The staff of Ohio International Raceway would like to say Hello and Happy New Year to all racers, spectators and their families. We would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you that have kept an open mind about the changes OIR is undergoing. We would also like to take this time to let you know the history of the track; the families that will be running the events and their intentions for the future. First a little background. OIR was initially opened in 1970 by the property owner Bob Mosher. The track was build from nothing and advanced to hold an AMA national event in 1976. During that time, the first sidecard race in the US was held at OIR in 1972. Bob was seriously injured in an automobile accident shortly after the national event and was forced to lease out the track to keep it running. The previous promotors chose not to renew the lease for 2011. Family and friends will be taking on the challenge of the 2011 season. The track will be ran by Bob's son Chris and his lifelong friend Jason. Neither Chris nor Jason are strangers to motocross. Chris is a former racer with many years experience running the track. Jason has raced for approximately 20 years at both the CRA and AMA national level receiving numerous titles and trophies. Chris and Jason are assisted in the endeavor by many family members and friends who also have spent many years involved with the sport. It is true that our intention is to invite every racer back to the track, including quads and hare scramblers. The plan is to run quads and bikes alternating on the track; run bikes first one race and quads first the next. We also plan to open for hare scrambles and have been working on the layout of that track. We have also decided that we will have a few open practice sessions. We are still working out the final details of our schedule and will have that information posted as soon as it is available. Our web site is currently under construction. Keep posted to Pit Racer for more details. As many of you may have heard, we applied to be a CRA sanctioned track. Unfortunantly, the CRA board voted against this. Therefore, we will be running our first season as an Outlaw unsanctioned track. We are currently in the planning phase of our own track points series and season awards. In closing, we have heard all the rumors of how last season ended. We do not wish to comment or feed into the negative remarks we have heard. Please remember there are two sides to every story. We plan to work hard to give you the best season we can and take the track to the next level. We look forward to giving each rider a place to grow and excel. Thank you, The staff of O.I.R. P.S. Ohio Trike Club and any other trike clubs, please contact us.