The Honda 200 at Mid-Ohio presented by Westfield Insurance
is an Indy Racing League
IndyCar Series race held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
in Lexington, Ohio
The U.S. Formula 5000
series ran open wheel races
at Mid-Ohio beginning in 1970. The race transferred to the revived Can-Am
series in 1977.
series debuted at the track in 1980, and continued to race there from 1983-2003. In 2007, American open wheel racing returned to the venue, when the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series held an event. The race is part of a doubleheader with the American Le Mans Series
. On November 21, 2006, it was announced that weekend of racing secured the sponsorship of Honda
The history of open-wheel races has a unique footnote. The race has been won consecutively on six occasions, including four times in a row from 1991-1997.
The initial contract will have the race held for three years from 2007-2009. On June 5, 2007, Truesports
, the promoters of the race, announced a three-year partnership with Westfield Insurance
to serve as presenting sponsor of the IndyCar Series event.
In early years, the race was scheduled for Labor Day
weekend. In 1990, it was pushed back two weeks. Rain and cool temperatures and rain, however, prompted officials to move the race to the summer. It started being held in early- to mid-August, the weekend... Read More