The No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 will be in an all-black livery in this weekend’s Motul Petit Le Mans, a move that the team is hopeful will help deliver the GT Daytona victory and the class championship in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season finale.
Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow head into Saturday’s ten-hour enduro at Road Atlanta with a six-point lead over Meyer Shank Racing’s Katherine Legge, with Sellers, Snow and Corey Lewis, who rejoins the season-long duo this weekend, needing a podium finish to clinch the GTD title.
As a result, team owner Paul Miller has elected to trade in their traditional red, black and silver colors for a matte black livery with Lamborghini green highlights, hoping that it will deliver the “good fortune” needed to end up champions.
“In 2014, we ran a matte black livery on the Paul Miller entry for Petit Le Mans, and we won the race,” said Miller. “We liked the idea of running a black car for Petit this year, and with the Lamborghini green highlights, maybe it’ll bring us some good fortune again!”
With nine top-five class finishes in ten races, including wins at Sebring and Lime Rock, Sellers and Snow have been the measure of consistency this season, which the team has shown since the formation of the WeatherTech Championship.
By simply starting the race, Paul Miller will earn its fourth top-three finish in the GTD points standings since 2014.
Should Sellers, Snow and Lewis not end up on the podium, they will need to finish within two to five positions of the No. 86 MSR Acura NSX GT3 to still be champions, depending where Legge and co-drivers Alvaro Parente and Trent Hindman finish in the race.
“We have had some great battles with the 86 and it seems appropriate that it is coming down to the final race for the championship,” said Sellers. “They are a great team and have brought everything they have to every race and will do the same until the very end.
“It will be on us to do the same; To try and execute to the best of our ability and try to finish the job we started in January.”
Miller added: “I’m very proud of each and every member of our team, and proud of the overall effort.
“Our guys have been executing at a high level all season, producing as close to an error-free championship run as you can possibly achieve. It has been an incredible season, and everyone is working to close out the season as class champions.”