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Dec 19, 2008

Mansfield Motorsports Park Closing, Not Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Just to avoid any confusion:

Mansfield Motorsports Park, a half-mile paved oval track located in Mansfield, Ohio, is closing and will not hold races in 2009 due to its failure to find a title sponsor for its NASCAR truck race and other economic pressures, according to a December 18 report in the Mansfield News Journal (~www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008312180011~).

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, a 2.4-mile road course located in Lexington, Ohio, is open and planning to run a full schedule of events in 2009, according to Cathy Nowlan, Corporate Sponsorship Executive.

"We are open and looking forward to an exciting season of racing in 2009," said Nowlan. "We are fortunate that most of the track's corporate partners are long-time partners, and they have stated that they will continue with us through 2009. Some have longer commitments than that."

Mid-Ohio's 2009 schedule includes: the Honda Super Cycle Weekend presented by Dunlop Tire on July 17-19, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days July 24-26 and the AMA Road Race Grand Championships September 11-13.