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Mid-Ohio to Permit Up to 6,000 Spectators

Fans to be allowed to Acura SportsCar Challenge at Mid-Ohio…

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Next weekend’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio will permit a limited number of spectators, following an agreement between the Ohio Governor’s office and local health officials.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s administration approved earlier today a variance to the Ohio Department of Health Director’s Order for sports for a total up to 6,000 spectators to attend.

Currently purchased event tickets and Mid-Ohio season race passes will be valid for entry.

A limited number of tickets remain for sale for the Sept. 25-27 event on a first come, first serve basis. No tickets will be available for purchase at the gate during the race weekend.

“The leadership and support of Governor Mike DeWine and his administrative team have been tremendous throughout the process to secure a variance for a limited number of fans to attend next weekend,” said Kevin Savoree, co-owner, president and COO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions.

“Also, we really appreciate Lt. Governor Jon Husted, Interim Health Director Lance Himes and Morrow County Health Commissioner Stephanie Bragg for their ongoing guidance and support of our plan as we worked to open our gates to spectators again.”

The Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio will feature the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship capping off the weekend schedule on Sunday, Sept. 27.

Nine races in total will be showcased on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course in Lexington, Ohio.

“Mid-Ohio fans have a longstanding tradition of being among the most avid and loyal toward sports car racing of any race fans anywhere,” said IMSA President John Doonan.

“We’re pleased to know that some of them will have the opportunity to join us next weekend for the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio, and we expect to repay their loyalty with another fantastic weekend of IMSA competition.”

In accordance with Ohio’s statewide mask mandate in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is required to wear facial coverings while indoors or outdoors on Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course property.

All spectators will enter the facility through Gate 1. They will also be subject to a temperature check and health screening upon entry.

The CDC’s recommended guideline of at least six feet of social distancing must be maintained while on property.

The paddock will not be open to the public during the event as has been customary to support further social distancing and the health and safety of spectators and the competitors.

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