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Road America: To be hotbed of activity in 2018
9/12/2017

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin - Road America President and General Manager, George Bruggenthies, announced Road America's 2018 season schedule today. The four-mile, 14-turn road course will host nine racing weekends throughout the 2018 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, Verizon INDYCAR Series, Pirelli World Challenge Series, IMSA WeatherTech® SportsCar Championship, NASCAR XFINITY Series, the Sports Car Club of America and three separate vintage events in 2018," said Bruggenthies. "The 2017 season was incredible and included many new facility improvements designed to enhance the overall fan experience, such as more campsites for fans to get up close to all the action, three new restroom facilities with showers for campers near Turn 3, Turn 4 and Turn 7 and more are in the works. Plus we added two huge new big screens on the entrance to the Midway Tunnel and outside of Turn 5. We even added an 18-hole disc golf course. We encourage all our fans to get their season passes early, so they can enjoy another season of great racing and fond memories at Road America. Event tickets for the 2018 season will go on sale in early October and season passes are now available at the advance price."

Road America's first race weekend next year will be May 18-20, when it hosts the SVRA Spring Vintage Festival Weekend. Two-wheeled action takes to the track when the MotoAmerica Championship comes to Road America June 1-3. One week later, June 8-10, vintage motorcycle enthusiasts will be on track during the Road America Vintage MotoFest and AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Classic as fans and enthusiasts alike take in the on-track action and Rockerbox® vintage motorcycle show. TheWeatherTech® Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints® returns to the 4-mile circuit from June 14-17 - Road America's longest running annual sports car event.

The Verizon INDYCAR Series KOHLER Grand Prix takes center stage June 21-24, 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 Pirelli World Challenge featuring many of the world's top sports cars and drivers in an all out wheel-to-wheel battle consisting of six classes headlined by separate GT and GTS races.

A mid-summer classic, The WeatherTech® International Challenge with Brian Redman presented by HAWK, takes place July 19-22, 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 historic Trans Am race featuring original racecars from the Trans Am 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 presented by HAWK a can't miss spectacle for any racing enthusiast.

August 2-5, the IMSA Continental Sports Car Challenge and WeatherTech® SportsCar Championship 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 during The Continental Road Race Showcase. Fans will get to see the IMSA Continental Sports Car Challenge Series race on Saturday, Aug. 4, with the WeatherTech® SportsCar Championship race on Sunday, Aug. 5.

The NASCAR XFINITY Series rolls into Road America August 23-25, 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 SCCA Pro Trans Am Series will round out the on track action for the three-day event.

September 14-16, the Ariens Art on Wheels Weekend featuring VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival returns, showcasing 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 from October through December and 2018 event tickets go on sale beginning October 9. 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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About Road America: Established in 1955, Road America is located midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The world's best racers have competed at this legendary four-mile, 14-turn road circuit for over 60 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 CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex for karting and supermoto, and the Road America Motorcycle and Advanced Driving Schools. For more information, visit www.roadamerica.com Follow Road America onwww.facebook.com/RoadAmerica and on Twitter: @roadamerica or call 800-365-7223.
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