2018 GTD Champion Madison Snow will end his commitment in the IMSA series. That was announced by Paul Miller Racing today.
The 22 year-old racing driver has partnered up with Bryan Sellers for three consecutive seasons in the teams Lamborghini Huracan GT3, which culminated with the Championship in 2018.
He was lightning fast on the track, and sometimes he could match or even beat Sellers on the laptimes. IMSA therefore opted to upgrade him to Gold ranked driver in 2019, and that, according to the team, hit the nail on the head, and he opted to leave the sries.
In his own eyes, he is just a business man, who drives a bit of racing car during the weekends. He might be right about that, but he’s a lightning fast gentleman driver.
The IMSA series has really looked to eliminate the so called “Fake Silvers” – i.e. the drivers who can match the Gold drivers. Drivers like Katherine Legge has be upgraded from Silver to Gold again, after she some years ago successfully got downgraded. But that will no longer happen in 2019.
Paul Miller Racing has sent out a press release, using very strong words with their views of the new Gold ranking for Snow, and even though they have tried to convince IMSA about leaving him as Silver, their prayers haven’t been heard.
The team will announce their 2019 programme shortly.