Race car fans will take over Put-in-Bay when the Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races return to South Bass Island on Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 19-21.
For those not familiar with the Put-in-Bay event, here are a few things that make it unique:
Small-bore sports cars raced the narrow streets of the island from 1952-1959 and one ‘last time’ in 1963.
Vintage Races have been held at the Put-in-Bay Airport since 2012 (except 2020).
Today’s challenging and competitive 1.2-mile hay-bale lined course rewards precise braking and nimble handling on a pristine surface that offers excellent grip, numerous passing opportunities and varieties of racing lines.
Besides two days of racing, there is also an all-entrant’s car show, police-escorted tour-laps of the original 3.1-mile road course, social gatherings and the highly competitive and entertaining “rocker cover races.”