Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge

Sports Car Challenge of Mid-Ohio
American Le Mans Series
Venue Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
First race 1963
First ALMS race 2001
Duration 2 hours, 45 minutes
Previous names Mid-Ohio 6 Hours
Grand Prix of Ohio
Most wins (driver) Al Holbert (6)
Most wins (team) Holbert Racing (7)
Most wins (manufacturer) Porsche (16)

The Sports Car Challenge of 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 since 2001. Since 2007, the event has been sponsored by Acura, and has taken place on the same weekend as the IndyCar Series' Honda 200.

Results


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

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

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

External links

  • Ultimate Racing History: Mid-Ohio archive
  • Racing Sports Cars: Mid-Ohio archive
  • World Sports Racing Prototypes: IMSA archive
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