Road America is about to get loud. I mean, it is always loud, but this event is going to be a different kind of loud. Road America is going to be hosting the WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman presented by Hawk event on July 20, 21, 22, 23.
What does this mean?
2016 WeatherTech International Challenge w/Brian Redman
This means that as a spectator you are going to be able to see some of the coolest, fastest, loudest and oldest race cars from the vintage to modern era. With classes, or groups as they are referred to on the schedule, Historic Can-am, Vintage Sports Racers, Formula 5000, Modern GT/Trans-Am and Pre War, there is going to be something for everyone to see.
For me, this means a lot of track time and wandering through the Paddock area grabbing photos of proud owners as they chat with fans about their favorite racing memory or garage find. This weekend I will be specializing in getting around to each corner of the 600+ acre property to show the spectators what they can expect when they arrive.
The weekend ticket is still the best deal and is only $105 for access to the track Thursday through Sunday night. You are also able to get access to the Paddock and garage areas, concession stands all around the property, disc golf, autograph sessions and more!
The schedule is jammed pack with racing action
Of course, Thursday is going to be a little dead for action, but it is a great day to stack out the property, setup your camping area or just enjoy the weather, sights, and sounds of the track and some good track food! Friday and Saturday are when the action picks up with each group getting two rounds of qualifying.
Saturday is a great, fun day to be at the track later in the day as all of those that brought out their hot rods, will be lining up on highway 67 to make way into downtown Elkhart Lake for the Concours d'Elegance car show. Fans love this and if you are still at the track between 5-6 PM, then you get to see them all parade out of the property. Awards for Best of Show is at 10 AM Sunday with the Concours d'Elegance Awards being presented at NOON in Victory Lane.
By Sunday at 9 AM, the racing will begin starting with Group 8 (Historic Production) and about every 30 minutes after that, different cars are on the track! The last race is at 5:10 PM on Sunday, which caps off a great weekend of racing, food and awesome cars!
If you'd like more information, please see www.roadamerica.com.
2017 RACE GROUPS
- Group 1: Historic Can-Am (1965-1974)
- Group 2: Vintage Production Sport Cars, Sedans Group 3a: Vintage Sports Racers/Modifieds/USRRC
- Group 3b: Vintage A/B Production
- Group 4a: Monoposto Classic Formula Cars (<1972)
- Group 4b: Formula Super Vee, Formula Continental (slicks)
- Group 5a: Monoposto F70 (Wings & Slicks) Formula Cars
- Group 5b: Historic Sports Racing
- Group 6: Historic Big-Bore Production Sports Cars/Sedans/Trans-Am
- Group 7a: Formula 5000 Group 7b: Masters Grand Prix Formula One (3.0L)
- Group 8: Historic/Post-Historic Productions Sports Cars/Sedans
- Group 9a: Modern Formula One/Indy/Indy Lites, etc. Group 9b: Modern GTP/WSC/LMP/Daytona Prototype
- Group 10: Modern GT/Trans-Am/IMSA GT/NASCAR
- Group 11: Sports 2000 Feature Group
- Group 12: Camaro 50th Anniversary Feature Race Pre War & Early Post War