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Summit Racing Equipment and Mid-Ohio Form Partnership

8/28/2013
Summit Racing Named the Official High Performance Source for both track and school

LEXINGTON, OHIO (August 28, 2013) – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School have partnered with Summit Racing Equipment on a multi-year agreement that names Summit Racing the Official High Performance Source of Mid-Ohio.

The expansive partnership includes myriad signage such as branding on pit wall, gates, the front straight and other areas. Summit Racing also receives naming rights to the paddocks and garages and will receive significant branding in those areas. Additionally, the 57-car fleet of The Mid-Ohio School – highlighted by 2013 Honda Civics and 2013 Acura ILXs – will be outfitted with Summit Racing logos and maintained with help of products sold by the company. Acura High Performance Course participants have the opportunity to win gift cards redeemable at summitracing.com.

“We are very excited about partnering with Mid-Ohio,” said Jim Greenleaf, Summit Racing motorsports and events manager. “The facility is one of the best road courses in the country, and it’s in our own backyard. This is a great opportunity for Summit Racing to show racers that we understand their sport and have products to help improve their racing programs.”

Summit Racing, based in Tallmadge, is another Mid-Ohio partner with headquarters or major operations in Ohio, joining Honda, Nationwide Insurance, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Diamond Cellar, GoodYear and Mechanics Bank.

“Summit Racing is such a great brand and we are very proud to be associated with them,” said Craig Rust, President of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course & The Mid-Ohio School. “They are not only a leader in their industry and in motorsports but being an Ohio-based company makes this a wonderful partnership.”

About Summit Racing Equipment
Established in 1968, Summit Racing Equipment is the leading high performance parts and accessories company. Summit Racing offers the largest selection, lowest prices, and best customer service in the high performance industry via catalogs, Internet, and Retail Super Stores. The company is headquartered in Tallmadge, Ohio with retail locations in Tallmadge, Ohio; Sparks, Nevada; and McDonough, Georgia. For more information, please visit summitracing.com.

About The Mid-Ohio School
The Mid-Ohio School provides professional driving and riding instruction to drivers and motorcyclists of all skill levels. The school’s 16 automobile courses include Defensive Driving, High Performance and Racing programs. The motorcycle side features two Performance Track Riding formats. Students enjoy classroom sessions, skill drills, expert private instruction and lapping on the same track that challenges the world’s top racers. The school is a member of the AAA Approved School Network and the most recent recipient of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Partners for Safety Award. In 20 seasons, The Mid-Ohio School has 51,400 graduates, including 15,800 teenagers and 10,500 motorcycle riders.

About Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
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 opened in 1962 and is owned and operated by Green Savoree Mid-Ohio, LLC. Visit midohio.com for more information.
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