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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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The Red Streak

One of the most successful teams in the American Le Mans Series history, Risi Competizione, finds itself in a familiar cycle – and may reach a key milepost here at Mid-Ohio. Top international racing cars typically see a three-to seven-year lifecycle. It starts as the manufacturer designs and produces new cars. The cars are tested, developed and refined in competition, until a peak level of competitive performance is achieved. In...

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Will Mid-Ohio be the Turning Point?

The fifth race of the 2011 American Le Mans Series season takes place this weekend at the 2.258 mile Mid-Ohio circuit. Will the mid-point of the nine race season prove to be the turning point? The Mosport and Long Beach winning Muscle Milk Aston Martin squad finds itself in a championship fight deficit because of an early DNF at the bonus point paying 12 Hours of Sebring. Leading the Prototype title fight are the Mid Ohio defending...

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Mid Ohio 2010 Highlights

The 2010 American Le Man Series round at Mid-Ohio provided some special memories for racers and fans alike. Drayson Racing’s Jonny Coker and Paul Drayson scored their first pole, but hopes were derailed by an early spin. Dyson Racing’s Chris Dyson withstood a late charge by Highcroft Racing’s Simon Pagenaud to score the first ALMS overall race wins for co-driver Guy Smith, Mazda, and isobutanol fuel. The GT category...

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Tight Times reflect Tight Battles

Best lap times from Sunday’s Grand Prix of Mosport reflect just how close the ALMS GT field has become and perhaps the fastest lap isn’t necessarily predictive of the winner. The GT winning #4 Corvette of Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen qualified sixth and posted just the sixth fastest GT lap time. Ironically neither the race winning Muscle Milk Aston Martin of Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf, nor the LMPC winning CORE Autopsort...

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CORE scores first 1-2

Taking the Le Mans Prototype Challenge class victory and fourth place overall was the CORE autosport entry driven by Gunnar Jeannette and Ricardo Gonzalez at Mosport. The Rock Hill, SC-based team celebrated is the first ever 1-2 class finish as driver/team founder Jon Bennett and Frankie Montecalvo claimed second in class and fifth overall. Bennett and Montecalvo bounced back after two unscheduled pit stops, a spin, contact with...

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