Dalziel, Mills, Aschenbach Score Wins in Rain-Shortened Mid-Ohio Round 11
August 2, 2014 / LEXINGTON, Ohio – Ryan Dalziel, Michael Mills and Lawson Aschenbach have taken GT, GT-A and GTS victories in a rain-shortened Round 11 of the Pirelli World Challenge season, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge Presented by StopTech.
In what was the reverse of Friday’s Touring Car race, the weather conditions shifted from dry to wet, and intensifying rain forced the early conclusion to what had been a scheduled 50-minute timed race. Once the rain hit, course conditions shifted from yellow to red and checkered, and the race declared final by Race Control after a race time of 35 minutes and 55.908 seconds. The last completed lap was Lap 19.
Dalziel, of Winter Park, Fla., started fourth in the No. 31 EFFORT Racing Porsche GT3 R but advanced into third right off the line behind polesitter Mike Skeen, of Charlotte, N.C., in the No. 2 Hawk Performance Audi R8 Ultra and Johnny O’Connell, of Flowery Branch, Ga., in the No. 3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac CTS-V.R, who’d made a dynamic start from seventh up to second. O’Connell’s start, fittingly, was named the Cadillac CTS-V Move of the Race.
Before the race had too much chance to get going, a multicar accident involving Marcelo Hahn, Craig Capaldi and Mitch Landry, among others, forced the race to go under caution on the first lap. The near-50 car field had made it away cleanly through Turn 1 following the standing start.
On Lap 6 the race resumed with Skeen in the lead and Dalziel able to make the move on O’Connell for second, exiting Turn 1.
The top three were able to continue their battle from there, Skeen ahead of Dalziel with O’Connell close, before rain hit the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with just over 15 minutes remaining.
The rain prompted a full-course caution on Lap 17, and also affected strategies. O’Connell and Skeen took the opportunity to pit for rain tires, while Dalziel, who was making his first start this season, gambled that the race would not resume.
As the rain progressed from a steady rain to a near downpour, Race Control determined the course was unsafe to continue racing. Dalziel was in the lead at the time the course conditions shifted, with Lap 19 confirmed as the last completed lap. The win is Dalziel’s first in Pirelli World Challenge.
“We figured we’d won but just needed confirmation, and I was wondering what would happen to Skeen,” Dalziel said. “We stayed out despite the conditions; it’s a shame to finish like that. Hopefully I didn’t make myself look too bad and I’m really thankful for EFFORT Racing providing the opportunity. It’s difficult to jump between an HPD and a Porsche GT3 R.”
He added of the start and his battle: “The McLarens (Alex Figge and Robert Thorne) got a bad getaway, and I got a great start. Johnny was right on my rear. I like racing with Johnny, as he’s always clean. We were starting to chip away at Mike. The strength of this car is the tires over a run; unfortunately the end occurred under yellow and we didn’t get a chance to hunt Skeen down for the win on track.”
O’Connell was classified second with Skeen third. O’Connell will add to his points lead after finishing ahead of his top title rival.
Anthony Lazzaro, of Atlanta, Ga., in the No. 61 R. Ferri Motorsports Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 and Andrew Palmer, of Chicago, in the No. 21 GMG Racing Audi R8 Ultra, rounded out the top five.
In GT-A, Mills, of Angleton, Texas, secured his third win of the season in the No. 41 EFFORT Racing Porsche GT3 R and second in a row. It also meant EFFORT Racing scored its first double victory in Pirelli World Challenge, and is the second team to do so this season (R. Ferri Motorsports also won GT and GT-A at Round 3 at Barber).
Mills made the winning move with a pass on fastest GT-A qualifier Albert von Thurn und Taxis, of Regensburg, Germany, in the No. 24 Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 just before the second yellow flag.
“I was patient with Albert and the conditions were changing,” Mills said. “We got rain in some parts and not others. I watched where he was weak and got underneath him in 1. He was a gentleman about it, and that was the end of it. It’s awesome for Jim (Taggart) and I, for Ryan (Dalziel) to get a win; it’s a great day for Porsche, great day for EFFORT.”
In his return to Pirelli World Challenge, Jim Taggart, of Cary, N.C. finished second in GT-A in the No. 7 Absolut/Porsche Porsche GT3 R with von Thurn und Taxis down to third, but still on the podium.
Prior class points leader Henrik Hedman, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., in the No. 10 DragonSpeed Ferrari 458 Italia GT3, finished eighth among GT-A classified drivers and thus Mills should move to the GT-A points lead following this race.
GTS was more of a straightforward affair with Aschenbach, in the No. 1 Blackdog Speed Shop Chevrolet Camaro, able to control the race from pole position en route to his second win of the season.
“I could tell at the start that the rain was coming, and it was a matter of when not if,” Aschenbach said. “I got a clean run off the line, then got some GT cars in-between, the gap came and we just had to maintain it. Hats off to Blackdog Speed Shop and this Chevy Camaro; we’re pumped to get our season back on track.”
Second after starting fourth was Alec Udell, of The Woodlands, Texas in the No. 17 Watson Racing/MDG Ford Mustang Boss 302S while third was Nic Jonsson, of Buford, Ga., in the No. 36 DonorsChoose.org Kia Optima.
Jonsson led home Kia Racing/Kinetic Motorsports teammate Mark Wilkins, of Toronto, in the No. 38 PutOnTheBrakes.org Kia Optima. In his first start of the season, Joey Atterbury, of Rochester, N.Y., made a nice charge from 11th on the grid up to fifth in the No. 33 Capaldi Racing/Ford Racing Ford Mustang Boss 302S.
One of Atterbury’s teammates at Capaldi Racing was in a race for charity during race one of the weekend at Mid-Ohio. Pirelli World Challenge President/CEO Scott Bove, of Conifer, Col., made his first series start since Austin last year in the No. 55 Special Operations Warrior Foundation Ford Mustang Boss. Bove completed 12 laps and advanced five positions from a GTS starting position of 25th up to 20th in class by the checkered flag. Bove and Austin Cindric, of Mooresville, N.C., are racing this weekend in support of SOWF to raise awareness and funding.
Of note, James Sofronas, of Villa Park, Calif., took home the Invisible Glass Clean Pass of the Race award with a move on Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton, Fla., for sixth place. Sofronas, in the No. 14 Spyder/The Thermal Club Audi R8 Ultra, finished sixth with Pilgrim, in the No. 8 Cadillac Racing Cadillac CTS-V.R seventh in GT.
Also of note, Larry Funk, of Oberlin, Ohio, was the Sunoco Hard Charger after starting 21st in GTS and then ending eighth in the No. 22 Business Advisory Services BMW M3. Jay Matus, of Houston, took home the Optima Batteries Best Standing Start with a gain of seven positions off the start in the No. 71 VP Fuels Porsche 996. Matus finished 15th in the GTS class.
Results and points are provisional until posted as final. By virtue of setting the fastest race laps, Dalziel (GT) and Aschenbach (GTS) will have the pole positions for Sunday’s Round 12.
Tomorrow’s Round 12 is scheduled to go green at 1:35 p.m. ET, with live streaming set to begin on www.world-challengetv.com at 1:15 p.m. ET.
LEXINGTON, OH – Results from Saturday’s 19-lap 42.902 mile Pirelli World Challenge GT/GTS Round 11 race, part of the Mid Ohio Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, with finishing position, class, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, car, laps and reason out (if any).
1. GT, (4), Ryan Dalziel, Winter Park, Fla., Porsche GT3R, 19.
2. GT, (7), Johnny O’Connell, Flowery Branch, Ga., Cadillac CTS-V R, 19, -1.347.
3. GT, (1), Mike Skeen, Charlotte, N.C., Audi R8 Ultra, 19, -1.396.
4. GT, (5), Anthony Lazzaro, Atlanta, Ga., Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia, 19, -4.612.
5. GT, (8), Andrew Palmer, Chicago, Ill., Audi R8 Ultra, 19, -5.718.
6. GT, (10), James Sofronas, Villa Park, Calif., Audi R8 Ultra, 19, -10.596.
7. GT, (9), Andy Pilgrim, Boca Raton, Fla., Cadillac CTS-V R, 19, -10.876.
8. GT, (12), Michael Mills(A), Angleton, Texas, Porsche GT3R, 19, -14.585.
9. GT, (15), Jim Taggart(A), Cary, N.C., Porsche GT3 R, 19, -18.860.
10. GT, (11), Albert von Thurn und Taxis(A), Regensburg, Germany, Lamborghini Gallardo FL2, 19, -21.602.
11. GT, (24), Alex Lloyd, Westfield, Ind., Chevrolet Corvette, 19, -22.073.
12. GT, (6), Butch Leitzinger, State College, Pa., Bentley Continental GT3, 19, -23.847.
13. GT, (20), Bill Ziegler(A), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Audi R8 Ultra, 19, -32.773.
14. GT, (17), Dan Knox(A)(R), Pilot Point, Texas, Dodge Viper SRT GT3-R, 19, -33.134.
15. GT, (19), Alex Welch(A), Englewood, Colo., Audi R8 Ultra, 19, -34.842.
16. GT, (3), Robert Thorne, Littleton, Colo., McLaren 12C GT3, 19, -57.046.
17. GT, (2), Alex Figge, Denver, Colo., McLaren 12C GT3, 19, -1:15.711.
18. GT, (16), Jeff Courtney(A), Milwaukee, Wis., Audi R8 Ultra, 19, -1:16.668.
19. GT, (14), Henrik Hedman(A)(R), Ft Lauderdale, Fla., Ferrari 458 GT3, 19, -1:19.409.
20. GT, (18), Tim Pappas(A), Boston, Mass., Mercedes AMG SLS GT3, 18, -1 lap.
21. GT, (21), Fred Roberts(A), Toronto, Ontario, Dodge Viper Coupe, 18, -1 lap.
22. GT, (22), Walt Bowlin(A), Tarpon Springs, Fla., Audi R8 Ultra, 17, -2 lap.
23. GT, (23), Peter Cunningham, Milwaukee, Wis., Acura TLX-GT, 16, -3 lap.
24. GT, (13), Marcelo Hahn(A), Sao Paulo Brazil, BR, Lamborghini Gallardo FL2, 1, Mech.
25. GT, (25), Bret Curtis(A), Austin, Texas, Audi R8 Ultra, DNS.
1. GTS, (1), Lawson Aschenbach, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Chevrolet Camaro, 19.
2. GTS, (4), Alec Udell, The Woodlands, Texas, Ford MustangBoss302S, 19, -23.352.
3. GTS, (3), Nic Jonsson, Buford, Ga., Kia Optima, 19, -29.081.
4. GTS, (7), Mark Wilkins, Toronto, Ontario, Kia Optima, 19, -31.292.
5. GTS, (11), Joey Atterbury, Rochester, N.Y., Ford MustangBoss302S, 19, -39.186.
6. GTS, (9), Tony Gaples, Libertyville, Ill., Chevrolet Camaro, 19, -40.524.
7. GTS, (13), Nick Esayian, San Diego, Calif., Aston Martin GT4, 19, -42.207.
8. GTS, (21), Larry Funk, Oberlin, Ohio, BMW M3, 19, -2:03.461.
9. GTS, (2), Andy Lee, Colorado Springs, Colo., Chevrolet Camaro, 19, -3:00.482.
10. GTS, (24), Buz McCall, Boca Raton, Fla., Porsche Cayman S, 18, -1 lap.
11. GTS, (6), Dean Martin, Westland, Mich., Ford MustangBoss302S, 18, -1 lap.
12. GTS, (8), Jack Roush Jr, Livonia, Mich., Ford MustangBoss302R, 18, -1 lap.
13. GTS, (18), Brad Adams, New Orleans, La., Ford MustangBoss302S, 18, -1 lap.
14. GTS, (16), Brian Kleeman, Baltimore, Md., Nissan 370Z, 18, -1 lap.
15. GTS, (27), Jay Matus(R), Houston, Texas, Porsche 996, 17, -2 lap.
16. GTS, (22), Geoff Reeves(R), Cleveland, Ohio, Chevrolet Camaro, 17, -2 lap.
17. GTS, (5), Jack Baldwin, Marietta, Ga., Porsche Cayman S, 15, -4 lap.
18. GTS, (10), Drew Regitz, Denver, Colo., Aston Martin GT4, 15, -4 lap.
19. GTS, (19), Jorge De La Torre(R), McAllen, Texas, Aston Martin GT4, 15, -4 lap.
20. GTS, (26), Scott Bove, Conifer, Colo., Ford Mustang Boss, 12, -7 lap.
21. GTS, (14), Mitch Landry, Lake Charles, La., Ford MustangBoss302S, 1, Crash.
22. GTS, (17), Craig Capaldi, Richmond Township, Mich., Ford MustangBoss302S, 1, Crash.
23. GTS, (20), Ric Bushey, Virginia Beach, Va., Nissan 370Z, 0, Crash.
24. GTS, (23), Robert Stout, Brownsburg, Ind., Scion FR-S, 0, Crash.
25. GTS, (12), BJ Zacharias, Milford, Ohio, Nissan 370Z, DNS.
26. GTS, (15), Mark Klenin, Denver, Colo., Aston Martin GT4, DNS.
27. GTS, (25), Ray Mason, Columbus, Ohio, Subaru WRX-STi, DNS.
Time of race: 35 minutes, 55.908 seconds.
Average speed: 71.639 mph
Margin of victory: 1.347 Seconds (GT); 23.352 Seconds (GTS)
Lap leaders: Laps 1-18, #2 Mike Skeen; laps 19-19, #31 Ryan Dalziel (GT); Laps 1-19, #1 Lawson Aschenbach (GTS)
Fastest race lap: #31 Ryan Dalziel, 1:22.286 (98.787 mph) (GT); #1 Lawson Aschenbach, 1:28.435 (91.918 mph) (GTS)
Fastest qualifier: #2 Mike Skeen, 1:20.725 (100.697 mph) (GT); #1 Lawson Aschenbach, 1:27.557 (92.840 mph) (GTS)
Honda Sweep in TC, TCA, TCB Round 10 as DiMeo, Holbrook, Pelletier Capture Mid-Ohio Wins
August 2, 2014 / LEXINGTON, Ohio – Honda has taken a triple victory in Saturday’s Round 10 of the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car, Touring Car A and Touring Car B-Spec season, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge Presented by StopTech. Following Friday’s race in mixed conditions, Saturday’s produced an exciting, thrilling, non-stop battle from start-to-finish in the 40-minute timed race.
Those who emerged victorious on this occasion included Michael DiMeo, of Toronto, in the No. 71 Grand Alarms Honda Civic Si (TC), Shea Holbrook, of Groveland, Fla., in the No. 67 TRUECar/Lucas Oil/Radium Honda Civic Si (TCA) and Chase Pelletier, of Brampton, Ontario, in the No. 12 ADA/Lilly Diabetes/American Honda Honda Fit (TCB). This marks Honda’s third all-class TC win sweep of the season (Round 1, Barber; Round 5, New Jersey).
DiMeo and Adam Poland, of Mt. Vernon, Texas in the No. 11 Texas Track Works/Eastex Motorsports Mazda MX-5 put on an absolute show in battling for the TC class lead. At some sections of the 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, DiMeo’s car held the edge, while Poland’s Mazda had an advantage in other areas.
In total, the pair swapped the lead six times officially during the 25-lap race, with more unofficial changes due to the lead exchanging hands on the same lap. One of Poland’s moves on DiMeo was awarded the Cadillac CTS-V Move of the Race.
What was set up for a thrilling finish ended two laps shy of the checkered flag as Poland had a brief spin from the lead exiting the left-handed Turn 11 on Lap 24. He ran wide, did a 360-degree pirouette and recovered, but lost the lead to DiMeo. Additionally, Steven Doherty, of Plainfield, Ill., in the No. 94 Nissan/GT Academy/Skullcandy Nissan Altima Coupe, was able to get past as well for second. DiMeo beat Doherty by 5.524 seconds, a misleading margin of victory considering DiMeo and Poland were within mere tenths of a second the first 23 laps. DiMeo expanded on his eighth win of the season after the race.
“That was the most nerve-wracking 40 minutes of my life, but also the most exciting because to go neck-and-neck with another competitor in a different car was awesome,” DiMeo said. “Adam and I traded paint, positions like 10 times. What an awesome race and awesome weekend. I have to dedicate this to Children’s Tumor Foundation, I had to win it for those guys. Second was not good enough today.”
Poland, who sought his second win of the year, was disappointed yet still thankful for the opportunity to wage such a great battle for the win.
“That was a great race,” Poland said. “Thanks to those guys, and Texas Track Works to let me off work. And thank you to Michael DiMeo for the race he put on. Top three is definitely worth it after a race like this.”
Kevin Anderson, of Huntington Station, N.Y. in the No. 23 TechSportRacing.com Mazda RX-8 and Emilee Tominovich, of Laurel, Md., in the No. 19 Chesapeake Electrical Systems, Inc./Charter Financial Group Volkswagen Jetta GLI rounded out the top five.
TCA was more straightforward with Holbrook able to pass Jason Cherry for the lead on Lap 4, and then run comfortably and cleanly on a dry track to secure her fifth win of the season. She also took home the StopTech Brake Late, Finish First award.
The win also provided Holbrook a needed bounce back following late-race disappointment in Friday’s Round 9.
“Mentally I needed something, and the crew got me there,” she said. “For a split second, I was doubting myself. My crew chief Nick Chorley and dad Jeff Holbrook helped me pull it together. I knew I would be strong here in the dry, and I was praying for dry! I put my TRUECar/Lucas Oil/Women’s Sports Foundation/Radium Honda Civic Si on the pole, then went to the win. This again puts us that much closer in the points.”
Ernie Francis Jr., of Dania, Fla., finished second for the second day in a row in the No. 98 Breathless Performance Mazda MX-5. Jason Cherry, of Gambrills, Md., in the No. 13 Autism Society of America/Avpro/Purposeful Architecture Mazda MX-5, was third. Points leader Jason Wolfe, of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, in the No. 36 Wolfe Trucking Kia Forte Koup, was unable to repeat his Friday performance and finished fourth.
While the TC lead battle was intense, the action throughout the top five or six all race in TCB. In all, four drivers exchanged the lead four different times over the TCB 23-lap race.
PJ Groenke, of Toronto, looked to follow up his fourth place in Round 9 with a podium in Round 10, and led the first two laps in the No. 66 Verax.ca/Tundra/Mulligan Gold Honda Fit. But he slid off track exiting Turn 1 later in the race and eventually dropped back.
Points leader Brian Price, of Middletown, Va., in the No. 51 Unlimited Racing/RP Performance Honda Fit then moved to the lead from Laps 3 to 6. Price had started eighth but quickly maneuvered his way to the front following a great start, a gain of seven positions off the line netting him the Optima Batteries Best Standing Start of the race.
Pelletier was able to pass the fellow Honda on Lap 7, before John Heinricy, of Clarkston, Mich., then got past them both by Lap 8 in the No. 35 Matick Chevrolet Chevrolet Sonic.
Heinricy held the lead for four laps but Pelletier, like Heinricy in his first Pirelli World Challenge weekend of the season, was able to get back to the lead on Lap 12 to take home the Invisible Glass Clean Pass of the Race. The young Canadian would not relinquish the lead the rest of the race, en route to his first career series victory.
“It was definitely a challenging race. The first standing start I’ve ever done!” Pelletier said. “Once we got that out of the way, there was a lot of passing, side-by-side driving. Pound out some laps. It was a bit of a challenge, I’m used to open-wheel, so I’m not used to traffic and Touring Cars going by.”
Behind him, Price, in second and 14-year-old Nathan Stacy, of Owasso, Okla. in the No. 14 MDG/Ford Racing Ford Fiesta engaged with Heinricy and Tyler Palmer, of San Diego, Calif., in the No. 37 MINI USA/Mobil 1/Flying L Racing/ThePainter’sFriend.com/Discount Tire Mini Cooper for a fantastic scrap over the remaining podium positions.
Ultimately, Price held on with Stacy third. Stacy, who gained nine spots from start to finish, was the race’s Sunoco Hard Charger. For both drivers, it marked their first visit to the podium since Round 6 in New Jersey, when they finished in the same positions.
“That’s why I picked this class,” Price said. “Everybody raced clean the entire race. There was no touching. It was lead change after lead change, position change after position change.”
Added Stacy, “It was a ton of fun. Best race I’ve had all year. The most trading back and forth. It was so clean. Some bruising, but that’s TCB racing for you.”
Palmer and Heinricy rounded out the top five.
Of note, Dan Goodman, of Erie, Col., ran 22 laps in the No. 00 FIAT USA/Pirelli Tire/SRT Motorsports FIAT 500 and finished 12th in the TCB class. Goodman took over the car driven on Friday by Leo Parente, for the car that raised awareness and funding for Maxton’s Fight.
Results and points are unofficial until posted as final.
Unofficially, DiMeo has extended his lead in the TC class points standings beyond 600 points. Wolfe leads Holbrook in TCA although Holbrook will have gained ground. Price will continue to lead Stacy in TCB, with Palmer falling back after failing finishing behind the two of them.
At the end of the month, the Pirelli World Challenge TC, TCA and TCB heads to Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota for Rounds 11 and 12 of the season, from August 29-31.
LEXINGTON, Ohio – Results from Saturday’s 25-lap 56.45 mile Pirelli World Challenge TC/TCA/TCB Round 10 race, part of the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, with finishing position, class, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, car, laps and reason out (if any).
1. TC, (2), Michael DiMeo(R), Toronto, Ontario, Honda Civic Si, 25.
2. TC, (1), Steven Doherty, Plainfield, Ill., Nissan Altima Coupe, 25, -5.524.
3. TC, (5), Adam Poland(R), Mt. Vernon, Texas, Mazda MX-5, 25, -21.507.
4. TC, (9), Kevin Anderson(R), Huntington Station, N.Y., Mazda RX8, 25, -51.566.
5. TC, (7), Emilee Tominovich(R), Laurel, Md., Volkswagen Jetta GLI, 25, -52.301.
6. TC, (8), Branden Peterson, Breckenridge, Colo., Honda Civic SI, 25, -1:13.829.
7. TC, (4), Tony Rivera, Lake Jackson, Texas, Scion FRS Coupe, 25, -1:14.724.
8. TC, (6), Ron Yarab(R), Youngstown, Ohio, Honda Civic Si, 25, -1:16.759.
9. TC, (3), Bryan Heitkotter, Fresno, Calif., Nissan Altima Coupe, 2, Mech.
1. TCA, (1), Shea Holbrook, Groveland, Fla., Honda Civic Si, 25.
2. TCA, (3), Ernie Francis_Jr, Dania, Fla., MAZDA MX-5, 25, -6.116.
3. TCA, (4), Jason Cherry(R), Gambrills, Md., Mazda MX-5, 24, -1 lap.
4. TCA, (2), Jason Wolfe(R), Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Kia Forte Koup, 24, -1 lap.
1. TCB, (1), Chase Pelletier, Brampton, Ontario, Honda Fit, 23.
2. TCB, (8), Brian Price(R), Middletown, Va., Honda Fit, 23, -5.481.
3. TCB, (11), Nathan Stacy(R), Owassa, Okla., Ford Fiesta, 23, -6.904.
4. TCB, (2), Tyler Palmer, San Diego, Calif., MINI Cooper, 22, -1 lap.
5. TCB, (4), John Heinricy, Clarkston, Mich., Chevrolet Sonic, 22, -1 lap.
6. TCB, (5), Glenn Nixon(R), Mission, British Columbia, MINI Cooper, 22, -1 lap.
7. TCB, (10), Paul Holton(R), Tallahassee, Fla., Honda Fit, 22, -1 lap.
8. TCB, (12), Andrei Kisel(R), N. Vancouver, British Columbia, MINI Cooper, 22, -1 lap.
9. TCB, (3), PJ Groenke, Toronto, Canada, Honda Fit, 22, -1 lap.
10. TCB, (9), Jason Fichter(R), Jupiter, Fla., MINI Cooper, 22, -1 lap.
11. TCB, (7), Tom Noble(R), St. Louis Park, Minn., MINI Cooper, 22, -1 lap.
12. TCB, (13), Dan Goodman, Erie, Colo., Fiat 500, 22, -1 lap.
13. TCB, (6), Austin Snader(R), Fulshear, Texas, FIAT 500, 4, Crash.
Time of race: 40 minutes, 09.289 seconds.
Average speed: 84.348 mph
Margin of victory: 5.524 Seconds (TC); 6.116 Seconds (TCA); 5.481 Seconds (TCB)
Lap leaders: Laps 1-4, #71 Michael DiMeo(R); laps 5-6, #11 Adam Poland(R); laps 7-18, #71 Michael DiMeo(R); laps 19-19, #11 Adam Poland(R); laps 20-20, #71 Michael DiMeo(R); laps 21-23, #11 Adam Poland(R); laps 24-25, #71 Michael DiMeo(R) (TC); Laps 1-1, #36 Jason Wolfe(R); Laps 2-3, #13 Jason Cherry(R); Laps 4-25, #67 Shea Holbrook (TCA); Laps 1-2, #66 PJ Groenke; Laps 3-6, #51 Brian Price(R); Laps 7-7, #12 Chase Pelletier; Laps 8-11, #35 John Heinricy; Laps 12-23, #12 Chase Pelletier 9TCB)
Fastest race lap: #71 Michael DiMeo(R), 1:35.504 (85.114 mph) (TC); #67 Shea Holbrook, 1:38.693 (82.364 mph) (TCA); #12 Chase Pelletier, 1:47.901 (75.335 mph) (TCB)
Fastest qualifier: #94 Steven Doherty, 1:37.850 (83.074 mph) (TC); #67 Shea Holbrook, 1:41.380 (80.181 mph) (TCA); #12 Chase Pelletier, 1:49.352 (74.336 mph) (TCB)
The IndyCar weekend at the Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course is a special one for myself and Mr. Whitesell. It’s a wonderful weekend of gorging ourselves on fried bologna sandwiches, tasty craft beers, and as much racing as you can pack into a 10-hour day. In addition to the Verizon IndyCar Series, the entire Mazda Road to Indy Program which includes Indy