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Oct 29, 2013

Road America Announces Its 2014 Schedule

NASCAR Nationwide cars in action at Road America. Photo by Les Tension, courtesy of Road America.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Oct. 29, 2013 - Road America President and General Manager, George Bruggenthies, announced Road America's 2014 season schedule today.

"Road America is widely known for having the most active and diverse schedule of any road race circuit in the U.S. and we look forward to hosting the AMA, NASCAR Nationwide Series, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (TUSCC) and three separate vintage events again in 2014," said Bruggenthies. "We are equally excited to announce that Johnsonville Sausage will be returning as a presenting sponsor for the NASCAR Nationwide event in June. This is just the start of a promising season as we also are working on many new facility improvements designed to enhance the overall fan experience; such as making the famous Corvette Bridge wider for improved fan access and new viewing locations in turn 6. Without question, 2014 is going to be a great season and we have more news to share in the coming months. We encourage all our fans to get their season tickets early, so they can enjoy another season of great racing and memorable experiences at Road America."

Road America's first race weekend next year will be May 16-18, when it hosts its Spring Vintage Weekend. Two-wheeled action takes center stage when the GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Racing SuperBike Doubleheader hits the track on May 30 through June 1. One week later, June 6-8, vintage motorcycle enthusiasts will be on track during the AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Classic, followed by the WeatherTech® Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints® from June 12-15 - Road America's longest running annual sports car event.

The NASCAR Nationwide Series, Pirelli World Challenge Series, and SCCA Trans-Am Series roll into Road America on June 19-21, bringing intense door-to-door racing action to the nation's most intimidating road course. On June 22, OPTIMA Batteries will hold one of its OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational qualifying events at Road America, affectionately known as the OPTIMA FACEOFF. The event includes autocross, road course, braking and acceleration challenges, plus a style and design competition and road rally.

A mid-summer classic, The HAWK with Brian Redman, takes place July 17-20, and has quickly grown to become one of the largest vintage racing events in the country. Ford's Mustang will receive top honors as the featured marque during The HAWK in celebration of the Mustang's 50th Anniversary. A Historic CAN-AM race with an impressive field of cars are expected to gather in celebration of CAN-AM's 48th Anniversary plus the Nationwide Insurance Concours D'elegance on Friday and Saturday night in downtown Elkhart Lake round out the festivities to make the 2014 edition of The HAWK with Brian Redman a can't miss spectacle for any racing enthusiast.

August 7-10, the newly formed IMSA Continental Sports Car Challenge and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship takes over Road America's 4-mile circuit for what will be one of the most incredible weekends of sports car racing in the world. Fans will get to see the IMSA Continental Sports Car Challenge Series race on Saturday, Aug. 9, with the Tudor United SportsCar Championship race on Sunday, August 10.

September 12-14, the VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival returns, featuring several impressive machines including many pre-war racers and Can-Am enthusiasts reliving history at America's National Park of Speed.

Advance pricing for Road America season passes is available through Monday, December 31, 2013 and 2014 event tickets are currently available for purchase. To purchase tickets, season passes or learn more about upcoming events at Road America, please visit Road America online at www.roadamerica.com or call 800-365-RACE (7223).

About Road America: Established in 1955 as the first permanent road racing course in the United States, Road America is located midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The world's best racers have competed at this legendary 4-mile, 14-turn road circuit for over 57 years. The 640-acre, park-like grounds offer amazing viewing opportunities, fantastic concessions and high-speed excitement to hundreds of thousands of spectators each year. In addition to public race weekends, Road America offers a variety of group event programs, the Blain's Farm & Fleet Motorplex for karting and supermoto, and the Road America Motorcycle and Advanced Driving Schools. For more information, visit www.roadamerica.com Follow Road America on www.facebook.com/RoadAmerica and on Twitter: @roadamerica or call 800-365-7223.