Cooper MacNeil

Cooper MacNeil (born September 7, 1992 in Hinsdale, Illinois) is an American born racecar driver. He currently competes in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship driving the No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3[3] with co-driver Toni Vilander.[4] He is son of WeatherTech owner and car collector David MacNeil.

Cooper MacNeil
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MacNeil in 2014
NationalityAmerican
Born (1992-09-07) September 7, 1992 (age 28)
Hinsdale, Illinois
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship career
Debut season2009
Current teamScuderia Corsa / WeatherTech
Car number63
Former teamsAlex Job Racing[1]
Riley Motorsports[2]
Championship titles
2012-2013ALMS – GTC class

2010Edit

Cooper won the National SCCA Touring 2 Points Championship and finished 2nd Place in the SCCA Runoffs at Road America.

2011Edit

Cooper competed in his first 24 Hours of Daytona. He captured his first win in Ferrari Challenge at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as well as his first win in IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge at Montreal.

2012Edit

Alex Job Racing racing with a full ride with teammate Leh Keen. During the 12 Hours of Sebring Leh and his teammates led a strong battle throughout the race. Encountered minor hiccups and climbed one spot to a second-place finish. At Long Beach consistent podium battle. Lost lead half way through on pit stop and never regained the top position. Leh won pole at Lime Rock Park. Cooper started the Porsche and keeps team in top three before handing car to Leh who, despite several on-track run ins, brings the car home in first place under caution. Leh qualified car in third at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Cooper MacNeil starts car and has excellent run, handing car over to Cooper in the GTC lead. Leh dices with #66 Porsche and #11 Porsche before finishing second. Leh and Cooper struggle with brake issues early at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and finishing fourth. Cooper started car in second at Baltimore and hands off to Leh still running second. Leh lead briefly, but finished second. Cooper and Leh ran in top three for duration of VIR race, leading multiple times. Leh took the lead on final lap when #11 JDX car must pit for fuel. The win seals GTC driver championship for Cooper and team championship for Alex Job Racing. As for in the Rolex Sports Car Series Leh and Andrew finished eighth in GT points. Four third-place finishes, including Rolex 24 At Daytona and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

SCCA National Championship RunoffsEdit

Year Track Car Engine Class Finish Start Status
2009 Road America Mini Cooper S BMW Touring 3 6 10 Running
2010 Road America BMW M3 BMW Touring 2 2 8 Running
2012 Road America Ford Mustang GT Ford Touring 2 DNS 6 Retired
2015 Daytona BMW M3 BMW Touring 2 2 2 Running
2019 Virginia International Raceway Porsche Carrera S 997.2 Porsche Touring 2 1 1 Running

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2013   Larbre Compétition   Manuel Rodrigues
  Philippe Dumas
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GTE
Am
268 41st 11th
2014   Prospeed Competition   Jeroen Bleekemolen Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GTE
Pro
319 33rd 5th
2017   Scuderia Corsa   Bill Sweedler
  Townsend Bell
Ferrari 488 GTE GTE
Am
331 29th 3rd
2018   JMW Motorsport   Liam Griffin
  Jeff Segal
Ferrari 488 GTE GTE
Am
332 30th 5th
2019   WeatherTech Racing   Robert Smith
  Toni Vilander
Ferrari 488 GTE GTE
Am
333 33rd 3rd
2020   WeatherTech Racing   Jeff Segal
  Toni Vilander
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo GTE
Pro
185 DNF DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sportscar 365. "Alex Job Racing Confirms MacNeil, Keen in GTD Porsche". Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  2. ^ Sportscar 365. "Cooper MacNeil, Gunnar Jeannette confirmed in WeatherTech AMG GT3". Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  3. ^ IMSA. "Drivers". Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  4. ^ Sportscar 365. "Vilander Joins MacNeil in Scuderia Corsa Ferrari for 2019". Retrieved 17 March 2019.