Road America Announces Its 2020 Race Schedule

Road America Announces Its 2020 Race Schedule

© 2019, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued by Road America:

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Road America’s President and General Manager, Mike Kertscher, announced Road America’s 2020 season schedule today. The four-mile, 14-turn road course will host 11 racing weekends throughout the 2020 season, with a number of weekends encompassing several series’ providing non-stop action.

“Road America is known for having the most active schedule of any road race circuit in the U.S., and we look forward to hosting the MotoAmerica Series, the NTT IndyCar Series, IMSA WeatherTech® SportsCar Championship, NASCAR Xfinity Series, GT World Challenge Series, the Sports Car Club of America Runoffs and three separate vintage events in 2020 as we celebrate Road America’s 65th Anniversary,” said Kertscher. “The 2019 season was incredible, and we encourage all our fans to get their season passes early and print their tickets at home, so they can enjoy another season of great racing and fond memories at Road America. Event tickets for the 2020 season are now on sale with camping beginning on November 1, and season passes are now available.”

Road America’s first race weekend next year will be May 15-17, when it hosts the Spring Vintage Festival featuring SVRA. Two-wheeled action takes to the track when the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship Series comes to Road America May 29-31. The WeatherTech® Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints® returns to the 4-mile circuit from June 12-14 – Road America’s longest running annual sports car event.

The NTT IndyCar Series REV Group Grand Prix presented by American Medical Response takes center stage June 18-21, as an international lineup of drivers will have their chance to battle it out for glory on one of the world’s most revered road courses. They will be joined by the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires with doubleheader rounds for Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000, and USF2000. Sanctioned by IndyCar, the Road to Indy develops the stars of tomorrow with many drivers on the NTT IndyCar Series grid as graduates.

July 17-19, vintage motorcycle enthusiasts will be on track during the Road America Vintage MotoFest featuring AHRMA and Rockerbox as fans and enthusiasts alike take in the on-track action and vintage motorcycle show on Saturday, July 18, which includes entrants from all over the country in competitive award classes showcasing the greatest in classic style, fresh customization and all that is unusual and incredible. Meanwhile, the grounds are packed with local and national vendors, live music, food, refreshments, touring of the 4-mile road course.

A mid-summer classic, The WeatherTech® International Challenge with Brian Redman, takes place July 23-26, and has quickly grown to become one of the largest vintage racing events in the country. A historic Can-Am race with an impressive field of cars is also expected to gather at Road America along with a special 50th Anniversary celebration of the famed UOP Shadow, featuring original racecars from the era, which were painstakingly restored to their original condition. The annual concours d’elegance on Friday and Saturday night in downtown Elkhart Lake rounds out the festivities to make The WeatherTech® International Challenge with Brian Redman a can’t miss spectacle for any racing enthusiast.

July 30-August 2, the IMSA WeatherTech® SportsCar Championship and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge takes over Road America’s four-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 Michelin Pilot Challenge race on Saturday, Aug. 1, with the WeatherTech® SportsCar Championship race on Sunday, Aug. 2.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series Henry 180 rolls into Road America August 6-8, bringing intense door-to-door racing action to the nation’s most intimidating road course. The NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule and the event could prove to be a pivotal race for drivers looking to improve their standing in the championship points. The NASCAR Xfinity Series will again be joined by the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Truck series featuring identically prepared 650-horsepower trucks that are built to take flight by utilizing four, 36-inch tall, aluminum ramps, placed in strategic locations on the racecourse, allowing the trucks to fly 20 feet off the ground and hundreds of feet down the racecourse. The SCCA Pro Trans Am Series will round out the weekends on track activities.

August 28-30, the GT World Challenge returns to America’s National Park of Speed featuring many of the world’s top sports cars and drivers in an all-out wheel-to-wheel battle featuring an international field of some of the world’s top sports car drivers in race-bred GT3-specification supercars from manufacturers including Acura, Audi, BMW, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes-AMG, Nissan and Porsche.

September 18-20, the Ariens Art on Wheels Weekend featuring VSCDA will showcase several impressive machines including many pre-war racers and Can-Am enthusiasts reliving history at America’s National Park of Speed.

The 57th SCCA National Championship Runoffs return to Road America on Oct. 9-11. Previously, the Runoffs called Road America “home” from 2009 to 2013 and now they return at a time of year when the fall colors seem to dance around the beautiful race cars and the mild weather creates the perfect conditions for exceptional racing. The SCCA is one of the cornerstones of Road America’s history and has evolved into what is now commonly agreed to be the pinnacle of American motorsports. Since 1964, the SCCA has crowned National Champions through the winner-take-all, single race Runoffs format. Currently, the Runoffs crowns national champions across 28 separate classes.

Road America Season Passes are now available through December and 2020 at a special price of $460, event tickets are on sale now with Camping beginning on November 1. To purchase season passes, tickets or learn more about upcoming events at Road America, please visit Road America online at www.roadamerica.com or call 800-365-RACE (7223).

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