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Put-in-Bay Road Race Returns for 2023

Put-in-Bay Road Race Classic sports car owners recreate the post-WWII road races around the island from 1952-1959 and again in 1963. Put-in-Bay was one of only two places in the U.S. where public roads were closed and lined with bales of hay to provide a sports car racing circuit. Many well-known sports car racers of that era – Chuck Dietrich, Carl Haas, and Chuck Stoddard, for example – got their start in racing on the challenging, fast, rough, and narrow course at Put-in-Bay.

Organizers are pleased to report two significant enhancements in the 2022 race program: the airport course will be expanded from the current.8-mile configuration to approximately 1.2 miles, and also the racing activity will likely be expanded from the present “Tuesday only” event to a race schedule that would begin Wednesday morning thru Thursday Afternoon according to Put-in-Bay News

Fans will see the exciting door to door racing at speeds of over 120 MPH with hairpin turns and long sweeping straightaways. Local vendors will be offering food and beverage at the event and ample parking will be available. Regular attendees of the event know a Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rentals is the best way to view the event from numerous locations around the raceway, Be sure to book your cart reservation online in advance!

Road Race Activities

The Put-in-Bay Road Race is more than just a race. Owners and drivers of non-racing sports cars are invited to participate in various events and activities including social gatherings, a car show, original course, current track touring, and more. Viewing of the event is free and bringing a lawn chair to relax around the perimeter of the Put-in-Bay Airport is recommended.

The Put-in-Bay Resort will be offering a limited number of covered parking options for racers and exhibitors by advance reservation at 888-742-7829

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