January 30, 2015
LEXINGTON, OH, January 30, 2015 -- Tickets for the 2015 race season at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, one of North America's most competitive race tracks, will go on sale February 2 at 10 a.m. ET. Four spectator events highlight the historic track's 2015 season schedule, with marquee events The Honda Indy 200 returning July 31-August 2 and the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 returning August 14-15.
The 2015 race season kicks-off with the Mid-Ohio Vintage Grand Prix, June 25-28. Mid-Ohio holds a special place on the schedule for the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA), race fans have enjoyed watching the premier vintage racing series take to the track since 1981.
"Our Vintage Grand Prix is a great way to kick off our season of racing at Mid-Ohio," said Craig Rust, President of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. "The event celebrates the history and heritage of both Mid-Ohio and racing. With over 250 vintage race cars taking to the track that weekend, it is the perfect way to get things started at the track."
Two-wheelers will take over Mid-Ohio for a celebration of vintage motorcycles with AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, taking place July 10-12. The weekend will feature North America's largest motorcycle swap meet and will pay homage to classic motorcycles of all makes and styles while honoring the riders who made them famous.
The track's two largest events, The Honda Indy 200 and the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200, remain in their familiar August dates. The Verizon IndyCar Series will headline the July 31-August 2 weekend with Scott Dixon looking to defend his memorable 2014 last-to-first win. Later that month, the NASCAR Xfinity Series will return for its third year August 14-15 for the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200. Last year rookie driver Chris Buescher took home his first win with the series, driving his No. 60 Mustang in honor of Nationwide Children's Hospital Patient Champion Luke.
VIP Race Passes and tickets for individual events for the 2015 season will be available starting February 2 at 10 a.m. ET. Children under 12 are admitted free with a supervising adult and general parking is also free for all events. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit midohio.com
or call 800-MID-OHIO (643-6446) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
2015 Tough Mudder challenge at Mid-Ohio
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will also host Ohio's 2015 Tough Mudder challenge on May 9 and 10.
This is the first time the 330-acre complex has hosted the 10-12 mile obstacle course, known as "Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet". With exhilarating new obstacles and the muddiest track in the Mid-west, the obstacle course will be designed to test strength, stamina, teamwork and mental grit, taking place over winding tracks, rolling hills and dense woods. Participants interested in registering for Ohio's Tough Mudder challenge can visit ToughMudder.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
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For more information:
416-341-9929 ext. 227 (office)