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IMSA sponsor pulls Porsche entry from GTD class

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IMSA sponsor pulls Porsche entry from GTD class
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Aug 18, 2016, 1:42 AM

The WeatherTech-backed Porsche has been withdrawn from the IMSA GT Daytona class over a Balance of Performance dispute.

#22 Alex Job Racing Porsche 991 GT3 R: Cooper MacNeil, Leh Keen
#22 Alex Job Racing Porsche 991 GT3 R: Cooper MacNeil, Leh Keen
Cooper MacNeil, Alex Job Racing

The #22 WeatherTech Porsche, run by Alex Job Racing, is set to miss the remainder of the season after no changes were made to the car’s BoP ahead of next weekend’s round at Virginia International Raceway.

The car’s lead driver is Cooper MacNeil, whose father David MacNeil is the founder and CEO of IMSA series sponsor WeatherTech.

The decision comes midway through a tough season for the younger MacNeil, who currently sits eighth in the GTD standings after struggling with the 911 GT3 R. It also comes right after the team fielded two WeatherTech-backed cars at Road America, MacNeil Senior and Gunnar Jeanette driving the second Porsche.

Alex Job Racing will continue to field the #23 Team Seattle/Heart of Racing Porsche for Mario Farnbacher and Alex Riberas.

A statement from IMSA responded: One of the most significant and defining elements of sports car racing is the variety of cars, brands and technologies within our highly competitive GT categories.

The IMSA Technical Committee was established to professionally manage the complex Balance of Performance (BoP) process to ensure fair and close competition among the many participating brands and teams.  The committee operates with a transparent, data-driven process which closely analyzes both actual race performance and related observation factors.  

We are disappointed the No. 22 car will not be competing at our next event, but remain committed to our ongoing process.

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Series IMSA
Drivers Cooper MacNeil
Author Andrew van Leeuwen