Posted (10/11/2017) -
Team Sahlen presented by honeybeeBase.com returns for the 3rd straight year to American Endurance Racing’s Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Event. In 2015, the team made their debut with American Endurance Racing at the Ohio track and secured 1st place in both Saturday and Sunday’s 8 ½ hour endurance events. When Team Sahlen returned last year for this fall event, the final results saw the team secure 2 hard fought runner-up finishes in the dual enduro races.
Wayne Nonnamaker shared his thoughts from the past 2 years - “We were very fortunate in 2015 to come away with 2 Overall Victories. The competition in American Endurance Racing continues to get better and better, and we fought hard last year, but came up just short on both days. With our family being from Ohio, we feel this is our home track. We most certainly have lots and lots of laps around the course. Hopefully this knowledge will help to provide us with an advantage during the events”
For 2017, Team Sahlen is looking to improve 1 position from last year and re-secure the overall victories at Mid-Ohio from two years ago. In Team Sahlen’s previous 2017 outing with American Endurance Racing at the April Sahlen’s Sports Car Springfest at the Glen, victory was secured overall in both the Saturday and Sunday 9 hour enduros. The Sunday victory at the Glen was especially memorable for Team Sahlen as the win came with their newest Porsche Cayman. This particular Cayman was equipped with a PDK Automatic Transmission. After this success at the Glen, Team Sahlen was so enthusiastic over the performance of the PDK, that another Cayman was acquired with an Automatic Transmission. This newest Cayman, named Saucy, will make its debut with Team Sahlen this weekend.
Team Manager Tim Weyer shared his thoughts - “We are very excited about bringing out our newest Cayman. This will be our inaugural event with this car, but we learned a lot with our 1st PDK Cayman. Those experiences should greatly assist as we roll out on the track with Saucy. There are a few differences between the two cars, but the basic layout is the same. It will be exciting to get out there and see how everything shakes out on Saturday and Sunday. These are long races at over 8 hours. Anything can happen in that time. With 2 Porsches in the hunt, it should give us a good chance to contend again for the Overall Victory.”
Drivers for this weekend’s race will be Joe Sahlen and Joe, Wayne & Will Nonnamaker. The weekend will start off with open practice on Friday morning. Then the afternoon will see all the entries go out for qualifying to set the grid for Saturday’s 8 ½ enduro. Saturday and Sunday’s race will start at 8 am and conclude at 4:30 pm. The Sunday grid will be determined by Saturday’s race results
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