The Mid-Ohio School Instructors Set to Compete for National Championships at SCCA® Runoffs

LEXINGTON, Ohio (September 21, 2017)Five instructors from The Mid-Ohio School  are wrapping up final preparations for next week's SCCA® National Championship Runoffs®, September 25-October 1, taking place for the first time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  An annual motorsports tradition for amateur road racing which dates back to 1964, nearly 1,000 drivers from across the country will battle on the 14-turn, 2.592-mile road course using part of the famed oval in 19-lap winner-takes-all races.

The Mid-Ohio School instructors helped many competitors claim victories, pole positions and track records at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course where the event was held last year.  Now these instructors sole focus will be to claim a title of their own.  The five instructors entered to compete include (name, hometown, SCCA class and car):

Adam Andretti (Elgin, Ill.), Grand Touring 2, #44 2017 Chevrolet Camaro

Max Gee (Mansfield, Ohio), Super Touring Under, #22 1993 Honda Prelude

Sam Halkias (Westerville, Ohio), E Productions, #83 1975 Triumph TR6

Aaron Quine (Medina, Ohio), Grand Touring 2, #69 2017 Chevrolet Camaro TA2

John Schmitt (Sunbury, Ohio), Super Touring Under, #92 2006 Honda Civic and

Super Touring Lite, #62 Honda Prelude

In SportsCar magazine's October 2017 edition, Max Gee is considered as one of the favorites in the annual "Who Will Win?" prognostication to finish on the podium.  This will be Max's second consecutive Runoffs appearance.

"I'm excited for another shot at capturing an SCCA National Championship.  It's an awesome opportunity to race at Indianapolis for the first time," said Max Gee.  "We had a strong week leading up to the race last year at Mid-Ohio, but the race didn't turn out as we had expected.  We've learned a lot about the car since last year, and we are looking for redemption next week and representing The Mid-Ohio School well."

Rusty Bell, a long-time voice of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course's announcing team, is also entered to compete at Indianapolis.  The Galena, Ohio resident will compete in GT-Lite in his #88 1995 Toyota Tercel.  Four days of qualifying begin Sept. 25, followed by three days of racing Sept. 29, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.  Follow the event coverage and results all week at www.scca.com/runoffs.

About The Mid-Ohio School

Based at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in Lexington, Ohio, The Mid-Ohio School provides professional driving and riding instruction to drivers and motorcyclists of all skill levels. The school's 16 automobile courses include the renowned Honda Teen Defensive Driving program, as well as High Performance and Racing programs. The motorcycle side features two Performance Track Riding formats. Students enjoy classroom sessions, skill drills, expert private instruction and lapping on the same track that challenges the world's top racers. The school is a member of the AAA Approved School Network and a past recipient of the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Partners for Safety Award. In 24 seasons, The Mid-Ohio School boasts 68,800 all-time graduates, including over 20,500 teenage drivers and 16,900 motorcyclists.

For more information, visit drivemidohio.comfacebook.com/TheMidOhioSchool  or follow updates on Twitter @MidOhioSchool.

Media Inquiries:

Steve Bidlack, Manager Marketing and Communications

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