Terry Borcheller earned points in three series on Aug. 7 and 8, including two races at the same time in two countries. The Gainesville, Ga., driver alternated track sessions all week between Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ont., in Canada and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, in the United States.
He competed in a Rolex Sports Car Series race at Mid-Ohio on Saturday evening, Aug. 7, and returned by private air charter to Mosport to drive the first hour of an American Le Mans Series race on Sunday, Aug. 8. He then traveled by helicopter from the track to nearby Peterborough, boarded another private air charter to Cleveland, Ohio (where he cleared U.S. Customs) and flew on to Mansfield, Ohio. A friend had a car waiting for Borcheller to drive to the track, which he reached in time to drive the final minutes of a Grand-Am Cup race.
race 1 - Rolex Series
Forest Barber of Fort Worth, Texas, qualified the No. 54 Bell Motorsports Doran JE4 16th on the 37-car Rolex Sports Car Series grid (15th in the Daytona Prototype class) with a time of one minute 26.228 seconds on the 2.25-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He started the two-hour 45-minute race and moved up to 14th during his brief stint. Borcheller took over at 19m and charged to 11th before something in the steering system failed, causing the steering to lock. Borcheller spun into a gravel trap, resulting in two pitstops for repairs that cost the team seven laps and two positions. Borcheller and Barber were unable to regain lost ground, and finished 13th in the Daytona Prototype class, 29th overall.