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Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington

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4.6/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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...  read 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. 
  • A great place to race! SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) returned to Mid-Ohio for it's annual Runoffs this year. Great racing, good spectator areas and good corners for the volunteer workers (that's m...  read more »
  • Performance Track Riding (PTR) did an excellent job providing a safe, fast, and challenging course to take my track bike to the limit. I will be back for sure as it was definitely a good value and an excellent track to ride on. Look for a YouTube video posted under embrymc7 if you want to see what it is like first hand.
  • My father and I have been coming here for years, great experience every time. There are multiple locations with interesting sight lines, plenty of portapotties, and lots of fan access, even at IndyCar races. The major viewing locations and crossroads consistently have food and drink options as well, and while it rarely raises about your typical track fare, the value is good.
  • This year will be our 5th year in a row driving 8+ hrs So we can enjoy the IndyCar Weekend filled with races, quals and Practices from sun up to sun down! The MRTI races 2-3 races in a weekend and is a pivotal track for the feeder series of IndyCar to gain points and change your season from ok to a championship contention opportunity as they go into their last track of the season for the championship! There is always a SportsCar series that normally shares this weekend with IndyCar as well! Of Course the main reason is the IndyCar Series itself! Its always an amazing race and the grand Finale of some of the most exciting road racing you'll see Live all year! There are so many great vantage points around the track to watch the race and enjoy the awesome and most competitive racing series by the worlds best drivers on by far the most technical and fast road courses on the schedule! Add all that to the great food! Great fans! And Beautiful scenery that makes this track a must be there every year situation! This year as I stated before will be our 5th year in a row and im sure that 10 years from now it will be our 15th year in a row! Cant wait for the #Honda200!!
  • This is a great road course with plenty of room for the fans. My favorite track sections to watch are the keyhole, the esses, and thunder valley. If you have the time and money, you should take one of their driving/racing classes. They are amazing!
  • I love watching races here and doing track days. Beautiful road course for spectators and an absolute blast to drive on. One of my favorite Ohio summer destinations and the kids enjoy the vintage races and the parade lap. Only wish they had more events!!
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