The Drivers:

Johnny O’Connell

- The most successful GM factory racing driver in the U.S., and won the Pirelli World Challenge GT driver’s championship in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

- Three podium finishes in GT during the 2017 season.

- Two podium finishes and one pole position in SprintX GT during the 2017 season with partner Ricky Taylor.

- Before joining Cadillac Racing, he had been driving professionally since 1987 and had competed in the NASCAR Series, IndyCar Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

- Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, he now resides in Flowery Branch, GA.

 

Michael Cooper

- A member of Cadillac Racing since 2016, when he first drove in the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Series.

- Completed his sophomore season in the PWC series by winning the SprintX championship with partner Jordan Taylor, and finishing third in the GT driver standings.

- Two wins and three podium finishes in GT during the 2017 season.

- One win and four podium finishes in SprintX GT during the 2017 season with partner Jordan Taylor.

- He is the 2015 World Challenge GTS driver champion and has posted three wins, two podiums, and multiple fourth place finishes within that circuit.

- Lives in Syosset, NY, where he was also born.

 

Jordan Taylor

- Opened the 2017 season (his fourth with Wayne Taylor Racing) with victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, co-driving with brother Ricky, Max Angelleli, and Jeff Gordon.

- Winner of the 2017 SprintX Championship with partner Michael Cooper.

- One win and four podium finishes in SprintX GT during the 2017 season with partner Michael Cooper.

- His first career season was marked by a trip to the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car championship with co-driver Max Angelelli (also of Wayne Taylor).

- During the 2013 IMSA Prototype season, he scored five victories, three pole positions, and six podiums.

 

Ricky Taylor

- Competes in both the Pirelli World Challenge SprintX races and the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship with Wayne Taylor Racing.

- Two podium finishes and one pole position in SprintX GT during the 2017 season with partner Johnny O’Connell.

- 2017 was his seventh career season and fourth in a row alongside his younger brother, Jordan.

- Career wins at Rolex 24 at Daytona, Sebring, Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Long Beach Grand Prix, and the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

- During the 2014-2016 seasons, ranked second, fifth, and third place in the IMSA Prototype Circuit driver and team standings.

 

 

The Cars:

NO. 3 and NO. 8 ATS-V.R COUPES

The ATS-V.R that debuted at the start of the 2015 racing season is the result of more than a decade of V-Series engineering efforts. This new model meets international FIA GT3 specifications and utilizes the twin turbocharged 3.6L V6 LF4 engine capable of up to 600 horsepower. The lightweight aluminum block and heads are balanced by a rear transaxle unique to the race car.

 

Developed in the course of 24 months, the ATS-V.R hit the track in September of 2014 to begin testing for its 2015 race debut.

 

Some of the innovations found in the ATS-V.R can also be seen it the ATS-V. Learn more about the production models by visiting the ATS-V Coupe or ATS-V Sedan pages.

 

 

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