Credential Procedures

Credential Procedures

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course invites members of the media to submit a request for media credentials to any or all of the five major race weekends during the 2016 season. We appreciate your coverage and continued support.

1. CREDENTIAL APPLICATION
Please have your editor or director complete the event(s) media credential application, found here.

2. SPECIAL REQUESTS
Photo Pass
Be sure to check if you’d like to be considered for a photo pass.

Freelance Requests
For insurance reasons, no freelance requests will be honored.

3. CREDENTIAL DEADLINES
Credential request must be submitted by the following dates:

  • Mid-Ohio Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio – Wednesday, June 1
  • AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days – Wednesday, June 15
  • The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio – Wednesday, June 29
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 – Wednesday, July 27
  • SCCA National Championship Runoffs - Wednesday, August 31

4. CREDENTIAL DEFINITIONS
Hot Pass
Provides access to the facility, paddock, pits and infield area.

Hot Pass with Tower
Issued to working deadline media only and includes access to the Media Center.

Photo Pass
Provides access to the paddock and pits, infield and track areas designated for photographers only. During larger event weekends an ancillary media trailer may be provided for photographers with this pass.

Photo Pass with Tower
Provides access to the paddock and pits, infield and track areas designated for photographers only. Also includes access to the deadline media center.

Parking
All media credentials include a parking pass for designated parking areas. Please be aware that there are events where access to the infield requires a special infield parking permit. The media parking permit does not guarantee access to infield parking.

5. CREDENTIAL APPROVAL OR DENIAL
Confirmation of credential approval or denial will be sent via e-mail to the requesting person(s). Requests received after the stated deadlines are subject to rejection without notification. A request for credentials does not guarantee they will be issued.

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course does not mail credentials in advance. Credentials must be signed for at Event Registration, located inside Gate #3. A waiver must be signed by the person for whom the credential has been reserved. Registration hours are as follows:

  • Thursday Noon – 7 p.m.
  • Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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