from Phoenix, Arizona, United States. In 2014 he became the first junior development driver for Dyson Racing[1] and a few months later at the age of 16 years and 202 days old became the youngest driver to participate in and finish the 24 Hours of Le Mans.[2] He is a second generation driver and son of Chris McMurry, LMP2 class winner of the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2005. Matthew is an alumnus of The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at University of California, Irvine.[3]

Career

McMurry has been racing cars since age 14, competing in Formula Skip Barber, U.S. F2000 Championship, Formula Bondurant, Prototype Lites and the European Le Mans Series. Through age 16 he has total 71 car races with an 8% winning, 21% podium position and 10% fastest lap rate.[4] Prior to racing cars, he raced in karting from age 5-12, mostly locally in Arizona.

24 Hours of Le Mans (2014)

After back-to-back fourth-place finishes in the 2014 European Le Mans Series at Silverstone and Imola, McMurry was asked to join American Chris Dyson and Englishman Tom Kimber-Smith for the 82nd 24 Hours of Le Mans in the No. 42 LMP2 class entry by Greaves Motorsport from Peterborough, England.

The entry qualified 19th overall and 10th in class. When McMurry was handed the car by Kimber-Smith at about the 43 minute mark in the race, he became the youngest driver to ever participate in the race, breaking the record held by Mexican Ricardo Rodriguez and set 55 years earlier in 1959. Rodriguez was 17 years and 126 days old at the time.

After a 60+ minute pit stop during the 20th hour, the team finished the race 25th overall and 11th in class, having run over 2,600 miles. McMurry broke the record for youngest to finish the race, a mark previously set by American Gunnar Jeannette in 2000 at the age of 18 years and 44 days old.[5]

Racing Record

IMSA Cooper Tires Prototype Lites

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2013 Performance Tech SEB SEB LGA LGA MOH MOH MOS MOS ROA
6
ROA
5
COA
5
COA
18
ATL
6
ATL
12
14th 48
2014 JDC MotorSports SEB
23
SEB
5
KAN
13
KAN
9
WGL
6
WGL
13
MOS
17
MOS
8
ROA
19
ROA
2
VIR
3
VIR
2
ATL
1
ATL
12
6th 121
2015 JDC MotorSports SEB
11
SEB
4
NOL
3
NOL
2
WGL
5
WGL
12
MOS
10
MOS
3
ROA
2
ROA
Ret
VIR
3
VIR
2
ATL
2
ATL
2
3rd 179

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2014 Malaysia Caterham Racing United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith
United States Chris Dyson
Zytek Z11SN-Nissan LMP2 329 25th 11th
2017 Portugal Algarve Pro Racing United States Mark Patterson
France Vincent Capillaire
Ligier JS P217-Gibson LMP2 330 32nd 15th
2020 Portugal Algarve Pro Racing United States John Falb
Switzerland Simon Trummer
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 365 11th 7th

European Le Mans Series

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2014 Greaves Motorsport SIL
4
IMO
4
RBR
6
LEC
10
EST
7
7th 38
2017 Algarve Pro Racing SIL
12
MNZ
12
RBR
13
LEC
8
SPA
12
ALG
11
20th 4.5

IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2015 Michael Shank Racing w/ Curb Agajanian P Ligier JS P2 Honda HR28TT 2.8 L V6 Turbo DAY
5
SEB LBH LGA ATL
9
18th 50
BAR1 Motorsports PC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8 BEL
3
ELK
5
11th 116
JDC-Miller MotorSports WGL
3
MOS VIR AUS
5
2016 Park Place Motorsports GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R Porsche 4.0L Flat-6 DAY
17
SEB
17
WGL
8
VIR ATL
12
21st 74
BAR1 Motorsports PC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8 LBH LGA
6
BEL WGL
7
MOS
6
LIM
4
ELK
5
AUS
4
10th 138
2017 Park Place Motorsports GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R Porsche 4.0L Flat-6 DAY
24
SEB
6
LBH AUS BEL WGL
8
MOS LIM ELK VIR LGA ATL
3
30th 85
2018 Spirit of Daytona Racing P Cadillac DPi-V.R Cadillac 5.5 L V8 DAY
20
SEB
12
LBH MOH BEL
13
WGL
11
MOS ELK LGA ATL 30th 68
2019 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 DAY
4
SEB
2
MOH
1
WGL
1
MOS
1
ELK
1
LGA
1
ATL
1
1st 270
2020 Michael Shank Racing w/ Curb-Agajanian GTD Acura NSX GT3 Evo Acura 3.5 L Turbo V6 DAY
10
DAY
3
SEB ELK
2
VIR
2
ATL
1
MDO
5
CLT
7
PET
10
LGA
1
SEB
3
1st 288

Asian Le Mans Series

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 Rank Points
2016-17 Algarve Pro Racing LMP2 Ligier JS P2 Judd HK 3.6 L V8 ZHU
2
FUJ
CHA
2
SEP
9th 36

Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 Rank Points
2019 Jenson Team Rocket RJN Honda NSX GT3 Silver MNZ
5
SIL
6
LEC
9
SPA
4
CAT
12
8th 44

References

  1. ^ New Junior Development Program Archived 2014-09-01 at archive.today, Dyson Racing, March 10, 2014
  2. ^ American Teen Sets Record for Youngest at Le Mans, June 15, 2014
  3. ^ "I am UCI | Special Reports | UCI". specialreports.news.uci.edu. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Matt McMurry on DriverDB.com, Accessed September 20, 2014
  5. ^ Video of Youngest Participant, June 14, 2014

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