Mid-Ohio Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Marcus Ericsson was having a super quiet, yet strong 4th of July at Mid-Ohio. That all changed as his eyes was towards victory in the Honda Indy 200. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be as he wasn’t able to beat Josef Newgarden, losing by 0.8790 seconds. On a day Newgarden owned the competition once again, Ericsson really put the pressure on the Penske competitor. It really transpired after both competitors pitted for the final time on Laps 54-55. Ericsson pitted a lap later than Newgarden, butRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Will Power’s miserable season continued during Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. While battling Scott Dixon for fourth on the Lap 4 restart, contact was made entering Turn 5. It sent Power into a spin, right in front of oncoming traffic. Several drivers were able to avoid the plum of smoke, including Sebastien Bourdais. The same can’t be said for Ed Jones, who crashed into Power. Such collision destroyed Jones’ left front suspension, symbolizing another retirement. Power’s day was also over as this incident ended anyRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Seven races are left in this season’s NTT IndyCar Series campaign with the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course being this weekend’s stop. Among the field of 26, four notable drivers stand out with two returning from injuries. On Tuesday, Felix Rosenqvist was cleared to drive his No. 7 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet after missing the last two races. A day later, Rinus VeeKay got the okay to drive the No. 21 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet. Santino Ferrucci will also make another appearance in the No. 45 RahalRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Rising star Rinus VeeKay of the Netherlands will get a second NTT IndyCar Series test with Ed Carpenter Racing at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course October 15. In August, VeeKay tested for ECR at Portland International Raceway along with Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires champion Oliver Askew, who tested for Chip Ganassi Racing. VeeKay was able to impress ECR to give him another shot due to his pace being on-par or better than most experienced INDYCAR drivers. The 19-year-old said he’s looking forward to Tuesday’sRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Current IMSA and ex-Indy car racer Jack Hawksworth is set to add the NASCAR Xfinity Series on his resume as he’ll drive the No. 18 iK9 Toyota Supra at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The Englishman commented he’s excited to join Joe Gibbs Racing and compete at the 2.258-mile circuit for the first time in a stock car. “I’m excited to be joining the Joe Gibbs Racing team and driving the No. 18 iK9 Toyota Supra this weekend at Mid-Ohio,” said Hawksworth. “It’s a fantastic opportunityRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After being out of the NTT IndyCar Series since 2016, RC Enerson will make his long-awaited return this weekend at in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, driving Carlin’s No. 31 Chevrolet with Lucas Oil School being his primary sponsor. Trevor Carlin, Team Principal for Carlin, commented that after spending time with the team and showcased his potential during INDYCAR Spring Training at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, he felt it made sense having Enerson run an Indy car race. “We’re excited to have RCRead 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 Adam Tate, Associate Editor IndyCar continued its round of tests for the new 2018 universal aerokit at Iowa Speedway this week where test drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia experimented with the Road Course/Short Oval spec car on the 0.894 mile oval. The veteran duo completed 270 laps as they sampled the new kit in various trims to determine a base line set up for next year’s race, where they added and then took downforce off of the cars to find the elusive sweet spot. Like the previous testsRead More

Posted On August 1, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

IndyCar: 2018 Aero Kit Gallery

A gallery of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ new 2018 universal aero kit for road/street and short ovals from the test at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. All photos below are courtesy of INDYCAR. And below, reminder of where we are now for comparison. IndyCar is set to get a lot better looking soon.Read More
By INDYCAR LEXINGTON, Ohio – One thing is certain following another successful test of the new Verizon IndyCar Series universal aero kit: Any misconception of drivers not earning their keep in the cockpit will be put to rest in 2018. The new aero kit – developed by chassis supplier Dallara and set to be used by all competitors next season following three years of manufacturer aero kit competition between Chevrolet and Honda – was put through the paces in the road course/street course/short oval configuration for the first time todayRead More