LEXINGTON – The racing season at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will begin more than a month earlier in 2018 with the addition of a new professional sports car event, May 4-6.
The new race weekend will be headlined by the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and four of the traditional dates return to the weekend schedule for the 57th season of racing at the legendary Lexington, Ohio road course. In conjunction with this announcement, Mid-Ohio Season Race Passes are on sale now.
Those holding season passes in 2017 can renew their same grandstand seats, and customers with season motor-home passes can also reserve their spaces again. The renewal window to secure the same seats and spaces as last race season will close for these fans on Wednesday, November 22.
“We’re thrilled to expand the schedule to five major race weekends in 2018. The racing season will get started with much anticipation as IMSA brings world-class sports car racing action back to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course after a five-year absence,” said Craig Rust, president of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. “Season race passes are on sale now at the best price that we’ll offer all year. It offers an exceptional value to experience all five events, plus access to the car club activities and amateur races held on other weekends from April through October.”
The complete 2018 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course schedule is as follows:
- IMSA-sanctioned sports car event – May 4-6
- Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio – June 22-24
- AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days – July 6-8
- The Honda Indy 200 (Verizon IndyCar Series event) – July 27-29
- Mid-Ohio Challenge (NASCAR Xfinity event) – August 10-11
Additionally, the Mid-Ohio Season Race Pass provides exclusive fan access during the Mid-Ohio Challenge in August as the NASCAR garage area is open just for these patrons during select times (subject to change and adjust without notice). Paddock access is also included in the benefits for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio while it is complimentary to all spectators for the other three events. The season pass provides nearly a 50 percent savings off regular tickets prices and includes additional Mid-Ohio coupon and redemption offers for use on site.
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is one the best family values in all of sports. Children 12 and under always receive free general admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult. To purchase a Mid-Ohio Season Race Pass, visit midohio.com or call 419-884-4000. Individual event ticket sales begin on Tuesday, November 28.
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 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 racing 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, just the facility’s third private ownership group in its history.
For more information, visit midohio.com, ‘like’ its Facebook page @MidOhioSportsCarCourse or follow updates on Twitter @Mid_Ohio and Instagram @officialmidohio.