Mid-Ohio Tag

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Author’s note: This is part of a 10-part series discussing tracks around the world that I feel would be a good fit for the Verizon IndyCar Series. The opinions here are expressed solely of the author and not necessarily of the Motorsports Tribune. IndyCar has a presence in Ohio right now with it’s annual trip to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, but an even bigger presence was felt when the Champ Car World Series raced at the Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio. The grandRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer Penske Racing’s Simon Pagenaud returned to the winners circle for the first time since early May, taking the win at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid Ohio in the Verizon IndyCar Series. In doing so, he has once again established himself as the man to beat for the 2016 championship. Let’s examine a few of the story lines coming out of the race weekend. 1 ) A Championship Caliber Drive Simon Pagenaud began the season strong and took a large advantage in the standings, butRead More

Posted On August 15, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Xfinity

Regan Smith pulls last lap move for XFINITY win at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio—What a difference a week makes. After experiencing pure frustration last weekend at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, Regan Smith answered his second road course race of the season with a bump-and-run on leader Alex Tagliani in the second-to-last corner on the last lap to score his first NASCAR XFINITY Series win of the season in Saturday’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The short-track-like move ended a 52-race winless streak for Smith driving the No. 7 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports. “These guys work their butts offRead More
Hometown boy Graham Rahal kept his championship hopes alive with a perfectly strategised race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Rahal was looking to finish inside the top 5 as the race entered its final stages. Prior to that, the leader board was shuffled as a handful of yellow flags brought several drivers to the front. Scott Dixon got a jump on the field at the start and built up a big lead over the course of the opening stint. A curveball was thrown when the race’s second full courseRead More

Posted On August 1, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Headline News, IndyCar

Dixon dominates Mid-Ohio qualifying

LEXINGTON, Ohio (Aug. 1, 2015) – Scott Dixon shattered a 16-year-old track record on the way to earning the Verizon P1 Award for Sunday’s 90-lap Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. This marks the fourth track record that has been broken during the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season, which in addition to Mid-Ohio includes events at St. Petersburg, Long Beach and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Dixon, who won at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2014 after starting at the rear of the 22-car grid, recorded a best lap ofRead More
On the back on thrilling races, growing TV audiences and more than a bit of controversy, IndyCar is moving forward with a surefire hit at Mid-Ohio. On board LED panels that give real time race information to the fans. The 8 inch by 7 inch panels will sit on either side of the airbox just below the on board camera. Tested at Barber Motorsports park in April, the panels will display where each car sits in the running order and will automatically update each time a car passes timing andRead More