Madison Snow will make his return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next year, having been reunited with Bryan Sellers at Paul Miller Racing.
The 2018 GT Daytona class champions were confirmed Wednesday as full-season co-drivers of the No. 48 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo, one year after Snow stood down from racing due to his IMSA-adjusted driver rating for the 2019 season.
As was the case in the recent Michelin SportsCar Encore at Sebring, where Snow made his racing return, IMSA is understood to honor Snow’s FIA driver rating, which has remained as Silver for 2020.
The pairing will contest the full 12-round GTD season that will include the WeatherTech Sprint Cup-only rounds at Long Beach and Detroit.
It will mark Snow’s fourth season with the team and Sellers as his co-driver.
“This is why the opportunity as so enticing to me, it is the perfect avenue for me to return to full time driving,” he said.
“I look forward to sharing another year behind the wheel with Bryan Sellers. Bryan has been a mentor, coach, and, more importantly, a great friend; he’s been incredibly influential in getting me to be the best driver I can be.
“Recently, we had a chance to run the Michelin Encore event at Sebring and use it as a testing session for the team. It was great to be back behind the wheel again, and the team learned a lot on the weekend, which will help tremendously in the weeks to come leading up to the Roar.”
Sellers said he’s “very thankful and excited” with the news that the championship-winning combo has been rejoined.
“It was such a successful driver pairing for so many years, and one of the things that makes it the most exciting for me is not only do I get to be back with a fantastic co-driver, but I get to return with one of my best friends,” Sellers said.
“As I’ve said before, Madison brings something to the team that would not and does not exist unless he’s there. It will complete our program, and everyone on the team is beyond excited to have our group back together again and have our family back in place.”
Snow takes the seat of Ryan Hardwick, who was due to contest a full season with the team this year until sustaining an ACL injury from an accident at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Hardwick has since been confirmed at Wright Motorsports for 2020.
“There is no denying that 2019 was a mixed season for Paul Miller Racing, and we need to find our way back on track and hopefully take advantage of this opportunity,” Sellers added.
“I know there are a lot of good teams who are going to announce good drivers in the coming weeks and I’m just excited that we can be there and be a part of it.”