ELKHART LAKE, Wis., – April 14, 2022 – A special Thursday night winged sprint car doubleheader returns on June 30 as the Road America Challenge presented by Kunes RV at the Plymouth Dirt Track featuring the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series kicks off the NASCAR Cup Kwik Trip 250 presented by JOCKEY Made in America weekend June 30-July 3. Located just five miles from Road America at Sheboygan County Fair Park, the 1/3-mile Plymouth Dirt Track will have shuttles to transport fans to-and-from Road America. Ticket prices for adults are only $25, and kids 7-11 years of age get in for $11. Fans are encouraged to buy tickets in advance as there is an increase to $30 at the gate. The pit gates open at 2 p.m., and the spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. Qualifying begins at 6:30 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. Advance ticket buyers will be able to pick up their tickets at WILL CALL on race day and the gate will open to advance ticket buyers prior to race day ticket buyers, so not only will advance tickets buyers have a seat, but the opportunity to pick their seat. Additional event details including ticket purchase information is available at this link: https://bit.ly/3IZ50yt.
“Road America is a premiere facility and we are excited to develop a mutually beneficial partnership to help kick-off the NASCAR weekend,” said Kunes RV Regional Marketing Manager, Melody Thompson. “We look forward to working together to make the Road America Challenge a memorable experience for everyone.”
The regional Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series will feature some of the best sprint car teams in the Midwest and along with NASCAR Cup series stars. Chase Briscoe, the Stewart / Haas #14 NASCAR Cup Series Ford driver, has again added his name to the entry list, and more drivers are expected to round out the list as the event draws closer. Briscoe picked up his first Cup Series win in 2022 at Phoenix Raceway, making history as the 200th Cup Series winner.
The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series is widely known as one of the most respected regional series in the country, and last year’s winner, 10-time IRA Champ, Bill Balog, has also added his name to the roster to defend his title. In addition to Balog, IRA champions Jake Blackhurst, Scotty Neitzel, and Jeremy Schultz will also be aiming to add hardware from this prestigious event to their trophy case. In recent years NASCAR Cup stars Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne, and Kyle Larson have all revisited their sprint car roots and raced to IRA Sprint Car Victory Lane, with Stewart and Larson both notching wins at Plymouth. An entire field of 900 horsepower Bumper to Bumper IRA winged outlaws is also expected. Plus, a significant entry list of PDTR/MSA 360 winged sprints will make up an incredible sprint car doubleheader evening.
“Kunes RV is a great fit for this event,” said Mike Kertscher, Road America’s President and General Manager. “We’re extremely proud to have them on board for the Road America Challenge and at Road America as a camping partner. The on-track intensity is going to ramp up even more for this year’s race as NASCAR’s Next-Gen cars will battle on America’s favorite road course for the first time. If you’re planning to enjoy the weekend, get your tickets and camping soon as spots are filling up fast.”
Race day at Road America on July 3 will feature NASCAR Cup incredible wheel-to-wheel racing when the green flag drops for the Kwik Trip 250 presented by JOCKEY made in America. Fans will have the opportunity to watch NASCAR’s future stars such as Cole Custer, Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell, Chase Briscoe, and Erik Jones battle it out with superstars such as Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., and Chase Elliott, who won last season, on the storied 4-mile, 14-turn road circuit. Road America was voted 2021 Best NASCAR Track in America by USA Today Readers and is your Wisconsin home for NASCAR racing!
Road America also wants to remind NASCAR fans that off-site parking will be FREE, and a shuttle will be available both to and from the track on race day, Sunday, July 3. Anyone expecting to park on the grounds should get their tickets and parking early as parking on race day (Sunday Only) will sell out.
The NASCAR schedule for the Road America weekend will feature the NASCAR Cup Series Kwik Trip 250 presented by JOCKEY Made in America on July 3, joined by the NASCAR XFINITY Series Henry 180 on July 2. The race schedule will also be bolstered by the Trans Am Series by Pirelli and the Mazda MX-5 Cup, which will host multiple races during the weekend.
Bring the entire family to Road America to celebrate the July 4th weekend! Kids 16 and under get free general admission to all Road America season racing events with a paying adult at the gate, even for the NASCAR Cup Series! Ticket prices vary by day, starting at just $30! Make it a weekend of affordable fun by camping on-site on one of Road America’s 1,000+ campsites. Event details, ticket pricing, and camping information can be found at www.roadamerica.com or by calling 800-365-7223. Racing runs rain or shine.