Racing History Comes to Life as Racers and Fans Flock to Road America for the SVRA Vintage Festival Weekend May 20-22


ELKHART LAKE, Wis., – May 12, 2022 – Racing’s glorious past comes to life Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22, as the SVRA Vintage Festival Weekend returns to Road America. The season kick-off event will showcase all the sights and sounds from motorsport’s pioneering age to modern era racecars, both on and off the track.

The event features a packed schedule with races featuring cars covering several decades. Many of the entries have previously competed at classic events, including Le Mans and the Indy 500, where they were raced for the honor and glory of a gladiatorial sport.

Make no mistake about it, the SVRA Vintage Festival Weekend offers tightly regulated, wheel-to-wheel racing, with a lineup that includes race groups for all SVRA classes, including Formula 5000, Formula Ford, sports racing, and production sports cars from marques such as Lotus, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Porsche and Corvette from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s proving there is something eye-catching for everyone. 

The weekend will also be bolstered with the SVRA SpeedTour, a series of races and events from the Formula 4 United States Championship (F4 U.S.), Formula Regional Americas Championship (FR Americas) series, Mazda Miata Heritage Cup Series, OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car championship and the Hagerty Cars & Caffeine show on Saturday, May 21.  

Fans that enjoy grassroots racing of all types are encouraged to mingle in the pits, peek under the hoods, and visit the paddock area for an up-close look at these rare vehicles; all while chatting with the men and women who dedicate their time to preserving the rich history of auto racing. This event also allows enthusiasts to watch many of their favorite vintage sports cars and formula cars as they race around the tricky 14-turn course offering an unprecedented view of many different machines.

Whatever your desire, the SVRA Vintage Festival Weekend serves it up package style. Witness the power, pageantry, and picturesque landscapes of Road America, a track as impressive as the cars that will compete. The weekend also includes all sorts of on-track and off-track activities with fun for families and racing enthusiasts alike.

Road America will also provide FREE admission to all active, reserve-duty military, and veterans with ID during the Spring Vintage Festival Weekend at Road America as part of its commitment to honoring America’s heroes.

Gates will open to the public each day at 7 a.m. admission is $70 for the 3-day weekend, $25 Friday, $35 Saturday, and $35 Sunday. Anyone 16-years-old and under are always FREE with a paying adult at the gate. All races will rain or shine. A tentative event schedule is available online at

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