Gunnar Jeannette

Birthdate: 5/5/1982
Team: PR1 Motorsports
Birthplace: Palm Beach, FL  United States
Residence: Salt Lake City, UT US

The last few seasons have taken Gunnar all around the Globe.  2012 saw him competing in the World Endurance Championship with a Ferrari 458 GTE.  In 2013 Gunnar & co-driver Frankie Montecalvo finished 3rd in the European LeMans Series GTE class with the RAM Racing 458 Italia.  2014 Saw a return to the US in the new Tudor United Sportscar Series with the PR1/Team Boggy Creek LMPC car.  Several Podium Finishes resulted in 4th in the championship.

Gunnar has a long history at LeMans after becoming the youngest finisher on record in 2000 at the age of 18. Since then the young American has competed at the famed French race 8 times with several class podiums and a best overall finish of 5th with the factory Panoz LMP1 Team. He has raced both in the US & Europe for the Factory Panoz effort and Ford Racing’s sportscar program in addition to several other Private teams. Narrowly missing the inaugural LMPC Championship in 2010 Gunnar came back in 2011 with co-driver Ricardo Gonzalez to claim the title. Gunnar has also recently been involved with the revolutionary Deltawing Program registering the car’s first ever finish at Petit LeMans with partners Nissan & Michelin.

When not driving race cars professionally you can find Gunnar doing various Historic Racing events around the country in everything from early prototypes like a Ferrari 250LM & Porsche 917 to more current cars like Porsche 962s & RS Spyders. While keeping fit, he enjoys cycling, triathlons as well as rock climbing, with the goal of one day climbing the famous El Capitan in Yosemite.  Gunnar also has notched up several thousand skydives & BASE jumps.  After starting skydiving in 2004, Gunnar caught the jumping bug quickly and has participated in multiple world record skydives and flown Wingsuits off cliffs in the 3 different continents. Gunnar has also been featured on MTV, People Magazine, USA Today, and several other local & nationwide publications.