Road America Announces 2005 Schedule
Season Tickets $200 Until Oct. 29 50th
Anniversary Celebrations Activities at Each Event
Elkhart Lake, Wisc., Oct. 4, 2004 - Road America has set its primary 2005 schedule, according to George Bruggenthies, president and general manager. The race schedule will include two motorcycle weekends, with CCS and AMA racing; three vintage race weekends, including the Brian Redman International Challenge in July; and the American Le Mans Series in August.
Champ Car and Road America representatives are in discussions about a possible 2005 event.
Children 12 and under and parking are free at Road America. Fans may order the Season Ticket, which is $200 until Oct. 29, by calling 1.800.365.7223 or online, www.roadameria.com Road America merchandise, tickets and camping also are available as gift certificates. The Road America Season Ticket is a non-transferable photo I.D. hard card, which provides entrance to all public weekends.
The tentative race aschedule is:
April 22-24 -- Champion Cup Series (CCS) -- top amateur motorcycle racing
May 13-15 -- Sports Car Vintage Racing Assoc. (SVRA) -- vintage sports car racing
June 2-5 -- American Motorcyclist Assoc. (AMA) -- pro motorcycle racing
June 23-26 -- Kohler/Chicago Region SCCA June Sprints -- top amateur sports car racing
July 14-17 -- Brian Redman International Challenge (BRIC) -- One of the largest vintage races in the U.S.
Aug. 18-21 -- American Le Mans Series (ALMS) -- Exotic prototypes and production cars
Sept. 16-18 -- Vintage Sports Car Drivers Assoc. (VSCDA) -- Bugatti the featured marque along with an Elva Reunion
A Champ Car World Series weekend is in discussion and additional public events may be added to the schedule.
Road America historian Tom Shultz has written a new book for the 50th Anniversary, Road America: Celebrating 50 Years of Road Racing.
Each public race weekend will have a special event or activity to recognize the 50th Anniversary of the venerable race track. Race weekends at Road America include two-for-one action - road racing plus activity on the Briggs & Stratton Motorplex, which hosts corporate, karting and Super Moto action.
In addition, all tickets include access to the paddock and for most weekends, autograph sessions with riders or drivers. The ALMS and Champ Car weekends include a Fan Forum, where fans can ask questions of drivers and series officials.
Road America hosted its first race on Sept. 11, 1955, an SCCA national race, in which Phil Hill, of Santa Monica, Calif., driving a Ferrari Monza won, edged past Sherwood Johnston, of Rye, N.Y., in a D Jaguar during the race-long duel for the honor of being first in the feature race and in the racing annals for the four-mile course.