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Graf and Luhr take wet & wild win

Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr took a step closer to the American Le Mans Series points lead after taking their third victory of the season in a wet and wild race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course today. After qualifying second, Luhr set chase after last year’s race winning Mazda of Guy Smith at the green flag, but was unable to find a way past. He finally made the move after a mid-race yellow flag safety car period – passing...

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All action at Mid-Ohio at half way point

Crashes, a long safety car period, penalties and even a problem for the safety car have been the highlights of the latest round of the American Le Mans Series at Mid-Ohio. Just prior to the half-way mark, LMPC championship leader Gunnar Jeannette was tapped into a spin bringing out a long yellow. Jeannette’s teammate had previously tangled with Eric Lux while battling for the class lead. On the restart with 1 hour, 17 mins to...

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Rain or Shine?

Although it is sunny now at 11:00 a.m., local weather forecasters still see a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms for the 3:30 p.m. start of today’s Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge. “If you know that you are looking at a wet race, there are certain adjustments that you can make like softening the suspension, adding a little more down force, even changing gearing, in addition to switching to wet tires,” said Karl...

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Prototype battles looming large after Prototype qualifying

Tomorrow’s Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge is a looming as a great prototype battle with both the P1 and LMPC classes fighting out a close fought qualifying session today. Dyson Racing backed up their 2010 victory here at Mid-Ohio when pole position today for Guy Smith on board his Mazda-powered Lola. Smith was only .165 of a second faster than Muscle Milk Racing’s Klaus Graf aboard his Aston Martin. Graf and Lucas Luhr won...

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No Slowing BMWs

The early stages of the GT qualifying session at Mid-Ohio saw more numbers at the top of the board than a bingo board gone wild. But after nearly a dozen changes, the top of the chart had a familiar look as the BMWs of Joey Hand 1:20.539 and Dirk Werner 1:20.655 claimed the front row here at the home track for BMW Team RLL. Risi Ferrari’s Jaime Melo claimed third at 1:20.745, followed by Joerg Bergmeister in the Flying Lizard...

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Home (Jon & Clint) Field Advantage

Father-and-son prototype stars Jon and Clint Field are reunited this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Intersport Racing’s home track. While Clint led many laps last year in the P1 class, Intersport Racing are now doing battle as a two-car team in the LMPC class. Jon Field spoke to the Michelin Alley after the first practice at Mid-Ohio this morning. Jon Field – Mid-Ohio Practice by...

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