IMSA championship race highlights opening weekend at Mid-Ohio


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Ticket information

Children 12 and under are admitted free (not the grandstands) when accompanied by a ticketed adult, plus free parking is available. General admission is $75 for the weekend, and Grandstand seating is $85 for the weekend ($5 additional for tickets purchased at the gate.). Garage paddock access is free for all spectators during the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio to get a close look at the cars and drivers. Tent and motor home camping is available on site. To order tickets in advance, visit www.midohio.com or by phone at 419-884-4000.

LEXINGTON — The 58th season of racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course gets underway this weekend.

For the second year in a row, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) brings four racing series during its 50th anniversary season. The Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio features the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as Sunday’s headliner. Saturday’s feature race is the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. The other two series to take the track are IMSA Prototype Challenge and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama. Five races in total will take the green flag during the weekend.

Racing/practicing is Friday through Sunday on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn natural terrain road course. There are four left-and nine right turns on the course.

This will be Round 4 of 12 for the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The time race is 2 hours and 40 minutes long on Sunday afternoon. Acura Team Penske took the top two spots in last year’s race. The duo of Ricky Taylor and Helio Castroneves finished first, while Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron’s car placed second. The two cars traded the lead in both the Prototype class and the overall race throughout, with the rest of the pack fighting for third.

Round 3 of 10 of the Mid-Ohio 120, the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge is a 2 hours timed race on Saturday

The Round 2 of 5 for IMSA Prototype Challenge, which will be Round 2 of 5 races, is a 1 hour and 45 minutes timed race on Sunday.

Running on Saturday and Sunday will be rounds 3 and 4, of 16 of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama. These are 45 minute timed races. .

The Acura Sports Car Challenge will be televised live on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) Sunday, May 5 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. There also will be live flag-to-flag streaming of this race on NBCSports.com and on the NBC Sports App in the United States

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Staff report

Ticket information

Children 12 and under are admitted free (not the grandstands) when accompanied by a ticketed adult, plus free parking is available. General admission is $75 for the weekend, and Grandstand seating is $85 for the weekend ($5 additional for tickets purchased at the gate.). Garage paddock access is free for all spectators during the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio to get a close look at the cars and drivers. Tent and motor home camping is available on site. To order tickets in advance, visit www.midohio.com or by phone at 419-884-4000.