- November 02, 1977
- United States
- Imsa Sportscar Championship
Andrew Davis is an American racing driver who achieved the most in the sports car racing. He was GT class champion in the 2011 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, driving a Porsche 911 for Brumos Racing, and GS class champion in the 2015 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, driving a Chevrolet Camaro for Stevenson Motorsports. In recent years, his main competition is the IMSA SportsCar Championship with Stevenson Motorsports' Audi R8 LMS.
Born in November 1977, Davis started his racing career in the late 1990s, participating in some single-seater competitions. He made a sports car racing debut in 2001, joining Archangel Motorsport Services in two races with Lola B2K/40-Nissan prototype. He participated at Daytona 24 Hours (DNF) and Petit Le Mans (17th).
In 2002, he returned to Petit Le Mans with Archangel Motorsports' Reynard-Cosworth, not finishing the race. In 2003, David switched to GT cars, participating in two ALMS races in a Ferrari 360 Modena GTC and two Rolex Series races in a Porsche 996 GT3-RS. In 2004, he was still on a part-time schedule, driving Porsche 911 GT3-RS and Crawford DP03-Pontiac for different teams.
In 2005, David joined Baldwin-Tafel Racing and spent his first full season in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, driving the #73 Porsche 996 GT3 RS in the GT class. He was sharing a car with Jim Tafel mostly. Other co-drivers were Jack Baldwin, Robin Liddell, Craig Stanton and James Gue. At Daytona 24 Hours, the #73 Porsche finished 13th overall and 4th in the GT class.
Davis stayed with Tafel Racing for one more season, driving the #73 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup. At Daytona 24h, Jim Tafel was again his co-driver over the season. Scoring one podium, Davis finished 6th in the final classification of GT class. In 2007, his third season with Tafel Racing, he scored no wins or podiums.
For the 2008 Rolex Series season, Davis joined Stevenson Motorsports to drive the #57 Pontiac GXP.R together with Robin Liddell. They were GT class race winners three times, finishing the season second in the points. In the same season, Davis was driving Porsche 997 for Motorsports Technology Group in the Grand-Am Koni Challenge.
In 2009, Davis and Liddell were again among the front-runners in the #57 Pontiac. They won three races and Davis finished third in the final standings of the GT class.
For the 2010 Rolex Series season, the team switched to Chevrolet Camaro GT.R, retaining Davis and Liddel in the #57 car. Jan Magnussen joined them at Daytona 24h, where they finished fourth in the GT class. They won just one race, the season's finale at Miller Motorsports Park, finishing fourth in the final classification.
Although Davis was successful with Stevenson Motorsports, the highlight of his career came in 2011 when he joined Brumos Racing. Driving the #59 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup together with Leh Keen, he was a race winner two times (Watkins Glen, Laguna Seca), winning the GT class championship title with a just 2-point advantage over the closest rivals.
In the same season, Davis had several guest appearances in the American Le Mans Series with Kelly-Moss Motorsports and Black Swan Racing, driving a Porsche 997 GT3 Cup in three races, including Sebring 12 Hours.
Davis stayed with Brumos Racing in 2012, trying to defend his championship title. He was sharing the #59 Porsche with Leh Keen. They scored four podiums, finishing fifth in the points.
Davis and Keen stayed in the #59 Porsche in 2013 but Davis moved to #62 Porsche of Snow Racing/Wright Motorsports in the second part of the season. In total, he participated in seven races and finished 17th in the points with just one podium. He also joined Dempsey Del Piero Racing in few ALMS rounds, including Sebring 12 Hours.
In 2014, Davis became Dempsey Racing's full-time driver in the IMSA United Sports Car Championship but also rejoined Stevenson Motorsports to participate full season in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. In the #27 Porsche 991 GT America, sharing a car with Patrick Dempsey and Joe Foster, Davis was on a podium just once, finishing 19th in the GTD class final standings.
He was more successful in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, winning two races in the #6 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R to finish third in the points of the GS class, behind Trent Hindman and John Edwards.
In 2015, Davis focused on his campaign in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with Stevenson Motorsports, scoring four wins in the #6 Chevrolet Camaro and winning the championship in the GS class, together with Robin Liddell.
In the IMSA Sports Car Championship, he joined Alex Job Racing in endurance races, driving the #22 Porsche 911 GT America in the GTD class. He finished second at Daytona 24 Hours, together with Leh Keen, Cooper MacNeil and Shane van Gisbergen.
In 2016, Davis rejoined Stevenson Motorsports in the premier sports car competition, driving the #6 Audi R8 LMS in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Robin Liddell was his full-time partner and they finished fourth in the final GTD class standings. Their best result was second place at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and Lime Rock Park. In 2016, Davis also contested with Calvert Dynamics in the Pirelli World Challenge, driving a Porsche 911 GT3 R.
In 2017, Lawson Aschenbach joined Davis as a full-time co-driver in the #57 Audi R8. They won just once, at Mosport, finishing seventh in the GTD class points.