With the cancellation of many historic concours, gatherings and vintage race events across America due to COVID-19, Road America has recently announced that early registration will remain open until July 7th for the WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman, July 23-26. The registration extension allows all competitors who are looking to compete at what is widely regarded as the largest vintage racing event in North America.
“Road America fans and vintage competitors alike appreciate and
enjoy the history of racing and opening this event to competitors
from all over is the perfect way to celebrate racing history with
cars that have competed in different classes and many
different venues over the last 65 years,” said Mike Kertscher,
President and General Manager of Road America.
“The WeatherTech International Challenge is a can’t miss spectacle and incredibly fan-friendly, offering everyone the rare opportunity to get close to the historic race cars, talk to the owners and drivers, and trade stories about racing’s heritage. When you combine the story of each of the cars competing with 65 years of history and stories of competition at Road America, this will be an unforgettable weekend of racing.”
Cars eligible to compete will be grouped in 11 classes, and competitors are encouraged to register soon by clicking this link HERE or by going to www.roadamerica.com and sourcing the competitor event page. The event will begin with practice sessions on Thursday, July 23, with racing throughout the weekend beginning on July 25.
Widely known as the largest vintage racecar gathering in North America, featuring several classes of cars racing in multiple groups, the WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman July 23-26, will include a Historic Can-Am race, plus fans will have the rare opportunity to experience the iconic UOP Shadow as it has never been before, with a complete display of all Shadow cars. Watch them run, join the excitement and meet the team members, making the 2020 event special for any racing and Can-Am enthusiast.
Fans and competitors will also have the rare opportunity to enjoy the Concours d’Elegance race car parade on Friday night, July 24, which will now run from the track through downtown Plymouth Wisconsin to where the cars park along Mill Street from 6-8 p.m., it is a can’t miss spectacle for enthusiasts of all ages.
Led by a pace car and directed by the police from the track
the quiet city of Plymouth will be
taken over by millions of dollar’s worth of vintage racing
cars. The sound, while not as visceral as being at the
track itself is unique in that you are seeing the pinnacle
of vintage motoring rumble through public roads. Onlookers lean
in and listen, fans whistle and throw their arms in the
air. Standing ten feet from a 1,000 hp big block Can-Am car,
or the beyond mad 80’s Formula 1 turbo cars as they idle,
shoot fire, and rev by you is a sensation that goes
beyond hearing. Feeling some of the cars that once
pushed the limits hard enough to ban driving down what could
be Main Street in anywhere USA is inexplicably cool. As
the cars park the fans stand inches away from legends
like the Porsche 917, 908, 906, Ferrari 312 and 312pb, Lola T165,
911 RSR’s, Shelby GT 350s, and on and on and on.
Saturday night, July 25, is the Sports Car Concours d’Elegance in downtown Plymouth from 6-8 p.m. Brimming with rarity, the street fills again. Most are rare metal, fast metal, and only once in a lifetime times, you’ll see it metal. The access again is unprecedented. Seeing owners giving little kids seat time in the race and sports cars is part of the fun. In short, events like this, having the young ones exposed to the cars, and the sensations surrounding the event are critical to continuing the heritage of vintage racing.
Fans are welcome to the 4-day event weekend and are encouraged to practice safe social distancing or wear a cloth face-covering where social distancing is difficult to maintain. Additional protocols and guidelines for spectators can be found at www.roadamerica.com/safety
Fans have three quick, convenient methods to buy tickets:
Online: Visit www.roadamerica.com Tickets are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week. For ease of entry, fans are encouraged to print tickets at home to save time and enjoy a quick and contactless experience at the gates.
Phone: Call 800-365-RACE or 920-892-4576 between 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday.
In-Person: Visit the Road America Ticket Office at the Road America Administration Building off of State Highway 67 (Gate 6) between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday.
Gates open at 7 a.m. and races run rain or shine. For more information, call 800-365-RACE (7223) or visit www.roadamerica.com
Anyone 16-years-old and under are always FREE with a paying adult at the gate.