ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Here’s your chance to take in the sights and sounds of racing as it was during the early years as legendary racing vehicles from around the world will compete at the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) Spring Vintage Weekend. Friday, May 15, through Sunday, May 17.
Whatever your desire, the SVRA Spring Vintage Weekend serves it up in classic form. 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 will showcase a wide variety of cars including those that competed in past Indianapolis 500s, NASCAR, Formula One, Grand-Am prototypes and Trans-Am. In addition, American racing classics from makes like Chevrolet and Ford will compete with historic racecars from Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, MG and many others in 12 different classes of racing.
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 open-wheel cars as they race around the tricky 14-turn course offering an unprecedented side-by-side view of many different machines.
Even photographers view the SVRA Spring Vintage Weekend at Road America as a paradise for split-second shutters and scenic backgrounds of a bygone era. The weekend also includes all sorts of on-track and off-track activities with fun for families and racing fans alike including the Road America Motorplex which will be open for kart rentals throughout the weekend.
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 16, 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. New for 2015, any student can show their ID at the gate and get $10 off the ticket price. As in previous years, 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 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 www.roadamerica.com. Follow Road America onwww.facebook.com/RoadAmerica and on Twitter: @roadamerica or call 800-365-7223.