SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Championships Round Four * American Le Mans At Mid-Ohio Weekend Event/Circuit: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio Woody's Ice Qualifying: Touring Car: Saturday, June 29, 4:40 p.m. (Eastern) GT: ...
SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Championships
Round Four * American Le Mans At Mid-Ohio Weekend
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio
Woody's Ice Qualifying:
Touring Car: Saturday, June 29, 4:40 p.m. (Eastern)
GT: Saturday, June 29, 4:15 p.m. (Eastern)
Green Light: (standing start)
Touring Car: Sunday, June 30, 11:20 a.m. (Eastern)
GT: Sunday, June 30, 8:55 a.m. (Eastern)
GT: 28 laps, 63.224 miles or 50 minutes
Touring Car: 27 laps, 60.966 miles or 50 minutes
Television: All SPEED World Challenge races are broadcast on a tape-delayed basis on SPEED Channel. Initial broadcasts for Touring Car and GT races are back-to-back, beginning Saturday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern). Both races will be re-aired that night at 1:00 and 2:00 a.m. (Eastern).
What to Watch...aside from the action on the track, check out the following things:
For the first time since the Toyota Atlantic Championship changed to a rolling start format in the late 1990s, the standing start returns to Mid-Ohio, with both SPEED GT and Touring Car Championships utilizing the thrilling zero to chaos standing start on the front straight.
RETURN OF THE MICHAEL AND RANDY SHOW
North Olmstead's (Cleveland) Michael Galati and former Dayton resident Randy Pobst have both gone from SCCA Solo II all the way to the lead driving seat on factory sports car racing teams. In the mid-90s, Pobst and Galati ran head to head numerous times for the SCCA Club Racing Valvoline Runoffs National Championship at Mid-Ohio. The two rekindle their rivalry this season for the first time in the World Challenge Championship.
MANUFACTURER BATTLES HEAT UP
In both SPEED GT and Touring Car, six manufacturers have been in point scoring finishing positions this season (top six), including, in GT; Acura, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Porsche and Saleen; and, in Touring Car; Acura, BMW, Honda, Lexus, Mazda and Volkswagen.
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