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Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington
(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...  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...  more »
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  • I come to Mid-Ohio once a year for their Vintage Motorcycle Days. The course is awesome, the camp ground is well kept. This year they've added more beer options as well as new food. I would highly recommend the course to anyone who is interested in motorsports.
  • I have attended the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days here many times. Love watching the races. Love seeing all the old bike, they do a good job at this event.
  • Tons of fun during Honda Indy race day. Infield was epic. Can't wait until next year.
  • 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.
  • 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!!