Here are answers to a number of the common questions asked by our guests.
Q: Can we picnic at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course?
A: Yes, you can bring coolers and food to the track. Plastic, aluminum, tin, etc. containers are acceptable. Glass bottles are not permitted in the paddock or pit lane.
Grilling is permitted only in camping and infield areas, and all grill fires must be extinguished immediately afterward, then drowned or smothered.
Q: Can I participate in an open track day?
A: The Mid-Ohio School offers several different driving programs and two motorcycle Performance Track Riding programs that can allow you to enjoy some track time. Please visit www.midohioschool.com
or call 877-793-TMOS (877-793-8667).
Q: Do children need a ticket to enter Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course?
A: Children 12 and under are admitted free
. However, if you wish to sit in the grandstand during select events, children will need a grandstand ticket.
Q: What happens if it rains?
A: Typically events will continue even if it's raining or threatening rain. In certain instances races may be delayed, however it is very rare that an entire event is canceled due to inclement weather.
Q: What phone number do I call if I need emergency assistance?
A: Please call our toll-free number, 800-643-6446, option #1 for a call center representative or extension 3013 for the security office, if you require any assistance from track officials.
Q: What do the different flags mean in the logo?
Blue and Orange:
Courtesy flag to warn drivers that the leaders are approaching them and ask them to "move over." Only optional flag
Warns drivers to slow down and not pass because of a hazard on the race track
All competition must stop
Race is over
Beginning or resumption of competition
Yellow and Red:
Warns drivers of a slippery track due to water or oil
White and Red:
Indicates that emergency vehicles are on the track.
Shown to a driver to immediately enter the pits because they have broken a rule
Q: Do I need to keep my ticket/pass on me at all times?
A: Yes, you do. To gain entry to all the areas your ticket grants you access to, we ask that you keep it with you at all times, even if you have a paddock or pit access wristband. This is done to protect the investment of fans and ensure each of them accesses the areas they should.
Q: Are there any airports to fly into that are close to the track?
A: Since the track is located in between two large cities, you can use either Cleveland Hopkins International Airport or Port Columbus International Airport. Both are just an hour or so's drive from the track. For small planes, Mansfield Lahm Airport is an option.
Q: Can I bring my pet to the races?
A: No pets of any kind (outside of service animals) are permitted at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Animal kennel and boarding facilities are located near the racetrack. Call Cedar Creek Kennel at (419) 886-4030 or Mohican Boarding Kennel at (419) 884-7387 for more information or to make a reservation.
Q: Can I listen to the races while I'm at the track?
A: Yes, 90.3 FM carries audio from our public address system during spectator events throughout the season.
Q: How do I get to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course?
A: A map and directions to the track are found on the directions page of this site
. For GPS or online mapping directions, enter 7721 Steam Corners Road (also called County Road 37), Lexington, Ohio 44904 as your final destination address.
Q: What time does the track open on race weekends?
A: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course opens its gates at 7:00 a.m. each day of a scheduled race weekend. All spectators must be off the premises by 7:00 p.m. of each day. Campers can stay until 10:00 a.m. the following morning after The Honda Indy 200® and The Children's Hospital Nationwide 200 events.All spectators must be off the premises within an hour of the last scheduled event of each day.
Q: How much will I pay for parking?
A: Plenty of free parking is available on site at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. If you prefer, there are a limited number of Infield Parking Passes that may be purchased for the The Honda Indy® 200 at Mid-Ohio and/or The Nationwide Children's Hospital 200. Motorcycles are permitted in the infield without a pass at all events. Infield Parking Passes require the purchase of a spectator ticket and will not be sold as stand-alone items. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course reserves the right to close the infield, without notice, as deemed necessary.
Q: Is there camping available on site?
A: Yes. Weekend camping passes are available; a weekend admission ticket is required along with a camping pass.
Campers may enter the complex at 7:00 a.m. on Fridays. Season Ticket Holders may enter the facility to camp on Thursday at 5 p.m. Campers must depart by 7:00 p.m. on Sunday for Vintage Grand Prix and Vintage Motorcycle Days. Campers are encouraged to stay until 10:00 a.m. the following morning after The Honda Indy 200® and The Children's Hospital Nationwide 200 events. You must purchase a weekend admission ticket to access the campgrounds. Camping spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis unless a motor home/RV reserved space is purchased. Tent camping areas are approximately 40 feet by 25 feet per pass; motor homes/RV areas vary. There is a limit to automobiles or tents within the motor home/RV and tent spaces. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. Click here
for a complete list of camping rules and regulations.
Q: Is there a camping option for my family?
A: Yes, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course offers Family Camping, in front of the normal camp ground area. This area is ideal for those with children looking for a quieter stay during the race weekend. A weekend admission ticket is required along with a Family Camping Pass.
Q: What hook-ups are available to campers?
A: There are no water or electrical hook-ups, but there are dump stations available for campers.
Q: Can I bring my bicycle?
A: Yes, bicycles are allowed at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Personal golf carts and off-road vehicles are allowed but must purchase a vehicle pass for $100. For a complete listing of facility rules and regulations, click here
Q: Where is the lost and found?
A: Items that are lost or found may be retrieved or dropped off at Lost and Found at the track's Guest Service Headquarters, located at Gate 3 or call 800-MID-OHIO (800-643-6446) extension 3013.