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The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio headlines another action-packed weekend, July 29-31, 2016

The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio headlines another action-packed weekend, July 29-31, 2016

Verizon IndyCar Series, Road to Indy and Pirelli World Challenge scheduled to compete

LEXINGTON, OH, October 27, 2015 — Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course announces that The Honda Indy 200 will return to the historic track, July 29-31, 2016, as part of its 55th anniversary season.

The Verizon IndyCar Series will headline the weekend’s activities with Ohio native Graham Rahal returning to defend his memorable 2015 win at his home track.

“We had one of our best events in recent history this past year,” said Craig Rust, President of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. “Having Graham in Victory Lane capped off a great weekend and we can’t wait to build on last year’s success, and to once again host one of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ best events in 2016.”

“I am thrilled that Mid-Ohio is back once again. After our great victory there in 2015, I can’t wait to get back and try to double up next year,” said Graham Rahal, Verizon IndyCar Series driver of the #15 Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. “Being my home track there are so many great memories, but our win will always be at the top of my list and all of the fans that came out and supported us made it even more special. I’m very proud to be a past winner there and I can’t wait to get back racing at my home track in July.”

Young drivers looking to reach the Verizon IndyCar Series will also be showcased during The Honda Indy 200 as the entire Mazda Road to Indy ladder series will return, which includes Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda.

The Pirelli World Challenge, a fan favorite with its intense on-track competition, will complement the weekend’s line-up.

Additional spectator event weekends and ticket sales for the 2016 season at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will be announced in the coming months.

Former Ohio State Wide Receiver Joey Galloway announced as Grand Marshal for the 2015 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, OH, July 31, 2015 – Former Ohio State Wide Receiver Joey Galloway will serve as the Grand Marshal for the Honda Indy 200, taking place July 31-August 2 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Galloway will perform the standard Grand Marshal duties for the Verizon IndyCar Series race that headlines the weekend, which include giving the famous “drivers, start your engines” command to start the race.

“We are thrilled to have Joey join us as Grand Marshal for the Honda Indy 200,” said Craig Rust, President of the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. “Ohio State pride runs deep here at Mid-Ohio and our team looks forward to welcoming Joey to the track. We are proud that he will serve in this very special role.”

Galloway played college football at Ohio State University where he earned many honors and finished in the top five all time in many of Ohio State’s receiving records. He finished his college career fourth in both career receptions with 108 and receiving yards with 1,894, and second in touchdown receptions behind Cris Carter with 19. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks eighth overall in the 1995 NFL draft and enjoyed a career that spanned 16 years. Galloway is currently a college football analyst with ESPN.

The green flag will fly for the Honda Indy 200 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 2. Tickets for are available for purchase at the gate, with free general parking and free admission for children 12 and under. Visit midohio.com or call 800-MID-OHIO (643-6446) for more information.

About Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
A comprehensive motorsports facility, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course features a permanent road-racing circuit with two primary configurations: a 2.4-mile, 15 turn, and a 2.25-mile, 13-turn circuit. The park-like, 330-acre complex is located in Lexington, Ohio, near Mansfield, 60 miles north of Columbus and 75 miles south of Cleveland. The track has been called the most competitive course in the U.S. and plays host to a diverse lineup of locally, regionally and nationally sanctioned racing events for amateur, club and professional drivers and riders. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course opened in 1962 and is owned and operated by Green Savoree Mid-Ohio, LLC. For more information, visit www.midohio.com.

Single-day tickets on sale now for Mid-Ohio’s 2015 race season, registration open for school programs

Single-day tickets on sale now for Mid-Ohio’s 2015 race season, registration open for school programs

 LEXINGTON, ON, March 16, 2015 Single-day tickets for the 2015 race season at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course are now available. The historic track will kick-off its 54th year of racing with the Mid-Ohio Vintage Grand Prix, taking place June 2528.

Single-day tickets start at $20 and can be purchased online at midohio.com or by phoning 800-MID-OHIO (643-6446)

“We can’t wait to get back on track for our first event, which is only about 100 days away,” said Craig Rust, President of the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. “The entire Mid-Ohio team is looking forward to welcoming everyone back for another great season of racing at Mid-Ohio.”

Mid-Ohio’s driving school, The Mid-Ohio School, also released its 2015 course schedule, with over 100 dates and a dozen different courses available this year.

The Mid-Ohio School offers something for all driving skill levels, starting with its renowned Honda Teen Defensive Driving program, which teaches techniques to new drivers that are not found in a typical drivers education program. More experienced motorists looking to build their technical skills can sign up for one of the high-performance driving, racing and motorcycle programs, each of which offer a wide-range of dates that run through October.

To register, view the complete course schedule or learn more about driving programs available at The Mid-Ohio School, visit midohioschool.com.

About Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

A comprehensive motorsports facility, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course features a permanent road-racing circuit with two primary configurations: a 2.4-mile, 15 turn, and a 2.25-mile, 13-turn circuit. The park-like, 330-acre complex is located in Lexington, Ohio, near Mansfield, 60 miles north of Columbus and 75 miles south of Cleveland. The track has been called the most competitive course in the U.S. and hosts a diverse lineup of locally, regionally and nationally sanctioned racing events for amateur, club and professional drivers and riders. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course opened in 1962 and is owned and operated by Green Savoree Mid-Ohio, LLC. For more information, visit www.midohio.com.

 

About The Mid-Ohio School

The Mid-Ohio School provides professional driving and riding instruction to drivers and motorcyclists of all skill levels. The school’s 16 automobile courses include Defensive Driving, High Performance and Racing programs. The motorcycle side features two Performance Track Riding formats. Students enjoy classroom sessions, skill drills, expert private instruction and lapping on the same track that challenges the world’s top racers. The school is a member of the AAA Approved School Network and the most recent recipient of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Partners for Safety Award. In 21 seasons, The Mid-Ohio School has seen 54,800 all-time graduates, including over 16,800 teenage drivers and 11,900 motorcyclists. For a schedule or more information, visit www.midohioschool.com.

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