Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio held a busy weekend of racing, hosting both the Trans-Am and Grand-Am race series. It was a scorching weekend as crews battled 95 degree ambient temperatures and fearless competition.
Miller Racing and their Katech-powered Camaro’s had a strong performance this weekend; however, driver of the #12 car, Pete Halmser, withdrew from the race citing back problems from a preexsting condition. Mike Miller finished second in his #11 Katech-powered Camaro, and was able to gain some valuable points for Miller Racing. Bob Stretch, driver of the #98 Camaro stated, “As much as I enjoy winning,” said Bob, “I really missed racing against Pete. He’s such a great competitor and it would have been nice having him back there pushing me. You always want to race and win against the best, and I hope Pete’s back in the car soon. I was glad to see Pete’s teammate Mike Miller finish second and have that team enjoy a strong showing. They’re good competitors and great for the Series.”
Grand-Am GT Class
The Katech-powered #57 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GT.R driven by Robbin Liddell and John Edwards scored their fourth consecutive finish, crossing the finish line in third place in-class after starting on the pole. Jim Lutz, Chevy Racing program manager stated, “We are proud of the #57 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GT.R team and drivers John Edwards and Robin Liddell on their podium finish in GT’. Autohaus Motorsports #88 Camaro GT.R finished ninth in-class, and finished on the lead lap.
ADAC GT Masters
Driver’s quotes following the race at Sachsenring:
Charlie Geipel: “The Camaro does not fit naturally on the Sachsenring. In the race on Sunday we stalled during a pit stop, the engine immediatly fired up, but we still lost around 30 seconds and several postions. We are still at an early stage of development and have managed to finish Sunday with both cars. While our rankings are certainly not outstanding, it was ok under the circumstances.”
Max Sandritter: “With the many curves of the Sachsenring, it was an especially difficult course for us, as the Camaro does not like tight corners. I felt good in the car, buth the competition was fierce. However, we are making good progress. In Oschersleben and Zandvoort we were still about three seconds behind the leader, here we were able to reduce the gap to 2 seconds.”