ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – 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 six.
“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.
Aug. 7-10, the newly formed IMSA Continental Sports Car Challenge and TUDOR United 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. 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, Aug. 10.
Sept. 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.