Tallmadge, OH (PRWEB) August 29, 2013
Summit Racing Equipment has announced a new partnership with Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and School.
Summit Racing is now the Official High Performance Source of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The expansive partnership gives Summit Racing naming rights to the paddock areas and garages, plus signage on the pit wall, gates, the front straight, and other areas.
“We are very excited about partnering with Mid-Ohio,” said Jim Greenleaf, Summit Racing Motorsports and Events manager. “The facility is one of the best road courses in the country, and it’s in our own backyard. This is a great opportunity for Summit Racing to show racers that we understand their sport and have products to help improve their racing programs.”
Known as one of the most competitive courses in the U.S., Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course features a permanent road-racing circuit with two primary configurations: a 2.4-mile, 15-turn circuit and a 2.25-mile, 13-turn circuit. The park-like 330-acre complex is located in Lexington, Ohio, near Mansfield. The track is 60 miles north of Columbus and approximately two hours from Summit Racing’s headquarters in Tallmadge, Ohio.
“Summit Racing has strong ties to motorsports and to Ohio,” said Craig Rust, president of Mid-Ohio. “Fans at the NASCAR Nationwide Series Children’s Hospital 200 in mid-August got a sneak peek at some of the Summit Racing signage. We will be doing a lot more with Summit Racing as we move through the end of 2013 and push forward into next season.”
Summit Racing will also provide parts to help maintain the 57-car fleet of The Mid-Ohio School. The school provides professional instruction to drivers and motorcyclists of all skill levels, including defensive driving for new teenage drivers. The Mid-Ohio School has had 51,400 graduates, including 15,800 teenagers and 10,500 motorcycle riders, in the past 20 years.
About Summit Racing Equipment
Established in 1968, Summit Racing Equipment is the leading high performance parts and accessories company. Summit Racing offers the largest selection, lowest prices, and best customer service in the high performance industry via catalogs, Internet, and Retail Super Stores. The company is headquartered in Tallmadge, Ohio with retail locations in Tallmadge, Ohio; Sparks, Nevada; and McDonough, Georgia. For more information, please visit http://www.summitracing.com.
About Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is located in Lexington, Ohio, near Mansfield, 60 miles north of Columbus and 75 miles south of Cleveland. The track has been called the most competitive course in the U.S. and annually hosts a diverse lineup of locally, regionally and nationally sanctioned racing events for amateur, club and professional drivers and riders. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course opened in 1962 and is owned and operated by Green Savoree Mid-Ohio, LLC. Visit http://www.midohio.com for more information.
About The Mid-Ohio School
The Mid-Ohio School provides professional driving and riding instruction to drivers and motorcyclists of all skill levels. The school’s 16 automobile courses include Defensive Driving, High Performance and Racing programs. The motorcycle side features two Performance Track Riding formats. Students enjoy classroom sessions, skill drills, expert private instruction and lapping on the same track that challenges the world’s top racers. The school is a member of the AAA Approved School Network and the most recent recipient of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Partners for Safety Award. Visit http://www.midohio.com/School for more information.