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The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio will be postponed to later in 2020

LEXINGTON, Ohio (August 1, 2020) – INDYCAR and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course have agreed to postpone The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio scheduled for Aug. 7-9 until a date to be determined in September or October. This decision was made through communication with local health officials given the current environment. 


Our team continues to work with all of our partners and our local government to identify a date later this year when we can host The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. More information will be forthcoming as it becomes available. Visit midohio.com for ongoing updates.
We appreciate the patience and understanding of our fans as we navigate this postponement.

The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio will be open to fans and now features an INDYCAR doubleheader

59th season of racing continues in accordance with approved COVID-19 health and safety protocols including statewide mask mandate

LEXINGTON, Ohio (July 27, 2020) –Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will open its gates to spectators again on a limited basis for The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio on Aug. 7-9. The event is now a doubleheader weekend for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with 75-lap races on both Saturday, Aug. 8, and Sunday, Aug. 9, on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course in Lexington, Ohio.

The event will operate under the “Responsible RestartOhio” guidelines for COVID-19 after receiving approval from the local health department for limited spectator attendance. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Customers are encouraged to purchase online in advance at midohio.com. Motorhome and tent camping will also be permitted during the event. The grandstands, paddock and pits will not be open to spectators to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

In accordance with Ohio’s statewide mask mandate in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, spectators are required to wear facial coverings while on property. They will also be subject to a temperature check and health screening when entering the facility. Fans should visit midohio.com/covid19 for more information on the essential health and safety protocols. All spectators will enter the facility through Gate 1.

Additional answers to common fan questions can be found at midohio.com/covid19faq as well as information for those spectators who had purchased grandstand seats, paddock and pit passes previously.

“Our team greatly appreciates the guidance and leadership of Morrow County Health Commissioner Stephanie Bragg working through the details with us on opening this event to a limited amount of spectators,” said Craig Rust, president of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. “It was great to have our fans out for the Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio in late June which utilized best practices for COVID-19 protocols, and we’re grateful that race weekend went well. The cooperation of following all the COVID-19 protocols by everyone in attendance will be important for a successful Honda Indy 200 event.” 

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will run its 36th and 37th races in its history at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The green flag will drop at 2:45 p.m. EDT on Saturday, Aug. 8, and then at 1:45 p.m. EDT on Sunday, Aug. 9. The weekend schedule will also feature doubleheader races for the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and tripleheader events for the Cooper Tires UF2000 Championship, both part of the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires development ladder for open-wheel racing’s rising stars. The Global Mazda MX-5 Cup will also hold two races across the weekend.            

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course offers one of the best family values in all of live sports and entertainment. Children 12 and under always receive free general admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Visit midohio.com for more information, and follow its Facebook page @MidOhioSportsCarCourse, Twitter @Mid_Ohio or Instagram @officialmidohio for the latest news.

Green Savoree Racing Promotions closes out a memorable 2019

Holiday offers available for last-minute gifts from all four of its motorsports properties
INDIANAPOLIS (December 19, 2019) – Indianapolis-based Green Savoree Racing Promotions is full speed ahead into planning for the 2020 racing season. With four different motorsports properties spanning Canada to the Midwest, Pacific Northwest and Southeast portions of the U.S., it will promote eight major events and operate over 100 driving and motorcycle riding school courses next year.
Before the calendar turns to a new decade, it’s not too late for holiday gift buyers to deliver unique experiences and the thrill of racing excitement. Last-minute gifts guaranteeing memories for a lifetime are available at hondaindy.com/gsrpholiday at special holiday savings through Dec. 25.
All promoted by Green Savoree Racing Promotions, Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Honda Indy Toronto, The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio and Grand Prix of Portland encompass four of the 17 events on the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule. In addition to the Honda Indy 200, the company owns and operates the renowned Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School which is based at the Lexington, Ohio facility as part of its motorsports portfolio.
“It was a very busy and productive year for our company and staff, and we can’t thank the teams, competitors, our dedicated fans and all our motorsports partners and sponsors enough for an awesome 2019,” said Kevin Savoree, said co-owner, president and COO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions. “We encourage everyone to take advantage of our holiday specials on race tickets, season passes, and driving and motorcycle riding schools. Our team is looking forward to kicking off another season in March in sunny St. Pete!”
The 2019 season did not disappoint. Some of the notable racing highlights delivered from Green Savoree Racing Promotions events to fans and festival-goers included:
  • The NTT IndyCar Season kicked off for the ninth year in a row at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. It started with a dominant win on March 10th for Josef Newgarden and ended with a season championship for the Team Penske driver.
  • The Team Penske duo of Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya, piloting the No. 6 Acura ARX-05 DPi machine, won the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course the first weekend of May. The victory was key to another Team Penske championship-winning season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2019.
  • On the streets of Toronto in mid-July, 2019’s Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud had a near perfect weekend at the Honda Indy. The Team Penske driver started on pole and led 80 of the 85 laps including the last 63. It was also the fastest race in Honda Indy Toronto history concluding in 1:30:16.4388.
  • “Mr. Mid-Ohio” Scott Dixon claimed his record sixth Indy car win on the demanding 2.25-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on July 28th. Driving the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing, the victory was by the narrowest of margins at 0.0934 seconds over his teammate Felix Rosenqvist, also the closest Indy car finish at Mid-Ohio and third closest on a road course in Indy car history.
  • The NASCAR Xfinity Series returned in early August to Mid-Ohio for the seventh time. Another Team Penske driver came out on top with Austin Cindric hustling his No. 22 PPG Ford to victory lane. It was a cherished and memorable victory for Cindric as his late grandfather Jim Trueman once owned Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
  • The 2019 trend continued making it five wins for Team Penske at Green Savoree Racing Promotions’ events. Will Power took top podium honors over Labor Day weekend in the Grand Prix of Portland. Power’s first win on Portland International Raceway brought his career full-circle as the 1.964-mile, 12-turn permanent road course is also where he did his very first Indy car test.
To find out more about all the action at Green Savoree Racing Promotions’ events in 2020 or buy a great holiday gift, visit the following websites: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg at gpstpete.com, Grand Prix of Portland at portlandgp.com, Honda Indy Toronto at hondaindy.com, and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School at midohio.com.

Tickets are on sale for 2019 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course events – Advance pricing is available through February 28

Tickets are on sale for 2019 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course events
Advance pricing is available through February 28

 

LEXINGTON, Ohio (January 16, 2019) – Tickets to the 58th season of racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course are on sale now for all eight race events. The 2019 schedule at the legendary road course in Lexington, Ohio will feature its largest and most diverse spectator schedule with three additional event weekends added.

Now through February 28 until 9 p.m. ET, customers may purchase event tickets online at midohio.com or by calling 419-884-4000 at an advance price offering an additional savings. This also includes motorhome and tent camping, grandstand seats, infield parking, and paddock passes where applicable by event.

Mid-Ohio Season Race Passes remain on sale as well currently available at an advance price of $325. It provides over $1,065 in value of tickets, coupons and redemption offers, plus it offers exclusive fan access and additional benefits.

“The countdown to the 2019 racing season at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has officially begun with event tickets on sale. It’s going to be a spectacular season with eight events showcased,” said Craig Rust, president of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. “We encourage our fans to buy now to save and secure the best seats.”

The 2019 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course spectator schedule is as follows:

Acura Sports Car Challenge (IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship) – May 3-5
Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio (Round 1) – June 8-9
Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio – June 21-23
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days – July 5-7
The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (NTT IndyCar Series event) – July 26-28
NASCAR Xfinity Series event – August 9-10
NASA Championships – September 18-22
Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio (Round 2) – October 5-6

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course offers one of the best family values in all of live sports and entertainment. Children 12 and under receive free general admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult. The Mid-Ohio Rookie Racers program is also available for purchase engaging the youngest fans (children aged five to 12 years) into motorsports. Visit midohio.com for additional information.

ACURA NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF IMSA WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RACE AT MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE

  Acura Sports Car Challenge Highlights Season-Opening Weekend at Mid-Ohio   LEXINGTON, Ohio (April 11, 2018) – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is proud to announce that Acurawill be the title sponsor of Round Four of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, May 4-6, 2018.   Highlighted by the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio on Sunday,…

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HONDA RACING AND MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE INVITE FANS TO GET FESTIVE DURING THE HONDA INDY 200 WEEKEND

HONDA RACING AND MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE INVITE FANS TO GET FESTIVE DURING THE HONDA INDY 200 WEEKEND   LEXINGTON, Ohio (July 21, 2017) – Honda Racing will host activities for all race fans during the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, July 28-30, with the return of the annual #CampingWithHonda initiative.  Following the success of last year’s…

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MID-OHIO VIP RACE PASSES FOR ALL 2017 ON TRACK ACTION ARE ON SALE NOW AT $100 SAVINGS

  Advance Pricing Offer for Event Tickets Also Available through May 1   LEXINGTON, Ohio (April 19, 2017) – Season passes are on sale now providing access to all four major spectator events happening at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this summer.  While anticipation builds for the season-opening Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio in June, fans purchasing…

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PPG Named Official Paint Sponsor of Green Savoree Racing Promotions Properties

PPG NAMED OFFICIAL PAINT SPONSOR OF
GREEN SAVOREE RACING PROMOTIONS PROPERTIES
INDIANAPOLIS (February 7, 2017) – Green Savoree Racing Promotions (GSRP) announces a new partnership with PPG Industries, naming the company as the official paint sponsor of all three GSRP race properties, which include Firestone Grand Prix of St. PetersburgHonda Indy Toronto and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course which hosts The Honda Indy 200 in Lexington, Ohio. 
 
PPG, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., and operating in 70 countries worldwide, is an industry leader in high performance automotive refinish products.  PPG boasts an impressive history of more than 35 years in motorsports and is a market leader in coatings, innovation, sustainability and color. 
 
“We are thrilled to partner with PPG across our entire portfolio of race properties,” said Kevin Savoree, President and COO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions.  “PPG is consistently on the cutting edge of innovation and aligns with our company’s goals to deliver outstanding results.  With PPG’s long history in motorsports sponsorship, the relationship with GSRP is a natural fit, and we are looking forward to seeing all facets of the partnership in action during the 2017 season.” 
 
PPG will have a highly visible, ongoing presence during the year’s GSRP events by hosting guests and through branding exposure via trackside signage and fan banners at the three racetracks.  As noted, GSRP’s season highlights include three Verizon Indy Car Series races-the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, March 10-12; the Honda Indy Toronto, July 14-16; the Honda Indy 200, July 28-30 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
 
“It’s very exciting for us to partner with Green Savoree and be part of the Verizon Indy Car Series,” said John Outcalt, PPG Vice President, Global Automotive Refinish.  “It’s a great opportunity for PPG to associate itself with a very successful organization whose racing events provide a thrilling spectator experience.  We look forward to being trackside with GSRP.”
 
To learn more about the new partnership, visit www.gpstpete.comwww.hondaindy.com or www.midohio.com.

Schedule for 2017 events at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course released

Schedule for 2017 events at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course released

Tickets go on sale to the public October 17

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LEXINGTON, ON, October 11, 2016 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has announced its 2017 spectator event schedule and that tickets will go on sale to the public October 17.

The historic race course’s four major professional events and dates are:

  • June 23-25: Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) Vintage Grand Prix of Mid Ohio
  • July 7-9: AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days
  • July 28-30: The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, with the Verizon IndyCar Series
  • August 11-12: Mid-Ohio Challenge, with the NASCAR XFINITY Series

“Over the past several years we have been fortunate to see our attendance grow for our spectator events,” said Craig Rust, President of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. “If you’re a fan of motorsports, even a casual fan, there is nothing like enjoying a race weekend at the track, especially one like Mid-Ohio located in the beautiful Ohio countryside.”

In addition to its four signature spectator weekends, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course offers racing of all kinds throughout the year, welcoming a staggering number of amateur racing series to the track from April to October. Many of the Weekend Club Events are open to the public for $10 at the gate and are free to Mid-Ohio VIP Season Pass holders.

Among the Weekend Club Events are a variety of Ohio Valley Region Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) competitions, F1600-F2000 races, Northern Ohio and Buckeye BMW, World Racing League, USAudi and CARFEST gatherings, among others. The 2017 schedule for these events will be released in the coming months.

As part of the ticket launch, race fans will also have the opportunity to reserve their camp sites and RV spots for the 2017 season early before they sell out. There is no better way to experience Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course than by staying at the park-like 330-acre complex during an event weekend.

To purchase tickets or camping, visit www.midohio.com or call 419-884-4000Monday through Fridayfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children under 12 are admitted free with a supervising adult and general parking is also free for all events.

Mid-Ohio campers invited to celebrate Christmas in July during The Honda Indy 200 weekend

LEXINGTON, OH, July 20, 2016 – Honda Racing and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course invite fans to get festive during The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio weekend by camping and participating in Christmas in July themed activities for the return of the #CampingWithHonda initiative. Honda Racing will host activities for all race fans during the…

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