Tommy Milner (born January 28, 1986),[1][failed verification] is an American GM factory racing and test driver, also currently employed full-time in Corvette Racing. He is also the co-owner of PRIVATE LABEL Team Hype E-Sports team on iRacing.[2] He was featured in 2011 racing video game Shift 2: Unleashed.[3]

Early life

Milner was born on 28 January 1986.[1] His passion for racing started when he would watch and observe his father's racing team, currently known as PTG Racing Inc.[4][2] Milner even states:

Always in the summertime, when I was off school I’d go up to the shop almost every day and I’d just kind of hang out at the shop there and interact with all the crew guys and ride around all the pit equipment around the parking lot and stuff like that. It was fun being there. The crew guys were fun to hang out with always and it was cool to be around the race team.[4]

At a young age, Milner would test and consult amateur racing game mods, whom of which are now the founders of Slightly Mad Studios.[5]

Career

Milner started karting at the age of 14 and began his career as a sports car driver in the 2004 and 2005 Grand-Am seasons. He drove for Panoz in 2006 and 2008 and for Rahal Letterman Racing in 2007, 2009 and 2010 in the American Le Mans Series. In 2010 he finished 3rd in the GT Driver's Championship. In 2011, he decided to make the switch to Corvette Racing. In addition to driving for Corvette Racing, he also drove for Team Need for Speed Schubert at the 2011 24 Hours of Nürburgring.[6] Currently he drives the Chevrolet Corvette C8.R with co-driver Jordan Taylor.

The highlight of Milner's career so far is a class victory at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans driving a Chevrolet Corvette C6.R with teammates Antonio García and Olivier Beretta.[7] He also won his first American Le Mans Series race at the 2012 American Le Mans Series at Long Beach.[8] In 2013 he took his first-class victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring. He also achieved a class victory at the 2022 6 Hours of Monza driving the Chevrolet Corvette C8.R with co-driver Nick Tandy.

Personal life

Milner is currently married and has one daughter. He resides in Ashton, Virginia.[2]

Racing record

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2006 Canada Multimatic Motorsport Team Panoz United States Gunnar Jeannette
Canada Scott Maxwell
Panoz Esperante GT-LM GT2 34 DNF DNF
2007 United Kingdom Team LNT United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith
United Kingdom Danny Watts
Panoz Esperante GT-LM GT2 60 DNF DNF
2011 United States Corvette Racing Monaco Olivier Beretta
Spain Antonio García
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GTE
Pro
314 11th 1st
2012 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GTE
Pro
215 NC NC
2013 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GTE
Pro
309 22nd 7th
2014 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R GTE
Pro
333 20th 4th
2015 United States Corvette Racing-GM United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R GTE
Pro
337 17th 1st
2016 United States Corvette Racing - GM United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R GTE
Pro
219 DNF DNF
2017 United States Corvette Racing - GM Switzerland Marcel Fässler
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R GTE
Pro
335 24th 8th
2018 United States Corvette Racing - GM Switzerland Marcel Fässler
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R GTE
Pro
259 DNF DNF
2019 United States Corvette Racing Switzerland Marcel Fässler
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R GTE
Pro
82 DNF DNF
2021 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Alexander Sims
United Kingdom Nick Tandy
Chevrolet Corvette C8.R GTE
Pro
313 44th 6th
2022 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Alexander Sims
United Kingdom Nick Tandy
Chevrolet Corvette C8.R GTE
Pro
260 DNF DNF

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos. Points
2014 Corvette Racing GTLM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Chevrolet 5.5 V8 DAY
5
SEB
6
LBH
3
LGA
5
WGL
4
MOS
6
IMS
5
ELK
7
VIR
9
COA
10
PET
4
10th 291
2015 Corvette Racing GTLM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Chevrolet 5.5 V8 DAY
3
SEB
9
LBH
7
LGA
6
WGL
7
MOS
5
ELK
7
VIR
8
COA
8
PET
3
8th 261
2016 Corvette Racing GTLM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Chevrolet 5.5 V8 DAY
1
SEB
1
LBH
2
LGA
7
WGL
4
MOS
2
LIM
1
ELK
1
VIR
9
COA
5
PET
3
1st 345
2017 Corvette Racing GTLM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Chevrolet LT5.5 5.5 V8 DAY
9
SEB
10
LBH
1
COA
7
WGL
5
MOS
8
LIM
8
ELK
5
VIR
6
LGA
9
PET
4
8th 276
2018 Corvette Racing GTLM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Chevrolet LT5.5 5.5 V8 DAY
4
SEB
6
LBH
1
MOH
8
WGL
5
MOS
3
LIM
4
ELK
2
VIR
6
LGA
5
PET
2
3rd 310
2019 Corvette Racing GTLM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Chevrolet LT5.5 5.5 V8 DAY
8
SEB
8
LBH
3
MDO
8
WGL
8
MOS
LIM
ELK
6
VIR
4
LGA
4
PET
7
11th 227
2020 Corvette Racing GTLM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Chevrolet 5.5 L V8 DAY
7
DAY
5
SEB
1
ELK
2
VIR
4
ATL
2
MDO
2
CLT
4
PET
4
LGA
6
SEB
6
3rd 315
2021 Corvette Racing GTLM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Chevrolet 5.5 L V8 DAY
2
SEB
5
DET
1†
WGL
4
WGL
2
LIM
2
ELK
3
LGA
1
LBH
1
VIR
1
PET
4
2nd 3448
2022 Corvette Racing GTD Pro Chevrolet Corvette C8.R GTD Chevrolet 5.5 L V8 DAY
10
SEB
LBH
LGA
WGL
MOS
LIM
ELK
VIR
PET
35th 234
2023 Corvette Racing GTD Pro Chevrolet Corvette C8.R GTD Chevrolet 5.5 L V8 DAY
2
SEB
LBH
MON
WGL
MOS
LIM
ELK
VIR
IMS PET
-* 0*

* Season still in progress.


Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2022 Corvette Racing LMGTE Pro Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Chevrolet 5.5 L V8 SEB
2
SPA
4
LMS
Ret
MNZ
1
FUJ
5
BHR
2
6th 102

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