How to Make the Most out of the Mid-Ohio WeatherTech® SportsCar Championship Weekend

group of friends on a roadtrip with text saying to download our free vacation guideAre you ready to attend one of the most anticipated events in Central Ohio? The Mid-Ohio WeatherTech® SportsCar Championship is a sight to behold, and it’s an event you cannot miss! Once a year, our gorgeous region hosts an incredible, adrenaline-pumping race. Read on to learn all you need to know about the race weekend and brace yourself for an unforgettable experience! Then, make your trip even better with our free Vacation Guide. It offers all the top recommendations for local restaurants, museums, shops, events, outdoor activities, and more.

Plan Your Trip to the Mid-Ohio WeatherTech® SportsCar Championship


What You Need to Know About the Event

The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has a long history of hosting world-class races, and the spring championship is the best. It all started back in 1969 when the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) was the sanctioning body for the WeatherTech® SportsCar Championship. Since then, the IMSA and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course have partnered up to create a one-of-a-kind weekend full of heart-pumping Ohio racing! It’s the perfect event for car enthusiasts, so if you are one or want to surprise someone in your family, plan to attend this year!


General Information

You’ll find the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course at 7721 Steam Corners Road in Lexington, OH. You can buy your tickets for the IMSA WeatherTech® SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge online. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance; they sell fast. If you’re buying tickets on the day of the event, check in at gate 1!

Free parking and shuttle transportation is available in the general area near gate 3. Infield parking is also available if you have a parking pass. This pass gives you unlimited access to the infield parking area for the weekend and can be purchased with regular spectator tickets. They are limited; so get yours now!

Are you looking for more amazing Ohio races? Our Midwest state offers several fun events throughout the year! One of the best places to watch a race is at the Mansfield Motor Speedway. Take a look at our blog on how to experience an action-packed Ohio evening at the Mansfield Motor Speedway!


Find the Best Place to Stay in Central Ohio

Countryside view at HideAway Country InnYou’ll need plenty of rest after attending the exciting Mid-Ohio WeatherTech® SportsCar Championship! If you want to treat yourself to the most relaxing stay, look no further than HideAway Country Inn. Our cozy accommodations in the heart of Ohio offer convenient access to the weekend races.

Take a look at our Eagles Nest Suite! This luxurious suite has all the amenities you need, including an amazing whirlpool tub, fireplace, and a comfy, king-size mattress. You can snuggle by the fire as you watch more of your favorite sports on the Smart TV! Wake up the next day to the soothing sounds of the countryside and join us in the main inn where a delicious, homemade breakfast awaits you.


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