LEXINGTON — Move over Scott Dixon.
There’s a new Mr. Mid-Ohio and his name is Ernie Francis Jr.
Francis Jr. won for the seventh consecutive time at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, piloting the No. 98 One South Florida Wealth Advisors Ford Mustang to the checkered flag during Saturday’s Trans Am Series race at the Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio.
The seven victories on the twisty road course near Lexington is one more than Dixon, who won the IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio for a sixth time last August.
Starting fifth, Francis Jr. worked his way to the front of the field on the rain-soaked track. He took the lead from Tony Ave with 20 minutes remaining in the 70-minute feature as the track began to dry.
Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio
The Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio continued Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. (photos by Curt Conrad, staff reporter)