Rallycross added to Mid-Ohio lineup


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The Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio rallycross doubleheader added to 2019 season schedule.

The Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio rallycross doubleheader added to 2019 season schedule.


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 Americas Rallycross (ARX) Championship comes to the Midwest for the first time, June 8-9, then returns for a second weekend, October 5-6, for a doubleheader of the Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio. The races for ARX and ARX2 competition will be held on a temporary 0.7-mile, 10-turn asphalt and dirt configuration with a jump constructed in the “Keyhole” section of Mid-Ohio.

Rallycross is the fastest growing form of racing in the world and showcases action sports stars and world-class automotive manufacturers. IMG, the global sports and entertainment agency, is the promoter of the North American-based ARX Championship.

“There is no better way to introduce the sport of rallycross in America’s Heartland,” said Paul Bellamy, managing director of rallycross at IMG. “Partnering with Green Savoree Racing Promotions, an experienced motorsports management company, and our founding partner, Cooper Tires, at the historic Mid-Ohio facility creates a unique opportunity to connect with current motorsport fans in the area and creating new rallycross and action sports minded fans throughout the Midwest.”

The National Auto Sports Association (NASA) Championships Presented by Toyo Tires, September 18-22, returns to the 2.4-mile, 15-turn road course after a seven-year absence serving as a national championship event for amateur racers. Nearly 500 competitors in over 20 race classes will compete for crowns. Mid-Ohio hosted the inaugural NASA Championships in 2006 through 2008, and it returned again in 2011 and 2012.

“I still remember our first Championships event at Mid-Ohio,” said NASA Vice President, Jeremy Croiset. “We took in all the feedback we received at our Championships event this year and ultimately decided to return to the singular Championships event format. The 2019 Championships will be our sixth time at Mid-Ohio, and it’s a track racers love. It has everything from long, fast straightaways to corners with tricky elevation and camber changes, and lots of opportunities for passing. It’s a great facility for our Championships event.”

The Acura Sports Car Challenge, featuring the IMSA WeatherTech Championship, will be the Mid-Ohio season-opener for a second consecutive year in May. Additionally, the Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio and AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days follow on their traditional weekends in June and July, respectively. Then, Indy cars return in late July for the 35th time for Ohio’s largest motorsports event, The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, followed by the NASCAR Xfinity Series back for a seventh straight year in early August.

“This is one of the most exciting and diverse racing schedules Mid-Ohio has ever showcased in its history. IndyCar, NASCAR, sports cars and rallycross to motorcycles, there truly is something for everyone this season,” said Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course President, Craig Rust. “We look forward to welcoming some of the country’s best amateur racers back to Mid-Ohio next September for the NASA Championships, and beginning a spectacular new tradition with the Cooper Tires ARX at Mid-Ohio.”

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

• Acura Sports Car Challenge (IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship) – May 3-5

• Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio – 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 (IndyCar Series event) – July 26-28

• NASCAR Xfinity Series event – August 9-10

• NASA Championships – September 18-22

• Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio – October 5-6

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. Mid-Ohio Season Race Passes will go on sale soon. Updates will be posted to the track’s website and social media, and fans can sign up for Mid-Ohio’s e-Club to receive notifications on all the latest news. Visit midohio.com or call 419-884-4000 for additional information.

The Mid-Ohio Season Race Pass is one of the most spectacular values in all of sports and available currently at an advance price of $325. This is the ultimate season ticket to see all the Mid-Ohio racing action, plus it offers exclusive fan access and benefits.

Mid-Ohio Season Race Passes are on sale now for 2019 events

LEXINGTON, Ohio (December 13, 2018) – Mid-Ohio Season Race Passes are on sale now for the 58th season of racing at the legendary road course in Lexington, Ohio. As announced last week, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will feature its largest and most diverse spectator schedule in 2019 with three additional event weekends added.

During August’s NASCAR Xfinity Series event, the garage area is open only to Mid-Ohio Season Passholders at designated times. Paddock access is also an included benefit for The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio while it is complimentary to all spectators for the remaining six events. The season pass provides over $1,065 in value of tickets, coupons and redemption offers for use on site. It also includes access to other weekend car club and races not always open to the general public.

The 2018 Season Race Passholders have the opportunity to renew or upgrade their previous grandstand seats and reserved Season Motorhome space location. The Mid-Ohio Season Race Pass ($360 regular price) is available to new purchasers now as well. The renewal customers’ window to secure the same grandstand seats and motorhome spaces as last race season closes on Monday, January 14 at 9 p.m. ET, when they will be released for public sale. All purchases can be made at midohio.com or by calling 419-884-4000 during business hours.

Fans who go online to buy will also encounter an all new website launched at midohio.com. It has an improved user experience, more fan information and easier navigation on all devices. Also, during the holiday season, gift certificates are available for purchase in various value increments to redeem for race tickets by the recipient as well as The Mid-Ohio School course-specific certificates at a holiday savings. Single event tickets will go on sale Wednesday, January 16 at 10 a.m. ET.

“This will be the busiest schedule yet in Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course’s history. The Mid-Ohio Season Race Pass provides great access to experience all the action next season,” said Craig Rust, president of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. “We have eight events spanning five months and truly something for everyone in 2019. This season pass is a great value and right now is being offered at a special advance price during the holiday season!”

Back by popular demand, the Mid-Ohio Rookie Racers program is available for purchase as well. This membership club, which offers the youngest fans (children aged five to 12 years) to engage with motorsports through unique at track experiences, enhances the family experience of attending events at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

About Americas Rallycross

ARX is a North American-based rallycross championship fielding action sports stars, world-class manufacturers and competing in premier locations around the continent. ARX is the next evolution of the high speed, action-packed world of rallycross. Rallycross is the fastest growing form of racing in the world. Short races and viewer friendly asphalt and dirt circuits with 600 brake horsepower production-based racecars make for exciting racing and is suited to the way we enjoy sports today. IMG, the global sports and entertainment agency is the promoter and commercial rights holder of the series. Visit ARX at arxrallycross.com.

About National Auto Sport Association

The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) was formed in 1991 to deliver high quality motorsports events to enthusiasts at major racing venues throughout the nation. NASA has created programs that allow owners of both racecars and high-performance street-driven vehicles to enjoy the full performance capabilities of their cars in a safe and controlled environment. NASA offers many different programs that will allow you to enjoy motorsports on a number of different levels, including our High Performance Driving Events (HPDE), Rally Sport, Time Trial, NASA-X and Competition Racing programs. Learn more about the NASA Championships at nasachampionships.com.

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.

The Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio rallycross doubleheader added to 2019 season schedule.
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For more information, visit midohio.com, ‘like’ its Facebook page @MidOhioSportsCarCourse or follow updates on Twitter @Mid_Ohio and Instagram @officialmidohio.