Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Tag

By Road to Indy The Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires today unveiled its 2018 calendar of events. The most effective driver development program in the world with over $3.5M in scholarships and awards on offer will continue its momentum at premier road course, street circuit and oval venues in support of the Verizon IndyCar Series. The highly acclaimed platform – comprised of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda – willRead More
By INDYCAR Verizon IndyCar Series driver Sebastien Bourdais has been cleared to resume driving by Dr. Geoffrey Billows, INDYCAR medical director, following his recovery from injuries sustained in a crash during Indianapolis 500 qualifications. Billows said the 38-year-old Frenchman was evaluated by INDYCAR orthopedic consultant Dr. Kevin Scheid on Tuesday and was given clearance to fully return to racing activities. Bourdais was involved in a frightening crash during an Indianapolis 500 qualifying attempt on May 20. The crash left the four-time Indy car champion with fractures in his hip andRead More
By Takuma Sato, Driver Columnist In his sixth column for Motorsports Tribune, Takuma Sato discusses his return to form in the Verizon IndyCar Series round at Mid-Ohio, readying for the ‘Tricky Triangle’ known as Pocono Raceway, the 2018 Indy car and earning a Japanese lifetime achievement award for his performance in winning the 101st Indianapolis 500. Rebounding at Mid-Ohio I was reasonably happy. Obviously, qualifying third and finishing fifth isn’t the perfect scenario, but I was happy to have a strong race. It was a long time since I had a raceRead More

Posted On August 12, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Sam Hornish Dominates En Route to Mid-Ohio Win

By NASCAR Wire Service LEXINGTON, Ohio – Sam Hornish Jr. dominated Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Mid-Ohio Challenge, but his victory was anything but certain until the waning laps of a caution-filled race. Hornish, driving Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford Mustang, earlier had eclipsed his own qualifying record at the 13-turn, 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and edged series rookie Daniel Hemric by 1.335 seconds when the event ultimately went green for the final time with five circuits remaining in the 75-lap distance. The victory was the fifth in the series byRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor On a normal day, Andy Lally can be found driving his No. 93 Acura in the GT Daytona division of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, but from time to time the New York native takes a break from his full-time sports car efforts to try his hand at NASCAR. The road course specialist was called upon once again for this year’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio and Lally did not disappoint, turning in a top-five finish when the checkered flag waved on the Mid-OhioRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer  For Matt Tifft, his first trip to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course resulted in a career best finish of third. Tifft ran towards the front for most of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Mid-Ohio Challenge. Tifft’s No. 19 Akron Community Foundation / Acquire Investment Toyota Camry ran inside the top-five throughout the course of the race. He never challenged for the lead, but ran with eventual race winner Sam Hornish, Jr., Daniel Hemric, and teammate James Davison. Pit strategy kept Tifft outside of the top-10 atRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For just the second time in his career, Michael Annett will pilot the No. 5 Allstate Parts & Service Group Chevrolet Camaro at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. After the race at Watkins Glen, Annett has a comfortable gap over those outside the Playoffs in the NASCAR Xfinity Series heading into the Mid-Ohio Challenge. In Annett’s one start at Mid-Ohio, he started 21st and finished 22nd. In 15 career NASCAR Xfinity Series starts on road courses, he has just one top-10 finish. That came inRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer 20 races into the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, only three of the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars (Justin Allgaier, Ryan Reed, and William Byron three times) have scored victories during the 2017 season. This weekend the NASCAR Xfinity Series travels to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Mid-Ohio Challenge, the 21st race of the season. Sadler continues to lead the Championship Point standings, despite not scoring a win. He leads with 62 points over his JR Motorsports teammate, Byron. The last time the Xfinity Series visitedRead More
By Ryan Norman, Driver Columnist Providing an inside look for the fans, Ryan Norman will be contributing to Motorsports Tribune selectively throughout the 2017 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires season. The 19-year-old Ohio native drives for Andretti Autosport and is in rookie campaign in the Mazda Road to Indy. In this installment, he returns home to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, hangs out with four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon and welcomes one of the all-time classic rock bands to racing. Mid-Ohio is one of my favorite tracks, one of theRead More

Posted On July 29, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Cooper Tires USF2000, Headline News

Thompson Claims Victory at Mid-Ohio

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio — Parker Thompson followed up on a Friday podium in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda with a win in Saturday’s race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Thompson led from the start over Rinus VeeKay with Askew falling from third to fourth as Lucas Kohl got around Askew. Kaylen Frederick also got around Askew, dropping the series points leader to fifth after Askew had an issue with his steering rack during the race. Frederick and Askew got aroundRead More