The Mid-Ohio School, the comprehensive driving and riding instruction company based at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, had another successful season as the school graduated over 3,500 students, boasting its total number of graduates to nearly 27,000 since its inception in 1993.
The graduation numbers also reflect a record number of Acura High Performance Course students at 233. This course – the first rung on the school’s High Performance Ladder Series – covers the physics and dynamics of driving, tests participants behind-the-wheel in intense off-track high performance drills, and culminates with an on-track lapping session.
To kick off the 2007 season, The Mid-Ohio School announced a multi-year partnership with Kumho Tire U.S.A, who as the official tire supplier, provided tires to outfit the entire fleet of vehicles. The Mid-Ohio School fleet includes Honda Civics, Acura TSX A-SPECs and Honda S2000 roadsters, and the cars were outfitted with Kumho SOLUS KH16 and ECSTA MX tires.
The Lexington, Ohio-based school hosted its first-ever Honda Teen Defensive Driving Program Open House in October; a program that was met with much success despite inclement weather conditions. Over 50 parents and teens attended the free Open House, which gave them a chance to experience a trial version of this life-saving program. All participants were able to experience first-hand the program’s three core driving exercises: skid car, wet braking and emergency lane change, as well as interact with the school’s staff of expert driving instructors.
Also this year, the Morrow County Juvenile Court began sending their most severe teenage traffic offenders to The Mid-Ohio School. This relationship is similar to a partnership already established between The Mid-Ohio School and the Knox County Juvenile Court, where teenage traffic offenders are mandated to attend the Honda Teen Defensive Driving Program in lieu of court costs. Knox County currently reports a 76% reduction in second-offense moving violations since the implementation of this program.
A complete list of all The Mid-Ohio School’s 2008 driving and motorcycle riding courses is now available online at www.midohioschool.com or by calling 1-877-793-8667. More than 200 dates will be offered among the 18 different driving and riding programs. Those who sign up before December 21 can take advantage of The Mid-Ohio School’s wide variety of holiday savings offers.
The Mid-Ohio School provides professional driving and riding instruction to drivers and motorcyclists of all skill levels. The school’s 18 programs vary from Defensive Driving, Performance Driving and Racing programs on the automobile side, to Beginning, Experienced and Performance Track Riding programs on the motorcycle side. Students enjoy classroom sessions, skill drills, expert private instruction and lapping on the same track that challenges the world’s top racers. The Mid-Ohio School has graduated nearly 27,000 students since 1993.
Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, TrueSports, Incorporated is a privately held motorsports entertainment enterprise. The company owns and operates Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School, and promotes a wide variety of motor racing, driver instruction, corporate, and family entertainment events throughout the year.