ELKHART LAKE, Wis., -
Road America announced today that Spec Miata has been added to its IMSA Sportscar weekend July 30-August 2. Due to a busy on-track schedule for the weekend, Spec Miata racers will be eligible for the pre-event test day encompassing various racecars on Thursday, July 30, and will participate in a 30-min qualifying and a 60-minute race on Sunday, August 2. The Spec Miata addition is sanctioned by the Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs.
“We knew how difficult it would be for many series’ to return to racing as we all return to a new normal, and this solution proved the most viable,” said Mike Kertscher, Road America’s President and General Manager. “Additionally, we intend to give our fans a full weekend of activities and on-track action and this addition of Spec Miata helps us fit the bill. We look forward to seeing all our sportscar fans during the weekend.”
The Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs will host a charity drive this year with Save the Children to raise money for COVID-19 relief. They will have special face masks available and will be accepting donations with participant registration and throughout the weekend. In addition, $10 from every entry will be going to Save the Children.
The IMSA SportsCar Championship and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge take over Road America’s four-mile circuit for what will be one of the most incredible weekends of sports car racing in the world from July 30- August 2. Fans will get to see the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race on Saturday, with the WeatherTech® SportsCar Championship race on Sunday, plus races from the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA all weekend.
Under the guidance of public health officials, medical experts, and local, state, and federal authorities, IMSA and Road America will observe safe social distancing practices and provide enhanced hygiene and safety precautions for all fans attending the event.
Fans are encouraged to have a household plan of action in case of illness before attending the event, and if a family member becomes ill, immediate family members and anyone at risk is encouraged not to attend the event.
Fans are encouraged to practice safe social distancing and wear a cloth face-covering where social distancing is difficult to maintain. Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures will also be implemented throughout the facility during the weekend. Additional protocols and guidelines for spectators can be found at www.roadamerica.com/safety
Event details; ticket pricing and camping information can be found at www.roadamerica.com or by calling 800-365-7223. Anyone 16-years-old and under is FREE with a paying adult at the gate. Racing runs rain or shine.