Media Credentials

The Road America Communications Department is dedicated to providing members of the media with the best service and information necessary for optimal coverage of track events. This information is intended to assist you in planning your coverage of Road America events and will help ensure a positive track experience. 

Media credentials will be issued only to recognized daily newspapers, news services, television and radio networks, racing publications, and other outlets that regularly cover motorsports.

Requests must be submitted via the online request forms by the editor, sports editor, sports director or sports producer. Credentials will be issued to the authorized personnel only for the purpose of providing timely coverage of the event. Freelance journalists and photographers must be on assignment and included in the request submitted by the news agency's editor.

Working media credentials will not be issued for employees in marketing, promotions, sales, advertising, public relations, etc.
All applications will be carefully reviewed by Road America and the applicable event sanctioning body (NASCAR, INDYCAR, IMSA) with regards to broadcast (radio & television) licensing and agreements that will be in place for each event. Efforts will be made to honor all requests, but the track and sanctioning body reserve the right to change or deny any media requests.


HOLDERS OF ANNUAL HARD CARDS

Team PR representatives or journalists who possess an Annual Hard Card issued by the respective sanctioning bodies should also fill out the online request forms  to reserve media center access and parking. All access and parking passes will be held for pick-up at the credential office at Gate 3.


MEDIA ACCESS AT ROAD AMERICA

Working media credentials provide access to the VIP media center, Victory Lane, and garage/paddock areas.

Photographers with a Road America Wristband and a Photo Vest provided by Road America Communications will have access beyond the spectator fencing. This access is determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the nature of coverage by a particular media outlet and is not guaranteed for every request. Photographers will receive guidelines and instructions during regular photo meetings regarding access. 

Photographers are reminded that photographers meetings are mandatory and failure to appear at one of the non-race day or race day meetings will result in revocation of credentials or non-issuance of a photo vest at the discretion of Road America. Failure to adhere to working policies and regulations detailed at meetings may result in loss of credentials and or a revocation of rights. Photos and video cannot be used for commercial or retail purposes without the express written permission by the visiting series and/or Road America.


2018 ONLINE CREDENTIAL REQUEST FORMS (Click The Event Name To Open The Form) - You MUST use the Email Address of the person who should receive the credential

  • SVRA Spring Vintage Festival Weekend - Due Monday, April 30 (Now Closed)
  • MotoAmerica Series presents the Dunlop Championship at Road America - Due Monday, May 21 (Now Closed)
  • Vintage MotoFest featuring AHRMA Vintage Racing and Rockerbox - Due Monday, May 28 (Now Closed)
  • WeatherTech Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints - Due Monday, June 4 (Now Closed)
  • Verizon IndyCar Series KOHLER Grand Prix and Pirelli World Challenge - Due Monday, June 11 (Now Closed)
  • WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman presented by HAWK - Due Monday, July 9 (Now Closed)
  • IMSA Continental Road Race Showcase - Due Monday, July 30 (Now Closed)
  • NASCAR XFINITY Series Johnsonville 180 / Stadium Super Trucks / SCCA Pro Trans-Am - Due Monday, Aug. 13 (Now Closed)
  • Ariens Art on Wheels Weekend featuring VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival - Due Monday, Sept. 3 (Now Closed)

Confirmations will be sent via email for requests received by the deadline. Members of the media who are approved for an event credential will receive a confirmation within one (1) week prior to the event. No changes on confirmed requests will be accepted after two weeks prior to the event weekend. All changes requested must be explained by the editor or director. If a confirmation has not been received one (1) week prior to the event, please contact the Communications Department before arriving at the track.

Credential Office: All track-issued credentials must be picked up on the event weekend at GATE 3, located just off County Road J and additional information will be included in the confirmation. Please do not come to the track admin office or media center for credentials. Registration hours will be listed in the confirmation. A valid photo I.D. is required.

QUESTIONS?

CONTACT: John Ewert | Communications Director | 920-893-4206 | media@roadamerica.com

Disclaimer: All persons receiving credentials must sign a release discharging Road America from any liability for personal injury or property damage sustained while on the grounds of Road America. Upon receiving a credential, the holder represents that he or she is an employee of the assigning media, and is covered by workers compensation while performing his or her duties at the event. Road America reserves the right to make all decisions regarding who will be granted credentials and the number of credentials issued per news organization. Road America also reserves the right to revoke the credential and photo vest of any individual at any time and for any reason. Credentials and photo vests are NON-TRANSFERABLE. Solicitation of photos or video from credentialed media on site during events or online following events is prohibited.

Per the FAA, Road America is a NO DRONE ZONE.  

Dress Code: We recommend proper attire in the paddock and garage areas. We suggest you avoid wearing shorts, sleeveless shirts, skirts, dresses and open-toed shoes.