Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will join the Americas Rallycross Championship calendar next season. The Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio will mark the first-ever Midwestern events for ARX as well as Mid-Ohio’s first rallycross events, June 8-9 and October 5-6, 2019.
The ARX and ARX2 events will be held on a temporary 0.7-mile, 10-turn asphalt and dirt configuration with a jump constructed near the Keyhole section of Mid-Ohio.
The multi-year agreement between Green Savoree Racing Promotions, the owner and operator of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and ARX, gives rallycross a showcase in the home state of ARX founding partner Cooper Tires, which is based in nearby Findlay, Ohio.
“There is no better way to introduce the sport of rallycross in America’s Heartland,” said Paul Bellamy, managing director of rallycross at IMG. “Partnering with Green Savoree Racing Promotions, an experienced motorsports management company, and our founding partner, Cooper Tires, at the historic Mid-Ohio facility creates a unique opportunity to connect with current motorsport fans in the area and create new rallycross and action sports minded fans throughout the Midwest.”
“Our team is excited to work with IMG to showcase world-class rallycross racing to our fans during the Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio,” said Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course president Craig Rust. “It’s going to be a thrilling, action packed weekend with spectacular cars and great drivers. This event will be the 2019 finale and cap off one of our most exciting and expansive spectator schedules Mid-Ohio has ever had.”
The complete 2019 ARX schedule will be released in the coming weeks.