Official Requirements

Defensive Driving

Participant must have a valid state issued temporary permit or valid driver's license to enroll.

Parent/guardian must sign the waiver for any participant under the age of 18.

Parents are welcome to enroll in the program with their teenager or stay and observe throughout the day.

All participants, or their parent or guardian, are required to sign a liability waiver if using a school car. This waiver states, in the event of damage to the vehicle, you would be responsible for up to $1,500 in damages.

Program will take place rain or shine. All participants should dress for the weather and must have closed toe shoes (no sandals or flip flops).

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy

Cancellations Made Prior to Scheduled Course Date:
31+ Days                 Refund less $50 fee
15 - 30 Days           Refund less 50% fee
14 Days or Less      NO REFUND

Reschedules Made Prior to Scheduled Course Date:

15 - 30 Days            $25 Rescheduling fee
8 - 14 Days              $50 Rescheduling fee
7 Days or Less        $100 Rescheduling fee
<2 business days    NO CHANGES

No Show:                 NO REFUND/NO RESCHEDULING

High Performance Courses

Participants must have a valid driver's license.

Courses will take place rain or shine. Participants should dress for the weather and must have closed toe shoes (no sandals or flip flops).

High Performance Course: Must be at least 18 years of age or have completed our Teen Defensive Driving Program

Advanced High Performance Course: Must have completed the High Performance Course

Lapping Program: Must have completed our Advanced High Performance Course, Racing School, or another approved driving program with similar skill sets to enroll. This must have been done within the past 2 years.

  • If you have not completed our Advanced High Performance Course or Racing School you will need to send an email to driving@midohio.com and give complete details of any other driving programs and skill sets you have completed so that a determination can be made regarding your eligibility for this program.
  • Holding a racing license through NASA, SCCA, PCA, BMWCCA, or another eligible racing organization is not required for participants.
  • Open to professional racers with previous experience running at Mid-Ohio.
  • Street-legal cars only

All participants in these programs must sign a liability waiver when using a school car. This waiver states, in the event of damage to the vehicle, you would be responsible for up to the following amounts of damage: $3500 for High Performance and $6750 for Advanced High Performance or Lapping Programs.

Helmets must be worn while on track. The Mid-Ohio School has a limited supply of helmets that can be used at no additional charge but if you have your own, please bring it.

Using your street-legal car for a class?

The Mid-Ohio School recommends the following for all on-track programs:

  • Personal vehicles will be required to have, at a minimum, working factory installed restraint systems (working seat belts) or the equivalent.
  • Tires should have at least 3/32 tread or be DOT approved race tires.
  • Brake pads should be less than ¼ used, performance brake pads recommended.
  • No visible fluid leaks.
  • No convertibles unless equipped with proper roll-over protection.
  • No SUVs, vans or trucks permitted.

Suggested maintenance to perform prior to arrival:

  • Torque wheels to recommended specs
  • Check/adjust tire pressure
  • Flush brake fluid system
  • Bring extra brake fluid and motor oil
  • Bring a tire gauge
  • Air is available at track

Upon arrival:

  • Remove all loose items from vehicle
  • Check tire pressure often during the day
  • Re-torque wheels after one or two track sessions

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy

Cancellations Made Prior to Scheduled Course Date:
31+ Days                 Refund less $50 fee 
15 - 30 Days           Refund less 50% fee
14 Days or Less      NO REFUND

Reschedules Made Prior to Scheduled Course Date:
15 - 30 Days            $25 Rescheduling fee
8 - 14 Days              $50 Rescheduling fee
7 Days or Less        $100 Rescheduling fee
<2 business days    NO CHANGES

No Show:                 NO REFUND/NO RESCHEDULING

Open Test & Tune

Street Cars:

Participants must use their personal street-legal vehicle.

Drivers must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license.

All drivers must complete The Mid-Ohio School's Damage to Participant Vehicle Waiver form.

Program will take place rain or shine. All drivers should dress for the weather and must have closed toe shoes (no sandals or flip flops).

Helmets must be worn while on track. Participants MUST provide their OWN helmets: full face helmet of manufacturer choice (Bell, Simpson, G-Force, etc) with Snell or DOT approval dated at least 2010.  Head & neck support system (HANS) recommended but not required. Motorcycle helmets will not be permitted.

The Mid-Ohio School recommends the following for all on-track programs:

  • Personal vehicles will be required to have, at a minimum, working factory installed restraint systems (working seat belts) or the equivalent.
  • Tires should have at least 3/32 tread or be DOT approved race tires.
  • Brake pads should be less than ¼ used, performance brake pads recommended.
  • No visible fluid leaks.
  • Convertibles are permitted in our Open Test & Tune Lead/Follow Sessions only.
  • No convertibles in Open Test & Tune Open Lapping Sessions unless equipped with proper aftermarket roll cage or a removable hardtop.
  • No SUVs, vans, or trucks permitted.

Suggested maintenance to perform prior to arrival:

  • Torque wheels to recommended specs
  • Check/adjust tire pressure
  • Flush brake fluid system
  • Bring extra brake fluid and motor oil
  • Bring a tire gauge
  • Air is available at track

Upon arrival:

  • Remove all loose items from vehicle
  • Check tire pressure often during the day
  • Re-torque wheels after one or two track sessions

Race Cars:

Participants must use own race car.

All drivers must complete The Mid-Ohio School's Damage to Participant Vehicle Waiver form.

Program will take place rain or shine.

Driver Eligibility: All drivers must present proof of a current SCCA, NASA Competition or HPDE4 license, Professional Sports Car Racing, VSCDA, SVRA, Vintage National License, RCCA, Pro-Rally, NASCAR, CART, FIA, EMRA, car club competition license or CASC license. Certificates documenting the completion of a racing course from an accredited driving school within the past 12 months may also be accepted.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy

Cancellations Made Prior to Scheduled Course Date:
31+ Days                 Refund less $50 fee
15 - 30 Days           Refund less 50% fee
14 Days or Less      NO REFUND

Reschedules Made Prior to Scheduled Course Date:
15 - 30 Days            $25 Rescheduling fee
8 - 14 Days              $50 Rescheduling fee
7 Days or Less        $100 Rescheduling fee
<2 business days    NO CHANGES

No Show:                 NO REFUND/NO RESCHEDULING

Coaching Program

Participants should have a competition license or participate in club racing.

If using The Mid-Ohio School vehicle for your coaching program, the participant would be required to sign a liability waiver stating, in the event of damage to the vehicle, the participant would be responsible for up to $6,750 in damages.

Arrangements can be made by calling 419-884-4000

Motorcycles: Performance Track Riding

Riders must be at least 18 years of age and provide their own motorcycle.

All riders must complete The Mid-Ohio School's waivers including damage to Participant Vehicle Waiver form.

All riding sessions will be held rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather conditions, a decision will be made on that day by The Mid-Ohio School on how to proceed.

Bike Preparation

  • All bikes MUST pass technical inspection prior to being permitted on to the track. It is the sole responsibility of the rider to ensure their bike meets these requirements. If a bike fails tech inspection, it may be presented for re-inspection at any time. If a bike is involved in a crash, it must be re-inspected prior to being permitted on to the track. No refunds will be made for bikes which fail to pass tech inspection or are unable to complete the day.
  • All bikes must be prepared to endure high speeds on track. All parts must be fastened securely and adjusted correctly.
  • All fuel, coolant, hydraulic and lubrication systems must be fluid tight. Fluid leaks on the track shorten everyone’s day.
  • Intermediate and Advanced Group bikes must use a non-ethylene glycol coolant. Water and/or water wetter, or propylene glycol solutions such as Evans, Engine Ice, Liquid Performance, or 7th gear, are permitted.
  • Intermediate and Advanced Group bikes must have oil drain plugs, oil filler caps, oil filters, or any filler/drain for any fluid system secured with safety wire. Application of RTV silicone will be accepted in Novice only.
  • Oil filters: K&N, Hiflo, or Vortex oil filters with a spot-welded nut will NOT be permitted.
  • Tires must be in good condition, without signs of excessive wear.
  • Tire valves must have caps and wheel weights must be taped.
  • Brakes must be in good working order with a minimum of 1.5mm of pad remaining.
  • Discs must not be excessively worn or loose.
  • All bikes must have a functioning, well-marked engine cut-off switch on the handlebar near the right hand grip.
  • Throttles must operate smoothly and be self-closing.
  • Any glass or plastic lenses must be taped completely.
  • Mirrors and turn indicators are permitted in the Novice Group only. All others must be removed.
  • License plates must be removed or have bolts taped.
  • Center stands are not permitted in the Intermediate and Advanced Groups and we recommend removing them for the Novice Group.

Rider Gear Requirements

  • All riders must wear a damage-free full-face helmet with a properly fitted face shield. DOT certification is a minimum requirement. SNELL, ECE, or other enhanced certification is recommended. Modular (flip-up) helmets are permitted in Novice Group only.
  • Full-finger, full wrist coverage gauntlet style gloves are required
  • All riders must wear sturdy over the ankle boots. Riding boots are required for Intermediate and Advanced groups.
  • All riders must wear one or two-piece suits with substantial reinforcement and padding in critical areas (knees, elbows, shoulders, and back at a minimum.)
  • Intermediate and Advanced Group riders must wear one or two piece leather suits designed for motorcycle use. Two-piece leathers must provide at least 50% attachment between jacket and pants.
  • Novice Group riders must wear one or two piece leather or textile suits. It is recommended that two-piece suits provide attachment between jacket and pants.
  • Intermediate and Advanced Group riders must wear a back protector designed for motorcycle competition in lieu of, or in addition to, the standard back padding in their suit.
  • One-piece leathers are available to rent ($75/day) for full-day programs.  See https://www.ssgear.com/mens-size-charts for sizing information.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy

Cancellations Made Prior to Scheduled Course Date:
31+ Days                 Refund less $25 fee
15 - 30 Days           Refund less 50% fee
14 Days or Less      NO REFUND

Reschedules Made Prior to Scheduled Course Date:

8 - 30 Days             $25 Rescheduling fee
7 Days or Less        $50 Rescheduling fee
<2 business days    NO CHANGES

No Show:                 NO REFUND/NO RESCHEDULING

Corporate/Group Driving Experiences

In order to confirm a date, a 50% deposit is required. The remaining balance is due 14 days prior to the scheduled program date. If cancellation occurs, payments received will not be refunded.