Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio

Racers compete during the 2017 Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. (Richland Source file photo)

LEXINGTON -- The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is hosting the 39th Annual Vintage Grand Prix sanctioned by the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association, the longest continuously-running spectator event at the track.

The event will be June 25-27 on the 2.4-mile, 15-turn natural terrain permanent road course.

Featuring both historic and modern day racing action, SVRA's SpeedTour weekend brings doubleheader races in International GT and Miata Heritage Cup, and also features races in Historic GT/GTP/ALMS and Classic/Vintage Endurance.

Twelve additional group races are featured across multiple classes of vintage and classic cars. The latest in racing technology will also be on track with two classes from the Trans Am Series and open-wheel, tripleheader races from F4 U.S. Championship and Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda.

In total, the green flag will drop on 26 races during SVRA's SpeedTour weekend. Off track, two car shows happen, the British Car Showdown on June 26) and Concours d'Elegance June 27.

The SVRA, founded in 1978, is the only national vintage racing organization in the United States and sponsors races in 12 different classes with vehicles ranging from small displacement production cars to vintage prototype vehicles.

The SVRA provides various types of racing while emphasizing the importance of keeping vintage racing safe, fair and fun. SVRA’s slogan is “Some Collect Art… We Race It.”

Advance print-at-home tickets are encouraged to reduce gate entry times. To order tickets in advance, visit midohio.com or by phone at 419-884-4000. General admission is $50 for the weekend, and $30 for daily passes ($10 additional for tickets purchased at the gate).

VIP Hospitality Club is sold out. Tent and motor home camping will be open. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a ticketed adult, plus free parking is available.

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