You wouldn’t believe that Central Ohio is a hub for car races in the summer, but it is! Our beautiful inn is only 40 minutes away from the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and gives you the chance to enjoy a relaxing stay while attending some of the most exciting races in the country! The Honda Indy 200, for example, is one of our favorites. Read on to learn more about this great event and plan your trip today! Don’t forget to download our exclusive, free Vacation Guide. It features great recommendations for local restaurants, outdoor activities, and many more events!
Everything You Need to Know About the Honda Indy 200
What Is the Honda Indy 200?
The Honda Indy 200 is an IndyCar race held every July at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH. This professional race has been around since the 1980s (when it was still called CART). It was removed from the course’s schedule in 2003, and was revived in 2006 under the new name Indy Racing League. It changed to Honda Indy 200 in 2007, when Honda started sponsoring it.
The race features 90 laps, which is about 203.22 miles. It is composed of seven primary sets and four alternate sets.
The race is a car lover’s dream-come-true. Come experience the thrill of tires sliding on the course, cars speeding around the track, and drivers using their hard-earned skills. Past winners of the Honda Indy 200 include Scott Dixon, Josef Newgarden, Alexander Rossi, Alex Zanardi, Michael Andretti, and Bobby Rahal.
What Else Can You See at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course?
The Honda Indy 200 is not the only race you can attend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The track is also home to the IMSA WeatherTech® SportsCar Championship and NASCAR XFINITY Series, which includes the Trans-Am Series and Formula 3 Americas Championship. Here are some more events we love to attend at this venue:
- Acura Sports Car Challenge
- ARX Americas Rallycross
- Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio
- AMA Motorcycle Days
- NASA Championships
Attend the Race and Stay at HideAway Country Inn
We mentioned earlier in the blog that HideAway Country Inn is only 40 minutes away from the car course. Instead of staying in a chain hotel, drive the extra miles to enjoy a relaxing stay in the heart of Ohio’s countryside. We bet you hardly get down time back home, so the Honda Indy 200 is the perfect opportunity to get away and enjoy a slower pace of life!
We offer a variety of rooms and suites, all equipped with modern amenities and charming decor. We have a feeling you’ll love the Hunter’s Den Loft Suite. This hunting loft suite comes with all the modern comforts of a cozy home. After the race, unwind in the whirlpool tub, open a bottle of beer, and watch your favorite games on T.V! You’ll also love falling asleep under the stars—thanks to the skylight above the king-size bed. The suite also features a stunning walk-in shower with marble accents, an oak dining table, and a log futon.