Rain Briefly Slows Day One of Mid-Ohio Majors

LEXINGTON, Ohio (May 29, 2015) – The 13 scheduled qualifying sessions of the U.S. Majors Tour at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course were completed on Friday in preparation for Rounds Three and Four of the Northern and Rounds Five and Six of the Northeastern Conferences. Three qualifying sessions remain to be completed on Saturday morning, as originally scheduled.

A majority of the day’s sessions were run under overcast conditions. While many of the clouds did not look to hold much threatening moisture, a very dark cloud arrived within the vicinity of the 15-turn, 2.4-mile circuit by 2:30 p.m. (EDT). Just 30 minutes later, a hard shower or rain, lasting five minutes, fell forcing many of the drivers in group three to pit lane. Because of that, the checkered flag flew early on the small-bore formula class. However, the sun made an appearance right after the shower, returning the track to a dry status.

Come Saturday, the first order of business will be to complete qualifying for the three remaining race groups – the production, big-bore and wings ‘n things groups. Directly after those three sessions, we move into eight 30-minute sprint races, beginning at 9:30 a.m. (EDT). Sunday will spotlight a full day of racing action with eight 19-lap feature races, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).

Follow along with us, on Saturday and Sunday, by visiting SCCA.com/SCCALive. There you will find a link to live scoring, a PA feed and live streaming video from around the famous Ohio race course. Additional information, including an entry list, track records and a weekend schedule, can be found at SCCA.com/MidOhioMajors.

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