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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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TripAdvisor
  • Great track, some areas were bottlenecks on the crowds. The way the track is designed you can park in the middle so your walk is fairly short. You can also leave the track to restock from your car. Pa...  more »
  • This was my third trip to Mid-Ohio. The track is amazing- according to my driver son. The facilities are in need of an update but compared to most tracks, they are just fine. I was very appreciative o...  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed my ride around the course in one of the pace cars. Amazing track. The lady running the Mid Ohio Souvenir Stand was great - bought too much stuff.  more »
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  • What's not to love? Amazing road course, spacious paddock and good facilities. My favorite track.
  • Top of the line facility in every regard. Over the years I been there for an Indy Car race, pro motorcycle race, Vintage Motorcycle Days and a motorcycle track day. Always clean and well organized.
  • Fun to watch races and see car you won't see any where else in the area.
  • I have been to several (7+) events at this track, including motorcycle and car racing. I love the vintage days events with a huge swap meet and road, trials, and dirt racing all happening simultaneous to camping, swap meet, and 20,000 fans driving around.... what a rush.
  • Fantastic course and the facility is well kept up. Great place for kids as they can roam around the track on all the grassy hills. I love watching a race hear!