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Road America Board Member, Chris Hartwig Passes Away

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., – May 3, 2022 – Chris Hartwig, a profound businessman, and long-standing Road America Board Member, passed away on April 28.

“Everyone is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chris Hartwig. He was a member of a lengthy kinship amongst racers and a valued member of our board,” said Road America President and General Manager Mike Kertscher. “The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Road America and our extended family of partners and friends are with the Hartwig family in this difficult time.” 

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Road America and Kunes RV Partner With Plymouth Dirt Track For Winged Sprint Car Event Before the NASCAR Cup Series Race

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.

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NASCAR CUP SERIES RETURNS TO ROAD AMERICA JUNE 30 – JULY 3

- Fans Encouraged to Buy Tickets, Parking and Camping Early -

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., – March 2, 2022 – The NASCAR Cup Series will return to America’s National Park of Speed on Sunday, July 3, over the Fourth of July holiday weekend for the Kwik Trip 250 presented by JOCKEY Made in America. Fans are encouraged to get their tickets and reserve camping early as Road America officials expect another incredible crowd. The green flag drops at 2 p.m. Central, and NASCAR’s top stars will battle 62 laps / 250 miles on the storied 4-mile, 14-turn road circuit. 

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SONSIO NAMED TITLE SPONSOR FOR NTT INDYCAR SERIES EVENT AT ROAD AMERICA

- American Medical Response Renews as Presenting Sponsor -

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., – January 19, 2022 – Sonsio has signed on to be the title sponsor for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES event at Road America, and American Medical Response has agreed to return as the presenting sponsor. The race will be known as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES Sonsio Grand Prix presented by AMR. The green flag will fly on the event at approximately 12 p.m. CST on June 12, 2022, and the event will be aired LIVE on NBC.  

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NEW ROAD AMERICA WISCONSIN SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATE COMING IN OCTOBER

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., – Sept. 30, 2021 – Road America officials recently announced that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has approved a new Wisconsin “special recognition” license plate for the historic venue featuring the track outline, and Road America lettering in while over a solid black background.

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Road America Announces 2022 Season Schedule

Event Tickets Will Be Available Oct. 4 and Camping Oct. 11

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., – Sept. 29, 2021 – Road America announced its 2022 season schedule today, including stops for every major North American race series. Nine events are on the 2022 season schedule for Road America, and you won’t want to miss a minute of the action.

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KWIK TRIP BECOMES TITLE SPONSOR FOR NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE AT ROAD AMERICA IN 2022

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., – Sept. 15, 2021 – Kwik Trip, a La-Crosse, Wisconsin-based convenience store chain, has switched places with the 2021 title sponsor, Jockey, for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Road America in 2022. Next year’s race will be known as the Kwik Trip 250 presented by Jockey Made in America. Official start times and broadcast details are yet to be determined but will be released later and the race date is Sunday, July 3, over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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Vintage Racers Gather at Road America for the Ariens Art On Wheels Weekend September 17-19

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., – Sept. 14, 2021 – Vintage racers from across the U.S. will take to the track September 17-19 as Road America hosts the Ariens Art on Wheels Weekend featuring VSCDA. The annual celebration of vintage and historic sports cars attracts over 280 cars to the famed 4-mile, 14-turn road course. The fan-friendly paddock is open to spectators for close-up views of amazing racing machines prepared to era specifications all weekend. 

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Road America Announces Featured Marque for the WeatherTech International Challenge With Brian Redman

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., – Sept. 7, 2021 – Road America recently announced that the AAR Eagle would be the featured marque of the 2022 WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman. Widely known as one of the largest vintage racecar gatherings in the United States, featuring over 50 classes of cars racing in several groups, The WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman will return on July 14-17, 2022.

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Racine’s Jacob Ruud Brings Perfect Season Record to Home Track for SRO GT World Challenge America this Weekend.

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., – August 24, 2021 – It’s been a perfect season so far for young Jacob Ruud of Racine, Wis., during the debut of the TCX racing division in the TC America competition, a portion of the big SRO World Challange America road racing weekends. 

Driving the No. 81 Light Speed/Classic BMW BMW M2 for Fast Track Racing this year, Ruud, the 21-year-old college student, has won six main events in six starts in the TCX division including six pole positions and five fastest race laps. 

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Taylor Eager to Defend Race Win in His Return to Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., - July 27, 2021 – There’s always a buzz when Road America is discussed among drivers. The layout, the challenges, and the beauty are just a few topics regarding the 4.048-mile permanent road course in Elkhart Lake.

It took 13 years and races in a slew of different cars and series for Jordan Taylor to claim his first victory at the prestigious track. 

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An Incredible Assortment of Cars Featured at the WeatherTech International Challenge With Brian Redman Vintage Event

Historic Grand National and NASCAR Cars Recaptured Thrills of Eras Past

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., - July 18, 2021 – The WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman at Road America concluded after four days of excellent vintage racing action, exhibitions, Concours, awards, and activities for fans. The event has been heralded as one of the most significant vintage racing events in the country. 2021 ushered in historic Grand National and NASCAR cars as the featured marque.

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Vintage Racing Returns to Road America July 15-18 for The WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman

Historic Grand National and NASCAR Cars Recapture Thrills of Eras Past

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., - July 13, 2021 – Summer is in full swing in the upper Midwest, and this year hundreds of vintage racers will make the journey to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, to celebrate the beauty and performance of some of the world’s greatest race cars and sports cars, July 15 – 18 at Road America for the WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman. 

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NTT INDYCAR SERIES Announces Extension with Road America

Historic Elkhart Lake Road Course To Remain on Calendar in Multiyear Agreement

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., - July 6, 2021 – INDYCAR and Road America announced today a new, multiyear extension designed to keep the NTT INDYCAR SERIES racing at the legendary 4.014-mile permanent road course for years to come.

The series began racing at the picturesque layout in 1982. After a brief hiatus, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES returned in 2016 to packed grandstands and campgrounds. This year marked the sixth consecutive year Road America has hosted North America’s premier open-wheel series.

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Clean Electric Vehicle Charging Coming to Road America

EnTech Solutions to Install Clean Energy Microgrid to Charge EVs with Solar Energy

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., - July 1, 2021 – Road America and EnTech Solutions have partnered to bring clean energy electric vehicle (EV) charging capabilities to the patrons of Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. This “Go Green” initiative will provide free clean energy EV charging for Road America guests for the 2021 season beginning in mid-July.

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Chase Briscoe Hopes to Capture a NASCAR Cup Victory at Road America.

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., - June 22, 2021 – Chase Briscoe is a rookie in the NASCAR Cup Series this season, but he’ll arrive at Road America with a decent amount of experience at the 4.048-mile permanent road course.

Drivers in the top-tier Cup level will run at the Elkhart Lake track for the first time in 65 years in the Jockey Made in America 250 presented by Kwik Trip on July 4. The stop at Road America is one of several events on the Cup circuit that will have practice and qualifying.

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Scott Dixon Seeks His Third Road America Win in the NTT INDYCAR REV Group Grand Prix Presented by American Medical Response

- A Tribute to First Responders -

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., - June 8, 2021 – Scott Dixon seeks his third Road America win in the REV Group Grand Prix Presented by American Medical Response on June 20 in Elkhart Lake but admits his memorable race moment at the 4.048-mile permanent road course wasn’t a victory.

Dixon was a CART Series rookie driving for PacWest Racing in 2001 when the New Zealander competed in his first event at the track. 

A spirited battle between Dixon and Michael Andretti a couple of decades ago is the most vivid memory for the rookie of the year candidate.

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BRIGGS & STRATTON RETURNS TO SPONSOR THE MOTORPLEX AT ROAD AMERICA

Sponsorship to begin in 2022; reinforces commitment to the Milwaukee and kart racing communities

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., - June 7, 2021 – Briggs & Stratton today announces a long-term agreement with Road America earning Briggs & Stratton title rights to its renowned Motorplex, a world-class, multi-use, multi-configuration one-mile track used by the Road America Karting Club and the Road America Supermoto School. Road America also uses the Motorplex facility for numerous auto manufacturers’ new car introductions, ride-and-drive events, driving schools, media, and multiple group event-based programs.

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Road America Offers Up Close Racing as the MotoAmerica Series Returns June 11-13

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., - June 3, 2021 – Fast racetracks breed close races. And there are none faster on the MotoAmerica schedule than Road America. Thus, there is nowhere like the iconic racetrack in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, where the difference between happiness and heartbreak is minute. 

Just ask Cameron Beaubier and Roger Hayden – two previous MotoAmerica riders on the opposite end of the Road America winning/losing spectrum.

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