Monday, August 10, 2015

Travel Tips: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Aug. 14-15, 2015

credit: NASCAR Media
The Xfinity Series visits Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH, this weekend, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-15 for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200. The Trans-Am Series and Pirelli World Challenge are also on the schedule for the weekend.

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is a permanent road course with two configurations -- a 2.4-mile 15-turn track and a 2.25-mile 13-turn track. The historic venue hosts a variety of events each year, including motorcycle racing, vintage sports car racing and the Verizon IndyCar Series. It is also home to the Mid-Ohio School, which offers licensed drivers and motorcycle riders programs in defensive driving and high performance driving, as well as performance track riding programs.

Fans in attendance can check out three autograph sessions on Friday. The Xfinity Series autograph session is from noon to 12:45 p.m. ET in the tent on the Bluff; the Trans-Am Series autograph session is from 12:40 to 1:20 p.m. ET in the Upper Paddock; and the Pirelli World Challenge autograph session takes place from 2 to 2:45 p.m. ET in the infield.

Key on-track event times:

Friday, August 14 –
  • Trans-Am qualifying – 8 a.m. ET
  • Pirelli World Challenge race No. 1 – 9:30 a.m. ET
  • Trans-Am practice/qualifying – 11:15 a.m. ET
  • Pirelli World Challenge race No. 2 – 12:15 p.m. ET
  • Xfinity Series practice –1:30 and 3 p.m. ET
  • Trans-Am race No. 1 – 4:45 p.m. ET

Saturday, August 15 –
  • Pirelli World Challenge Race No. 3 – 9:45 a.m. ET
  • Xfinity Series qualifying – 11:15 a.m. ET
  • Trans-Am race No. 2 – 12:50 p.m. ET
  • Xfinity Series Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 – 3:30 p.m. ET

Find out more about the track and purchase tickets for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at