Michelin Mid-Ohio Event Card and Preview

April 29, 2019

Michelin Mid-Ohio Event Card and Preview

April 29, 2019

This weekend’s ACURA Sports Car Challenge marks the fourth round of the 2019 IMSA season. All of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge and IMSA Prototype Challenge series are in action at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.


The Michelin Mid-Ohio Event Card for the race is linked here.

Highlighted in the Mid-Ohio Event Card are:

  • Info for Michelin’s 50 for 50 Sweepstakes
  • Info about Michelin’s Race Tire Experience at Mid-Ohio
  • Technical note from Ken Payne, technical director, motorsport, Michelin North America
  • Tire allocations, qualifying/race schedule, TV, radio and The Torque Show details
  • “Happy Helio Returns”
  • A look at the Ohio native driver and teams in the field

The ACURA Sports Car Challenge airs live Sunday, May 5, at 1:30 p.m. EDT on NBCSN.

IMSA’s MICHELIN Pilot Challenge series races Saturday, May 4 at 1:45 p.m. EDT. The IMSA Prototype Challenge series races Sunday, May 5 at 8:50 a.m. EDT. These two races stream live on IMSA.TV with IMSA Radio commentary.

IMSA Radio is live trackside for all sessions with flag-to-flag commercial free commentary.

The race weekend’s official hashtag is #IMSAatMO.

Tire Info
  • Mid-Ohio’s track surface presents some challenges. “Mid-Ohio is a classic, natural terrain road course but with an interesting variety of pavement patches, and that makes some spots tricky for grip,” says Ken Payne, technical director, motorsport, Michelin North America.
  • The DPi, LMP2 (IMSA Medium) and GTLM (GTLM Range) have 10 sets of tires for the weekend.
  • In GTD and the Challenge classes, the numbers are single digits. It’s seven sets for GTD, five for GS, four for TCR and five for LMP3.
  • There are 97 cars entered racing with Michelin across the three series. That’s 36 cars in the WeatherTech Championship, 37 in MICHELIN Pilot Challenge and 24 in Prototype Challenge.
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