IMSA at Mid-Ohio: A First Visit to Remember

The "Jefe" Beck

The annual IMSA race, otherwise known as the Acura Sports Car Challenge, in Lexington, Ohio was my first in-person race experience...and boy was I pleased! We purchased a Sunday-only pass, in which three races took place. The prototype challenge (think concept cars), the MX-5 Cup (always a banger), and of course the main event with IMSA, including Daytona Prototypes, LeMans Prototypes, and GTD cars.

 

First came the prototypes, and boy were they fast!!

Donate to 12oz Sports LLC

Help support 12oz Sports LLC by donating or sharing with your friends.

 

Next came the MX-5 Cup, a league of strictly MX-5 beauties that when they come down the straight away, just think of a million buzzing bees!

 

Unfortunately, the camera wasn't juiced up when a major crash happened right in front of us (common in MX-5 Cup), but here is another clip of the buzzing bees before we recap the main event...

Now on to the main event, and oh what a spectacle it is! Three classes, all different speeds, mixed in together makes for oftentimes heavy traffic and classic racing. Like this clip here, courtesy of IMSA Twitter:

IMSA on Twitter: "This battle for the lead in DPi 🥵🥵🥵 #IMSA / #IMSAatMO / @Mid_Ohio pic.twitter.com/9J6P8It2iX / Twitter"

This battle for the lead in DPi 🥵🥵🥵 #IMSA / #IMSAatMO / @Mid_Ohio pic.twitter.com/9J6P8It2iX

 

 

And here was the exciting finish!!

IMSA on Twitter: "What. An. Ending.#IMSA / #IMSAatMO / @Mid_Ohio / @Acura pic.twitter.com/zjMKs3HXN1 / Twitter"

What. An. Ending.#IMSA / #IMSAatMO / @Mid_Ohio / @Acura pic.twitter.com/zjMKs3HXN1

 

I highly recommend attending an IMSA race if you ever get the chance, and you definitely should visit the Mid-Ohio Race Complex. Camping areas along the outside of the track make for long-lasting memories, and who wouldn't want to be enjoying their morning coffee and eggs by the fire while a Lamborghini goes screaming by?

Here are some of the other videos I shot.

Share This!

Leave a Reply

Next Post

The Captain's Corner: NBA Predictions, Stanley Cup Review, Lebron, Tebow and more

The annual IMSA race, otherwise known as the Acura Sports Car Challenge, in Lexington, Ohio was my first in-person race experience...and boy was I pleased! We purchased a Sunday-only pass, in which three races took place. The prototype challenge (think concept cars), the MX-5 Cup (always a banger), and of […]