The Mansfield & Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s honored Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a pair of awards during its annual meeting last week.
Presented by the Bureau’s President Lee Tasseff, the first award was in recognition of the track celebrating its 50th season in 2011. The plaque reads “Congratulations on a successful 50 years of tourism industry leadership, dedication and innovation.” It can be viewed here
The second recognition was a 2011 Tourism Award of Excellence and was presented to the track in conjunction with the National Auto Sport Association (NASA). Dave Royce, president of NASA Midwest, Inc. was in attendance to accept the award with Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course President Craig Rust. This award can be seen here
“I want to thank the Mansfield Convention and Visitors Bureau for recognizing both the track and our partner NASA,” said Rust. “I am extremely proud of the team here at Mid-Ohio and look forward to working closely with the CVB toward continued success.
Fans can join in the celebration of this historic year by purchasing tickets online
or by phone at 800-MID-OHIO (643-6446). The first race weekend of the season is the Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio, featuring Sportscar Vintage Racing Association racing on track, and a British Car Showdown and Concours d’Elegance car shows in the infield on June 24-26.
A comprehensive motorsports facility, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course features a permanent road-racing circuit with two primary configurations: a 2.4-mile, 15 turn, and a 2.25- mile, 13-turn circuit. The park-like, 330-acre complex is located in Lexington, Ohio, near Mansfield, 60 miles north of Columbus and 75 miles south of Cleveland. The track has been called the most competitive course in the U.S. and annually hosts a diverse lineup of locally, regionally and nationally sanctioned racing events for amateur, club and professional drivers and riders. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is celebrating its 50th Season in 2011 and is owned and operated by Green Savoree Mid-Ohio, LLC.