Cooper Tire becomes the official tire of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School

LEXINGTON, OH, August 2, 2016 –Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course announced today that Cooper Tire has been selected as the official tire of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School. The Mid-Ohio School provides professional driving and riding instruction to drivers and motorcyclists of all skill levels, and has seen close to 54,000 graduates to date.

As the exclusive tire supplier, Cooper will be used on The Mid-Ohio School’s fleet of Honda and Acura vehicles, including pace cars and service vehicles, which will be fitted with the new Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 performance tire to handle the challenging road course. Cooper will also have a presence throughout the grounds of Mid-Ohio, with signage at the front stretch crossover bridge and the iconic tower that sits at the start/finish line, housing the facility’s media center and hospitality suites.

“It is a pleasure to announce that Cooper has become a valued partner for both Mid-Ohio Sports Course and The Mid-Ohio School,” said Craig Rust, President of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School. “Cooper brings with them a great history of product quality and performance, in addition to a commitment to motorsports. Mid-Ohio is an excellent platform for Cooper to showcase its ultra-high performance racing products on the track while exposing the Cooper brand to a large audience of motorsports fans. We welcome them to the Mid-Ohio family and look forward to working with their team.”

As a committed supplier in racing, Cooper has been a long-standing partner of all levels of the Mazda Road to Indy. The company recently announced that it will become presenting sponsor of the driver development series, now known as the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires.

“Mid-Ohio is an iconic road course and virtually in the backyard of Cooper’s global headquarters in Findlay, Ohio,” said Chris Pantani, Cooper’s Director of Motorsports, Sponsorships and Event Marketing. “We are extremely excited to announce this partnership and look forward to seeing the Cooper brand represented throughout the facility and on all the Mid-Ohio school cars.”

To learn more about sponsorship and corporate opportunities with Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School, visit

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. For more information, visit

About Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, together with its subsidiaries, is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative, great-performing tires that people depend on for all of life's road trips, whether on city streets, off-road adventures or high-speed tracks.  In fact, Cooper is proud to sponsor and race in all three levels of the Mazda Road to Indy development program within the IndyCar racing series.  Cooper tires can also be seen on the track as a sponsor of the IMSA Prototype Lites Series, and competing in the short course off-road TORC Series.  Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, Cooper, together with its subsidiaries, has manufacturing, sales, distribution, technical and design operations in more than one dozen countries around the world.  In our second century in the tire business, Cooper looks toward a future where innovation will continue to drive our products and our products will continue to drive the world. To connect with Cooper, visit or



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