Corvette Racing Driver Profile: Tommy Milner

Tommy Milner Drives: No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R

Co-drivers: Oliver Gavin, Richard Westbrook (endurance races)

Birthdate: Jan. 28, 1986

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Residence: Lake Mary, Fla.

Family: Single

Notable: Second-generation racer joined Corvette Racing in 2011 as full-season driver in No. 3 Corvette C6.R; scored first Le Mans win in 2011; finished third in ALMS GT championship 2010

 

American Le Mans Series Career Record

Year

Starts

Wins

Fast Qualifier

Notes

2006

10

0

0

 

2007

12

0

0

 

2008

11

0

0

 

2009

10

0

0

 

2010

9

0

0

3rd in GT championship

2011

9

0

0

9th in GT championship

Total

61

0

0

 

 

24 Hours of Le Mans Record

Year

Finish

Class

Car

Co-drivers

2006

Ret.

GT2

Panoz Esperante

Jeannette, Maxwell

2007

Ret.

GT2

Panoz Esperante

Kimber-Smith, Watts

2011

1st

GTE Pro

Corvette C6.R

Beretta, Garcia

 

Career Highlights

  • 2000-02: Karting

  • 2003: Competed in Panoz GT Pro Series, Jim Russell Racing School

  • 2004: Won Formula BMW Junior scholarship, eighth overall and fourth in rookie standings; drove for PTG in Grand-Am, won GT at California Speedway

  • 2005: Sixth in Grand-Am GT championship with three wins (Laguna Seca, Mid-Ohio, Virginia)

  • 2006: Started 10 ALMS races in rookie season with Panoz Team PTG in GT2 class, finished fourth at Mosport and Road Atlanta, fifth at Laguna Seca

  • 2007: Drove Rahal-Letterman Porsche to third-place GT2 finishes at Road America, Mosport, Road Atlanta, and Laguna Seca

  • 2008: Raced for Panoz Team PTG in 11 ALMS rounds in GT2 class, best finish third in Laguna Seca season finale

  • 2009: Joined Rahal Letterman BMW team, scored eight top-10 and five podium finishes; second in St. Petersburg, Road America and Road Atlanta, third in Long Beach and Mid-Ohio

  • 2010: Third in GT standings with Rahal Letterman team; runner-up in class at Sebring, Salt Lake City, and Lime Rock, third in Long Beach, Mid-Ohio, and Mosport

  • 2011: Won GTE-Pro class at 24 Hours of Le Mans in first appearance with Corvette Racing with co-drivers Olivier Beretta and Antonio Garcia; third in season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, finished ninth in ALMS GT championship.

 

Tommy Milner, 26, of Lake Mary, Fla., joined Corvette Racing in 2011 as a full-season driver in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R. He quickly realized his potential by winning the GTE Pro class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with co-drivers Olivier Beretta and Antonio Garcia. Milner made the pass for the lead and then completed his stint in treacherous wet conditions before handing off to Garcia for the final laps.

A second-generation racer, Milner is the son of noted team owner Tom Milner. He has competed in formula and sports car series with distinction. He has driven for factory-affiliated teams representing Panoz, Porsche, and BMW, and has competed three times in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, winning the GTE-Pro class at Le Mans in 2011 in his first appearance with Corvette Racing. He finished third in the ALMS GT driver championship in 2010 and ninth in 2011. Milner was on the podium in his first race with Corvette Racing after a third-place finish in the season-opening Sebring 12-hour race.

"When you look at sports car racing over the last 10 years, the biggest name in GT racing has to be Corvette," Milner said. "With all of the team's victories in Le Mans and the success they've had here in America, Corvette Racing has a history of winning. To have the opportunity to be a part of the Corvette program at this point in my career is very exciting. The work that the team has done gives me a lot of confidence. Everyone at Corvette Racing is looking toward our ultimate goals - winning races, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and winning the ALMS GT championship."