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Jarvis Tops Damp Afternoon Practice at Mid-Ohio

Oliver Jarvis, Ryan Hunter-Reay lead damp-turned-dry second practice at Mid-Ohio…

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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

RESULTS: Practice 2

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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