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IMSA Point Standings
2018 Final (Top-10)
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Eric Curran 277
1 Felipe Nasr 277
2 Jonathan Bennett 274
2 Colin Braun 274
3 Jordan Taylor 270
3 Renger Van Der Zande 270
4 Misha Goikhberg 252
4 Stephen Simpson 252
5 Dane Cameron 251
5 Juan Pablo Montoya 251
6 Filipe Albuquerque 249
7 Ricky Taylor 243
7 Helio Castroneves 243
8 Oliver Jarvis 234
8 Tristan Nunez 234
9 Pipo Derani 232
10 Jonathan Bomarito 218

GTLM
1 Jan Magnussen 322
1 Antonio Garcia 322
2 Richard Westbrook 316
2 Ryan Briscoe 316
3 Oliver Gavin 310
3 Tommy Milner 310
4 Dirk Mueller 308
4 Joey Hand 308
5 Earl Bamber 308
5 Laurens Vanthoor 308
6 Alexander Sims 304
6 Connor De Phillippi 304
7 Nick Tandy 299
7 Patrick Pilet 299
8 John Edwards 278
8 Jesse Krohn 278
9 Bill Auberlen 106
10 Frederic Makowiecki 93

GTD
1 Bryan Sellers 333
1 Madison Snow 333
2 Katherine Legge 329
3 Jeroen Bleekemolen 299
3 Ben Keating 299
4 Cooper Macneil 295
5 Kyle Marcelli 268
5 Dominik Baumann 268
6 Alvaro Parente 264
7 Patrick Long 263
7 Christina Nielsen 263
8 John Potter 255
8 Andy Lally 255
9 Justin Marks 249
9 Lawson Aschenbach 249
10 Jack Hawksworth 239

Manufacturers
Rank Make Total
1 Cadillac 332
2 Acura 316
3 Nissan 302
4 Mazda 300

GTLM
1 Ford 351
2 Chevrolet 345
3 Porsche 341
4 BMW 332
5 Ferrari 84

GTD
1 Lamborghini 340
2 Acura 330
3 Ferrari 310
4 Mercedes-AMG 307
5 Lexus 306
6 Porsche 298
7 Audi 284
8 BMW 278
IMSA Mid-Ohio iRacing Preview

Lot's of newcomers
Thursday, April 23, 2020

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Last race at Laguna Seca
Last race at Laguna Seca
We’re approaching the halfway mark of the IMSA iRacing Pro Invitational Series next week, with the third of six rounds taking place at the virtual Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Thursday, April 30, at 6 p.m. ET.

The track is a fitting location, as several IMSA racing series would have been onsite next weekend in Lexington, Ohio in real life for the Acura Sports Car Challenge. While racing activities next weekend have turned virtual, the actual event is rescheduled to take place on September 25-27.

The race will be available on the iRacing Youtube and Facebook channels for fans to stream live.

The Torque Show will stream a pre-race showing at 5 p.m. ET on its Facebook page and John Hindhaugh will once again lead the race commentary.

Here’s a closer look at some of the storylines heading into the race.

Newcomers vs. Co-Drivers

A handful of drivers are looking to stir up the pot at Mid-Ohio, and maybe even against real-life co-drivers.

Austin Cindric will be swapping his NASCAR Xfinity Ford Mustang for the No. 22 Ford GT, and could end up in a virtual wheel-to-virtual wheel battle with Sebastian Priaulx, with whom he co-drove to victory at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta last year in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season finale.

Another newcomer is Dylan Murry – Pilot Challenge’s most recent winner at Daytona International Speedway in January – entered in the No. 35 Porsche 911 RSR. Murry will draw experience from his IMSA Prototype Challenge win at Mid-Ohio last year, and this time will be competing against Jeroen Bleekemolen, who was part of the Daytona winning lineup with Murry and James Cox.

From the WeatherTech Championship, Jonathan Bomarito is entered in the No. 3 Ford GT, whereas his real-life Mazda DPi co-driver Harry Tincknell will be aboard the No. 55 Ford GT. The duo’s first WeatherTech Championship win came at Watkins Glen International last year and they followed up with another victory at Road America.

Up-and-Comers Gaining Experience

While lacking real-life WeatherTech Championship experience, two IMSA drivers in Round 2 drove like the pros.

Rodrigo Pflucker – 2019 IMSA Prototype Challenge champion – earned the pole position at WeatherTech Raceway in his No. 47 Ford and led the first half of the race. However, an incident midway through the race took him out of contention.

Meanwhile, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama driver and recipient of this year’s IMSA Hurley Haywood GT3 Cup Scholarship, Riley Dickinson, drove his way into Round 3 with a 15th-place result in his No. 53 Porsche. In IMSA’s iRacing championship, the top-25 finishers are guaranteed a spot on the starting grid for the next round.

"I’m extremely thankful to have been given the opportunity to compete in the IMSA iRacing Pro Series," Dickinson said. "The level of competition was very high, which I feel led to a great race to watch for the fans. It was really cool to be on the same track for the first time with many of the top IMSA drivers, even though it was virtually.

"On our end, we essentially followed the same race weekend procedures that we do on a normal race weekend and adapted our program for iRacing. To finish the race in 15th after starting in 35th and having a good bit of drama at the start was a great result."

BMW Migration? Not So Fast

With BMW’s winning performances in Rounds 1 and 2, it would come as no surprise to see more drivers choosing the M8 GTE to compete within the remaining four races. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Of the 50 cars ready to race at Mid-Ohio, the number of Ford GT entries remains the same at 15 and the number of Porsche 911 RSRs stays constant at nine. The count of Ferrari 488 GTEs totals to four – only two fewer than last round – and four additional BMW M8 GTEs are listed for a total of 22. All this keeping in mind that only 47 cars made it to the grid at WeatherTech Raceway.

Can BMW make it three-for-three? More than half of the cars in the field will try to stop them.

Entry List

NO.DRIVERHOMETOWNTEAMMAKE
00Nick BoulleDallas, TXPR1 MotorsportsBMW
3Jonathan BomaritoMonterey CAMazda MotorsportsFord
5Joao BarbosaDavidson, NCMustang Sampling RacingFord
6Dan GoldburgDelray Beach, FLPerformance Tech MotorsportsBMW
7Bruno SpenglerMontebello, QCBMW IMSA Team RedBMW
8Matheus LeistNovo Hamburgo, BRAJDC-Miller MotorSportsFord
10Nicky CatsburgMeer, NDLBMW IMSA Team BlackBMW
12Townsend BellSan Luis Obispo, CAAIM Vasser SullivanBMW
14Jack HawksworthBradford, UKAIM Vasser SullivanBMW
16Ryan HardwickAtlanta, GAWright MotorsportsPorsche
19Parker ChaseNew Braunfels, TXVertical BridgeBMW
22Austin CindricMooresville, NCTeam PenskeFord
23John EdwardsDavidson, NCBMW IMSA Team BlackBMW
24Jesse KrohnHelsinki, FINBMW IMSA Team BlackBMW
25Connor De PhillippiCornelius, NCBMW IMSA Team RedBMW
26Philipp EngMondsee, AUTTeam AustriaBMW
33Jeroen BleekemolenMonacoBlack Swan RacingPorsche
35Dylan MurryCumming, GARiley MotorsportsPorsche
38Kyle MassonWindermere, FLPerformance Tech MotorsportsBMW
39Tyler McQuarrieDanville, CACarbahn MotorsportsBMW
40James PesekHarrisonville, MOPF RacingFord
45Patrick LongManhattan Beach, CAWright MotorsportsPorsche
47Rodrigo PfluckerLima, PERPrecision Performance MotorsportsFord
48Corey LewisNazareth, PAPaul Miller RacingBMW
51Cody WareGreensboro, NCRick Ware RacingFord
53Riley DickinsonNew Braunfels, TXMoorespeedPorsche
54Colin BraunOvalo, TXERA MotorsportsFord
55Harry TincknellExeter, UKMazda MotorsportsFord
57Misha GoikhbergWoodbridge, ONMeyer Shank RacingFord
60AJ AllmendingerSan Jose, CAMeyer Shank RacingBMW
62James CaladoCropthorne, UKRisi CompetizioneFerrari
63Kenton KochCharlotte, NCKenton Koch RacingFord
64Alessandro BalzanLas Vegas, NVScuderia CorsaFerrari
67Richard WestbrookBath, UKGanassiFord
70Daniel MoradToronto, ONWRT Speedstar Audi SportBMW
71Matt BellCornelius, NCRebel Rock RacingBMW
75Cameron CasselsColdstream, BCPerformance Tech MotorsportsBMW
79Roman DeAngelisBelle River, ONHeart Of Racing TeamPorsche
85Tristan VautierGrenoble, FRAJDC-Miller MotorSportsFord
86Shinya MichimiCincinnati, OHMeyer Shank RacingBMW
96Robby FoleyRandolph, NJTurner MotorsportBMW
97Shane Van GisbergenAuckland, NZLAIM Vasser SullivanBMW
98Mason FilippiAlamo, CABryan Herta AutosportFerrari
111Sebastian PriaulxGuernsey, UKMultimatic Ford PerformanceFord
140Aaron TelitzBirchwood, WIAIM Vasser SullivanBMW
198Michael LewisLaguna Beach, CABryan Herta AutosportFerrari
888Mirko BortolottiRiva del Garda, ITAWRT Speedstar Audi SportFord
911Nick TandyBedford, UKPorsche GT TeamPorsche
912Laurens VanthoorWaiblingen, DEUPorsche GT TeamPorsche
913Ayhancan GüvenIstanbul, TURPorsche JuniorPorsche

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