In a new regular set of features, Sportscar365 asks drivers from around the world what they’re doing during the coronavirus pandemic and how they’re coping with the racing downtime.
First up is 2018 IMSA GT Daytona class champion and reigning Rolex 24 at Daytona class winner Bryan Sellers (Twitter/Instagram), who drives the No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Where are you sitting out the COVID-19 crisis?
I feel very fortunate to be able to sit out this awful pandemic with my family at home (in Georgia). In our world you very rarely get time off. I am trying to take this awful situation and make the most of it by enjoying my time with my wife and kids.
What’s your go-to for food when no-one feels like cooking?
My go-to food is usually any type of soup. Usually through the winter Jamie and I make batches of soup and freeze them. This has been a perfect time to defrost and eat them.
What’s your current favorite Netflix/TV show?
We just started watching Ozark off a recommendation from my team manager Mitchell (Simmons) and his wife Katie. It’s so addicting, we have spent our nights binge watching.
Do you do sim racing?
I used to do a ton of sim racing. However when we had kids it fell by the wayside and unfortunately I don’t do it at all anymore. Now I would have a lot of investing to do to get my equipment back to where it needs to be.
Do you have any pets?
We have two yellow labs. They are brother and sister (Brady and Zoey). Funny story in this is Scot Elkins and his wife Lauren actually have a brother Indy from the same litter!
What’s your favorite section of any race track in the world?
My favorite section is the entire boot section at Watkins Glen. I love the variation in speed and the rhythm of it.
What’s the funniest thing you have heard or said over a team radio?
Last year at Lime Rock when it was so hot Corey Lewis kept asking how many laps were left and management kept telling him five laps when there was something like eight remaining.
He kept making good mileage and/or expected the window was off. It was so hot and humid and he was at the end of a double (stint) so I’m sure his head wasn’t in a great place.
Corey finally realized what was happening and said, ‘F you guys I know what you are doing, get me out!’ He followed it up immediately with, ‘I’m sorry I didn’t mean that, I’m soooo hot, I love all of you’ to which management replied, ‘Copy, five more laps!’
What’s the one thing you are most looking forward to the first day you return to a race track?
Driving! I am already going through withdrawals. I need to get back in a car!!