Classic sports car owners recreate the post WWII road races at the Road Race Reunion event. These race on the island date back from 1952-1959 and again in 1963. Put-in-Bay was one of only two places in the U.S. where public roads were closed and lined with bales of hay. This was used to create a sports car racing circuit. Many well-known sports car racers of that era like Chuck Dietrich, Carl Haas and Chuck Stoddard got their start in racing on the challenging, fast, rough and narrow course at Put-in-Bay.
Organizers are pleased to report two significant enhancements in the Road Race Reunion event. The new airport course will be expanded from the current .8 mile configuration to approximately 1.2 miles. Also the racing activity will likely be expanded from the present “Tuesday only” event. Instead there will be a race schedule that would begin early Monday afternoon and run a full day on Tuesday.