Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time the NASCAR Xfinity Series visited the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Regan Smith took home the victory in dramatic fashion as he moved road course ace Alex Tagliani out of the way in the final corners. Smith won over Tagliani by just over three quarters of a second. There are no past winners entered in this weekend’s race, guaranteeing a different winner for the fourth straight year. Xfinity Series Chase 20 races into the 2016 Xfinity Series Season, there have been 12 differentRead More
By NASCAR Wire Service It’s been 59 races since a full-time Richard Childress Racing NASCAR XFINITY Series driver won a race. The last time a full-time RCR wheelman celebrated in Victory Lane was when Brendan Gaughan triumphed at Kentucky on Sept. 20, 2014, leading a team sweep of the top-three positions. Brian Scott took second, while Ty Dillon finished third. Since Gaughan’s triumph, RCR full-timers have logged five runner-ups. Scott has been replaced in the stable by Sunoco Rookie Brandon Jones, while Gaughan and Dillon still remain. They’ll try toRead More
By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver Hey guys – sorry it’s been a couple of weeks since I have given an update! This summer stretch is really tough on the schedule! It’s been a really solid couple of weeks for our team. We are coming off back-to-back top-10 finishes at Iowa and Watkins Glen. I can’t stress enough how awesome my team is and how much perseverance pays off. I messed up in qualifying at the Glen, flat spotting the tires during my qualifying lap. We had to changeRead More
LEXINGTON, Ohio (Sunday, July 31, 2016) – If there were any questions that Simon Pagenaud was feeling the pressure of the Verizon IndyCar Series title battle, the Team Penske driver answered them emphatically with an aggressive victory at today’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Pagenaud, in the No. 22 PPG Automotive Refinish Chevrolet, banged his way past teammate and primary championship contender Will Power for the deciding pass of the race and drove on to a 4.1620-second victory. Coupled with winning the Verizon P1 Award in qualifying Saturday, Pagenaud extendedRead More
LEXINGTON, Ohio – One year ago, victory in the first of two Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires races at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course cemented Santiago “Santi” Urrutia’s position as championship leader. He went on to clinch the title, plus a Mazda scholarship to facilitate graduation into this year’s Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the next step on the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires. Fast forward 12 months and Urrutia’s hopes of repeating the feat and following in the footsteps of current Verizon IndyCarRead More
LEXINGTON, Ohio – A remarkable streak of 11 consecutive race wins for Team Pelfrey in this year’s Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires finally came to and end today at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course as French rookie Nico Jamin, the winner of the 2015 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, scored an emphatic double victory for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing. Team Pelfrey’s Aaron Telitz, who came into the Royal Purple Pro Mazda Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio weekend tied on points with teammate Pato O’Ward, securedRead More
LEXINGTON, Ohio – Santiago “Santi” Urrutia claimed an emphatic victory for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports w/ Curb-Agajanian in this afternoon’s Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio. The Uruguayan rising star’s third win in his rookie campaign moved him to close within just six points of the lead in this year’s Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship chase. The winner of the top rung on the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires open-wheel development ladder will earn a Mazda scholarship valued at $1M which will guarantee entryRead More

Posted On July 30, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Pagenaud Wins Mid-Ohio Pole with Record Lap

LEXINGTON, Ohio (Saturday, July 30, 2016) – Not even a sore back that nearly kept him out of the race car could prevent Simon Pagenaud from winning another Verizon P1 Award and setting another Verizon IndyCar Series track record. The 2016 championship leader hustled his No. 22 PPG Automotive Refinish Team Penske Chevrolet around the 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 1 minute, 3.8700 seconds (127.271 mph) to edge Team Penske teammate Will Power for the pole position and will lead the 22-car field to start Sunday’s Honda Indy 200Read More
LEXINGTON, Ohio – Anthony Martin, from Perth, Australia, carried on this afternoon from where he left off yesterday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, scoring a second successive victory in the Allied Building Products USF2000 Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio. Martin’s sixth win this year for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing allowed him to stretch his lead in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda to 15 points over teammate Parker Thompson, who finished second. At stake is a substantial Mazda scholarship to move on to the Pro MazdaRead More
LEXINGTON, Ohio – Anthony Martin led from flag to flag to win today’s 12th round of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, the first of three races that will comprise this weekend’s Allied Building Products USF2000 Grand Prix of Ohio. The gifted 21-year-old Australian’s fifth win of the season vaulted him past Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing teammate Parker Thompson in the chase for a Mazda scholarship to progress onto the next step of the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires open-wheel development ladder, theRead More