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.”


Join Free
Join our community to easily find more news.

Reader comments:

rustybugkiller
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
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
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
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.

Leo

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

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

You'll need to log in to post.

The Latest

Classic Motorsports Monterey Welcome Party Welcomes 2000-Plus Gearheads

21 hours ago in Articles

Last night we threw a party, and more than 2000 people came to celebrate.

Concours on the Avenue Draws Big Crowds

23 hours ago in Articles

This year’s show again didn’t disappoint.

We're Back In Monterey for Car Week

1 day ago in News

And so it begins, another trip to Monterey Car Week.

Tomorrow, August 15: Join our Monterey Kickoff Cruise-In

2 days ago in News

Our Monterey welcome party is taking over all of downtown Pacific Grove.

Deal of the Month: Free Glovebox Companion!

5 days ago in News

Ever wished you had a handy guide on how to care for and troubleshoot your classic?

Special Monterey Screening of McLaren Documentary Set for August 18 at Golden State Theater

5 days ago in News

Coming to Monterey for Car Week? You might be able to enjoy a special screening of "McLaren."

Classic Motorsports Car Catcher: J. Geils's Maserati Sebring, Some Assembly Required

6 days ago in News

A rock star project will be auctioned off in Monterey next week.

Mlassic Motorsports Magazine

Subscribe Today

Also get your instant access to the digital edition of Classic Motorsports Magazine!

Learn More
ObuG32CyY4KvSYPhE8X1Kym5WjtSrhJ6