The Alley

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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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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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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Muscle men make amends at Mosport

The Muscle Milk Aston Martin team and drivers Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr persevered through “a roller coaster weekend” to claim the victory for MICHELIN in the Grand Prix of Mosport, the fourth stop of the 2011 American Le Mans Series season. Graf and Luhr set the fastest time in Thursday testing and led the Friday morning official practice only to damage the right side and rear of the team’s Aston Martin Lola in a...

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