Cadillac Racing Wins Pirelli World Challenge SprintX Championship

Michael Cooper and Jordan Taylor took home the Pirelli World Challenge SprintX Championship this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas.

The weekend at COTA was challenging for the duo. The first of three races happened on Friday night when they had a makeup race for the rained out event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park event in May. They were able to finish fourth. On Saturday, the pair drove to a sixth place finish and in today’s

On Saturday, the pair drove to a sixth place finish, while on Sunday their race was over on the first lap when Jordan was collected as colateral in someone else’s accident.

“This is my third Pirelli World Challenge championship,” Cooper said. “This is from tons of hard work by the Cadillac Racing team. This year kicked off in Virginia with a battery failure. The team was able to get it changed and we went back out on the lead lap and we came back to finish on the podium that day. It was amazing. It was good consistent driving by Jordan and myself all year that made all of the difference. We never had the overall fastest car, just great team work and keeping the Cadillac on track.”

“This is my first GT championship to go along with my Grand-Am Prototype type championship,” said Jordan Taylor. “It was under tough circumstances today, thankfully we built up enough points where it didn’t matter. Michael and I, I think, drove very well together all year. We liked a similar set-up in the car and in this type of racing synergy that wins championships. We may have not had the fastest car, but the team’s great preparation and the consistent results accomplished by no mistakes and failures makes it a great season. We are happy to win it for everyone at Cadillac.”

The Pirelli World Challenge Series will travel to Sonoma Raceway for the final race of the season, on September 15-17.