This year the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is celebrating its 50th year of racing. Mid-Ohio was built by Mansfield-area businessman Les Griebling as a place for sports car racing in 1962. This Sunday, the IndyCar Series will make their annual stop to the course, where there is sure to be some exciting racing.
It should be noted that a driver who has finished on the podium at Mid-Ohio has gone on to win the championship each of the past three seasons. Defending race winner Dario Franchitti and defending pole winner Will Power will once again go head-to-head as the two fight for the championship again in 2011.
In the four races that IndyCar has run here, Team Penske has won the pole for every one of them. Unfortunately for them, it hasn’t translated to wins, as they have just one. The other three winners, of course, were all driven by Chip Ganassi cars.