Jon Bennett (racing driver)

Jonathan Bennett (born May 4, 1965) is an American racing driver with residence in Charlotte, North Carolina.[1][2] Bennett competes in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for his own team, CORE Autosport.

Jon Bennett
NationalityUnited States
BornJonathan Bennett
(1965-05-04) May 4, 1965 (age 56)
Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States

Racing careerEdit

Bennett competed for CORE Autosport in 2014, in the new United SportsCar Championship, driving the No. 54 PC car with Colin Braun.[3] He and co-drivers Braun, James Gué and Mark Wilkins won the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona in the PC class[4] followed by the 12 Hours of Sebring.[5] Bennett and Braun went on to win races at Kansas Speedway and Watkins Glen International, propelling them to the 2014 PC Drivers' Championship and PC Team Championship as well as the newly created Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup.[6] Bennett and Braun's success continued into 2015, where once again they claimed the PC Driver Championship in conjunction with CORE's PC Team Championship.[7]

Bennett continues to drive for CORE Autosport with Braun in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship PC class in 2016.[8]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Podiums Points Position
2007 SCCA Southeast Division National Spec Racer Ford 7 0 1 31 8th
2008 SCCA Southeast Division National Formula Enterprises 5 1 2 33 6th
SARRC Formula Enterprises 2 1 2 44 9th
SCCA National Championship Runoffs Formula Enterprises Inspire Racing 1 0 0 0 -
2009 SCCA Southeast Division National Formula Enterprises 8 1 4 40 4th
SCCA Nationwide - Formula Enterprises 6 1 4 69 13th
IMSA Lites L1 Championship Presented by Frisby Performance Tire 6 0 0 34 15th
54th Annual SCCA Chicago Region June Sprints Formula Enterprises 1 0 0 0 10th
2010 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship - L1 Inspire Motorsports w/ CORE Autosport 15 0 2 133 6th
SCCA Southeast Division National Formula Enterprises 2 0 2 18 6th
2011 American Le Mans Series - LMPC CORE Autosport 9 0 4 130 2nd
2012 American Le Mans Series - LMPC CORE Autosport 10 4 7 150 2nd
2013 American Le Mans Series - Prototype Challenge CORE Autosport 10 2 8 136 3rd
IMSA GT3 Challenge by Yokohama - Platinum Cup CORE Autosport 8 0 0 28 16th
2014 United Sports Car Championship - Prototype Challenge CORE Autosport 10 4 8 321 1st
2015 United Sports Car Championship - Prototype Challenge CORE Autosport 10 2 6 318 1st
2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - Prototype Challenge CORE Autosport 9 2 5 245 7th
2017 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship - GTD CORE Autosport 11 0 0 231 18th
2018 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship - Prototype CORE Autosport 10 2 5 274 2nd
Michelin Le Mans Cup - LMP3 M. Racing - YMR 2 0 0 1 42nd
2019 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship - DPI CORE Autosport 10 0 0 230 10th

Motorsports career resultsEdit

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship resultsEdit

(key)(Races in bold indicate pole position. Races in italics indicate fastest race lap in class. Results are overall/class)

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2014 CORE Autosport PC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8 DAY
1
SIR
1
LGA
7
KAN
1
WGI
1
IMS
3
ELK
8
VIR
3
AUS
2
ATL
2
1st 321
2015 CORE Autosport PC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8 DAY
2
SIR
2
LGA
2
DET
4
WGI
4
MOS
1
LRP
4
ELK
3
AUS
1
ATL
4
1st 318
2016 CORE Autosport PC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8 DAY
8
SIR
1
LBC
7
LGA
3
DET
2
WGI
6
MOS
1
LRP
8
ELK
2
AUS ATL 7th 245
2017 CORE Autosport GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 DAY
22
SEB
16
LBH
14
COA
14
DET
8
WGL
13
MOS
14
LIM
17
ELK
7
VIR
8
LGA
4
PET
5
18th 231
2018 CORE Autosport P Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 DAY
3
SEB
4
LBH
10
MDO
13
DET
12
WGL
2
MOS
1
ELK
1
LGA
2
PET
7
2nd 274
2019 CORE Autosport DPi Nissan Onroak DPi Nissan VR38DETT 3.8 L Turbo V6 DAY
4
SEB
5
LBH
11
MOH
11
BEL
7
WGL
11
MOS
7
ELK
10
LGA
7
ATL
8
10th 230

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "JONATHAN BENNETT". 2019-12-02. Retrieved 2019-12-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "JON BENNETT". 2019-12-02. Retrieved 2019-12-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ DiZinno, Tony. "TUSC: Braun, Huff earn PC class rides". NBC Sports. Retrieved 14 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Inside CORE's Double Rolex 24 Win - Sportscar365". sportscar365.com. Retrieved 2016-05-06.
  5. ^ "Ganassi Wins Twelve Hours of Sebring - Sportscar365". sportscar365.com. Retrieved 2016-05-06.
  6. ^ "Complete list of 2014 season champions: IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship". Autoweek. Retrieved 2016-05-06.
  7. ^ "IMSA Celebrates 2015 Season At TUDOR Night Of Champions". International Motor Sports Association. Retrieved 2016-05-06.
  8. ^ "Braun, Bennett back for CORE". www.highlandstoday.com. Archived from the original on 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2016-05-06.

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