Mansfield Fire Museum

1265 W 4th Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44906 | 419-529-2573

Type: Museums & Monuments and Guided Tours Ages: All Ages Cost: Free Hours of operation: Saturday and Sunday Website:

From the bucket brigade to the horse drawn equipment, through the internal combustion powered equipment, experience the many aspects of the history of fire service.
See a reproduction of a turn of the century Fire Station and even hear the antique alarm bell that alerted the firemen. You can almost see the horses leave their stable to be hitched to the hose wagon.

Browse through the many pictures of fires in Mansfield, fire trucks,firefighters and the displays of firefighting equipment from the past.

The Ohio State Reformatory

100 Reformatory Rd, Mansfield, Ohio 44905 | (419) 522-2644

Type: Museums & Monuments, Guided Tours, and Other Ages: All Ages Cost: $ Hours of operation: Open DAILY at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm from APRIL 1st - SEPTEMBE Website:

Walk the same halls as history's most infamous prisoners. Immerse yourself into the foundation that formed The Shawshank Redemption. Whether you're hunting for the paranormal or simply looking to tour the beautiful architecture, you can find it here at The Ohio State Reformatory.

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

7721 Steam Corners Road, Lexington, Ohio 44904

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

PO Box 3108
7721 Steam Corners Rd
Lexington, OH 44904

(419) 884-4000
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM ET

Have an On-Site Emergency?

For Security Dial (419) 884-4000 ext. 3013

Employment Opportunities

Green Savoree Mid-Ohio is continually searching for qualified, hard-working, enthusiastic people to fill salaried, hourly and volunteer positions for both Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School.

Please click on a link below for additional information on our employment and volunteer opportunities or download

Green Savoree Mid-Ohio

Founded in 2009 by veteran motorsports executives Kim Green and Kevin Savoree, Green Savoree Racing Promotions is a privately held motorsports event ownership and management company. In working together since 1993, Green and Savoree have won four IndyCar championships, three Indy 500s and the 12 Hours of Sebring as team principals, and established INDYCAR's first street race in 2004. Headquartered in Indianapolis, the firm owns and promotes multiple professional racing events in North America, including the Honda Indy Toronto and Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Track History

Often called the most competitive road course in the United States, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is a permanent road circuit set in the rolling hills of Lexington, Ohio. Located nearly equidistant from Cleveland and Columbus, near Mansfield, the grounds have been said to look more country club than racetrack in deference to its lush green grass, beautiful trees and exceptional amenities. With two challenging track configurations – 2.25-mile, 13 turns and 2.4-mile, 15 turns – the circuit has earned its reputation over fifty years of great racing among many of motorsport's legendary competitors.

Built in 1962 by Les Griebling as a location for weekend sports car racing, the track was purchased in 1981 by the late Jim Trueman, founder of Red Roof Inns. Under his direction, the track underwent major renovations, including the addition of grandstand seats and amphitheater-style seating, garages, several buildings such as the iconic Goodyear Tower and a redesigned paddock area.

Trueman's wife Barbara and daughter Michelle undertook management of the facility in 1986, continuing track improvements throughout the decade with the resurfacing and widening of the entire course, as well as the addition of safety enhancements such as tire, guardrail, sand and cement barriers, spectator and debris fencing, and gravel runoff areas. Further improvements implemented included the expansion of the Honda Communications Building and construction of the Goodyear Bridge.

In 1989, Michelle Trueman Gajoch was named president of the facility and oversaw all day-to-day operations of the circuit until 2011. It was then, when Kim Green and Kevin Savoree, principals of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, purchased Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School through wholly owned subsidiary Green Savoree Mid-Ohio, LLC. The pair has worked together since 1993 as team owners in CART and the Verizon IndyCar Series, winning four championships and three Indianapolis 500s. They also own and promote two street races on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and Honda Indy Toronto.

In keeping with its reputation as ‘the most competitive road course in the United States', the track underwent extensive capital improvements during the 2006 off-season. The track and pit lane were completely resurfaced and connectors were added in the track's famed Keyhole section to allow for three separate road course configurations.

The racetrack operates from March through November each year. During those months, it plays host to four race weekends open to the public and hundreds of days each year are filled with smaller events. Some of these include car club races, test days and driving and riding programs through The Mid-Ohio School.

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School operate year round in Lexington, Ohio. Marketing, sales, promotions, PR, accounting, operations, safety, tickets and hospitality are all coordinated at the track.

Timeline & Major Events

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is opened by Les Griebling; the first event to take place is a driving school. The track's first race weekend is sanctioned by the SCCA.

The entire track is resurfaced.

Johnny Rutherford wins the first Championship Car race held at Mid-Ohio, piloting his Chaparral-Cosworth to the win at an average race speed of 86.60 mph on the track's 2.4-mile, 15-turn configuration.

TrueSports, Inc. purchases Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and invests millions into the facility; and National Speed Sport News founder Chris Economacki calls Mid-Ohio “the showcase of U.S. motor racing.”

After a brief hiatus, Championship Car racing returns to Mid-Ohio; AMA Pro Road Racing debuts at Mid-Ohio as Steve Wise rides a Honda to the win in the first SuperBike race in Lexington; the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association makes its first trip to the track; amphitheaters are built around several turns; and a scoreboard, the Goodyear Tower and three garage buildings totaling 28 stalls are built.

A concession stand and picnic area is built in the Lower Paddock.

An infield concession stand and the Mid-Ohio deck is built along with more amphitheaters and a tunnel connecting the infield to the grandstands.

The track adds a pair of buildings to house maintenance and food service needs.

The Middle Paddock's Continental Motorsports building goes up; pit lane is widened by 13 feet and lengthened by 250 feet; concrete barriers and tire walls are added around much of track; and runoff areas are redesigned for safety.

Michelle Trueman Gajoch is named president of Mid-Ohio.

The track is again 100 percent resurfaced after being widened to 40 feet; a chicane/straight option is added prior to the Keyhole, giving the track it's 2.258-mile, 13-turn configuration.

A starter's stand is constructed on The Back Straight.

The Mid-Ohio School is established and the School building goes up in the Lower Paddock.

The paddock is repaved; 1,500 feet of fencing is added in The Esses.

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days moves to Mid-Ohio.

The Goodyear Bridge is upgraded to include two lanes and pedestrian paths; and the Guest Services building is erected at Gate 3.

The Timing & Scoring building is expanded; thousands of feet of fencing is added around several parts of the track and facility; permanent roofs were added to the garage balconies; and lampposts were added at the main gates.

6,000 feet of fencing is added around the track; the infield patio is built; Championship Row is leveled and resealed; and a storage building goes up behind the Commissary.

GRAND-AM Road Racing completes its first race at Mid-Ohio. Jack Baldwin and George Robinson's Judd Riley & Scott earns the win at an average speed of 83.05 mph; most of the Upper and Middle Paddocks is repaved; and a TV compound is built behind the Timing & Scoring building.

American Le Mans Series makes its debut at Mid-Ohio as David Brabham and Jan Magnussen combine for the overall win, reaching an average speed of 94.84 mph in their Elan Panoz.

A road to Gate 2 is paved; and 4,500 feet of fencing is added around the track.

Upgraded phone systems and high-speed internet is installed throughout the facility.

The entire track and pit lane are repaved; Turn One is redesigned; Mid-Ohio opens a Motocross Park; the NASA Championships are founded at Mid-Ohio; and The Mid-Ohio School adds motorcycle riding programs.

The IndyCar Series makes its first appearance in Lexington on a co-headlined American Le Mans Series weekend; Scott Dixon earns his first of three wins on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn circuit in a Honda Dallara with an average speed of 107.22 mph; and a new Daktronics display replaces the original scoreboard.

Pit lane wall is entirely rebuilt; camping areas are numbered and updated to include more dumping stations; and the motocross park is closed at the end of the year and converted into parking.

Scott Dixon wins his second Honda Indy 200 and captures the all time IndyCar Series wins record with his 20 th victory; and Gil de Ferran announces his intent to retire at a press conference at Mid-Ohio after winning the American Le Mans Series pole (and later the race).

Mid-Ohio celebrates its historic 50 th season; the track and school were purchased by Kim Green and Kevin Savoree, just the third owners in the track's history; Craig Rust is named president; NASA Championships return to the schedule; and pit lane wall was lowered by four inches.

The NASCAR Nationwide Series comes to Ohio as Mid-Ohio hosts the inaugural Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 as part of a partnership with Nationwide Insurance and Nationwide Children's Hospital; Diamond Cellar titles the GRAND-AM Road Racing event, now called the Diamond Cellar Classic.

Track Rentals

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course delivers more than great racing, we offer a variety of rentals including weekends, weekdays, half days, and twilight rentals. Also available are exceptional opportunities for competitors, companies and groups to utilize our world-class facility to research, develop, market and entertain. If your plans include any of the above, please contact us at and we'll put your program on the fast track.

Competitor Information

Garage Rental

If you're a professional or club competitor and would like more information about utilizing one of our paddock garages, or taking advantage of other track services, please call (419) 884-4000.

  • Garage Rental Request Form & Policies

Test Day Forms

  • Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio
  • NASCAR Xfinity Series Mid-Ohio 200

Competitor Reservation Forms

Below you will find the competitor motor home Reservation Forms for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio and the NASCAR Xfinity Series Mid-Ohio 200. Please print out the forms and e-mail the appropriate contact.

  • Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio
  • NASCAR Xfinity Series Mid-Ohio 200

Fuel Available

We have Sunoco Race Fuels available through our credit card pay pumps.

  • Cam2 (Purple) Leaded 100 Octane
  • Cam2 (Clear) Unleaded 100 Octane
  • 260GTX Unleaded Non-Oxygenated 98 Octane
  • Premium Unleaded 93 Octane

Octane ratings are calculated by r/m method. All fuel is delivered by certified metered pumps. Purchaser assumes all responsibilities for fuel selection. All sales are final. Pumps are available Monday - Friday 8AM - 4PM and on weekends from April 1st - November 1st. Payment method is by major credit card only - including but not limited to: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Sunoco credit and cash cards. Cash cards are available at the souvenir booth (hours vary by event) located next to the paddock food stand. The cash cards will help alleviate the problem associated with repeated credit card use at the pumps and will increase the purchase amount to the amount on the card. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course cannot provide technical data regarding fuel formulations or acceptability to sanctioning bodies. For more information regarding fuel formulations, please go to:






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