Oliver Jarvis was quickest in a wet-turned-damp second practice session for Sunday’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio.
Jarvis, in the No. 77 Team Joest Mazda RT24-P, reeled off a 1:28.158 late in the 60-minute IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship session to bump teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay from the top of the time charts.
The pair of JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi-V.Rs were third and fourth quickest overall, with the No. 7 Team Penske Acura ARX-05 of Helio Castroneves completing the top-five.
It came after an off-course excursion from Castroneves’ teammate Ricky Taylor, which brought out the first of two red flags early in the session.
Jack Hawksworth was the quickest of the production-based cars, having set the sixth fastest time overall in the No. 14 AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3.
Hawksworth’s 1:30.190 was nearly two seconds quicker than the GT Le Mans pace-setting No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR of Nick Tandy.
The session remained relatively incident-free, aside from the aforementioned accident by Taylor, as well as a spin by the No. 19 Moorespeed Audi R8 LMS Evo of Will Hardeman, who brought out the second red.
In an improvement from the rain-soaked morning session, 33 of the 36 cars took to the track, with only the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing and No. 31 Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac DPis and No. 8 Starworks Motorsport Audi GT3 not turning laps.
A final one-hour practice session is set for 8 a.m., followed by qualifying beginning at 11:40 a.m. EDT, with live coverage on IMSA.tv.
RESULTS: Practice 2