For the second day in a row Touring Car drivers Povoledo and Holland thrilled the huge crowd in attendance at Mid Ohio. Povoledo, starting from pole in the Touring Car field, led the Touring Cars out of the starting grid and into turn two. Looking in his mirrors in he was greeted with a pleasant surprise in the form of the bright yellow C30 of his teammate Holland. Holland had made an outstanding start to move from sixth place into second by corner two. A move that earned Holland the Optima Standing Start of the Race. From there the two drivers checked out from the rest of the field, building a solid 5 second lead over their pursuers.