This race didn’t end as planned for NASA Great Lakes ST6 driver Michael Weber, but the first several laps certainly were exciting and a testament to the challenges of the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and the competition in ST6 in the Great Lakes Region. Weber started from fifth, and mixed it up for several laps when trouble, well, struck in Turn 13. Weber got stuck in the gravel, but he was able to compete in races two and three that weekend, finishing one step shy of the podium on Sunday.

Great Lakes NASA ST6 racer Michael Weber.
Image courtesy of Michael Weber


  1. That’s going to happen every single time he doesn’t check his mirrors before swinging over IMO and it’s the same way he managed to hit TWO cars on Sunday by re-entering the track at speed after driving off during a bad pass attempt.

    • I’m presuming you are Jack Baruth? According to timing and scoring, it appears you were disqualified twice that weekend for 2 punts, so it seems rather ironic that you would make that comment.

      • yeah I learned an important lesson, that lesson being “don’t show up for a one-off race in an old car and beat the series director twice when he needs the points, you will find yourself on the sidelines.” There’s not a single dent on my car.

  2. Weber was punted and it was the overtaking car’s fault because the right front tire was not alongside the driver at turn in. That being said, Weber should have better awareness of where the cars he’s racing are. He was glancing at his inside mirror and had no clue the car was in his left blind spot. He should have seen the car closing in behind him and taken a more defensive inside line to prevent the car from sticking its nose in there in the first place.
    Needs work on his passing race craft as well……..drafting, not trying low percentage outside passes, not letting the car in front dictate exit speed and tracking out all the way.

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