Mid Ohio Race report

By May 7, 2018IMSA

 

Track:        Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Race:          Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio
Date:          May 6, 2018
No. 6 Acura ARX-05 DPi – Dane Cameron/Juan Pablo Montoya
Start: 2nd
Overall Finish: 2nd
Class Finish: 2nd
Status: Running
Laps Completed: 125/125
Recap:
•Dane Cameron qualified the No. 6 Acura ARX-06 DPi in the second position on Saturday afternoon, just behind his teammate Helio Castroneves.
•When the race began, Cameron fell in behind Castroneves and held the second position until both drivers hit pit road for the first round of pit stops at the 45-minute mark of the two hour and 40 minute race.
•Race strategist Kyle Moyer short-fueled the No. 6 Prototype to gain track position that gave Cameron the lead, which he would hold until pitting at the one hour and 29 minute mark of the race.
 

•In addition to four tires and fuel, Cameron gave way to Juan Pablo Montoya for the rest of the event. Unfortunately the lead was surrendered to Ricky Taylor, who had taken over the driving duties from Castroneves earlier in the event, during the exchange.
•At one point Montoya had a 10-second deficit to his teammate, but he cut that time difference down to under two seconds on a couple of occasions.
•The No. 6 Acura Prototype crossed the finish line in the second position to give the team their highest IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship finish in four races this season, and their second top-five result.