Road America

Road America- 2021 Latest News, Winners, Qualifying, Track

Road America is a motorsport street course situated close to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, United States on Wisconsin Highway 67. It has facilitated races since the 1950s and at present has races in the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series, WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, IndyCar Series, SCCA Pirelli World Challenge, ASRA, AMA Superbike arrangement, and SCCA Pro Racing's Trans-Am Series.

The series previously hustled on the 4.048 mi (6.515 km) street course in 1956, yet it didn't get back to the timetable until 2021 as a feature of Independence Day weekend.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series' Henry 180 fills in as a support event to the race.

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History

The first and only NASCAR Cup Series race at Road America was a 250-mile occasion held in 1956, when the arrangement was known as the Grand National Series.

The race, advanced as "America's First International Stock Car Road Race", was authoritatively authorized by NASCAR however the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) offered help for the occasion. The FIA's Commission Sportive Internationale secretary Hubert Schroeder filled in as race manager.

As street racing was uncommon for the arrangement at that point, theory among fans rotated around American vehicles' capacity to move the course. The field highlighted 25 American vehicles, a Jaguar Mark VII, and four Renaults.

The race was run on August 12; albeit Speedy Thompson started to lead the pack as the pioneers experienced refueling breaks, an engine failure constrained him to resign from the race and Tim Flock drove the last ten laps to win. After the race, Flock commented that "road racing is all right."

Road America started facilitating NASCAR again in 2010 with the NASCAR Xfinity Series, which supplanted the arrangement's race at the Milwaukee Mile.

In June 2020, it was accounted for that Road America was in negiotiaions to have the Cup Series in 2021. At the point when NASCAR uncovered the 2021 Cup Series plan on September 30, 2020, Road America was remembered for the Fourth of July weekend.

Following the late addition of the Go Bowling 235, Road America became one of seven road courses on the 2021 Cup calendar, the most in series history.

In the last part of the 1940s, street racing was acquiring prominence, attributable to the post World War II economy, and the convergence of sporting vehicles.

The Sports Car Club of America was the principle coordinator of these races, and in 1950, the Chicago Region SCCA and the Village of Elkhart Lake coordinated the primary street race at Elkhart Lake.

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The first race was the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) on September 10, 1955.

The first course was enlisted on the National Register of Historic Places on February 17, 2006. Signs have been installed marking key locations on the course.

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LocationTown of Plymouth, Sheboygan County, at N7390 Highway 67, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
OperatorRoad America, Inc.
Major EventsIndyCar Series

REV Group Grand Prix (2016–present)

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Continental Tire Road Race Showcase (2014–present)

NASCAR Cup Series

TBA (1956, 2021–present)

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Henry 180 (2010–present)

Length4.048 mi (6.515 km)