During race one of the weekend competition was close and sporadic as some of the drivers found out about the more treacherous areas of the course mid-race.
Glenn Nixon riding in the #58 TCB Honda Fit kept it up, despite the high pressure from the #90 New Honda Fit driven by Kevin Boehm - a a faster brand-new non-championship vehicle that was being tested for the next year’s Pirelli World challenge; Glenn arrived second in TCB.
Andrei Kisel #57 TCB Mini Cooper and his teammate Wei Lu #59 TCB Mini Cooper were right in the heat of the action through-out the race - defending their positions against the entire TCB pack; Andrei arrived in 4th place with Wei finishing on his bumper in 5th.
The second race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course - PWC Round 11 - happened only a few hours after the weekend's opening race. It was a standing start and the track has long dried out of the morning's dew. #59 Wei Lu took up the 6th position in a line with his teammates: #58 Glenn Nixon in-front at 4th and #57 Andrei Kisel on his rear at 8th position. As the race progressed Glenn managed to break away in his #58 Honda Fit leaving the number #57 & #59 Mini Coopers of Wei and Andrei to race in the middle of the pack. Glenn Nixon finished 2nd while #59 Wei Lu and #57 Andrei Kisel kept their initial standings.Read description
The third and final TCB race of the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course event took place in the morning hours on a mid August Saturday. As the dew settled on the grass and the road the crowds gathered around the steep banks of this notable circuit. The pavement was slippery as the contestants were surprised to discover on their very first warm up lap. Glenn Nixon in his #58 TCB Honda Fit was faced with a fierce assault on his position from Tom O’Gorman piloting a similar vehicle - #94 Honda Fit. Unfortunately for O’Gorman, Fred Emich from a separate TCA class has found his #87 Volskwagen Jetta on the inside of the spirited #94 Honda Fit into turn one and the two drivers went on a side trip to the sand pits. Glenn Nixon got a chance to close his gap to the race leader Johan Swartz #25 Chevrolet Sonic and finished the race in second position. Andrei Kisel - #57 Mini Cooper stayed up on Glenn’s bumper for the first half of the race and collected a substantial gap from the rest of the competitors, but after a full course yellow related to an engine fire with one of the HPA's VW Jettas had bunched the field back together, Andrei had suffered a hit from #8 Mini Cooper piloted by PJ Groenke - the two cars spun out - taking out an already embattled #87 Fred Emich for a second sand pits excursion. #59 Wei Lu was left behind, arriving in 11th position and taking it easy due to the unexpected carnage.Read description