Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Track Information

7721 Stream Corners Rd.
Lexington, OH 44904
United States
Track Length: 
2.4 miles
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Track History

Often called the most competitive road course in the United States, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is a permanent road circuit set in the rolling hills of Lexington, Ohio. Located nearly equidistant from Cleveland and Columbus, near Mansfield, the grounds have been said to look more country club than racetrack in deference to its lush green grass, beautiful trees and exceptional amenities. With two challenging track configurations – 2.25-mile, 13 turns and 2.4-mile, 15 turns – the circuit has earned its reputation over fifty years of great racing among many of motorsport’s legendary competitors.

Built in 1962 by Les Griebling as a location for weekend sports car racing, the track was purchased in 1981 by the late Jim Trueman, founder of Red Roof Inns. Under his direction, the track underwent major renovations, including the addition of grandstand seats and amphitheater-style seating, garages, several buildings such as the iconic Goodyear Tower and a redesigned paddock area.

Trueman’s wife Barbara and daughter Michelle undertook management of the facility in 1986, continuing track improvements throughout the decade with the resurfacing and widening of the entire course, as well as the addition of safety enhancements such as tire, guardrail, sand and cement barriers, spectator and debris fencing, and gravel runoff areas. Further improvements implemented included the expansion of the Honda Communications Building and construction of the Goodyear Bridge.

In 1989, Michelle Trueman Gajoch was named president of the facility and oversaw all day-to-day operations of the circuit until 2011. It was then, when Kim Green and Kevin Savoree, principals of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, purchased Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School through wholly owned subsidiary Green Savoree Mid-Ohio, LLC. The pair has worked together since 1993 as team owners in CART and the Verizon IndyCar Series, winning four championships and three Indianapolis 500s. They also own and promote two street races on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and Honda Indy Toronto.

In keeping with its reputation as ‘the most competitive road course in the United States’, the track underwent extensive capital improvements during the 2006 off-season. The track and pit lane were completely resurfaced and connectors were added in the track’s famed Keyhole section to allow for three separate road course configurations.

The racetrack operates from March through November each year. During those months, it plays host to four race weekends open to the public and hundreds of days each year are filled with smaller events. Some of these include car club races, test days and driving and riding programs through The Mid-Ohio School.

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School operate year round in Lexington, Ohio. Marketing, sales, promotions, PR, accounting, operations, safety, tickets and hospitality are all coordinated at the track.