The Winners Circle Report from Mid-Ohio

More hardware for BurkettThe Atlantic Winners Circle Report lets you hear from our podium finishers in their words. Click here for race 1 interviews, and click here for race 2 interviews from Mid-Ohio.

Burkett: Spin and Win at Mid-Ohio

Daniel Burkett took another win. (photo: Jeff Loewe)Lexington, OH – After starting from pole in the eighth round of the Atlantic Championship Series, Daniel Burkett spun out of the lead. The points leader was relegated to third spot, falling some five seconds behind. But the K-Hill Motorsport driver wasted no time in passing Jimmy Simpson and then Ethan Ringel to take his sixth win on the season, resetting the track record along the way.

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Burkett Takes Pole Once Again at Mid-Ohio

Daniel Burkett took yet another pole. (photo: Jeff Loewe)Lexington, OH – Daniel Burkett, driver of the Swift 016 #4 K-Hill Motorsports car, secured his second pole position of the Mid-Ohio race weekend. Burkett set the fastest time in Sunday’s session with a 1:16.998, which was a few tenths off his record setting time from Saturday’s qualifying session. Starting next to him on the grid will be Ethan Ringel, of COMPREP, who stood on the podium with Burkett on Saturday. Starting third in Sunday’s race is Jimmy Simpson, driving the Orange and White Atlantic Creations car. Simpson took the win on Saturday’s race, by getting a good start from second. We shall see what he can do from third. Ringel’s COMPREP teammate, Matt Miller, will be starting 4th, with Richard Zober of Comprent Motorsports starting 5th.

Full results can be found here.

Race two begins Sunday afternoon at 2:10 local time. Live timing will be available during the race on the Race Monitor App or the Series website www.AtlanticChampionshipSeries.com.

Simpson Dominates Race at Mid-Ohio

Jimmy Simpson (photo: Jeff Loew)Lexington, OH – Jimmy Simpson, Atlantic Creations’ young driver, started second for the beginning of the Atlantic Championship Race at Mid-Ohio on Saturday, quickly taking over the lead on the first lap to take the win.

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Burkett Grabs Pole at Mid-Ohio

Daniel BurkettLexington, OH – Daniel Burkett started out a little slower than usual in the beginning of Saturday’s qualifying session, but dropped the fastest lap on lap 9, then shortly retired to the paddock. The K-Hill Motorsports driver’s fast lap is now the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course track qualifying record for the Atlantic Championship Series with a 1:16.295. Starting next to Burkett in the afternoon’s race, is Atlantic Creations’ Jimmy Simpson. Ethan Ringel, Keith Grant, and Michael Mallinen round out the top five. Race one starts at 2:10pm local time, check out qualifying results here.

Burkett Fastest in Mid-Ohio Practice

Daniel BurkettLexington, OH –Daniel Burkett, the up and coming Canadian driver from K-Hill Motorsports, had the quickest times in both practice sessions held on Friday and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Burkett set the fast lap in practice one with a 1:16.775, and then beat his own best time in session two with a 1:16.388. Burkett has been dominating the Atlantic Championship Series season in his red Swift 016 Atlantic car. Look for him to take pole and be have podium finishes in Saturday and Sunday’s events.

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