After completing their initial season together with a podium result at this past weekend’s Petit Le Mans in the No. 27 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, Patrick Dempsey’s and Dempsey Racing’s race competition programs will continue with Porsche the next two years in an expanded and formalized promotional and brand cooperation relationship.
Dempsey Del Piero Racing could have a slightly different look this weekend at Baltimore, as SPEED.com has learned that Patrick Dempsey and business/racing partner Michael Avenatti have parted ways, effective immediately.
The Hollywood actor/racer, who is in the spotlight this week for the debut of his new four-part “Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans” TV documentary, has severed ties with Avenatti, whose company had purchased the bankrupt Tully’s Coffee in January.
Roger Miller, the son of the late founder of Miller Motorsports Park, Larry H. Miller, died Sunday at the age of 45. The unexpected death of Miller, announced today by his family, came just hours after competing in Saturday’s GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at Kansas Speedway.
Miller, who was in his third year of GRAND-AM competition, teamed with Ian James for a 11th place finish in the GS class aboard their Dempsey Racing-prepared Ford Mustang last weekend.
The cause of death has not been released at this time.