LEXINGTON, Ohio (June22,2020) –After nearly a two-month pause,will open its gates to spectators on a limited basis this weekend for the Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio, June 26-28. The race weekend is the longest continuously-running annual event at the motorsports facility in Lexington, Ohio, which previously was the season-opener most recently in 2017.
The Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio will operate under the “Responsible RestartOhio” guidelines for COVID-19 after receiving approval from government officials for limited spectator attendance. Motorhome and tent camping will also be permitted during the event. The grandstands will not be open.
Spectators will be subject to a temperature check and health screening when entering the facility. Fans should visit for more information on the essential health and safety protocols for their attendance this weekend.
“Our entire team greatly appreciates the leadership of Governor DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Husted in responsibly restarting Ohio as well as the county commissioners and Health Commissioner Bragg of Morrow County along with Ohio State Representative Romanchuk,” said Craig Rust, president of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. “I know our fans are excited to see live racing again, and we will continue to work closely with our local health officials to ensure the event is handled in a safe manner.”
The Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio is a celebration of automobile history in motion with racing from the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association as the headliner. Triumph serves as this year’s featured car marque. New to the event schedule is the legendary, ground-pounding Trans Am Series joining the on track action along with open-wheel racing from the F4 United States Championship Presented by Honda and the Formula Regional Americas Championship Presented by Honda.
The remaining 2020 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course schedule this summer and fall is as follows:
The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (NTT IndyCar Series event) – Aug. 7-9
Acura Sports Car Challenge (IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship event) – Sept. 25-27
Mid-Ohio 170 (NASCAR Xfinity Series event / ARCA Menards Series) – Postponed
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days (AMA’s annual motorcycling celebration) – Postponed
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.comfor more information, and follow its Facebook page @MidOhioSportsCarCourse, Twitter@Mid_Ohioor Instagram @officialmidohiofor the latest news.
ABOUT MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE
A comprehensive motorsports facility in Lexington, Ohio, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course sits on 330 acres and features a permanent road-racing circuit with two primary track configurations: 2.4-mile, 15-turn or 2.258-mile, 13-turn layout. Located 60 miles north of Columbus and 75 miles south of Cleveland near Mansfield, the natural terrain road course is commonly referred to as the “Most Competitive in the U.S.” and annually hosts a diversity of locally, regionally and nationally sanctioned race events for amateur, club and professional drivers and riders. It is also home to The Mid-Ohio School, featuring over 20 driving and riding courses, for teenagers to professional racers using Honda vehicles. Opened in 1962, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions since 2011, just the raceway’s third private ownership group in its history.
**Story courtesy of Mid-Ohio**