In our rush to get the Mid-Ohio post completed, we forgot about one of the biggest news items to come out of the weekend. One of the ALMS GT2 drivers was actually let go, as in fired, during the race. About 45 minutes into the 2-hour, 45-minute race, Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing driver Tomas Enge got into it with another car on track, and was penalized by IMSA. Already on probation for some other vehicular altercations, Enge was called in by his team and told his services would no longer be needed. Or something to that effect, we're sure.
The team is the two-time defending GT2 champions and want to make it three in a row. They used teammate Dirk Müller to bring the damaged Ferrari F430 GT home in the top five and will find a new number two driver by Road Atlanta if all goes as planned. While a dramatic end to his stint with the team, we're sure Enge will end up in the cockpit with another team soon enough.
Thanks for the reminder, Eric! Check out Eric's gallery of high-res shots from the racing action last weekend at Mid-Ohio by clicking the thumbs below.
[Source: The Race Site]
Gallery: IRL and ALMS at Mid-Ohio - 2007