The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is located halfway between Columbus and Cleveland in Lexington, Ohio. The track is a synonym for motorsports in the Buckeye State, hosting regular professional events for IndyCar, NASCAR, and IMSA Series. Club events for NASA and SCCA are also held regularly at the track. The local businessman and passionate racer Les Griebling opened the raceway in 1962 as a weekend pastime for club racing that grew up to be a full-fletched racing venue apt for top-notch competitions. There are four distinct seasons in Lexington, with mild summers and freezing, snowy winters, and 141 days with precipitation throughout the year.
The FIA Grade Two Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has two possible configurations: the Pro Course and the Club Circuit. The Start line is apart from the finish line and sits right beside sweeper turn number 3, in the fastest straightaway. There are several blind corners with heavy banking in the eastern section, and speeds as high as 180 mph (290 km/h) are possible in the western part before The Keyhole. The average velocities of both circuits are around 80 mph, with average lap times around 1 minute and 40 seconds.
The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Pro Course is the 2.25-mile layout used for professional events such as IndyCar, NASCAR, and IMSA races. Its average speed is 81 mph, with an average lap time of 1:39.4