IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Qualifying Report – Mid-Ohio
May 4, 2019
Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Race: Acura Sports Car Challenge
Date: May 4, 2019
No. 6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPi – Dane Cameron/Juan Pablo Montoya
Time / Speed: 1:13.563 seconds / 110.500 mph
Driver: Dane Cameron
Time / Speed: 1:10.806 seconds / 114.803 mph
Recap: Acura Team Penske came close to making it two front row lockouts in a row at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during the Saturday afternoon qualifying session for Sunday’s Acura Sports Car Challenge. The duo of Helio Castroneves and Dane Cameron ultimately came up one position short by qualifying in the second and third positions, respectively. For Castroneves it was a great run after damaging his front wing on the first lap when the No. 5 car unexpectedly hit his brakes in front of last year’s pole winner. Cameron, too, was contacted by other competitors, but was able to place his Acura solidly in the field. Both the No. 6 and No. 7 Acura Prototypes will start in prime positions to go for a second-consecutive 1-2 finish in the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio.
Race: The Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio will begin Sunday afternoon at 1:40 pm ET. Race coverage can be seen on the NBC Sports Network and the NBCSN app. Coverage can also be heard on IMSA Radio.
No. 6 Acura ARX-05 DPi – Dane Cameron/Juan Pablo Montoya
Start: 3rd Overall Finish: 3rd Class Finish: 3rd Status: Running Laps Completed: 73/73
- The No. 6 Acura ARX-05 DPi team bounced back from a disappointing start to the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season to score a third-place finish in the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach on Saturday afternoon.
- On Friday afternoon, 2018 Long Beach pole winner, Juan Pablo Montoya, qualified the Acura in the third position.
- Montoya narrowly avoided a costly accident early in the event when the No. 55 Mazda spun just in front of his Acura, but Montoya was able to weather the chaos and settle into the fourth position