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 2023 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! The island closes off the primary roads and lines them with hay bales, just like they did in the 50s, for an authentic and unforgettable midweek Put-in-Bay adventure.
Suppose you’d enjoy participating in authentic races during this occasion. In that case, we advise contacting the event’s organizers directly, as a limited number of entries are accepted, and you don’t want to miss this fun event! You can also reach the organizers by phone at either (734) 502-2435 or (803) 463-5388.
If you don’t want to partake in the road races and you simply want to observe, we pledge that it’s a terrific time. The road race covers the whole island, so there’s an excellent place to watch at just about every roadway corner.
Numerous Put-in-Bay lodging choices have significantly lower room prices during the week, so the Put-in-Bay Road Races makes for a fantastic time to come up and appreciate a lively island event without spending a fortune! Click here for more details about your options for accommodations on the island.
The Road Race Reunion is a great reason to make one more trip to Put-in-Bay, Ohio, before the season concludes and while most of the attractions are still open. There are so many things to do at Put-in-Bay, and you’ll want to take the time to enjoy some of the road race race as well, so be sure to schedule a long enough vacation to get it all in!
If you are unable to attend this weekends events, check out the upcoming New Years Party At Put-in-Bay!