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Mid-Ohio 50th Season Facts

6/23/2011
June 8: On this day in Mid-Ohio history, in 1985, Bobby Rahal led just two laps, but won an IROC race over John Watson.
June 9: Mid-Ohio's first event was a driving school in 1962.
June 10: In June 2000, Mid-Ohio hosted its first ever GRAND-AM Road Racing sanctioned event.
June 11: On this day in Mid-Ohio history, in 1967, Jerry Titus won an SCCA Trans Am race in a Ford Mustang.
June 12: The track's 2.25-mile, 15-turn configuration made its debut in 1990.
June 13: On this day in Mid-Ohio history, in 1993, Juan Fangio II won an IMSA GTP/Lights/WSC race over P.J. Jones.
June 14: On this day in Mid-Ohio history, in 1998, Dorsey Schroder and Elliot Forbes-Robinson team up to win the Mid-Ohio Road Racing Classic for Dyson Racing.
June 15: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course hosted the inagural NASA Championships in 2006.
June 16: On this day in Mid-Ohio history, in 1968, Mark Donohue won a Trans-Am race originally scheduled for June 9. It was delayed one week when President Lyndon B. Johnson declared June 9 a National Day of Mourning after the assassination of Robert Kennedy.
June 17: The property Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course sits on encompasses 330 acres.
June 18: The track's surface was repaved for the first time in 1972.
June 19: On this day in Mid-Ohio history, in 1983, Jim Trueman, Bobby Rahal and Doc Bundy team up to win the Lumberman's Six Hours in a March 83G powered by Chevrolet.
June 20: The Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio features two new race groups this year for a total of 12.
June 21: The oldest car entered in this year's Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio is a 1937 MGA.
June 22: The newest car entered in this year's Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio is a 2011 Porsche Cayman S.
June 23: On this day in Mid-Ohio history, in 2007, Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney took home the overall and Daytona Prototype win in the Rolex Sports Car Series.
June 24: On this day in Mid-Ohio history, in 2011, Mid-Ohio kicked off it's 50th season!


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