After an impressive performance at Road America in the USF Pro 2000 Championship presented by Cooper Tires, TJ Speed Motorsports driver Christian Weir feels confident of his speed heading into the next round of races at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend. Taking on the legendary facility behind the wheel of his TJ Speed prepared machine, Weir is looking to continue with the momentum from his most recent qualifying sessions, despite the wheel-to-wheel racing not going as planned.
Weir, a rookie in the USF Pro 2000 Championship presented by Cooper Tire this year, spent the beginning of the season learning and coming to grips with his new team, car, and series, but managed to find his speed at the historic Road America, claiming his first pole position in USF Pro 2000.
“I’m feeling good after Road America,” explains Weir. “After securing the pole, the start of the race sort of got stolen from us and resulted in a penalty to another driver. So, I’m looking forward to showcasing that speed again, and hopefully having a clean race this time.”
Christian’s track record at the Lexington, Ohio track includes a handful of top-ten finishes as well as two years of open-wheel racing experience on the 2.3-mile, 13-turn road course. The weekend will feature two test sessions on Thursday afternoon, followed by practice and back-to-back qualifying sessions on Friday before racing a doubleheader on Saturday. The full weekend schedule can be found below. Live streaming of both qualifying sessions and races can be found here.
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Schedule: (Eastern Time)
Thursday, June 29th
1:15 PM-2:20 PM // Test Session 1
4:10 PM-5:10 PM // Test Session 2
Friday, June 30th
8:00 AM-8:30 AM // Practice
10:25 AM-10:55 AM // Qualifying 1
1:05 PM-1:35 PM // Qualifying 2
Saturday, July 1st
11:55 AM-12:45 PM // Race 1
5:25 PM-6:15 PM // Race 2
Stay tuned to the Christian Weir social media pages for news, information, photos, and results throughout the event weekend.
Photo Credit: Gavin Baker Photography