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Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio

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The Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio is a sports car race held annually at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The race began in 1963 as a part of the United States Road Racing Championship. It was part of the IMSA GT Championship from 1972 until 1993, and the American Le Mans Series from 2001 to 2002 and again from 2004 to 2012. From 2007 until 2012 the race took place on the same weekend as the IndyCar Series' Honda 200 and the event was sponsored by Acura from 2007 until 2009 and again in 2018. It was announced in July 2017 that the race would return on May 4-6 2018 as part of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio
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VenueMid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Corporate sponsorAcura
First race1963
First USCC race2018
Duration2 hours 40 minutes
Previous namesMid-Ohio 6 Hours
Grand Prix of Ohio
Most wins (driver)Al Holbert (6)
Most wins (team)Holbert Racing (7)
Most wins (manufacturer)Porsche (16)

ResultsEdit

Year Drivers Team Car Duration/Distance Race Title Report
United States Road Racing Championship
1963   Ken Miles   Temple Buell Shelby Cobra 168 miles (270 km) USRRC Mid-Ohio report
1964   Hap Sharp   Chaparral Cars Chaparral 2A-Chevrolet 168 miles (270 km) USRRC Mid-Ohio report
1965   Hap Sharp   Chaparral Cars Chaparral 2A-Chevrolet 200 miles (320 km) USRRC Mid-Ohio report
1966   Lothar Motschenbacher   Dan Blocker Racing McLaren M1B-Oldsmobile 200 miles (320 km) Buckeye Cup report
1967   Mark Donohue   Roger Penske Lola T70 Mk3B-Chevrolet 200 miles (320 km) Lexington 200 report
1968   Mark Donohue   Roger Penske McLaren M6A-Chevrolet 180 miles (290 km) USRRC Mid-Ohio report
1969

1971
Not held
IMSA GT Championship
1972   Bob Beasley
  Michael Keyser
  Toad Hall Motor Racing Porsche 911 S 6 hours Camel 6 Hour report
1973   Bob Beasley
  Michael Keyser
  Toad Hall Motor Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 6 hours Mid-Ohio 6 Hours report
1974   Al Holbert
  Peter Gregg
  Holbert's Porsche/Audi Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 5 Hours Mid-Ohio Twin 6s report
1975 (June)   Al Holbert   Holbert Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 100 miles (160 km) Mid-Ohio 100 report
1975 (August)   Al Holbert
  Elliot Forbes-Robinson
  Holbert Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 6 Hours Mid-Ohio 6 Hours report
1976 (June)   Michael Keyser Chevrolet Monza 100 miles (160 km) Twin's 200 report
1976 (August)   Jim Busby   Busby Racing Porsche Carrera 3 Hours Mid-Ohio 6 Hours report
1977 (June)   David Hobbs   McLaren North America BMW 320i Turbo 100 miles (160 km) Twin's 200 report
1977 (August)   Peter Gregg   Brumos Porsche Porsche 935 3 Hours Mid-Ohio Twin 3 Hours report
1978   Bill Whittington
  Jim Busby
  Whittington Brothers Racing Porsche 935/77A 250 miles (400 km) Camel GT 250 report
1979   Peter Gregg
  Hurley Haywood
  Peter Gregg Racing Porsche 935/79 250 miles (400 km) Camel GT 250 report
1980 Not held
1981   Brian Redman   Kent-Cooke/Wood Racing Lola T600-Chevrolet 200 miles (320 km) Red Roof Inns GT 200 report
1982 (May)   John Fitzpatrick   John Fitzpatrick Racing Porsche 935 K4 100 miles (160 km) Red Roof Inns Camel GT Sprints report
1982 (Sept)   John Fitzpatrick
  David Hobbs
  John Fitzpatrick Racing Porsche 935 K4 6 hours Lumbermens 6 Hour Camel GT report
1983   Jim Trueman
  Doc Bundy
  Bobby Rahal
  Holbert Racing March 83G-Chevrolet 6 hours Lumbermens 6 Hours report
1984   Al Holbert
  Derek Bell
  Holbert Racing Porsche 962 500 km (310 mi) Lumbermens 500k report
1985   Al Holbert
  Derek Bell
  Holbert Racing Porsche 962 500 km (310 mi) Lumbermens 500k report
1986   Al Holbert
  Derek Bell
  Holbert Racing Porsche 962 500 km (310 mi) IMSA Camel Grand Prix report
1987   Jochen Mass
  Bobby Rahal
  Bayside Disposal Racing Porsche 962 500 km (310 mi) Champion Spark Plug Grand Prix report
1988   Geoff Brabham
  Tom Gloy
  Electramotive Engineering Nissan GTP ZX-T 500 km (310 mi) Nissan Grand Prix of Ohio report
1989   Geoff Brabham
  Chip Robinson
  Electramotive Engineering Nissan GTP ZX-T 500 km (310 mi) Nissan Grand Prix of Ohio report
1990   Geoff Brabham
  Derek Daly
  Nissan Performance Nissan NPT-90 500 km (310 mi) Nissan Grand Prix of Ohio report
1991   Davy Jones   Bud Light/Jaguar Racing Jaguar XJR-16 300 km (190 mi) Nissan Grand Prix of Ohio report
1992   Davy Jones   Bud Light/Jaguar Racing Jaguar XJR-14 2 hours Nissan Grand Prix of Ohio report
1993   Juan Manuel Fangio II   All American Racers Eagle Mk III-Toyota 2 hours Nissan Grand Prix of Ohio report
1994

2000
Not held
American Le Mans Series
2001   David Brabham
  Jan Magnussen
  Panoz Motor Sports Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S 2 Hours, 45 Minutes Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio report
2002   Frank Biela
  Emanuele Pirro
  Audi Sport North America Audi R8 2 Hours, 45 Minutes American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio report
2003 Not held
2004   Marco Werner
  JJ Lehto
  ADT Champion Racing Audi R8 2 Hours, 45 Minutes American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio report
2005   Butch Leitzinger
  James Weaver
  Dyson Racing Lola EX257-AER 2 Hours, 45 Minutes American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio report
2006   Timo Bernhard
  Romain Dumas
  Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder 2 Hours, 45 Minutes American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio report
2007   Timo Bernhard
  Romain Dumas
  Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder Evo 2 Hours, 45 Minutes Acura Sports Car Challenge of Mid-Ohio report
2008   Marco Werner
  Lucas Luhr
  Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI 2 Hours, 45 Minutes Acura Sports Car Challenge of Mid-Ohio report
2009   Gil de Ferran
  Simon Pagenaud
  de Ferran Motorsports Acura ARX-02a 2 Hours, 45 Minutes Acura Sports Car Challenge of Mid-Ohio report
2010   Chris Dyson
  Guy Smith
  Dyson Racing Team Lola B09/86 2 Hours, 45 Minutes Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge report
2011   Lucas Luhr
  Klaus Graf
  Muscle Milk Aston Martin Racing Lola-Aston Martin B08/62 2 Hours, 45 Minutes Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge report
2012   Klaus Graf
  Lucas Luhr
  Muscle Milk Pickett Racing HPD ARX-03a 2 Hours, 45 Minutes Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge report
2013 Not held
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
2014

2017
Not held
2018   Hélio Castroneves
  Ricky Taylor
  Acura Team Penske Acura ARX-05 2 Hours, 40 Minutes Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio report[1]
2019   Dane Cameron
  Juan Pablo Montoya
  Acura Team Penske Acura ARX-05 2 Hours, 40 Minutes Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio report

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official Race Results" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-12-09. Retrieved 2018-09-24.

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