Road America: Students to compete in Formula High School event


ELKHART LAKE, Wis., April 21, 2015 – Teams from more than 10 high schools comprised of 200 students will compete on April 25-26, at the Road America Motorplex, located inside the grounds at Road America in a controlled racing time-trial event called The Wisconsin Formula High School.

The Formula High School project was created to allow students who are interested in motorsports, engineering, and technology a realistic outlet to showcase their skills and talents. Each team is responsible for constructing a vehicle to a strict set of guidelines and the guidelines help the students construct a safe vehicle that closely resembles a current Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Formula First race vehicle. Although the competition vehicles may appear cosmetically similar, the differences in the drivetrains, alignment, and steering geometry make for spirited competition. The main focus of the project is to help the students develop the engineering and technical skills that are vital to our nation’s manufacturers.

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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 60 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 Road America Motorplex for karting and supermoto, and the Road America Motorcycle and Advanced Driving Schools. For more information, visit Follow Road America on and on Twitter: @roadamerica or call 800-365-7223.