Johnny O’Connell

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Johnny O'Connell
HOMETOWN: Flowery Branch, GA
AGE: 54

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Cadillac ATS-V.R GT3

Personal Information

Has two children (Canaan and Kelly), one of whom (Canaan) made his professional racing debut at Pirelli World Challenge TCB Class at MRLS 2016. Lists CTS-V Sedan, Chevrolet Silverado as daily drivers, Italian as his favorite food, O’Reilly Factor as his favorite TV show, Phil Hill as his racing hero and Sebring as his favorite track.

Driving Highlights

Career Highlights: Four–time Pirelli World Challenge GT Driver’s Champion. Winner of Le Mans 24h/GT1 Class 2009. ALMS champion in various classes, 2003, 2004, 2008. Most major wins in sports car racing of any American driver in history (71). Most wins by any General Motors sports–car driver in history (63). Most wins and most podiums by an American driver in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (four wins, nine podiums)

2016: Started 20 GT races recording three wins, 12 top–5s, and 15 top–10s. Finished 4th in driver’s championship.

Previously: Formula Atlantic West,1987–88. American Racing Series 1989. IMSA GTO 1991–95. IRL 1996. PCSR World Sports Car Championship 1997–98. American Le Mans Series 1999–2010. Winner of the Le Mans 24h in the GT1 class 2009, second in American Le Mans Series – GT1 2009. Second in Le Mans 24h – GT1 class 2008, American Le Mans Series champion in the GT1 class 2008. Second in Le Mans 24h – GT1 class 2007, second american Le Mans Series – GT1 2007. Third in American Le Mans Series GTS 2005, second in Le Mans 24h – GT1 class 2005. American Le Mans Series class GTS champion 2004, second in Le Mans 24h – GTS class 2004. American Le Mans Series class GTS champion 2003, third in Le Mans 24h – GTS class 2003. Winner of the Le Mans 24h in the GTS class 2002. Winner of the Le Mans 24h in the GTS class 2001, winner of the Le Mans 24h in the IMSA / GTS class 1994. In 2011, finished second overall in the GT Driver’s Championship with wins at Mid–Ohio in Round 8 and Road Atlanta in Round 12. In 2012, won the GT Driver’s Championship with three wins at St. Petersburg and Detroit. In 2013, won second straight GT Driver’s Championship and helped Cadillac claim second straight Manufacturer’s Championship. In 2014, won third–straight GT Driver’s Championship and helped Cadillac to its third straight Manufacturer’s Championship. In 2015, won fourth–straight GT Driver’s Championship.

YearClassStartsWinsTop-5Top-10Pts. Fin. (T10)
2016GT 20 3 12 15 4
2013 GT 14 5 10 11 1
2012 GT 12 3 9 12 1
2011 GT 12 2 8 12 2
2006 GT 4 0 2 2 -
2004 GT 1 0 0 1 -