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Bryan Sellers (born August 19, 1982 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American racing driver. Sellers won the title in the USF2000 in 2002 and later competed in the Atlantic Championship and in racing sports cars.

Bryan Sellers
NationalityUnited States American
Born (1982-08-19) August 19, 1982 (age 37)
Dayton, Ohio
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship career
Debut season2014
Current teamPaul Miller Racing
Car no.48
EngineLamborghini
Former teamsTeam Falken Tire
Previous series
2005-2013
2005-2013
2010-2013

2003-2004
2000-2002
1999-2000
American Le Mans Series
Rolex Sports Car Series
Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge
Atlantic Championship
USF2000
Skip Barber Formula Dodge
Championship titles
2002USF2000
Awards
2001Team USA Scholarship

Racing careerEdit

Sellers first appeared in the WKA Manufacturer's Cup and the Gold Cup in 1994 racing other young drivers such as Danica Patrick.[1] In 1998 Sellers won the Spec 100 Open class in the Manufacturer's Cup beating future Atlantic Championship rival Jonathan Macri.[2]

Sellers made his first auto racing start in a Star Mazda in 1998 before competing in the Midwestern Skip Barber Formula Dodge. Sellers won the championship beating other young hopefuls such as Caio Travaglini and Jason LaPoint.[3] The young talent won his first two races at the Indianapolis Raceway Park road course.[4] He also ran races in the other Formula Dodge regions. At Lime Rock Park Sellers beat Marc Breuers to win two races.[5] In 2000 Sellers competed in the second edition of the Skip Barber National Championship. The Ohio driver won races at Grattan Raceway at the start of the season but lost out on the titel to Canadian driver Anthony Simone.[6] Due to his strong results in the Skip Barber ranks Sellers was awarded to compete in the Barber Dodge Pro Series at Road America supporting the Champ Car Grand Prix of Road America. Sellers placed twelfth in his debut race.

For 2001 Sellers signed with DSTP Motorsports for a partial schedule in the USF2000. After one race the team switched from the Mygale chassis to the more favorable Van Diemen chassis. The best result for Sellers was a seventh place at Sebring International Raceway.[7] Supported by Team USA Scholarship Sellers and teammate A. J. Allmendinger, he competed for a number of races in the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship. Sellers and Allmendinger finished second and third in the prestigious New Zealand Grand Prix which was won by Fabian Coulthard.[8] For the 2002 season Sellers returned to the United States to race in the USF2000 joining the highly successful Cape Motorsports outfit.[9] Sellers won the first race at Sebring and won another seven races to claim the championship.[10] The following year, 2003, Sellers joined the Atlantic Championship with Lynx Racing. Running a partial schedule Sellers scored three top ten finishes out of four races. In 2004 Sellers raced all races of the championship. Sellers claimed three podium finishes, at Long Beach, Cleveland and Denver.

 
Sellers driving the Falken Tire Porsche at Road Atlanta in 2011

Unable to continue in single seaters, Sellers shifted his focus to the American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am. Panoz Motorsports signed Sellers to drive their Panoz Esperante GTLM. The team had a tough season with a number of retirements. The best result for Sellers was a fifth place at the 2005 Portland Grand Prix with teammate Robin Liddell. For 2006 Sellers joined BMW Team PTG in of their BMW M3 GTR entries. Sellers and teammate Justin Marks finished 24th in the season standings. After running various races in 2007 Sellers joined the Rolex Sports Car Series for their 2008 season. Joining The Racer's Group Sellers scored a third place in class at the 24 Hours of Daytona. Sellers was placed sixteenth in the series championship. After running three races in 2009 for Team Falken Tire, Sellers joined the team full-time in 2010 scoring numerous top ten finishes in the American Le Mans Series. In 2011 Sellers scored two class wins in the GT class with teammate Wolf Henzler at Mid-Ohio and Baltimore. For 2012 Sellers remained at Team Falken Tire, run by Walker Racing. Sellers and Henzler again won their class at Baltimore. Sellers also ran in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge for Fall-Line Motorsports placing tenth in the championship standings. In 2013 Sellers won Petit Le Mans in the GT class, the final ALMS event before being merged into the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Sellers repeated this performance in 2014. In 2015 Sellers won the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen.

Personal lifeEdit

Sellers is married to pit lane reporter Jamie Howe,[11] and the couple have two children.[12]

Racing recordEdit

American Open-Wheel racing resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest race lap)

Barber Dodge Pro SeriesEdit

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2000  
SEB
 
MIA
 
NAZ
 
LRP
 
DET
 
CLE
 
MDO
 
ROA
12
 
VAN
 
LS
 
RAT
 
HMS
26th 4

USF2000 National ChampionshipEdit

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos Points
2000 Archangel Motorsports  
PIR
 
MOS1
 
MOS2
 
IRP1
 
ROA1
 
ROA1
 
TRR
 
MOS3
 
WGI1
 
WGI2
 
IRP2
 
ATL1
24
 
ATL2
13
N.C. N.C.
2001 DSTP Motorsports  
HMS1
17
 
HMS2
DNQ
 
HMS3
DNQ
 
WGI1
20
 
WGI2
14
 
IRP
DNQ
 
MDO1
28
 
MDO2
22
 
ROA1
 
ROA2
 
MDO3
8
 
SEB1
7
 
SEB2
23
18th 42
2002 Cape Motorsports  
SEB1
1
 
SEB2
3
 
MOS1
1
 
MOS2
1
 
IRP
9
 
MIL1
6
 
MIL2
12
 
MDO
3
 
MDO
1
 
MDO
22
 
ROA1
1
 
ROA2
1
 
VIR1
1
 
VIR2
1
1st 327

Atlantic ChampionshipEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2003 Lynx Racing  
MTY
 
LBH
 
MIL
 
LS
11
 
POR
10
 
CLE
 
TOR
7
 
TRR
 
MDO
6
 
MTL
 
DEN
 
MIA
14th 30
2004 Lynx Racing  
LBH
3
 
MTY
12
 
MIL
5
 
POR1
7
 
POR2
5
 
CLE
2
 
TOR
5
 
VAN
11
 
ROA
6
 
DEN
3
 
MTL
6
 
LS
10
6th 227

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "MANUFACTURER'S CUP SERIES - ARCHIVED STANDINGS 1998". World Karting Association. Archived from the original on December 2, 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "1999 Formula Dodge Midwestern Race Series". Skip Barber. Archived from the original on February 22, 2001. Retrieved 14 February 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "1999 Midwestern Series Results Indianapolis Raceway Park". Skip Barber. Archived from the original on August 30, 2000. Retrieved 14 February 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "1999 Eastern Series Results Lime Rock Park". Skip Barber. Archived from the original on August 30, 2000. Retrieved 14 February 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "Formula Dodge National Championship 2000 standings". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  7. ^ "US F2000 at the "Sebring Speedfest" - Race #1 Results". USF2000. Archived from the original on August 26, 2003. Retrieved 14 February 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ "P&O Nedlloyd New Zealand Grand Prix". Motorsport New Zealand. Archived from the original on February 25, 2002. Retrieved 14 February 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. ^ "Bryan Sellers". USF2000. Archived from the original on November 28, 2003. Retrieved 14 February 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ "FF2000 Zetec Championship Point Standings". USF2000. Archived from the original on November 28, 2003. Retrieved 14 February 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. ^ Snider, Eric (May 25, 2012). "Off to the Races!". The Atlantan Magazine. Archived from the original on August 27, 2019. Retrieved August 27, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  12. ^ "Jamie Howe – Pit Reporter, NHRA & IMSA". Fox Sports. Archived from the original on June 9, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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