column: Mid-Ohio

We knew we could challenge for a podium at Mid-Ohio and we were right! The No. 3 Corvette Racing team did a fantastic job the entire weekend to give us a car that could be at the front, and more importantly, gave us the strategy that got us there.

The MVP of the race for us was definitely our race engineer Kyle Millay. He pitted me earlier than our IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM competitors and, when the stops cycled through, Antonio Garcia was in the lead!

It was a very pleasant surprise to be up at the very front after missing the mark in qualifying.

Setup was kind of a moving target this weekend with the weather changing so drastically hour by hour: rain, fog, cold, heat, humidity, we saw it all!

Unfortunately, we were slightly off on our tire pressures for qualifying, leaving us seventh on the grid.

But, luckily for Antonio and myself, we have someone like Kyle on our team that can make the good calls, as well as the always-incredible pit stops by our Corvette Racing team, that get us up front.

We lost out to the No. 912 Porsche in the latter stages of the race, but held off their team car to cross the line second. The finishing order of this race is also the current standings in the championship. We broke our tie with the No. 911 and now we’re in second all by ourselves and chasing down the No. 912. Just seven points to make up!

The second place finish at Mid-Ohio was definitely good in the championship fight, but we’re still really looking for that win.

We’ve had 12 podium finishes since we last stood on the top step, and while podiums are always great, we’re definitely getting antsy watching other teams finish first.

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