WENTZVILLE, Missouri – Jameson Thompson, a IT manager for a school district, was watching IMSA’s event at Mid Ohio over the weekend and wanted to address the situation in which Patrick Long ended up spinning and stuck in a gravel trap. “As a fellow racer myself,” said Thompson who has competed in 1 WRL and multiple autocross events, “This is a situation where a driver just gets caught up with a slower car and a fast rival breathing down his neck. It happens all the time to us and sometimes you get through it and sometimes you end up in the sand.

What I would have done was backed off through the final sector and set myself up to get cleanly through after T1 and going into the keyhole. Vanthoor behind should have done the same and then battled Long for position down the back stretch and into 4. Basic stuff, it’s all about situational awareness.”