< Back to News Home Team Sahlen excited for American Endurance Racing's Mid-Ohio event

Posted (10/13/2018) -

American Endurance Racing –

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

October 20-21, 2018

Dual 8 ½ Hour Endurance Races


Fast Facts:

  • 2018 marks the 4th year in a row that Team Sahlen has entered the American Endurance Racing Mid-Ohio event
  • In the 1st event in 2015, Team Sahlen secured OVERALL Victories in both Saturday’s and Sunday’s Endurance Races
  • Team Sahlen has now won OVERALL in American Endurance Racing or 4 straight years.
  • Driver Joe Nonnamaker has 900 career laps with in the American Endurance Racing series. He only needs 100 more laps this weekend to join his teammates (Joe Sahlen, Wayne Nonnamaker & Will Nonnamaker) in the 1000 lap club


Race Weekend News Report & Quotes:


Team Sahlen, presented by honeybeeBase.com,  will be racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend.  The team will be competing in the American Endurance Racing dual 8 ½ hour Endurance races.   The team had been scheduled to compete with American Endurance Racing in the beginning of September.  But unfortunately, Hurricane Florence put a damper on the weekend, forcing the cancellation of the race.

Joe Nonnamaker shared his thoughts in anticipation of racing this weekend – “We were very excited to get to race at Summit Point in early September.  Understandably, Hurricane Florence was significant situation that was impacting West Virginia area.  American Endurance Racing made the right decision to cancel the event.  Now we are back at our home track of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  We raced here in September with the World Racing League Endurance Series.  So the good news is that all of our Team Sahlen drivers have just recently been on track, getting re-accustomed to this challenging course.”

When Team Sahlen last raced with the American Endurance Racing series way back in April at the Sahlen’s Sports Car Springfest at the Glen.  At this event Team Sahlen was fortunate to secure the OVERALL Victory in both Saturday’s and Sunday’s 9 Hour Endurance Events.

Will Nonnamaker shared Team Sahlen’s preparations for this upcoming race – “Even though we were able to secure the overall Victories at Watkins Glen, the combined margin of victory of both wins was something like 15 seconds.  We know the competition is always moving forward.  The whole crew worked very hard over the summer to fine tune our Porsche.  We made many visits to Dragway 42 just up the road from Mid-Ohio to test some new refinements to Caymans.   This should be a very exciting race and we hope to be able to be at the sharp end of the pack with both of our race cars.”

The weekend will start with open practice on Friday.  Then on Saturday will be the 1st of the double header 8 ½ hour endurance events.  After the Saturday race is complete, all the teams will get back up on Sunday for another 8 ½ hour endurance race.

American Endurance Racing Series

Summit Point Raceway

Weekend Schedule

Day                           Time                              Event

Friday – Oct. 19th       1 pm – 5 pm                 Practice Session

Saturday – Oct 20th    8 am                            Race Start

                                 4:30 pm                       Checkered Flag

                                 4:45 pm                       Awards Ceremony

Sunday – Oct 21st       8 am                            Race Start

                                 4:30 pm                       Checkered Flag

                                 4:45 pm                       Awards Ceremony


2018 Team Sahlen Campaign Partners

honeybeeBase.com, eEuroparts.com, Tarett Engineering, Guard Transmission, Porsche of Beachwood, Pittsburgh International Race Complex, HubstandsPRO, Brothers Grimm Landscaping, NGK Spark Plugs, CM Racing Products, Mothers Polish and Wax, Grassroots Motorsports Magazine, Design Engineering Inc., Hard Brakes, Forgeline, Optima Batteries, Maxima Racing Oil, Winding Road Racing, Lamin-X, MSI Racing Products, WIX Filters

Most Recent News Articles
** Team Sahlen's Joe Nonnamaker - Nelson Ledges 24 hours from 1980 to 2019
** Team Sahlen has a great day of Testing at Nelson Ledges Road Course
** Audi Mentor mentors Team Sahlen on new Audi R8 LMS GT3
** Team Sahlen excitedly announces their newest racer - the Audi R8 LMS GT3
** ECS Tuning welcomes new partnership with Team Sahlen
** All Fit Automotive helps Team Sahlen improve their Race Cars' Aerodynamics
** Team Sahlen secures Double OVERALL victory at the Sahlen's Champyard DOG at the Glen
** Team Sahlen secures photo finish 1st and 2nd Place at the Sahlen's Sports Car Springfest at the Glen
** Team Sahlen excited for Memorial Day weekend at the Watkins Glen International
** The Sahlen's Sports Car Springfest kicks off the racing season at Watkins Glen International
** Team Sahlen kicks off season at Watkins Glen International