Mid-Ohio Pre-Race Report

Posted on: August 1st, 2012 by Martin Plowman

Event: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge

Location: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Mansfield, OH

Drivers: Martin Plowman, David Heinemeier Hansson

Team: Conquest Endurance

Car: #37 Conquest Endurance/Morgan/Nissan/Dunlop

Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Television Broadcast: Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 2:00pm ET on ABC

Live Streaming: Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 12:45pm ET on ESPN3 & XBOX LIVE

Live Qualifying: Friday, August 3, 2012 at 12:15pm ET on ESPN3 & XBOX LIVE

Martin Plowman has had nothing but success at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He’s raced there each year since 2009 and has – in chronological order – met his girlfriend, captured his first Indy Lights race win from pole position while setting a lap record, and made his long-awaited IndyCar debut. He and the Conquest Endurance team look to continue that streak of luck with a win at this weekend’s Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge, racing in the American Le Mans Series presented by Patron.

Coming off their first ALMS class win, Conquest Endurance is chomping at the bit for their second. They’re slowly chipping away at the points gap between themselves and Level 5 Motorsports, who are the current class leaders in the championship. The past three race courses had been unfamiliar to Plowman, never having driven them before, but he will make a strong return to Mid-Ohio, a course he knows well.

Martin Plowman, driver: “Finally getting the win in Mosport was a relief, but heading into Mid-Ohio, I’m sure that Level 5 will be planning their revenge to take back the top spot. Now that we have taste victory, the whole team will do whatever it takes to stay on top.

“Mid-Ohio is one of my strongest tracks on the calendar, too, so for the first time I won’t be learning a brand new track come practice. I’ve had a lot of good memories there – winning pole, lap record and my first big win in America in Indy Lights in 2010, so I really hope that I can reproduce that same form heading into this weekend.”

2 Responses

Iain Thomson says:

Go Team plowey and conquest. Martin has done so much for the families of fallen servicemen through Snowball Express. An amazing guy, amazing family behind him. He is and has the complete package for a deserving and succesfull future “Fear Naught”

KENNETH PLOWMAN says:

Hi Martin, best of luck for tomorrow, Just go out there an enjoy it, I’m sure you will be rewarded, Lots of Love, Grandad & Gwen xxxxxxxxx

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