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Jun 4, 2014

Mid-Ohio Teams Up With New Hospitality Services Partner

Mid-Ohio partners with Centerplate for enhanced hospitality services

LEXINGTON, OHIO - Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, one of America's most competitive racetracks, has teamed up with Centerplate, the global leader in live event hospitality, to offer event catering, retail food and beverage sales and hospitality services during all events at the Ohio track.

As part of the long-term partnership agreement, Centerplate will handle all on-site food services, in retail food and beverage and hospitality chalets and suites, providing a wider variety of menu options for general admissions guests, as well as enhanced catering services for both the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School.

"Our events feature much more than top-caliber racing," said Craig Rust, President of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. "Food, entertainment and other hospitality services are also at the center of the Mid-Ohio experience. Centerplate has a long track record of offering a superior experience to guests throughout the country and we’re delighted to be able to bring this to all the guests of Mid-Ohio.”

Race fans will have the opportunity to sample vast food and beverage offerings from Centerplate's culinary team, beginning with Mid-Ohio's season-opening event, Mechanics Bank Vintage Grand Prix, taking place June 27-29. The award-winning hospitality specialists provide guest services to more than 300 major sporting, convention, and entertainment venues worldwide, as well as Mid-Ohio's sister event property, Honda Indy Toronto.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Mid-Ohio this summer and for the future,” said Ashton Sequeira, Centerplate's Regional Vice President responsible for the event. “Centerplate is committed to ‘Making It Better To Be There’ for fans and guests at this iconic raceway, and we are ready to put the pedal to the metal in the areas of service, food and experience.”

About CenterplateCenterplate is a global leader in live event hospitality, “Making It Better To Be There®”for more than 115 million guests each year at more than 350 prominent entertainment, sports and convention venues across North America, Europe and the United Kingdom. Centerplate has provided event hospitality services to 30 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls, 13 Super Bowls, 21 World Series, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the largest plated dinner in history at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Celebration. Visit the company online at www.centerplate.com or connect via Twitter @centerplate or Facebook /centerplate.

About Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

A comprehensive motorsports facility, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course features a permanent road-racing circuit with two primary configurations: a 2.4-mile, 15 turn, and a 2.25-mile, 13-turn circuit. The park-like, 330-acre complex is located in Lexington, Ohio, near Mansfield, 60 miles north of Columbus and 75 miles south of Cleveland. The track has been called the most competitive course in the U.S. and hosts a diverse lineup of locally, regionally and nationally sanctioned racing events for amateur, club and professional drivers and riders. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course opened in 1962 and is owned and operated by Green Savoree Mid-Ohio, LLC. For more information, visit www.midohio.com.