Sports

Some Spectators Will Be Welcome At The Acura Sports Car Challenge

18 Sep , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

After working closely with the Ohio Governor’s office and local health officials, IMSA and Green Savoree Racing Promotions have announced today that the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course set for next weekend, September 25-27, will be open to a limited number of spectators. Those who attend must adhere to necessary health and safety protocols for COVID-19.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s administration approved earlier today a variance to the Ohio Department of Health Director’s Order for sports for a total up to 6,000 spectators to attend. Currently purchased event tickets and Mid-Ohio Season Race Passes will be valid for entry. More…

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Herta Takes Honda Indy 200 Race 2

14 Sep , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

After a challenging 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season, Andretti Autosport finally broke through to Victory Circle in dominating fashion as Colton Herta scored his third career win in Race 2 of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio doubleheader Sunday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

NTT P1 Award winner Herta led an Andretti Autosport sweep of the podium in the No. 88 Capstone Turbine #ShiftToGreen Honda, beating teammate Alexander Rossi in the No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS / AutoNation Honda to the finish line by 1.3826 seconds. Fellow Andretti driver Ryan Hunter-Reay finished third in the No. 28 DHL Honda, 2.4965 seconds behind Herta.

Rounding out the top five behind the Andretti trio were Ohio native Graham Rahal in the No. 15 Fifth Third Bank Honda and Marcus Ericsson in the No. 8 Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. More…

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Honda Indy 200 This Weekend At Mid-Ohio

10 Sep , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

After working with the Ohio Governor’s office and local health officials to confirm a reschedule date, INDYCAR and Green Savoree Racing Promotions have released the details and protocols for limited spectator attendance at The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course set for this weekend, September 11-13.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that a variance to the Ohio Department of Health Director’s Order has been granted for a total up to 6,000 spectators to attend. Currently purchased event tickets and Mid-Ohio Season Race Passes will be valid for entry. A very limited number of tickets remain for sale at midohio.com on a first come, first serve basis. No tickets will be available for purchase at the gate during the race weekend. More…

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Honda Indy 200 Now Features INDYCAR Doubleheader

28 Jul , 2020  

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will open its gates to spectators again on a limited basis for The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio on August 7-9. The event is now a doubleheader weekend for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with 75-lap races on both Saturday, August 8, and Sunday, August 9, on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course in Lexington.

The event will operate under the “Responsible RestartOhio” guidelines for COVID-19 after receiving approval from the local health department for limited spectator attendance. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Customers are encouraged to purchase online in advance at midohio.com. Motorhome and tent camping will also be permitted during the event. The grandstands, paddock and pits will not be open to spectators to adhere to social distancing guidelines. More…

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Start Your Engines

29 May , 2020  

The Mid-Ohio School begins its 28th season of professional instruction this Tuesday, June 2, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington. The 2020 schedule is available at midohioschool.com, and customers can register online or by calling 419-884-4000.

The Mid-Ohio School will operate under the State of Ohio’s guidelines for the “Responsible RestartOhio” surrounding COVID-19. School participants will receive detailed instructions on the health and safety protocols being implemented, and an overview of these are also posted on its website at midohioschool.com. More…

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Americas Rallycross To Make Its Debut At Mid-Ohio

2 Jun , 2019  

Americas Rallycross (ARX) makes its inaugural appearance at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during its season-opening Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio.

Two rounds are featured at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on the following dates: More…

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Dirt Million This Friday And Saturday

21 Aug , 2018  

The Super Late Model division has its new mega-event this week with the “Dirt Million” on Friday and Saturday at Mansfield Motor Speedway.

Super Late Model drivers will compete for a minimum of $100,000 to win and $2,000 to start in the inaugural Dirt Million at the 4/10-mile oval, but the purse has continue to increased throughout the 2018 calendar year via a unique format and promotion that allows dirt racing families, friends, sponsors, fans and teams everywhere in the world to play a role in building the feature’s payoff. More…

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Mansfielder Is National Champion in SCCA Runoffs

7 Oct , 2017  

Max Gee, of Mansfield, an instructor at the Mid-Ohio School at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, recently won the SCCA Runoffs® driving the No. 22 Gee Motorsports/Hoosier Honda Prelude and was crowned National Champion at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the Super Touring® Under class (STU).

To win, Gee had to keep ahead of a charging Ray Huffmaster, of Clarkston, Michigan, in the No. 36 BlueForceStaffing.com/Hoosier Pontiac Solstice in the final laps. Mark Liller, of Aldie, Virginia, finished third in the No. 79 Angry Sheep Motorsport/Hoosier/Carbotech Dodge Neon SRT-4. More…

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Mansfielder Named To International Drag Racing Hall Of Fame

20 Mar , 2017  

UPDATE on March 20: Shrewsberry was inducted this past week into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame. This is our article on the honor which was first published in October.

A one-time Mansfielder who went on to become a key person in the development of “wheelstander” exhibition cars has been named as an inductee to the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame in Ocala, Florida. More…

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