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Mid-Ohio Challenge August 12-13, 2016

Mechanics Bank Vintage Grand Prix Returns to Mid-Ohio this Weekend

21 races, two car shows and an American Muscle celebration lead the action

LEXINGTON, OHIO (June 27, 2013) – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will turn back the clock by hosting the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) for the Mechanics Bank Vintage Grand Prix on June 28-30.

The SVRA will race for the 31st time here at Mid-Ohio, showing off and racing cars from different eras of motorsports. Along with the return of the Vintage Grand Prix, Mechanics Bank is returning to title sponsor the event.

“We are thrilled to have Mechanics Bank return as the title sponsor of the Vintage Grand Prix here at Mid-Ohio,” said Craig Rust, Mid-Ohio President. “Mechanics is a great fit for this event and these beautiful, historic cars are perfect for our track. Fans love seeing all these different eras of cars competing in races and the car shows.”

Throughout the weekend, there will be nearly two dozen races featuring a whopping eleven classes of cars that range from small, open cockpit autos to big-bore beasts and modern prototypes.

Along with the races, fans will be able to check out some classics in the British Car Showdown on Saturday and the Concours d’Elegance on Sunday. Leading the hundreds of vintage vehicles will be GTOs, Corvettes and other American Muscle cars, which serves as the featured marque of the weekend.

Off track, fans will be treated to many fan activities and events. Fans will be able to participate in a parade lap around the 2.4-mile track, and participate in one of the infield car club corrals that will include over 20 makes of automobiles.

Weekend tickets start at $30. General parking is free and children 12 and under are also admitted free. Visit midohio.com anytime or call 800-MID-OHIO (643-6446) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to order tickets or for more information.

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.
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