In a thrilling showdown at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), Judd Miller of Esses Racing showcased his prowess, but it was Ron Fletcher of Revolution RSR who ultimately secured the coveted Sports Prototype Cup North America championship. Fletcher's consistency throughout the season, marked by four podium finishes at COTA, narrowly edged out Miller for the title.
The battle for the championship had been a season-long epic between Ron Fletcher and Judd Miller, with Zac Moseley of Classic Car Club Racing keeping the top two contenders on their toes. Ron's impressive record of 7 victories and 5 second-place finishes demonstrated his unwavering consistency, ultimately earning him the championship crown.
Its been fantastic to see three certfied dealer teams doing battle all year, with Classic Car Club Racing, Esses Racing and Revolution RSR supporting the series throughout with multiple entries each.
What made this season truly exceptional was the friendly competition among the three certified dealer teams: Classic Car Club Racing, Esses Racing, and Revolution RSR. They all played a pivotal role in supporting the series with multiple entries throughout the year whilst creating a brilliant camaraderie in the paddock.
However, when it came to COTA, it was the Miller family and Esses Racing that stole the limelight. Judd Miller secured three wins out of four races, while his son Palmer clinched a victory in the final endurance race of the season.
The COTA event was a gruelling test for both teams and drivers, featuring over three hours of racing spread across four races. Sunday's schedule was particularly demanding, including two one-hour races and a 30-minute sprint. Nevertheless, the cars and drivers rose to the challenge, delivering exceptional performances, and the cars never missed a beat.
This season's Sports Prototype Cup North America championship was not just about fierce competition on the track; it was a testament to the dedication, skill, and resilience of the teams and drivers who showcased their passion for motorsports at its finest.
The race results from COTA were as follows:-
Race one (25 minute sprint)
Judd Miller secured the PS1 class victory, narrowing the gap on championship leader Ron Fletcher.
Race two (60 minute enduro)
Judd Miller made it two from two whilst championship leader Ron Fletcher secured his second P2 of the weekend with Nathen Duckles enjoying another podium.
Race three (30 minute sprint)
Judd Miller secured a remarkable hat-trick of race wins however, it was a bittersweet victory as second-place finisher Ron Fletcher clinched the championship title.
Race four (60 minute enduro)
Palmer Miller took the win in a thrilling final endurance race of the weekend, leaving dad Judd in P2, securing a sensational "Miller Time" one-two finish for the family. Sports Prototype Cup North America Champion, Ron Fletcher, secured his 4th podium of the weekend coming home 3rd in the final one hour enduro race of the season. Battles were happening up and down the grid, with Zac Moseley pinching 4th place from Nathan Duckles with just two minutes of the 60 remaining.
Sports Prototype Cup North America
The Sports Prototype Cup North America, in collaboration with the Prototype Sprint Series Association (PSSA), is dedicated to showcasing prototype race cars in an exhilarating sprint race format. These races take place at some of the most iconic road courses in America. The 2023 series featured events at renowned tracks, including Road Atlanta, Sonoma Raceway, Laguna Seca, Mid-Ohio, Road America, and Virginia International Raceway (VIR).
What's particularly exciting for motorsport enthusiasts is that the provisional calendar for 2024 has been revealed. The upcoming season promises even more action with the introduction of East, West, and Constructor's Championships, as well as the inclusion of new venues that will further elevate the competition:-
Interested in driving in the Sports Prototype Cup North America in 2024? Then click below and complete the enquiry form:-