Mid Ohio Sports car course, Lexington

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Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is a road course auto racing facility located in Troy Township, Morrow County, Ohio, United States, just outside the village of Lexington. (Mid-Ohio has also colloquially become a term for the entire north-central region of the state, from south of Sandusky to north of Columbus.)The trackThe track opened as a 15-turn, 2.4 mile (3.86 km) road circuit run clockwise. The back portion of the track allows speeds approaching 180mi/h. A separate starting line is located on the backstretch to allow for safer rolling starts. The regular start/finish line is located on the pit straight. In 1990, the track underwent a refurbishment. A new retaining wall was built, the entire track was resurfaced, widened, and concrete was paved in the apexes of the turns to prevent asphalt deterioration. In addition, a straightaway was paved through the chicane, allowing for two different track layouts, the original 2.4mi circuit, and a new 13-turn, 2.258 mile (3.634 km) circuit. In 1990, the CART series began utilizing the 2.258mi layout. In 2006, a second major refurbishment saw several improvements. The entire circuit was repaved, and the concrete patches in the turn apexes were removed. A new motorcycle "short course" was created by connecting turn one with the backstretch, and another motocross oval was created by connecting the chicane straight with the backstretch. The additional layouts allow simultaneous use of the multiple course, for instructional and competitive uses. The improvements also included a motocross facility, that has since been closed. There is grandstand seating for 10,000 spectators, and three observation mounds alongside the track raise the capacity to over 75,000.
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  • Rd America in WI is known for the best food in racing, and Mid Ohio for the worse. No matter where you paddock, it will be unlevel. They do have great viewing areas around the whole track, with good a...  more »
  • We were in for the weekend for the Indy Car, Lights and sports car races. Mid-Ohio is a great venue for these races. Spectator seating on the hills or a reserved seat are great ways to spend a couple ...  more »
  • Whether you prefer bleacher style seating or a grassy area to have a picnic while watching the race, Mid-Ohio has a spot for you. Like all road courses, you can't see the whole track from every seat, ...  more »
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  • I've raced here a few times and gone as a spectator to several. Either way it's a great time. Lots of good watching spots around the track and an interesting track to drive. Concessions are over priced, but no more than any other sport event.
  • The Below is not from me its from someone else who seems to be logged into my gmail. I know who it is because I know of only one friend going to Mid-Ohio since the 80's. I'm leaving the review up because I trust their opinion but it was not mine and sign me out of your browser dork. I love the track but the bathrooms are ok and showers are always dirty and need to be updated. I have been going their since the 80's and since then they haven't put much money in it. They need to take a look at Road America to see how it's done
  • Pretty good track but the flush toilets gave out the first day. All Porta-Johns just doesn't cut it! The Spectator seating needs to be updated. Old unpainted wooden bleachers are showing their age.
  • Great for watching Indy and Sportscar Racing. Too bad IMSA doesn't race here anymore. Their loss.
  • Great course. Great place to watch all types of racing!

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