Live racing in north central Ohio draws closer by the minute! For those fans counting down the days, here’s a recap of the area’s race schedules. Remember, there are two tracks for the 2016 with Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington and the oval up north at the Spitzer Motor Speedway.
The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course continues to offer the highest caliber of racing. Situated in the rolling hills near Mansfield, the track draws big crowds of excited fans year after year. Returning to the track this spring is Tough Mudder Ohio. The 10-12 mile obstacle course event showcased the track to non-race fans last year and hopes to secure new fans again May 7 & 8. The race season returns with favorites like the Mid-Ohio Vintage Grand Prix, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, The Honda Indy 200, and NASCAR Xfinity Mid-Ohio 200. Finishing out the season is the long-awaited return of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) in September.
To make your race experience even better, stop by the yellow-roofed Mid Ohio Deck in the infield and pick up this year’s RACE DEALS, offering area deals and discounts for just showing your current race ticket. Get free appetizers, discounts to attractions, and others. You can also check MansfieldTourism.com under the Motorsports section to view the deals starting in May.
Expand your race season with even more options at Spitzer Motor Speedway at State Route 13 and Crall Road, just north of downtown Mansfield. The track offers a variety of racing from Mini Stocks to Sprints, Top Speed Modifieds, and Outlaw Mini Stocks. In addition to racing, the facility will host all kinds of events including concerts and live bull riding. You can’t beat the price, so give it a try this season.
For all things Motorsports around Richland County, visit www.MansfieldTourism.com under “What to DO”.
2016 EVENT SCHEDULE
Tough Mudder Ohio – May 7 & 8
Vintage Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio – June 24-26
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days – July 8-10
The Honda Indy™ 200 – July 29-31
Mid-Ohio 200 (NASCAR Xfinity) – August 12-13
SCCA National Championship Runoffs – September 19-25