It was sixty-five years ago that Clif Tufte, a highway engineer,
put together the land and laid out the track which is Road America. When racing on the public roads around
Elkhart Lake became impractical for a number of reasons, Tufte
realized that the economic benefit to the area was such that a
permanent road course could be viable. He acted, and Road America
was born, with the first races held on September 10-11, 1955.