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– Active, Reserve and Retired Military Receive Free Admission on Saturday, May 17 –
ELKHART LAKE, Wis., May 7, 2014 – Step back in time at Road America, as legendary racing vehicles from around the world will compete at the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) Spring Vintage Weekend Friday, May 16, through Sunday, May 18.
Here’s your chance to take in the sights and sounds of racing as it was during the early years. This historically significant race field will take on Road America’s legendary 4-mile, 14-turn road course, featuring vintage sports cars, roadsters, NASCAR stock cars and even Indy cars from the past. Make no mistake about it, the Spring Vintage Weekend offers tightly regulated, wheel-to-wheel racing, with a lineup that includes over 150 participants that are expected to race in ten separate groups proving there is something eye-catching for everyone.
Fans that enjoy grassroots racing of all types are encouraged to mingle in the pits, peek under the hoods and visit the paddock area for an up-close look at these rare vehicles all while chatting with the men and women who dedicate their time to preserving the rich history of auto racing. This event also gives enthusiasts the opportunity to watch many of their favorite vintage sports cars and formula cars as they race around the tricky 14-turn course offering an unprecedented side-by-side view of many different machines.
With radical elevation changes, tree-lined straights and spring flowers blooming at every turn, Road America’s four spectacular miles are in a one-of-a-kind class with racers the world over; and photographers view it as a paradise for split-second shutters and scenic backgrounds. Whatever your desire, the SVRA Spring Vintage Weekend serves it up package style. Come witness the power, pageantry and picturesque landscapes of Road America, a track that is every bit as impressive as the cars that will compete. The weekend also includes all sorts of on-track and off-track activities with fun for families and racing enthusiasts alike.
As part of its commitment to honoring America’s heroes, Road America will also provide free admission to all active, reserve-duty military and veterans with ID on Saturday, May 17, Armed Forces Day, during the Spring Vintage Weekend at Road America.
Gates will open to the public each day at 7 a.m. Admission is $60 for the 3-day weekend, $20 Friday, $30 Saturday and $30 Sunday. Kids 12 and under are always free with a paying adult. All races will run rain or shine. A tentative event schedule is available online at www.roadamerica.com
About Road America: Established in 1955 as the first permanent road racing course in the United States, Road America is located midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The world’s best racers have competed at this legendary four-mile, 14-turn road circuit for over 55 years. The 640-acre, park-like grounds offer amazing viewing opportunities, fantastic concessions and high-speed excitement to hundreds of thousands of spectators each year. In addition to public race weekends, Road America offers a variety of group event programs, the Blain’s Farm & Fleet Motorplex for karting and supermoto, and the Road America Motorcycle and Advanced Driving Schools. For more information, visit www.roadamerica.com Follow Road America on www.facebook.com/RoadAmerica and on Twitter: @roadamerica or call 800-365-7223.