RACE: Valvoline Runoffs

DID YOU KNOW? North America's top amateur road racers will converge on the 2.4-mile, 15-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, for the Valvoline Runoffs®, Sept. 17-23. The event is the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Club Racing...

DID YOU KNOW?

North America's top amateur road racers will converge on the 2.4-mile, 15-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, for the Valvoline Runoffs®, Sept. 17-23. The event is the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Club Racing National Championship and features over 700 drivers competing in 24 classes for the top prize in amateur racing. Just to realize the magnitude of the event, consider the following facts:

24 races x 20 laps each = 480 laps of racing for spectators

2700 cars x 20 laps = 14,000 total laps if every car completed every race lap 14,000 laps x 2.4 miles (length of track) = 33,600 miles, which is 8,698 miles MORE than the equatorial circumference of the Earth!

700 cars x 15 turns x 20 laps = 210,000 total turns if every car completed every race lap

These numbers do not even include the laps turned during the four days of practice and qualifying!

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The Valvoline Runoffs®, Sept. 17-23 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, is the SCCA National Championship event. Now in its 38th year and eighth at Mid-Ohio, the event is often called the "Olympics of Motorsports" and features over 700 of the nation's best amateur drivers battling for 24 SCCA National Championships. The Valvoline Runoffs® is the largest amateur road racing event in North America, and features some of the most competitive action on Mid-Ohio's 40th Year of Racing season schedule.

For information on the Valvoline Runoffs® or Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, please call Donnie Clark at (614) 793-4620. For information regarding tickets, call 1-800-MID-OHIO or visit the track's web site at www.midohio.com <http://www.midohio.com>.

-moscc

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