Activities for Mid-Ohio campers during Indy 200 weekend

LEXINGTON — Honda Racing and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course invite fans to get festive during The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio weekend by camping and participating in Christmas in July themed activities.

The Honda Indy 200 is July 29-31.

This is the return of the #CampingWithHonda initiative.

Activities on Saturday will feature an “Ugly Hawaiian Shirt” contest judged by Honda Racing Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe, and a community bonfire Saturday night, with live music by Columbus party band “MidLife Crisis”.

For a little friendly competition off the track, there will be a tent and motorhome decorating contest campers and RVers. Participants vying for the best-decorated tent site or motor home spot in keeping with the Christmas in July theme will receive a Honda Indy 200 gift.

Santa Claus will choose the preliminary finalists, followed by Honda Racing Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Graham Rahal and Conor Daly visiting the sites Saturday afternoon to judge decor and choose their favorites. Grand Prize winners will experience a Pace Car ride around the track, while runners-up will receive great Honda camping gear. Participants are encouraged to post and get involved on social media with the hashtag #CampingWithHonda, and to share their photos and comments about the festivities. Verizon is joining Honda to celebrate Christmas in July by selecting and awarding the five most connected campsites that use wireless-enabled technology to bring their holiday spirit to life.

On Sunday, race fans can find Santa in the Honda Fan Zone. For a donation to the James Cancer Center in Columbus, fans will receive a commemorative Christmas in July Honda Indy 200 ornament.

For information or to reserve camping of RV spots at 419-884-4000 or