Well, shit. Bad news from Mid-Ohio. An early crash put an end to our dreams of curbstomping Road & Track at this weekend’s American Endurance Racing season finale.
I may be the last person you’d ever want on your endurance racing team. Success in motorsport comes with talent and and experience, and while I’m no stranger to the track—not always in good ways!—I’ve never done any actual wheel-to-wheel racing before. So when I was tapped to race Road &…
While the racing world will no doubt have its eyes turned to Austin, Texas this weekend for the Formula One United States Grand Prix, those in the know will tell you the real action will be at Mid-Ohio! It’s where members of this esteemed publication (and one recurring character) will match wits with the guys from the…
Regan Smith was coming into the last couple turns of today’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio just a tad faster than race leader Alex Tagliani. So, Smith gives Tagliani a little nudge to bump him out of the way, Tagliani went wide and Smith got by. Was it a dirty move, or totally rad? Watch and decide.
Surprise! Jalopnik favorite Andy Lally is making his debut in the Anderson’s Maple Syrup No. 90 Camaro early, but didn’t know for sure that he was going to do the NASCAR Xfinity Series race until the last minute. He’s vastly under-resourced but managed to finish fourteenth in practice anyway.
Don’t ask questions, just do it. Who are you to question Mario Andretti? Fortunately, this S2000 owner and friend of Jalopnik gave the racing legend exactly what he asked for.
There’s a kind of understanding, a kind of awareness you reach whenever you watch racing live that you never really get just from watching TV. It’s happened to me at Formula One, MotoGP, most sports car series, and now after covering the race at Mid-Ohio, I get IndyCar too in a way I didn’t before.
‘Round the outside, ‘round the outside, ‘round the outside.
I’m an unapologetic fan of the Cadillac ATS-V.R GT3-spec racer. It’s my favorite car on the Pirelli World Challenge grid, partly because I like the street ATS-V and partly because American racecars running against vastly more expensive European competitors is one of our proudest traditions. (Also, that batshit crazy …
Until today the long-standing lap record at Mid-Ohio was 1:05.347, set identically by Gil de Ferran in 1999 and Dario Franchitti in 2000. That record was broken today by Scott Dixon. Several times, in fact.
And by “we” I mean me, specifically. I’m here at the legendary Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course all weekend to cover the Honda Indy 200. This is not only the first time I’ve covered an IndyCar race, but the first time I’ve ever been to one, period. I’m pretty excited to be here.
You know how you're just a vulnerable little helmet full of people-meat in an open-wheel race car? Yeah. So, when the field in front of you smacks into each other and disintegrates into Formula Confetti, you're some mix of very lucky and very talented if you can dart through a few holes in the chaos.
Leaving such luxurious destinations like Homestead, Florida and Millville, New Jersey behind, the Grand-Am circus visited Lexington, Ohio for another excellent road course race tucked away in the middle of nowhere.
Our friend Trevor Andrusko was in perfect position to see the #52 Boss Mustang of Rehagen Racing fly off a corner at Mid Ohio. This incredible video and photo from the accident shows precisely how important those long rows of spent Michelins truly are.
She's everywhere these days - Danica Patrick is the Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova of open wheel racing and everyone wants a piece of the moment. Well, maybe except teammate Tony Kanaan and his wife. A quick item at Automobile relays a phone call from Kanaan's pregnant wife after he qualified third and behind…
Earlier this year, Rolex Sports Car Series driver Joey Hand turned his BMW into a bouncing Betty at Mid-Ohio. Thanks to YouTube, we can all count the endos. One, two, three, four, five, six ... [Thanks to Curtis and David for the tips.]