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By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio— In a near carbon-copy of last year, an Acura NSX GT3 finished behind a Lexus RC F GT3 for the GT Daytona class win in the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. On a late race restart, Jack Hawksworth navigated his No. 14 AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus to the inside of Mario Farnbacher’s No. 86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura for the GTD class lead coming to The Keyhole. After the British racer completed the pass, the fight was on for theRead More
By FIA FIA Formula One World Championship title leader Valtteri Bottas took top spot in second practice for this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix, narrowly beating Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Vettel topped the morning session in Shanghai using medium compound Pirelli tyres, with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton second and Bottas fifth on soft rubber, but in the FP2 performance runs the Silver Arrows improved, with Bottas eventually edging Vettel by a little under three hundredths of a second and with Hamilton fourth behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. After the teams’ early runs, whichRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer After a year and a half together with Team Joest, Mazda has secured pole position for the 57th Rolex 24 at Daytona. Oliver Jarvis backed up the No. 77’s RT24-P’s performance from the Roar Before the 24 and set a new track record with a fastest lap of 1 minute, 33.685 seconds to average 136.792 mph around the 3.56 mile roval. This broke a 26-year-old record set back in 1993 by P.J. Jones in a Dan Gurney’s All American Racers Toyota. “I think the goal forRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor DETROIT — The weather forecast for Sunday’s Race 2 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix looks like it could be difficult to predict. Takuma Sato is hoping for rain. “Yeah, I hope (it rains),” Sato told Motorsports Tribune. “As long as we’re keeping things safe for everyone else, I think the condition changes are always interesting for the competitors and spectators. Hopefully we can enjoy a great afternoon tomorrow.” Sato delivered his best performance of 2018 for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in Saturday’s first race atRead More

Posted On May 8, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Uncategorized

Acura Charges to Second in GT Daytona at Mid-Ohio

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio — Acura may have won in Prototype but Meyer-Shank Racing nearly made it a two-class victory at the Acura Sports Car Challenge at their home track, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Based in nearby Pataskala, Ohio, the MSR duo of Katherine Legge and Alvaro Parente started fourth in their No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 and after 45 minutes they were 23 seconds behind the class-leading Lexus. However, after Parente got in for his stint later in the race, the NSX came alive and ParenteRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R driver Joao Barbosa will be looking to continue two different winning streaks when the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to action this Sunday in the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio. The two-hour, 40-minute race marks the return of IMSA competition to the historic Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio for the first time since a GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race in 2013. Sunday’s race will be televised live on FS2 beginning at 1Read More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The Japanese Grand Prix was first held all the way back in 1963 as a sports car race, it did not become an official Formula One Grand Prix until 1976 on and has been held 30 times since. The first two grands prix were at Fuji speedway near Tokyo, including the dramatic 1977 title decider where James Hunt won the World Championship over Niki Lauda. The race then dropped off the calendar for 10 years before it moved to its spiritual home of Suzuka Circuit inRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Dallara has begun production on the new 2018 universal aerokits for the Verizon IndyCar Series. After successful tests at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Mid-Ohio, and Iowa Speedway; Tino Belli and his crew have signed off on the first run of kits to be built at the Dallara factory in Speedway, Indiana. The kits will come in super speedway trim (top), road course trim (middle), and short oval trim (bottom) They have 15% less downforce than the current kits from Honda and Chevrolet, and develop much more ofRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer NEWTON, Iowa — For many drivers in the Mazda Road to Indy, ovals are not a type of track that gets regularly tested or raced on. In fact, in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda, there is only one oval on the 14 race schedule: Iowa Speedway. Various teams have tested on the ovals and two drivers new to ovals had a brief taste before heading to Iowa. Cape Motorsports tested series points leader Oliver Askew at Lucas Oil RacewayRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor With Sebastian Vettel’s victory in the Monaco Grand Prix, Scuderia Ferrari snapped a 16 year winless street on the streets of the principality. Much like the last Ferrari victory in Monte Carlo, which Michael Schumacher won in 2001, this was also a one-two for the team, with pole sitter Kimi Raikkonen who came home a disappointed second. It was the team’s first one-two in since the infamous German Grand Prix of 2010, where Felipe Massa who was leading the race a year to the day afterRead More