Considering a Trip To Road America?
If you’ve been to Elkhart Lake’s Road America you know what a great place it is. If you haven’t been, this may be the perfect year to make the trip. For the first year in a while the Indy Car race at Road America is NOT on the same weekend as Bloomington Gold. If you haven’t seen an Indy Car race in person it should be a bucket list event – and Indy Cars on the historic track at Road America… well it just doesn’t get any better! To top it all off, this place is absolutely gorgeous. It’s like a gorgeous State Park…with S P E E D!
Road America is a permanent road course and opened in 1955.
Road America is one of only a handful of road circuits in the world maintaining its original configuration. It’s 4.048 miles around and has 14 challenging turns. The track features many elevation changes, along with a long front stretch where speeds approaching 210 mph may be reached. One of the best known features of this course is a turn on the backside known as “the kink.”
Road America’s open seating allows spectators to venture throughout the grounds. Grandstands are available in several locations, as well as permanent hillside seating where crowds of more than 150,000 can be accommodated.
|Race lap record||1:39.866 (Dario Franchitti, Team KOOL Green, 2000, CART)|
There are many fantastic food stands scattered throughout Road America’s 460 acres. Unlike many other racing facilities the food vendors at Road America are all local groups and they provide some of the best food you’ll find at any track.
Take your Corvette! The Kettle Moraine Corvette Club continues its’ 40+ year tradition of hosting the Corvette Corral. Fenced off Corvette-only parking staffed by club members provides a safe spot to park your Vette. Click the button to find out more about the Corvette Corral including location and what gate is closest.