2012 Pirelli World Challenge Series Champion
A four-time class winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and this year’s Pirelli World Challenge series champion in a factory-backed Cadillac CTS-V, Johnny O’Connell began his career in karting and earned multiple titles in open-wheel racing – including Formula Russell (1984 and ’85) and Formula Atlantic (’87) – before settling into a career in the sports car ranks. O’Connell was named IMSA Driver of the Year in his first full season with the Nissan factory team in ’93 and went on to win the GTS class at Le Mans on his debut in ’94. After a season of IndyCar racing in ’96, O’Connell switched to the Panoz sports car team, then joined Corvette Racing in 2001. He earned an overall victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona that year and added three more Le Mans victories and three American Le Mans Series titles to his resume. He also works currently as an analyst for ESPN2's TV coverage of the American Le Mans Series, and is Vice President of the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving.