2017 Put-in-Bay Road Races Expects Record Numbers of Entries

Date Jul 28, 2017

Written by Ed Higginbotham

The Put-In-Bay Road Races step back in time and bring vintage motorsports to life. They proclaim their weekend to provide “more guaranteed fun than any other vintage racing event,” with car shows, tours, social events and, of course, the racing.

Best of all: They already have a record number of registrations for this year’s festivities. We’ll be there, too. Their latest news about the event is listed below:

Today, organizers of the 9th annual Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion announced American Modern Insurance Group as presenting sponsor for the 2017 races. The event, which takes place August 27-30 on Ohio’s South Bass Island, has already far exceeded all past records for entries.

American Modern is a leading specialty insurance provider for owners of collector cars, motorcycles, and boats in addition to residential insurance for rental property, vacation homes, standard dwellings, vacant property or mobile homes.

“We are proud to announce our expanded relationship with American Modern,” said event co-founder and race director Jack Woehrle. “Their support will strengthen the Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races –and American Modern understands the motivations of the entrants and is enthused to build relationships with our crowd.”

And that ‘crowd’ is growing, Woehrle says. “This year’s entries are running at least 20 percent ahead of the high-water mark for all previous years. We could easily end up with 100 racing entries this year and 50 non-racing participants. We are prepared for them with more on-track time on an expanded racing circuit and almost twice the amount of paddock space as in previous years,” noted Woehrle.”

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Reader comments:

July 29, 2017 1:29 p.m.

I had no idea they raced here. I've been to PIB and Kelly's Island several times and had a great time. Adding things automotive would be awesome.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
July 31, 2017 8:44 p.m.

I am looking forward to it and am going to spend a few extra days.

Aaron_King PowerDork
Aug. 1, 2017 12:03 p.m.

I am going to try and make it up there this year for the race.

AxeHealey New Reader
Aug. 1, 2017 5:19 p.m.

I'll be there as a spectator one of the days!

There's a great racing history on the island.

Shawnb New Reader
Aug. 1, 2017 5:23 p.m.

Haven't been there in years.

Maybe I will make the 10 hour trek with the GF.

Leo  Basile
Leo Basile HalfDork
Aug. 2, 2017 9:07 p.m.

Im going to try and race there next year. Seems like fun.


Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
Aug. 7, 2017 9:00 p.m.

A reader told me Kelley's Island is a must see.

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