IRL: Mid-Ohio 2008 schedule announced

DIVERSE SCHEDULE ON-TAP FOR MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE IN 2008 DUBLIN, Ohio (November 27, 2007) -- Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will boast seven major events in 2008, featuring the finest in open-wheel, sports car, motorcycle, historic and...

DIVERSE SCHEDULE ON-TAP FOR MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE IN 2008

DUBLIN, Ohio (November 27, 2007) -- Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will boast seven major events in 2008, featuring the finest in open-wheel, sports car, motorcycle, historic and grassroots racing at the Lexington, Ohio road course.

The 47th season of racing officially kicks off June 20-22 with the EMCO Gears Classic presented by KeyBank, featuring the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. After a year apart, the Daytona Prototypes and GT cars of the Rolex Series will once again face-off in a combined event Saturday evening. The three-day event will also showcase the Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series and the top tuner cars will return for the 5th Annual Triple Crown Tuner Challenge.

Historic automobiles from around the globe will converge on Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on June 27-29 as the Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio celebrates fifty years of the Austin Healey Sprite, the event's official marque.

The largest event on the schedule -- the Acura Sports Car Challenge and The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio presented by Westfield Insurance -- is set for July 18-20 and will highlight the American Le Mans and IndyCar Series. This jam-packed weekend will also include support races from SCCA Pro Racing's SPEED World Challenge presented by Trenton Forging and the Indy Pro Series, as it aims to be the largest motorsports event in the state of Ohio for the second year running.

The Mid-Ohio season will reach its midway point with two weekends of motorcycle mayhem. The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days roars into town on July 25-27, bringing with it the history and grandeur of featured marque Triumph. The following weekend, the fast and furious of the two-wheeled variety roll in with the Honda Super Cycle Weekend presented by Dunlop Tire, one of the AMA Superbike Championship Series' most popular stops.

Two grassroots racing events will conclude the 2008 schedule as the National Auto Sport Association comes to town September 12-14 for the NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires, while the following weekend welcomes the AMA Road Race Grand Championships / Motocross Manufacturers Cup, September 19-21.

"We're proud to have one of the strongest schedules in North American road racing," said Michelle Trueman Gajoch, president of TrueSports, Inc. owner and operator of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. "Our schedule includes nearly all facets of road racing and the consistency and diversity year-to-year is important as we strive to put on the best show possible for our corporate sponsors and spectators."

Season passes and individual race tickets are now available by calling 1-800-MID-OHIO or by logging on to www.midohio.com.

-credit: mossc

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