Johnny O'Connell
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Johnny O'Connell

1962-07-24 (age 59)


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Long, Parente PWC duel continues this weekend at Sonoma

Titles come down to the last rounds like in 2016 with top drivers

Three COTA 60-minute races to determine SprintX championships

Long, Cooper and Parente in tight GT point battle heading to COTA

Mid-Ohio PWC: Parente scores dramatic GT pole

Reigning Pirelli World Challenge GT champion Alvaro Parente waited until the last lap in qualifying at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to capture the pole position over Cadillac’s Michael Cooper and Johnny O’Connell.

Road America PWC: Long beats Fong to extend points lead

Patrick Long’s Wright Motorsports Porsche held off the Absolute Bentley GT3 of Adderly Fong in the second GT race of the weekend to reverse yesterday’s race results, while Johnny O’Connell brought Cadillac a podium.

Competitive PWC season reaches halfway after wild action in all classes including SprintX

Five different SprintX teams/manufacturers win in 5 races; 4 different makes take GTS too

Tough to call veteran O’Connell a “Rookie” this weekend at VIR

Four-time PWC GT champ makes his racing debut at the pretty VIR circuit

Superb SprintX field set for Pirelli World Challenge round

Over 105 entries to battle at the picturesque VIR road circuit this weekend

PWC St Pete: Long capitalises on Parente slip-up for GT win

Porsche’s Patrick Long won round two of the Pirelli World Challenge GTs at St Petersburg on Sunday, benefiting when yesterday’s race winner Alvaro Parente locked up and ran wide at the first corner.

Jordan Taylor, Ricky Taylor to join Cadillac in PWC

Cadillac V-Performance Racing will partner team incumbents Johnny O’Connell and Michael Cooper for the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge with Rolex 24 Hour winners Jordan and Ricky Taylor for the five SprintX races this season. 

Parente grabs GT title after Long’s last-lap clash

K-PAX McLaren driver Alvaro Parente claimed the Pirelli World Challenge GT class championship after Patrick Long ended his chances during a risky maneuver on the race-winning Cadillac of Johnny O’Connell.

O’Connell, Heckert take GT, GTS poles at Laguna Seca

Johnny O’Connell took his first step toward trying to retain his Pirelli World Challenge crown with pole at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

O’Connell: “We’ll need some luck” to win fifth PWC title

Cadillac Racing’s Johnny O’Connell has admitted he’s in a “must-win situation” as he attempts to win his fifth straight Pirelli World Challenge championship this weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

O’Connell doubles up at Sonoma

Cadillac’s Johnny O’Connell earned his second Pirelli World Challenge GT win of the Sonoma race weekend and his third of the season after bursting past the front-row McLarens at the start.

O’Connell beats Cindric after last-lap pass

Four-time Pirelli World Challenge champion Johnny O’Connell made a brave last-lap pass on the polesitting and race-long leading McLaren of Austin Cindric to earn a remarkable victory for Cadillac at Sonoma Raceway.

Cindric edges Parente for second PWC pole

Austin Cindric scored his second pole position of the season at Sonoma Raceway, beating his K-PAX McLaren teammate Alvaro Parente by just six hundredths of a second.

Eversley heads impressive Acura 1-2 at Road America

Ryan Eversley and Peter Cunningham scored a 1-2 finish for the RealTime Racing Acura squad on its home track at Road America on Saturday.

Cooper masters Barber to earn victory for Cadillac

Michael Cooper became the fifth winner in seven races in Pirelli World Challenge’s GT class, after holding off everything Alvaro Parente's McLaren could throw at him.

Parente scores second straight PWC victory

K-PAX McLaren driver Alvaro Parente may have been gifted World Challenge's GT-class Long Beach victory due to a technical infringement by the victorious Cadillac, but today he beat the Caddys fair and square.

Parente takes pole for KPAX McLaren

Alvaro Parente posted the fastest GT time in Saturday's 30-minute qualifying session at the Replay XD Grand Prix of Long Beach presented by Cadillac.

Lewis triumphs again in crash-strewn second GT race at St Pete

Michael Lewis added to his maiden race victory in the GT class of the Pirelli World Challenge with a second win at St Petersburg on Sunday, a race marred by two huge crashes.

Lewis goes flag to flag for maiden GT win at St Petersburg

Michael Lewis dominated the first Pirelli World Challenge GT race on the streets of St Petersburg in his EFFORT Racing Porsche 911, securing his first win in the category.

Johnny O’Connell leads a Cadillac 1-2 at COTA

Johnny O’Connell headed home new teammate Michael Cooper in Round 2 of the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge, at the Nissan Grand Prix of Texas presented by VP Racing Fuels.

College student Michael Cooper set for big jump to World Challenge GT class

As GTS champion teams with 4-time GT champ Johnny O’Connell in Cadillac Racing

World Challenge GT Champion Johnny O’Connell describes his 4th Consecutive Title

Great Comeback Performance for O’Connell and Cadillac Racing after early misfortunes

2015 PWC title “biggest accomplishment of my career,” says O'Connell

Sportscar and GT veteran says winning the Pirelli World Challenge in the first season of the new Cadillac ATS meant even more than Le Mans wins.

World Challenge set to crown 2015 champions at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

The Pirelli World Challenge series makes its first appearance at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca since 2012.

Over 60 World Challenge Drivers getting set to tackle challenging Barber Motorsports Park

This year marks the second consecutive season Pirelli World Challenge competitors will race at Barber.

Beretta wins wild race at Long Beach, Lewis and Thompson score GTA/GTC victories

The caution-marred race became a game of survival, more than a sprint to the finish.

Beretta takes GT pole at Long Beach

Lewis and Thompson Fastest in GTA and GT Cup

Cadillac ATS-V.R drivers O'Connell and Pilgrim headed to Long Beach

Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim ready for concrete confines.

Blancpain GT Series coming to the U.S. in 2016

Deal struck at St. Pete has Pirelli World Challenge racing with Blancpain in Italy in 2016.

World Challenge kicks off 2015 season at the Circuit of The Americas

The series' 26th season kicks off this weekend, over 100 cars are entered for the Nissan Grand Prix of Texas.

International Race of Champions, where art thou?

The 12 car, 12 driver, 4 race dash for cash format championship was a crowd pleaser.

Cadillac reveals ATS-V.R. for 2015 Pirelli World Challenge

Car is built to FIA GT3 specs, allowing for a global program.

Top 10 photos of the week: 2014-09-17

Your weekly dose of top-10 photos from around the world, shot by the award-winning photographers.

Cadillac and O'Connell second at Mid-Ohio

Teammate Pilgrim seventh in rain-drenched GT race,

Cadillac Racing's Pilgrim fifth in Toronto

Pilgrim started his No. 8 Cadillac CTS.V.R from eighth position.

Cadillac Racing's O'Connell third, Pilgrim sixth in Toronto

Race two coming up tomorrow at the Pirelli World Challenge Series Honda Indy Toronto.

Cadillac Racing to start fifth, seventh in Streets of Toronto race

They'll line up for today's race at the Pirelli World Challenge Series Honda Indy Toronto.